Good Morning America, it’s U2 at Fordham University

U2 played a short set in front of students at Fordham University in New York, broadcast live on Good Morning America on Friday, March 6.

Setlist: Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (break) Beautiful Day, Breathe, Vertigo

Continue to watch “I’ll go crazy, Beautiful Day, Vertigo and the GMA interview

U2 play Get On Your Boots at the 2009 Grammy Awards

U2 opened the 51st Grammy Awards with Get On Your Boots. Starting out behind the band, Bono threw familiar shapes against the backdrop of a large screen showing images – different from those used in the video – and the lyrics to the song. Later he moved out in front near the crowd, removing his trademark shades to reveal his new mascara-look while belting out the final bars of the song: ‘Let me in the sound, let me in the sound…’

Unfortunately, the crew didn’t hear his plea. Sound is apparently not the main priority for the Grammy Awards organisation.

Get On Your Boots video premiere – Take 2. For real.

Get On Your Boots screenshot

A little birdy informed us the Get On Your Boots video will be ready for premiere today around 5pm GMT. And lo and behold, the Independent says so too. Point your browser at And this time, it’s guilt- and watermark-free.

This video for ‘Get On Your Boots’ is directed by French film maker and artist Alex Courtes and shot in London. The graphic art was designed by Courtes, who (with Martin Fougeral) also directed the Grammy winning video for ‘Vertigo’. The video is also available on

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