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Those tuned into the Grammys on Sunday night enjoyed a special performance from U2, who graced the telecast with a performance of their 2023 hit “Atomic City” from inside the Sphere in Las Vegas.
The Dublin-originated band is currently in the middle of their Las Vegas residency, “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere,” which runs until March 2 — and it isn’t too late to snag tickets. While tickets immediately sold out during the presale, there are still tickets available on resale sites such as Stubhub, VividSeats, Seatgeek and Ticketmaster.
The group is now officially booked into the one-of-a-kind venue through March 2, mostly on weekends, with some Wednesday dates as well. The group isn’t officially declaring that this now represents the entirety of the engagement, but the Edge has made it clear what the outer boundaries of their time in Vegas would be. If there are more dates to be added, there is only one additional weekend they could take place before Sphere’s calendar is booked with other events.
In a Q&A with Variety the Edge said, “Because of the size of the venue, the scope of this run will be probably a maximum of six weeks. And we couldn’t possibly really realistically do more shows than that. So I don’t think it really qualifies as a classic residency.” With the addition of the latest dates, U2’s engagement at Sphere now stretches across six weeks, as the Edge predicted.
In his review of U2’s first show at the Sphere, Variety music critic Chris Willman wrote that “Against many odds — of age, of personal change, of shifts in attitude about authenticity and delusions of grandeur — ‘U2:UV’ does come off managing to feel like actual rock ‘n’ roll. It also feels like Circus Circus marrying some kind of foreign-film aesthetic. With all the heart and soul and silliness and grandiosity appropriate to the host city, this might be the best shotgun wedding Las Vegas ever presided over.”
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