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U2 played in the NYC subway last night

U2 played in the NYC subway last night
Photograph: Courtesy Paolo Pellegrin

It seems that U2, in the midst of preparing for their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, gave some NYC subway riders a free concert last night. The band, which is in town to play The Tonight Show on Friday (and in all actuality was probably filming for it), ran through a few numbers on the platform of the S train at Grand Central. From the pictures, it looks like Bono, Edge & Co. donned some kind of shabby busker costumes for the performance (for which our recent editor Mario Batali was front row). Take a look below—We expect they'll be wearing something a bit classier when their mega tour comes to Madison Square Garden in July. 


A video posted by U2 italian fans (@u2italianfans) on


#U2 dressed as street musicians at a subway station in NYC - New York - May 04 2015 - @ShaneAnkeney

A photo posted by U2 - Vision over Visibility (@u2_vision) on

(is that Jimmy Fallon?)


this makes a compelling case for subway travel!! @U2 www.u2.com. wheeeeeeee!!!!

A photo posted by Mario Batali (@mariobatali) on




wow amazing U2 did this - cool rich rock stars busking but real story - the one's who gig daily 4 little pay 2 keep music alive


Cathy G

@NYC S shabby busking garb is #onfleek in the subway

Raquel L

only when I'm not there...