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Residents of Belfast, Northern Ireland take issue with the theme of the video, saying it brings back painful memories of the Troubles.
The tour, launched to support the group's latest album 'Songs of Innocence', is opening with two shows at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, on May 14 and 15, 2015.
Springsteen and Chris Martin both fill in for U2's frontman Bono who's still recovering from the injuries he sustained in a cycling incident a few weeks ago.
The late-night show's host dons shades and Bono's signature cap while imitating the rocker's vocals as he joins The Roots to cover the song from U2's 1988 'Rattle and Hum' album.
The band announces in a statement posted on their website that the frontman needs to undergo a surgery to repair the arm he injured in the 'cycling spill' in Central Park.
Other winners at the event held at the Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany are actress Uma Thurman and former F1 driver Michael Schumacher.
The Irish band will bring 'numerous surprises' during their week-long stay on the late-night show to promote their album 'Songs of Innocence'.
Ed Sheeran also criticized U2's decision to release 'Songs of Innocence' for free in a separate interview.
The new clip, which was released on iTunes on Tuesday, October 14, looks very similar to Apple's 'Echoes' commercial that was debuted last month.
The band will be considered for the 57th annual Grammys after they released a limited number of vinyl copies of 'Songs of Innocence' to retailers on the Tuesday, September 30 cutoff date.
The band's frontman insists that he's against free music and says he and his mates aren't the ones to blame because it's Apple who gives away the album.
The black-and-white artwork shot by Glen Luchford features U2's drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embracing his 18-year-old son.
The TV personality calls the Bono-fronted group 'a bunch of middle age political groupies' and 'a bunch of megalomaniacs' in a string of Twitter posts.
The band's manager Guy Oseary says, 'If someone doesn't like the gift, they should delete it,' and Apple has created a removal page to do just that.
After complaining about Apple's invasive marketing strategy and comparing it to herpes, the Odd Future leader says he finds the marketing move interesting.