Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Join U2 at Madison Square Garden
Other celebs in attendance included Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and Nile Rodgers.
Night three of U2’s eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden was filled with surprises, as Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined the band Wednesday night.
Fallon — who held a sign in front of his face that read “Singer with a broken finger” — was invited by Bono to join the group on the circular stage at the far end of the catwalk.
“I’m afraid of Irish men that fall down and injure themselves,” joked the Tonight Show host before the Edge fired off the opening chords of “Desire.”
Fallon — who donned the famed Bono glasses to mimic his moves — even whipped out a harmonica to close out the jam.
"It's not easy being Bono," he surmised.
The song was followed by another surprise appearance — by The Roots — for a rendition of the band’s love song to New York City, “Angel of Harlem.”
The show was attended by many celebrities and musicians including Sir Paul McCartney, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, producer Steve Lillywhite and model Christy Turlington.
Highlights from the concert included a performance of “Out of Control” from the 1980 release Boy and show closer “One.”
As usual, the entire performance was broadcast on U2's Meerkat feed. Every night, a female fan is invited onstage to dance with Bono for "Mysterious Ways" before being handed a phone to broadcast the performance globally via Twitter.