WATCH: U2 reveal new incendiary video featuring Donald Trump with the KKK
Their sense of humour has never been this dark.
U2 have shared a politically charged video for their single, 'Get Out Of Your Own Way'.
Taken from the band's fourteenth album, Songs of Experience, which was released on 1 December 2017, the track was first dropped in early November.
Using stop-motion and paper, the video goes on the attack by featuring scenes of Donald Trump looking at members of the Ku Klux Klan out on the White House lawn, while also recreating as a scenic holiday postcard the shocking image of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned.
Directed by an Israeli graffiti collective called Broken Fingaz Crew, the video is not unlike the work of Banksy in how it uses extremely dark humour to look at the current political climate.
All things considered, this is a very different side to the Dublin band.
Check it out here:
Clip via U2VEVO
Bono and co. also announced their US and European tour dates for the upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.
The only dates they haven't announced yet are for Dublin and Belfast, which are still due to be finalised.
The UK gigs at Manchester and London take place on 19 and 23 October respectively.
Following last year’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will see U2 return indoors to pick up where 2015’s tour left off.
Tickets for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE European Tour go on sale Friday, 26 January and there will be a public ticket limit of 4 tickets per person.
Below are the list of European dates, with gigs in Belfast and Dublin expected to be announced soon.
UK, IRELAND & EUROPE
August 31 - Berlin, DE - Mercedes-Benz Arena
September 4 - Cologne, DE - Lanxess Arena
September 8 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena
September 9 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena
September 16 - Lisbon, PT - Altice Arena
September 20 - Madrid, ES - WiZink Arena
September 29 - Copenhagen, DK - Royal Arena
October 3 - Hamburg, DE - Barclaycard Arena
October 7 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
October 11 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
October 12 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum
October 19 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
October 23 - London, UK - The O2
‘U2 coming through… U2 coming through…’ eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour heading to Europe in August, September & October. Tickets from Jan 26th, subscriber presales from Thursday 18th. #U2eiTour #U2SongsofExperience https://t.co/bMjdETEQ7m pic.twitter.com/U6Xpd2T0uV
— U2 (@U2) January 16, 2018