U2 USHER IN BEAUTIFUL DAY

The band play ’One’ in London’s Hyde Park…

U2 have continued LIVE 8 in LONDON today (July 2).

The band, playing in front of 200,000 plus people in the capital’s Hyde Park, did three tracks – ‘Beautiful Day’, ‘Vertigo’ and a poignant version of ’One’.

Frontman Bono, one of the driving forces behind today’s event, called on those “eight men in a room on a golf course” – refering to the G8 leaders – to take notice and make an historic decision to eradicate poverty.

The band will now leave the London venue, and fly out to their own headline gig which is scheduled to take place later this evening in Vienna.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Razorlight kicked off the monumental event with a rousing ’Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

Up next on the star-studded line-up will be Coldplay and today will also see performances from REM, Madonna, Robbie Williams, Pink Floyd, [/a] and [a].