U2 performs a surprise pop-up concert on NYC street corner

The rock band is in town ahead of their appearance on "Saturday Night Live."
1:35 | 12/02/17

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Transcript for U2 performs a surprise pop-up concert on NYC street corner
And finally tonight, talk about being in the right place at the right time. A handful of lucky pedestrians stumbled onto this. A u2 concert right on a New York street corner. No ticket required. Ron Claiborne has more. Reporter: They gave the public just half an hour notice, grabbed their gear and like so many other street musicians in this city, just played. ??? Reporter: Only these guys weren't asking for spare change. It was u2 -- the Irish rock group playing songs Friday night from their new album. The street concert was live streamed on Facebook, it's already been viewed more than 3 million times. ??? Reporter: One fan raced on foot to get there, but arrived too late. He tweeted, almost puked sushi while sprinting six avenues to see u2 perform. U2 has done this before. In 1987, they played a short-notice concert that drew a massive crowd and blocked traffic in Los Angeles. It became the music video for the hit song "Where the streets have no name." And in 2004, they played by the Brooklyn bridge, causing gridlock. ??? this time, they only attracted a small crowd, a few dozen people. Stopping traffic on 26th street as they left, crossing the street with a name. Ron Claiborne, ABC news, new York. Never lucky enough for those things to happen to me. Thanks for joining us. I'm Cecilia Vega in New York. "Gma" and "This week" in the morning. Tom is back here tomorrow night. Have a great Saturday evening. Good night. Good night.

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