For a while now, we’ve been hearing a rumor about a secret show in New York City to promote the release of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. No insiders have been willing to spill the full beans to us — only provide vague hints. Based on those hints, we have concluded it may be an outdoor concert (the comment made was the show would “stop traffic”) and will occur early next week. (U2 will appear on Saturday Night Live this Saturday and will participate in the KROCK Club Vertigo event on Sunday.)
We have also been lead to believe that this possible secret show may be filmed and/or televised because of the kind of crew supposedly being brought in. This crew, however, could be working on one or both of the other promo events going on this weekend.
In conclusion, there may be a secret show in New York City in the next few days. There may not be. If you’re a New Yorker, you should keep your eyes and ears open. U2 might be playing on your door stoop.
If the clue about stopping traffic is true, the show may take place in a very popular location in the city– perhaps Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, or one of the city’s popular parks.