U2 busk at New York subway station disguised as street musicians – watch

The secret acoustic set took place at Grand Central station on Monday (May 4)

U2 made a surprise appearance at a New York City subway on Monday (May 4), dressing up as street musicians and throwing an impromptu busking session.

The secret acoustic set took place at New York’s Grand Central subway station and was reportedly filmed for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, which the band appear on this coming Friday (May 8).

The band were meant to perform every night for a week on the US chat show last year. However, injuries sustained by Bono during a bike accident in New York meant that the band had to postpone their promotional duties.

Watch photos and fan-shot footage (including a performance of ‘Angel Of Harlem’) below.

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Bono recently revealed that he is still struggling with injuries suffered in his cycling accident five months ago. The
U2 frontman underwent five hours of surgery after the incident which occurred in New York’s Central Park last November. At the time it was reported that he suffered several serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye”. Bono went into more detail
in January, revealing that his hand had been so damaged that he may never regain the ability to play the guitar.

The 54-year-old has given an update on his injuries in a new interview with The New York Times, divulging that he still can’t bend two of his fingers.

U2 are about to embark on the North American leg of their Innocence + Experience tour. The group will perform in the UK this October and November over eight dates in London’s O2 Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

U2’s Innocence + Experience tour 2015 UK dates:

London O2 Arena (October 25, 26, 29, 30, November 2, 3)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 6, 7)