U2 Unveil New Song At New York Film Festival

By | May 15, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Grammy gobblers U2 debuted the new song “Hands That Built America” on Monday at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival to promote the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “Gangs of New York,” which features the track.

The festival’s 15,000 attendees saw a simulcast performance of the tune as the band played in Ireland. Director Maurice Linnane shot the production for an upcoming video.

Scorsese and “Gangs of New York” star Robert De Niro had invited the band to contribute to the festival celebration.

U2 are currently in the studio working on new tracks for an upcoming best-of album as well as possibly their next studio disc.

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