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Get ready to rattle and hum: U2‘s Las Vegas residency resumes next week and tickets are selling fast. The residency kicked off on Sept. 29, and it’s getting even bigger. Due to high demand, the band added an additional 11 shows to U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere, Sphere Entertainment Co. and Live Nation today announced on Oct. 19.
The additional concerts brings the total to more than 35 shows, with the recently added dates happening in January and February 2024, including two shows over Super Bowl weekend. U2’s Sin City residency was originally announced in a Super Bowl commercial earlier this year.
The next string of shows will launch on December 1. The residency is taking a break to make room for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Tickets to U2’s Las Vegas residency are currently priced at around $400-$500 and up on sites such as StubHub, Seat Geek, Vivid Seats and Ticketmaster. You can save up to $10 off eligible purchases of $250+ at Seat Geek with code BILLBOARD10 (valid on first purchase only).
According to an announcement in May, U2.com paid subscribers were able to submit a presale ticket request for the newly added shows even if they already have tickets for previous concerts. Presale and general on sale began in May.
Citing “unprecedented demand,” the band — who have nearly two dozen Grammys under their belt — announced the new batch of residency concerts at The Sphere on May 12, with the press release noting that there had been more than 1 million ticket requests at the time.
Last month, U2 dropped a new single, “Atomic City,” to coincide with the launch of its new residency. The band released the music video teaser on the Sept. 28, and after a sold-out debut, ticket demand is expected to grow even more.
This isn’t the first time U2 has extended its residency. In addition to new dates added in May, the band added seven dates in late April, also citing demand for tickets in its decision to tack on more shows
“U2 hasn’t played live since December 2019 and we need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again,” Bono, The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton said in a previous statement announcing the Las Vegas residency at the new, state-of-the art theater at The Venetian. “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 band gave fans a deeper look inside the epic Sphere during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Low.
“Walking in an actually seeing our stage there and seeing our instruments and light and the finished building was quite a moment,” U2’s The Edge explained to Low. “That’s when it really got real. When you’re actually imagining there’s going to be person in each one of these seats. The proximity is incredibly intimate that’s what so amazing. It’s only 18,000 (seats) but everyone is going to get this perfect view of the stage. Unfortunately, with this incredible visual we’re going to have our work cut out to get people’s attention. It’s like a throw down, how do you make this personal connection in this big venue?”
Opening night of the residency included a tribute to the band’s founding members Larry Mullen Jr. who missed the first night. Paul McCartney, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doog, Diplo, Luke Wilson, Jon Hamm, Dakota Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel were some of the celebs at the show opening night. Bono also paid tribute to Sinead O’Conner with a performance of “Nothing Compares to You” during a show and Harry Style was spotted
See below for a list of new dates added to the Las Vegas residency this month.
Friday, January 26
Saturday, January 27
Wednesday, January 31
Friday, February 2
Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10
Thursday, February 15
Saturday, February 17
Sunday, February 18