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U2 Subway Performance a Cheap Thrill for NYC's Straphangers

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Bono, U2. (John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images, file)

By    |   Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:09 AM

U2 surprised New York City with an unannounced subway performance on Monday night.

According to E! Online, Bono and the gang were practicing on one of the many cavernous platforms at Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. They were reportedly warming up for their upcoming gig on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, scheduled for Friday night.

The band will also kick off its upcoming North American iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour this month.

Strumming away on acoustic guitars, they performed "Beautiful Day," "Song for Someone," and "Angel of Harlem" — even though they were a ways away from the uptown neighborhood.

The New York Daily News reported that celebrity chef Mario Batali was in attendance for the flash-in-the-pan concert, as was "The Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel.

Bono appeared to be in good shape after crashing his bike recently, an incident that left him with a broken arm and a fractured eye socket. On Friday night, he and Fallon are expected to recreate the crash in a show sketch, as many people saw them filming in the city earlier this week.

U2 also suffered a bit of bruising last fall. After working out a deal to force their most recent album onto everyone's iTunes account, they received heavy backlash from fans and non-fans alike. It got so bad that they were forced to issue an apology.

 

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