Performance notes: U2 play a surprise gig atop the BBC's headquarters at the end of Chris Evans' show on Radio 2. Thousands gather on the street below to watch. The band were originally going to finish with Vertigo (which was last played live in May 2007), but were given the chance to play a fourth song if they were quick. Our full story about this gig and two preceding interviews is located here. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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"Some people say they would take a bullet for you, but Adam Clayton would take a bullet for me that night. And I guess that's what it is to be in a truly great rock 'n' roll band."
- Bono on the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inauguration, talking about an incident in 1987 where someone threatened to kill Bono. Adam would stand in front of Bono during the moment it would happen.
did you know
The Popmart concert held in Reggio Emilia (1997, Italy) holds the world record for the concert with the highest paying attendance for one single act without support. There were around 150.000 people.