U2 Invite Fans to Be Part of Their ‘Tonight Show’ Residency
Jimmy Fallon asked U2 to spend a week sitting in on 'The Tonight Show,' and through the wonders of modern technology, that invitation has been extended to the band's fans. Sort of.
ABC News Radio reports that on the Nov. 12 episode of his show, Fallon told the audience that he wanted everyone watching at home to film themselves lip-synching to 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' the leadoff single from the group's new 'Songs of Innocence' LP. Those clips should then be uploaded to YouTube under the title 'Tonight Show U2 Lip Sync,' where the 'Tonight Show' staff can watch and choose the best.
The videos that pass muster, says Fallon, will be woven into one of U2's performances during their stay on 'The Tonight Show,' thus giving fans a chance to "sing along" with the group in front of millions of people. It's altogether unlikely that anyone will be able to top Emma Stone's dramatic victory during her lip-sync battle with Fallon earlier this year, but still, not a bad way to spend an evening. If you'd like to participate, visit the 'Tonight Show' website for more information.
If you're the type who'd rather just watch the band perform, you'll have plenty of chances starting Nov. 17, when they make the first of five consecutive appearances on the program. That's the same night, incidentally, that Metallica are scheduled to begin their own week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.' Might be time to clear a little late-night space on your DVR.