2009-02-27 - London, England - BBC Radio Theatre


  1. Get On Your Boots
  2. Magnificent
  3. I Kissed A Girl (snippet) / Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)
  4. Breathe
Performance notes: U2 perform a Live Lounge session for BBC Radio 1. Boots, Beautiful Day, and Breathe are broadcast live on radio, while Magnificent is only shown on a website video stream accessible solely to UK viewers - it will be broadcast the next week on Zane Lowe's radio show. The band were going to play a cover but ran out of rehearsal time; Bono nonetheless sarcastically snippeted a line of I Kissed A Girl and asked the audience to imagine they are a U2 cover band before Beautiful Day began. This was Beautiful Day's first live performance since the end of the Vertigo Tour on 9 December 2006. See our full article here.
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songs per album

  1. No Line On The Horizon (3)
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind (1)

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  1. Breathe (3 votes)

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review by Rob1965

14 years ago


Great performance: when I heard GOYB for the first time on the album NLOTH, I was afraid that it might be quite difficult to performthis particular track live, but how wrong was I.


Almost perfect.
Recording: FM Aerial Broadcast - 5 stars


Awesome. Would have loved to have been there.


U2 is doing a great job on top of the BBC building. Great performance

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