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Quick, check your phones! Check your computers, televisions—even behind your entertainment centres and under your beds.

Did you find any U2 albums you didn’t ask for?

No? Good.

You’re probably wondering why we’re asking. Well, practically on the heels of when the band forcibly downloaded one of its albums onto every iPhone in existence (an act which Bono himself later apologized for), it seems they’ve found a new way to force their music on us.

U2’s latest publicity stunt was to hold a free concert in New York City’s subway system, where no one could escape.

If you couldn’t hear that, the band played Angel in Harlem and Beautiful Day during their underground jam. But don’t be fooled by the seemingly nice gesture – this is all part of a larger, evil plan to play U2 songs everywhere, all the time.

Dr. Evil

OK, we’re lying. In fairness, the marketing stunt was really for their upcoming North American iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour. U2 was only in the Big Apple in anticipation for their appearance on The Tonight Show, which is scheduled for Friday. To the band’s credit, we also thought it was kind of cool that the members donned ragged, street performer clothes to really hold true to the busker-style performance they were going for.

this makes a compelling case for subway travel!! @U2 www.u2.com. wheeeeeeee!!!!

A photo posted by Mario Batali (@mariobatali) on

Still though, we can’t help but have a strange feeling that somewhere on one of our devices, another U2 album has been downloaded against our will.

Better go check, just in case.

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