U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Dec 13 2023
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli The PSM

U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere #23

'Turn On Your Christmas Lights'

'Lotta darkness out there in the world…maybe you can turn on your Christmas lights?'

Which everyone did, creating a luminous  Wednesday night in Vegas.

Familiar musical tips-of-the-hat — to the Beatles, Donna Summer, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra — joined a couple of snippets of their own songs, including 'Moment of Surrender',  and 'Gloria', which closed the 22- song set.

What Bono Said

During 'Zoo Station', the first song of the night: 'Wednesday night feels like anything we want it to be!'

While introducing 'One: 'Lotta darkness out there in the world…maybe you can turn on your Christmas lights?'

When fans in a mass sing-along belted out the not-quite-right lyrics toward the end of 'Angel of Harlem': 'It all breaks down like an Irish pub in the end…You can take your Sphere wherever you want to go…it's a juke box, a dive bar'.

Between 'With Or Without You' and the encore, 'Beautiful Day', he said, 'It's been great to do this and to take our audience…to the next level. That's the job, isn't it? You give us a great life and we try to take it to the next level?'

From the Socials

'Probably the best gig I've ever seen. Just goosebumps! #U2UVSphere #U2 #AchtungBaby #Sphere #LasVegas #Bono' —Tinu1893 on X

'Just, wow… U2 was outstanding @spherevegas last night. Top 3 concert. Stunning, amazing, wow venue. Organized, friendly staff throughout. Vegas does nothing small!' — @StevenLane702 on Threads

'Hey @U2 fans - the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this week. Be prepared to see cowboys and bull riders....glad I wore my Dalton Brothers tshirt now...I fit right in! #U2UVSphere' — @atu2comsherry

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'I feel like you could start doing fortune tellings with the words that flash up on the screen - pause it three times and see what you get to predict your future'—AvANiceDay

[During 'Love Is Blindness'] 'Now, THIS is one of the enduring images of the whole show. That iridescent blue is unforgettable. (As is the song.) ...and one of my very favorite solos from The Edge.' —dmway

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U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere - Beautiful Day
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Mind blowing
My 2nd show at Sphere (#5 & #23) & 26th overall since 4/23/83. The tribe was in full force once again!
22nd Century
Simply incredible
Thank you
@thesphere 12/15/23. never traveled so fare before to see the boys. No words could nearly describe the feeling standing 10m in font of the stage, surrounded by 1000s U2 fans. And the boys played Rock’n’Roll as never before. With a little bit of support of the amazing sphere. What a symbiosis…— magic. Thank you U2.com for making this happen. Thank you for the surprise with the early line up gifts.
First show and Nov 4th
Fantastic show both nights. Soon to see again on February 18th!
My third show so far
U2 and this venue go together like the Moon and the Stars!! This show is crazy good and is better each time I see it. Added some new video content in the show, sounded fantastic and Bono was in a grrrreat mood along with Edge, Adam and Bram. U2 brought us all together like family. I've got two shows more to see and can't wait. Great set list. Thanks for all these memories, might go to an Irish pub tonight! I raise my glass to the greatest band on earth. Cheers!!
That's a Wednesday night...
What a time to be alive. My 6th U2 show and this experience was by far the most incredible thing I've ever witnessed--by any artist. This was just the beginning as we were starting to discover the true beauty unfolding before us that night in the Sphere!
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