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As well as 'Vertigo', U2 gave a world premiere performance to two other new songs tonight - 'All Because of You' and 'City of Blinding Lights'.

Performing to hundreds of fans who had turned up at BBCTV Centre, the band played a blistering version of the new single Vertigo live to millions of UK TV viewers of Top of the Pops.

You can catch a thirty-second video clip at the TOTP site here.

With U2.Com competition winners jammed in front of a stage erected below the iconic BBC TV Centre building - and hundreds more fans jammed against the gates from the road - the rain held off as the band performed 'All Because of You' and 'City of Blinding Lights', the last with Bono on guitar. It was a song, he said, inspired both by early visits to London and by the experience of playing in New York on the Elevation Tour, not long after the events of 9/11.

'I'm amazed,' said Martin Diggins, a fan from London who had been waiting 24hours outside the BBC. 'The new songs are breathtaking.'

Although the band had only been expected to play two songs, after a short break they returned to the stage to play 'Desire', 'Mystery Girl' and another rendition of 'City of Blinding Lights.'

Then, with a promise to 'see you next summer' it was back inside for more recording in the studio.

Tomorrow, Saturday, it's CD:UK - again with U2.Com competition winners.

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