Bono and The Edge recently appeared on Irish television to perform “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
The U2 members appeared on the RTÉ One network’s The Late Late Show to perform the Darlene Love holiday classic. It’s a tune they’re very familiar with—U2 released a recording of the song on their 1987 compilation A Very Special Christmas.
Bono and The Edge also delivered an acoustic version of “Walk On” from their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. They performed it sans supporting band and backing vocalists, who included Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, Phillip Powell, violinist Vivienne Long, and the Heyday Choir.
According to Rolling Stone, the duo’s televised performance was inspired by the all-star busking gigs U2 stage on Dublin’s Grafton Street around Christmas every year. Watch it below.
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”: