Sunday, February 2, 2014

VIDEO: U2 rock Super Bowl 36

hennemusic is helping rock fans get warmed up for Super Bowl 48 in New Jersey this weekend with a look back at some of the rockers who have played at America’s most-watched annual sporting event.

After too many years of marching bands, Disney and Up With People, U2 became the first rock band to perform a full halftime show when they took the stage at Super Bowl 36 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 2002.

U2’s three-song, emotionally-charged set followed the September 11 attacks earlier in the season. “Beautiful Day” kicked the show off, followed by “MLK” and “Where The Streets Have No Name” – which featured the names of the September 11 attack victims projected onto a screen behind the stage.

In 2009, Sports Illustrated ( ranked U2’s performance as the best halftime show in Super Bowl history.

The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 to win their first Super Bowl.

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