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SEE IT: U2 performs on sidewalk below The High Line in NYC

U2 secretly took over the city sidewalks on Friday night.

The Irish rockers performed a snippet of their new album “Songs of Experience” live from 26th St. below the New York City High Line and on Facebook Live.

It didn’t appear many people were aware of the guys performing under a darkened stair case, but they did draw up a small crowd with their phones permanently shining on the Grammy-winners.

Bono and The Edge even wandered out into the busy city street to finish out the song — stopping some traffic.

The frontman didn’t say a lot outside of singing his tune, but he did say “thank you very much” before walking away as the video ends.


The band U2 puts on a surprise performance for fans at The Highline in New York on Dec. 1, 2017.


The High Line is a 1.45 mile stretch of elevated parkland in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

The band is in New York City ahead of its “Saturday Night Live” performance on Dec. 3 along with host Saoirse Ronan, a fellow Ireland native.

“Songs of Experience,” the band’s latest album in a very long discography and follow-up to 2014’s “Songs of Innocence,” is out now.

“Songs of Innocence” is the album that disappointed many when it was forcefully added to the iTunes accounts of every Apple user.

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