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U2 turn buskers on New York subway

 

Veteran rock band U2 surprised commuters on the New York subway with an impromptu public performance their hit Angel of Harlem.

They were filming a segment for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon which aired on Friday (May 8) reported New York Post.

 

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Shot on the Monday (May 4), the Irish quartet wore disguises before ditching them to busk their 1988 hit.

A crowd quickly gathered at the Grand Central Terminal and lead singer Bono was soon leading the crowd in singing the chorus.

Images shared on social media showed drummer Larry Mullen Jr using upturned buckets as drums while guitarist The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton strummed acoustic guitars.

Bono was his usual flamboyant self, strutting around in a blue cowboy hat.

Keeping with the busking vibe, an open guitar case acted as the tips jar.

 

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This was not the only bit of filming that they did for the show.

Bono was also spotted cycling with Fallon on the city's streets.

 

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As CNN reported, it was for a  spoof of  Bono's Nov 2014 cycling accident which left the singer with an arm broken in six places and a fractured eye socket and shoulder blade.

Bono needed  multiple surgeries  to fix his bones. It also meant the band had to cancel a week-long residency on Fallon's show.

But Bono's sense of humour has remained intact as the finished sketch shows.

 

 

 

Source: New York Post, CNN, Instagram

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