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Millions watch U2 YouTube gig.

Summary: U2 have become the first major band to allow a full live show to be streamed for free on YouTube.

U2 have become the first major band to allow a full live show to be streamed for free on YouTube.

Web-users around the world watched the Irish band's show from the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California, while thousands of fans packed into the stadium on Sunday.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: "The band has wanted to do something like this for a long time. Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 - this time U2 can go to them, globally."

The Rose Bowl show was U2's penultimate this year on the 360 degrees Tour and sold out to the biggest crowd of more than 96,000 fans.

Wearing his trademark sunglasses, lead singer Bono said: "Thank you Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone watching on YouTube all over the world - seven continents."

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