U2 surprise commuters by busking in New York
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 May 2015
U2 were caught busking with Jimmy Fallon at New York's Grand Central Station
U2 disguised themselves as buskers in New York.
The Irish rockers surprised commuters as they performed a secret acoustic gig at the city's Grand Central Station for Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show', which will air on Friday (08.05.15).
Passers-by took to Twitter posting videos of the 'Beautiful Day' hitmakers playing, as shocked New Yorkers were treated to the impromptu set.
One tweet read: "@jimmyfallon and @U2 dressed as street musicians at a subway station at 10p on a Monday! #gottaloveNYC (sic)."
While another read: "#U2 at #GrandCentral via @dreyarchives you know. front row at a secret U2 concert in grand central terminal thanks to Jimmy Fallon! #U2 #bono #theedge #jimmyfallon #tonightshow #grandcentral #nyc #livemusic (sic)."
The band were set to appear on Jimmy's show last year but were forced to postpone after frontman Bono suffered a nasty cycling accident, which has left him unable to play guitar.
He told the New York Times newspaper: "It's all numb here, and this is titanium.The shoulder's better, the face is better. But this is the hard bit because I can't play guitar."
U2 are set to kick off the north American leg of their 'Innocence + Experience' tour later this month.