U2 perform ‘October’ live for first time in 26 years – watch

The performance took place in New York on Saturday (July 18)

U2 performed their 1981 track ‘October’ for the first time in 26 years at their show in New York on Saturday (July 18).

With their Innocence + Experience tour stopping off for an eight show stay at Madison Square Garden, the band treated fans to a rare rendition of the title-track from their second studio album.

The group last played the song in 1989 on their Lovetown Tour of Australia.

Watch U2 performing ‘October’ in New York below.

U2 recently shared their new short film, which features actor Woody Harrelson as a man being released from prison.

Harrelson and his real life daughter, Zoe, play a father-daughter duo in the short film about a man being released from prison after years of incarceration. ‘Song For Someone’ appears on the band’s 2014 album ‘Songs Of Innocence’.

‘Song For Someone’ is thematically linked to the SundanceTV series Rectify, a show that follows the story of Daniel Holden and his family as they struggle to move forward after Daniel’s release from 19 years on death row.

‘Songs Of Innocence’ was famously released for free via iTunes in September 2014.