U2 play surprise rooftop concert

By | February 28, 2009

U2 at the BBCRock band U2 have played a surprise gig on top of BBC Broadcasting House, in central London.

A crowd of around 5,000 watched the rooftop show, which capped off a day of promotion for the Irish band’s 12th studio album No Line On The Horizon.

U2 had been special guests on BBC Radio 1 and rumours of the gig appeared on internet message boards during the day.

The band performed four tracks during the 20-minute gig, including new songs Get On Your Boots and Magnificent.

Bono told the crowd: “This is a great honour. This is the first time we’ve played these songs to people, so we hope we don’t screw it up.”

U2 also performed Beautiful Day and Vertigo, as onlookers danced, clapped and sang along in the street below.

via BBC NEWS | Entertainment | U2 play surprise rooftop concert.

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