30 Years Ago This Week, U2 Stopped Traffic in LA with a Surprise Outdoor Performance

As part of the launch for The Joshua Tree, U2 set up on the roof of a liquor store at 7th and Main in downtown Los Angeles. The result was a Beatles-like spectacle that fans still talk about. Some new footage from the event on March 27, 1987, was released this week. Nice mullet on Bono, too. (Thanks to Michael for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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