U2 have released new song The Blackout, a dark, throbbing politically-charged track, which harks back to the band's crusading days of the mid-1980s.

The video for the song was directed by Richie Smyth, who made the acclaimed Irish drama The Siege of Jadotville, and filmed live in Amsterdam last month.

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Full details of U2's new album, Songs of Experience, will be announced on September 6 alongside the release of the first single from the album You’re The Best Thing About Me.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, which visited Croke Park in July, resumes next week in stadia across North America, before heading south to Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile ahead of four final shows in São Paolo, Brazil at the end of October.