U2 Busk at New York Subway Station
Published May 05, 2015While nabbing a ticket to U2's upcoming "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour" is going to set you back a few bills, New York City subway patrons were treated to a free performance from the band last night (May 4).
Showing up to the Grand Central subway station with a couple acoustic instruments, a few wigs and buckets for drums, the band played Rattle & Hum classic "Angel of Harlem" for transit riders. While the crowd sang along, plenty of patrons used the opportunity to capture come candid footage from the performance. You'll see a quick video clip down below.
The performance is expected to be a part of this Friday's (May 8) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. U2 had originally been expected to take part in a residency last fall, in support of their then just-released Songs of Innocence LP, but the band were forced to postpone the appearance after vocalist Bono was injured in a cycling accident.
As previously reported, the accident left the singer with a "left facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye," a fractured shoulder blade, and a "left compound distal humerus fracture where the bone of his humerus was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces." Apparently the Fly has taken this all in stride and has filmed a sketch with Fallon in the streets of New York that makes light of the injury.
The band's upcoming North American "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour" starts with a two-night stand at Vancouver's Rogers Arena May 14 and 15. Later in the summer, the Irish rockers head to Montreal and Toronto. You'll find all of the show specifics here.