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U2 puts on surprise performance on New York subway platform

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U2 may have sold out hundreds of arenas and sold thousands of albums, but that didn’t stop the band from performing on a New York City subway platform.

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

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The multi-platinum rock group surprised travelers by acting as street performers in Grand Central’s subway station by the 42nd Street S shuttle on May 4, where they sang their song “Angel of Harlem.”

#u2 #jimmyfallon #ny #metrostation #angelofharlem

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Among the excited spectators was Jimmy Fallon, who has been filming segments with U2 around New York City all week in preparation for the May 8 episode of The Tonight Show, which is reportedly what the pop-up performance was for. The band’s Tonight Show appearance comes six months after their originally scheduled week-long stint, which had to be postponed due to Bono’s bike accident in November 2014.