On February 17, Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno as the host of NBC's Tonight Show , and his first musical guest that night will be U2 . Fallon told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour over the weekend that landing the band is something he'd tried to do before, but failed.
"When I first started I tried to get U2 as a guest," said Fallon, speaking about his current stint as the host of NBC's Late Night. "And they didn't want to tell me, but at the time they had a secret thing with Letterman. They were doing a week on Letterman. So I couldn't get them. So instead I got the next best Irishman, which is Van Morrison and he came and he was my first musical guest."
"So now, hopefully, I have lucky times four," Fallon added.
U2's appearance on Fallon's show would seem to indicate that the band will be ramping up a media blitz for their long-awaited new album, which is reportedly due in April.
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