London, Mar 07 (ANI): Rock band U2 recently had a New York University closed down in a bid to entertain the pupils and the staff with a thrilling gig.
Fordham University in the Bronx was closed down for a confidential U2 concert, which was aired on American TV show 'Good Morning America'.
The band then dedicated their set to the college kids, urging them to get the education they unfortunately opted out of.
"We're a little combo from the north side of Dublin called U2. Hope you like our new direction. We formed a rock 'n' roll band so we could get out of college. Maybe if it looked like this, or felt like this, things could've been different," the Daily Express quoted frontman Bono as saying.
"That's where we came from, 17, 18 years old we started, even before we got to college so I hope we haven't forgotten that this is exactly where we come from and we wanna pay respect to the great life we've been given," Bono added.
U2's drummer Larry Mullen Jr. revealed that the campus gig fulfilled a lifetime ambition for his father, who always had a regret that his son could not pursue his education.
"I'm so excited to be here but I'm just so pleased for my dad, because he's gonna see this sometime soon and he's gonna say, 'My son Larry finally made it to college', so I wanna thank GMA (Good Morning America) and you guys for making it real for Lawrence Mullen Senior," Mullen said. (ANI)