Watch U2 Give a Secret Concert on an NYC Street Corner

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Watch U2 Give a Secret Concert on an NYC Street Corner

You can see street musicians perform without having to travel too far out of your way in New York City. As common as street performers are in the city, it’s not every day you see a stadium-filling band performing on a street corner. That was the case for a few people wandering in Chelsea on Friday evening.

New Yorkers walking by 26th Street under the High Line park, were shocked to find Bono, The Edge (and the other member of U2 you never remember) performing songs to promote their new album.

U2 are one of the biggest bands in the world, in order to avoid too big a crowd, they only gave fans 30 minutes notice before the impromptu gig.

The live-streamed acoustic has show racked up over than 8 million views (as of writing this) and hundreds of shocked messages.

The Irish super-group new album, “Songs of Experience” was released on December 1.

Check out the performance here:

Featured image source [U2 Facebook]