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:
U2 were busking in the New York City subway last night — watch http://t.co/A3G2hxTEt6 pic.twitter.com/xxYdrabLiR
— New York Trending (@newyorkolizer) May 5, 2015
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):
The segment is expected to be part of "The Tonight Show" on Friday night, so of course host Jimmy Fallon was in attendance:
.@jimmyfallon and @U2 don disguises and busk on the NY subway. What more in the name of LOLs? http://t.co/AX9uWgoTU8 pic.twitter.com/LIDzhqW2QB
— MAX (@MAXmusicTV) May 6, 2015
Celebrity chef Mario Batali was also there, although it's unclear whether he was in on the act or just randomly passing through:
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.
A blonde Bono prepares to re-enact bike fall with Jimmy Fallon for The Tonight Show. http://t.co/2t2KwR1GBs pic.twitter.com/F6FcNSmOM6
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) May 4, 2015
Recreation of Bono's bike accident for the Jimmy Fallon Show.Don't worry, it's a dummy. pic.twitter.com/6zuDSnDu9B
— U2 Barcelona (@U2Barcelona) May 4, 2015
U2's "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour kicks off next week in Vancouver.