2009-02-27 - London, England - Broadcasting House rooftop


  1. Get On Your Boots
  2. Magnificent
  3. Vertigo / Substitute (snippet) / She Loves You (snippet) / Dig It (snippet)
  4. Beautiful Day
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.
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songs per album

  1. No Line On The Horizon (2)
  2. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (1)
  3. All That You Can't Leave Behind (1)

best song performances

  1. Magnificent (3 votes)

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review by U2Nick

12 years ago


GOYB - My favorite performance to date
Magnificent - Pure Magic! I can't even imagine how great it will be in a huge stadium!
Vertigo - Rocked, my favorite performance to date, with a nice little She Loves You snippet.
Beautiful Day - I love the tone of Edge's Explorer!!!


Television broadcast.
Recording: FM Aerial Broadcast - 5 stars


Pretty big audience, but just not the same as a stadium filled with U2 fans. Plus, they were edited out a lot of times.


This is their greatest Promo show ever.


Bono almost jumps off the edge a few times, and I don't know what I would do if I ever saw
"U2 and Paul Rogers in Boston -- Horizon Tour"

But I can't blame him, all that energy, man. I'd probably come just as close!

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