U2 echo Beatles with rooftop gig

U2 have followed in the footsteps of the Beatles and performed a gig on a rooftop.

U2 on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Centre building
U2 on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Centre building

The band performed on top of the NBC’s Rockefeller Centre building in New York City for the Tonight Show. They were 71 stories high as they played a track from their new album – invisible – as the sun set on Manhattan.

Later in the studio Bono said to presenter Jimmy Fallon: “I want to be in that band” as he watched a recording of the performance on the big screen.

Fallon who has recently become the new host of the Tonight Show said: “Guys, this is history.” The band later performed ‘Ordinary Love’ acoustically in the studio.

Meanwhile in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, guitarist The Edge revealed that the band are still putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming album.

He said: “We’re in the studio still. We really want the songs to be right. That’s the only reason why we’re not on tour – because we’re so good at starting, not so good at finishing. That’s always the way it’s been.”

“We don’t abandon our songs if we really believe there is something there. We’re going to keep pushing. We just don’t give up.”

The band has been two years in the making. It has been recorded with respected producer Danger Mouse, who was worked with a range of artists in different genres of music including the Black Keys, Norah Jones and Gorillaz and also formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green.

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By Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.