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U2 to play the Letterman show for 5 nights

U2 x 5 - nights, that is
U2 x 5 - nights, that is

U2 fans will be staying up late and/or programming their TIVOs the week of 2 March, as the band will perform five consecutive nights on The Late Show With David Letterman.

News of the group's week-long TV residency was announced today on the official U2 website. It will mark the first time a musical guest will perform five nights straight on the CBS program.

Not so coincidentially, U2's new album No Line On The Horizon will be released the same week of the Letterman show run.The record will hit the UK on 2 March and the US the following day.

No telling how many songs U2 will play during their extended run. A generous portion of the new album is certainly to be expected, but older gems could pop up - the band had been digging into their back catalog on their last tour, even playing songs such as I Will Follow and The Electric Co. (below) from their 1980 debut, Boy.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.