London Pass BlogBack to Blog
U2 shock fans with rooftop gig
Published: Monday 2nd of March 2009
Rock legends U2 surprised the residents of London last week after playing a set in a rather unusual location.
The band, who were promoting their new album No Line on the Horizon, scaled the roof of BBC's Broadcasting House on February 27th.
Featuring in the 20-minute set was a rendition of the group's latest single, Get on Your Boots along with classic U2 tracks such as Beautiful Day and Vertigo.
The four-piece entertained a 5,000-strong crowd, with fans informed just minutes before the performance that it was due to take place.
U2's previous attempt at a rooftop gig was in 1987 when they mounted the top of the Republic Liquor Store in LA, which was then halted by the police.
Visitors to London can see the BBC Broadcasting House and many other attractions with their London Pass, which can be coupled with a travel card for just £7 a day.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast
Friday 26th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get the ball rolling with an Arsenal Stadium Tour
Thursday 25th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Say hallo to All Hallows Church in London
Wednesday 24th of April 2013 Things to do in London: War Child draws to a close at the British Music Museum
Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Add a touch of royalty to your trip at the Queen's Gallery