U2 Plays Surprise Show On NYC Subway Platform

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By Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post

Travelers through New York City's Grand Central Station were treated to a surprise performance by U2 on Monday as the band recorded a segment for "The Tonight Show."

Members of the band at first wore disguises, including wigs, with drummer Larry Mullen Jr. even beating on upside down buckets instead of drums to complete the effect:

Eventually, the disguises came off and the band led the crowd in a sing-along of their 1988 hit "Angel of Harlem," from the "Rattle and Hum" album (although it should be noted that Grand Central is 65 blocks from Harlem itself):

#u2 #jimmyfallon #ny #metrostation #angelofharlem

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The segment is expected to be part of "The Tonight Show" on Friday night, so of course host Jimmy Fallon was in attendance:

Celebrity chef Mario Batali was also there, although it's unclear whether he was in on the act or just randomly passing through:

this makes a compelling case for subway travel!! @U2 www.u2.com. wheeeeeeee!!!!

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Earlier this week, Fallon and Bono were spotted apparently recreating the November 2014 bicycle accident that left the singer so severely injured that he had to postpone what was supposed to be a weeklong residency for the band on "The Tonight Show." Bono reportedly has trouble playing the guitar even five months after the crash.

U2's "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour kicks off next week in Vancouver.

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