In an unprecedented move, U2 is going to be performing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” every night this week. The band is in NYC promoting their new album, “No Line on the Horizon”, which drops tomorrow. The “Late Show” is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater Mondays at 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, and Thursdays at 4:30 PM. The second Monday show is played on Friday, so yes, that means Dave gets every Friday off, not a bad gig.
If you are in NYC and are just dying to see Bono and the boys, it’s probably too late to get into any of the “Late Show” performances since tickets are given out well in advance but here’s a little secret, you can still watch them walking in. There is a side door on West 53rd between Broadway and 8th Ave where guests enter shortly before they begin taping. So, if you want to join the hoards of paparazzi and screaming fans that are often waiting outside, you too may get a glimpse of Bono.
It is also rumored that U2 will be taping a segment for “Good Morning America” at Fordham University on Friday morning, though the university and ABC refuse to comment.
According to The Hartford Courant, the secret gig is open to Fordham students and staff only. Reportedly, professors have been asked to cancel all Friday morning classes for security reasons. ABC is advertising a special appearance by U2 on Friday’s show but there is no hint as to where the actual performance will be held. GMA usually tapes live performances in the studio or at Bryant Park but it seems neither venue could handle the likes of U2. Guess we’ll all have to tune in on Friday to find out where in NYC they end up playing and I’m sure that’s exactly what ABC is counting on.
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