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'For One Night Only…'

SiriusXM will present a special U2 show at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre next month -  the band' s most intimate New York City show in nearly twenty years.

SiriusXM announced today that U2 will take a one night detour from  the “technologically advanced… sensational” (The New York Times) production of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 to perform for the first time ever at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater. 

This special invitation-only concert exclusively for SiriusXM subscribers will take place Monday, June 11, as announced by Howard Stern today during his live SiriusXM show.
 
The concert is a rare theater performance for the band who'll  be playing material from Songs of Experience alongside classics from the catalogue. This will be the first time the band, who paid homage to Harlem's Billie Holiday on their 1988 song "Angel of Harlem," has played the legendary venue. 

It's also the first time since their 2000 Irving Plaza show that U2 will play such an intimate New York show - harking back to the band's roots touring the club circuit, a period revisited nightly during the first half of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE shows. 

The special concert will air on SiriusXM's XX, via satellite on channel X and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
 
“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history,” said Bono. “From the songs of Lou Reed, Billie Holliday and the Ramones that taught us how to listen, to the New Yorkers at our earliest U.S. shows who taught us how to play, the souls of New York and U2 have always been intertwined. The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York's musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged Please Please Please is not only a bucket list moment, it's an incredible honour.”
 
The legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934. The Apollo's new artistic vision builds on its legacy and new Apollo programming has music as its core, driving large scale and more intimate music, dance and theater presentations. For more information, visit www.apollotheater.org.
 
SiriusXM has presented special, private concerts at the Apollo Theater with Paul McCartney in 2010, Bruce Springsteen in 2012, Metallica in 2013, James Taylor in 2015 and Guns N' Roses in 2017. SiriusXM subscribers will have the opportunity to win tickets to this private performance through an invitation sent by e-mail.  Plus subscribers since April 18, 2018 will be able to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to New York, NY including airfare, hotel stay and a pair of tickets to SiriusXM Presents U2 at the World Famous Apollo Theater. See Official Rules for complete details at siriusxm.com/U2.  

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famami
07 June, 2018
Apollo!!
The Apollo is sure to be awesome!! Can wait to hear setlist! Does anyone know if winners have been announced? Wondering how and when winners will be announced for this show?
cborberg
03 June, 2018
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just perfect. At least it is possible to tune in to live stream on SiriusXM. I don't know the odds of getting tickets, it would be a never to forget experience. I am sure it will be nothing short of great. cheers! we listen
acdn4evr
03 June, 2018
U2 LIVE @ The Apollo!?!?!?
Amazing!!!! I have listened to U2 since I was 10, (I will be 45 this year!) BOY was the beginning of my life long love affair with 4 Irish blokes. They are my soundtrack through all my ups and downs...my innocence and experiences. I am a Canadian living on Long Island now. I was widowed at 37 and have raised my 2 children (15 and 11) to use music as part of their support system. I can honestly say if you asked them U2 is definitely on their soundtrack! Thank you Bono, Edge, Adam & Larry for allowing me to continue OUR soundtrack! Would love to catch you at the Apollo...no transport necessary... only a LIRR train ride away!
DianeDella
01 June, 2018
#dreamoutloud
Dreaming of attending this show...thank you universe! Xo
sronayne
23 May, 2018
Praying
Praying I get to go. Please pick me.
tmacd34
21 May, 2018
another time, another place
Agreed! Seeing them in a small venue is a dream of mine. Seeing them at the Garden again, but would just freak to see them at the Apollo!
JessLee
16 May, 2018
APOLLO
This is a dream! I moved to NYC by myself when I was 20, I did not know anyone and for a while, my best / only friend was Howard Stern on the radio everyday. I never made it to the Apollo. I did not stay long there, (I ventured farther away to LA) but my time there was defining. Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
PopArtist
16 May, 2018
So close yet so far...
I work walking distance from the Apollo.... But I don't have Sirius. :( Hope U2 makes a few available to locals via this site, I am dying to go!
clapton is god
16 May, 2018
i hope U2 do this for fo rEuropean c
and if they do, can i have V.i.p ticket pretty please..... ;)
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