March 6, 2009 21:08

U2 perform 8am set at New York college

Irish legends play six songs at Fordham University

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U2 performed six songs for students at Fordham University early this morning, as part of their weeklong New York-based promotional blitz for their new album.

‘No Line On The Horizon’ was released on Tuesday (March 3) and among the band’s attempts to shine on a light on the release were a week-long residency at The Late Show With David Letterman and the renaming of 53rd Street as U2 Way for a week.

This morning’s set which saw them play single ‘Get On Your Boots’, and two more new tracks - ‘Magnificent’ and ‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’- was televised for the Good Morning America TV show.

“I joined a rock and roll band so I could get out of going to college,” Bono told the packed crowd, comprised of students from the university.

After a short break, the band returned to the stage to play three more tracks.

They played:

‘Get On Your Boots’
‘I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight'
‘Beautiful Day’

--By our New York staff.
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