U2 At The BBC to air in December

U2 At The BBC to air in December

BBC Music has revealed it has bagged U2 for a one-hour TV special in December. The music entertainment show U2 At The BBC will air on BBC One and be presented by Cat Deeley.

Set to be recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by BBC Studios, the show will see the band will perform hits alongside brand new tracks from their forthcoming album, Songs of Experience, as well as discussing their career.

U2, who picked up the Global Icon award at the MTV EMAs earlier this week, also allowed TV cameras special access backstage as they prepared to perform at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil last month. The venue hosted the final date on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, which saw the band play to over 2.7 million people at 51 shows across Europe and North and South America.

U2 At The BBC is the latest in the music series, following recent shows on Sam Smith and Harry Styles. The shows kicked off in 2015 with Adele At The BBC. Michael Bublé At The BBC was broadcast in 2016.

Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning, music television, said: "We’re delighted to welcome U2 to the historic Abbey Road Studios, where they have previously recorded tracks. BBC Music is currently broadcasting a huge array of music on television, and the addition of U2 At The BBC to this stable of programming is a coup, as we continue to put musicians centre stage on BBC television."

Guy Freeman, editor, special events and formats, BBC Studios, added: "I'm delighted that U2 have agreed not only to give us such an exclusively intimate performance, but also to share with Cat and viewers some of the more fun aspects of being part of the world's biggest rock band."

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