U2 have New York street named in their honour

53rd Street is today called U2 Way

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U2 have had a street in New York City named in their honour, to celebrate the release of their brand new album.

In a ceremony today (March 3), 53rd Street in Manhattan was temporarily renamed U2 Way by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The band are appearing every night this week on ’The Late Show With David Letterman’, and the TV show’s studio is situared at 53rd Street.

"The Beatles had Penny Lane, Elvis lived on the end of Lonely Street," Bono told a crowd gathered at the corner of 53rd and Broadway today. "We're here somewhere between 10th Avenue and funky, funky Broadway, somewhere south of Duke Ellington Way and north of Joey Ramone Place we find ourselves ... where the streets have no name," he said, according to Reuters .

The street will be called U2 Way for a week.

The band’s 12th studio album ‘No Line On The Horizon‘ is their first release in four years.

--By our New York staff.
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