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U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere sees 100,000 Las Vegas tickets on sale this week and here’s all you need to know – Buzz.ie
U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere sees 100,000 Las Vegas tickets on sale this week and here’s all you need to know - Buzz.ie

Sphere Entertainment and Live Nation today confirmed five dates for the U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere residency, which will launch the MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas this autumn.

Ireland’s most legendary act will bring the “first-of-its-kind live music experience” to the 20,000-capacity venue for the five-show run on September 29-30 (Fri/Sat) and October 5, 7-8 (Thurs, Sat, Sun).

The long-awaited confirmation of dates comes after U2 dropped the ultimate sneak peek – to a mass global audience – with a Super Bowl commercial back in February which let fans know that the band will return to the stage later this year for a special run of shows marking their first live outing in four years.

Bono and The Edge also gave Apple Music’s Zane Lowe a sneak preview tour of Sphere and a glimpse into their ideas as they begin to create these shows.

What they said

Bono, The Edge and Adam said: “U2 hasn’t played live since December 2019 and we need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again. And what a unique stage they’re building for us out there in the desert… We’re the right band, ACHTUNG BABY the right album, and Sphere the right venue to take the live experience of music to the next level… That’s what U2’s been trying to do all along with our satellite stages and video installations, most memorably on the ZOO TV Tour, which ended in Tokyo 30 years ago this Fall.

“Sphere is more than just a venue, it’s a gallery and U2’s music is going to be all over the walls.”

The Edge added: “The beauty of Sphere is not only the ground-breaking technology that will make it so unique, with the world’s most advanced audio system, integrated into a structure which is designed with sound quality as a priority; it’s also the possibilities around immersive experience in real and imaginary landscapes. In short, it’s a canvas of an unparalleled scale and image resolution and a once-in-a-generation opportunity. We all thought about it and decided we’d be mad not to accept the invitation.”


How to get tickets?

Tickets start at €127 and will reflect all-in pricing. There will also be a limited number of premium priced tickets per show.

U2.com subscribers will have first access to tickets through Ticketmaster Request, which is open until Wednesday April 26.

There will then be a Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale. Fans who are selected to receive an access code will be able to participate in presale starting on Thursday April 27.

Any remaining tickets will then be sold during Friday’s general sale.

And at each performance, 50 tickets to experience the show from an exclusive VIP riser will be made available for purchase benefitting (RED), the organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS.

Bid to beat the touts

In an effort to minimise resale and keep ticket prices at face value for fans, GA floor tickets may only be resold at the original purchase price using the Ticketmaster Face Value Exchange.

About The Sphere

Sphere is a next-generation entertainment medium that will bring wonder to the world and redefine the future of live entertainment. Sphere’s 22nd century technologies include a 16K x 16K LED display inside the main venue bowl that wraps up, over, and around the audience, creating a fully immersive visual environment.

Sphere Immersive Sound, the world’s most advanced concert audio system, delivers crystal-clear audio to every seat in the house. Multi-sensory 4D technologies will enhance the storytelling experience so guests can “feel” the experience – such as the rumble of thunder or the feeling of a cool breeze. ‘U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere’ will tap into this cutting-edge technology, allowing fans to experience something completely new.

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