U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Dec 6 2023
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli The PSM


'Show Us Your Light' 

'We know that there's a lot of darkness out there in the world and today it entered your city as it has before to do what it always wishes to do: to take the best and the brightest of our communities from us. Against that darkness, show us your light.'

Hours after a mass shooting on the campus of the University of Nevada,  the inside of the Sphere lit up in solidarity,  a shining field of bright stars, people who 'get to carry each other'.

Tonight's  22-song set included 'Desire', 'Angel of Harlem', and 'Love Rescue Me' from Rattle and Hum, and snippets from other artists including Elton John's 'Sacrifice' and 'Rocket Man', Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone', The Rolling Stones' 'Paint It Black', Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Two Tribes', and The Beatles' 'Blackbird,' which closed the show after a few lines of U2's 'Gloria'.

What Did Bono Say

After 'Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World' and 'All I Want Is You', he expressed his gratitude to the citizens of Las Vegas: 'People in this town work so hard — waitresses, acrobats, sword swallowers, valets, cops, first responders, you name it. People work hard in this town, they work hard for us to come visit and we appreciate it.'

Toward the end of 'With or Without You',  as the endangered species of Es Devlin's Nevada Ark soared overhead, he said: 'Take care of each other. …We're all in danger tonight. So, we fill ourselves up with the strength of knowing that we are with each other, and we belong to each other, and we look after each other. Sing us home one… more… time!'

Shout Outs

To Bambi Lee Savage, an American singer-songwriter who was the only female engineer at Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios where she worked on the Achtung Baby recording sessions

On the Socials

'Un sueño hecho realidad, nunca imaginé posible poder ver a U2 en un concierto, fan desde mi adolescencia hasta mi muerte, esto es surreal. #feliz #u2' (A dream come true, I never imagined it would be possible to see U2 in concert, a fan from my adolescence until my death, this is surreal. #happy #u2) — @joseluisfreitasrd on Instagram

'@U2 thank you for talking about the people who were killed in Las Vegas tonight. And to light up during One. I love you even more because you care for people. #U2UVSPHERE'—@Youtwo_13 on X

"We belong to each other and we look after each other." #U2UVSPHERE @U2—@u2mp3s on X

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'Sad day in Vegas...One sounds beautiful.' —Wahine

'God, that beautiful voice' —Canadanne

'The part when Bono lost his keys it's the most hilarious of the concert.' —julienguyen

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U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere - Beautiful Day
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Before the show
Getting ready for the show
U2 Sisters Trip !
We have been to MANY MANY (did I mention Many?) #U2 Shows together over the last 40 years. THIS ONE took 1st Prize. Absolutely Amazing Show with a PARTY for our Eyes & Ears
19 hours in Vegas was well worth it!
My wife flew in Wednesday morning, went to the show, and flew home to Philadelphia. Boy was it well worth the trip. The sound the visuals the set list. All amazing and well worth the effort and the cost.
All of your life…
Concert left us in tears and speechless. Truly amazing! Bono was on fire with energy and sounded fantasic.
1st U2 Show
The Dec 6 U2 concert was my 1st! The show (U2 & the Sphere) was unreal, hard to even describe.
Amazing show
My girlfriend and I traveled from Mexico to see this show. For me it was the nineth time on a U2 live show, but this one at the Sphere is fantastic. I was seated at section 108, row 14, right behind RED ticket holders. I loved everything!! You can check out some panoramic pictures I took with my 360° camera on my pixelfed account (pixelfed.social/@dgtz), but nothing compares to see it by yourself.
I'm ready for what's next......
I'm travelling all the way from New Zealand to see the best band in the world! I can't wait to see this amazing show. This is ultimately the best birthday gift ever!!!!! Hope to bump into the lads out and about.... now that would top it off. See you soon Vegas!
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