U2 Unleashes Excitement with Upcoming Las Vegas Residency, Promises Unforgettable Shows!
U2 announces residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas
U2, the legendary Irish rock band, has announced that they will be playing a residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas this fall. The announcement was made during a Super Bowl commercial, and the residency will be held at the MSG Sphere, a new performance center that can accommodate 17,500 people. The Sphere is known for its 4D technology and a unique screen that wraps around the seats, making it the perfect venue for an immersive live experience.
The show will focus on “Achtung Baby”
The show, “U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere,” will focus on the band’s critically acclaimed 1991 album, “Achtung Baby.” This album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1993 and won the prize for Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals that same year. Fans can expect a spectacular show that will take them back in time with one of U2’s greatest albums.
Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. will be absent
U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. will not be able to perform during the residency, as he needed surgery to keep playing. He will be replaced by drummer Bram van den Berg. The other three original band members, Bono, The Edge, and Adam Clayton, will be present for the residency, and they are excited to perform live for their fans once again.
U2’s long-awaited return to the stage
U2’s fans have been eagerly awaiting a live performance since their last show in December 2019. The band’s website released a statement saying, “Our audience was always the fifth member of the band. Bottom line, U2 hasn’t played live since December 2019, and we need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again.” The Sphere show has been in the works for a long time, and the band does not want to let people down, least of all their audience.
U2’s new album, “Songs of Surrender”
U2 has also announced that they will be releasing their latest album, “Songs of Surrender,” on March 17. The album features 40 reimagined songs from the band’s decades-long catalog and was rerecorded over the last two years. The band’s fans are sure to be excited about this release, as well as the upcoming residency in Las Vegas.
U2’s readiness for the challenge
U2 has reportedly performed only twice without all four of its members since getting together in 1976. Despite Mullen’s absence, the band seems ready to take on the challenge of playing at the Sphere. They said in a press announcement, “We’re the right band, ‘Achtung Baby’ the right album, and the Sphere the right venue to take the live experience to the next level.” They are also excited about the Sphere’s unique stage, which Madison Square Garden Co. officials announced in 2018.
Overall, U2 fans have a lot to look forward to this year. With the release of “Songs of Surrender” and the upcoming residency in Las Vegas, it seems that the band is back and ready to rock. Despite Larry Mullen Jr.’s absence, the band is sure to put on a show that fans will not forget.
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