Tuesday, May 21, 2024

U2 Cancels Week Long Tonight Show Promo Because of Bono Cycling Accident–This Was Marketing Launch of 2015 Tour


Whoops! After the success and debacle of the Apple episode with their new album. U2 was all set to stage a huge comeback this week. They were booked for five shows on Jimmy Fallon to promote “Songs of Innocence” in its deluxe package, releasing tomorrow. But this was also the marketing launch of the 2015 super tour. The Tonight show gig was supposed to whet appetites. Me, I was psyched.

But nope: the Fallon gigs are suspended. Bono, unfortunately, took a spill in Central Park on his bicycle. On the U2 website there is this message:

From Edge, Adam & Larry:
It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.
Yikes! First of all: Bono, get well soon. Second, adults should not be on bikes. I’m just sayin’. Take a spin class if you must. But after a certain age, sit in a nice, comfortable chair. Especially if you’re planning a week of nationally televised TV shows.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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