'Give the future a wave…'

24 Feb 2024

'Give the future a wave…'

It was a 'Rattle and Hum' night on the jukebox, with 'All I Want is You', 'Desire', 'When Love Comes to Town' and  'Love Rescue Me' featured in the pause between the Achtung Baby tracks, and a snippet of Van Morrison's 'Into The Mystic'. The night ended with lines from 'Gloria' and The Beatles' 'Blackbird' and a message of gratitude to the 17,000-strong crowd that mirrored the band's joyful energy throughout the evening: 'Blessings…thank you for taking care of this band for so long!'

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What Bono Said

Before the band played 'Desire', news on something special on this penultimate weekend at the Sphere: 'We are filming tonight. So, this is the show that people will see after we go home. As a matter of fact, in the future, people will watch us watching you watching us….If everyone on the floor turns around and faces that way: Give the future a wave.

'Edge, you're from the future. Have you got a message for the people?'

Edge: 'Just getting to the future would be a good thing… where I come from we are so close, so so close…  to the perfect pint of Guinness. It's gonna happen'.

'Alright, that was a message from our WMD, our weapon of mass devotion, The Edge — and there is no such thing as perfection, you should know that, but, BUT, he's too tall, he's too good looking, the flying-while-sitting-in-for-Larry-Mullen-Jr-Dutchman that is on the drums, Bram van den Berg! Saved our arse, sir, thank you'.

'Ladies, ladieees (and some gentlemen) forget where we go to work, look who get to go to work with! The first manager of U2, the first person to believe we might have a future to manage, on the bass, his Royal Flushness, Lord Adam Charles Clayton!' 

Shout Out

To Bob Geldof during 'Elevation': 'We believe in you … Bob Geldof, it's true!'

On The Socials

'Ok!!! Last four shows, and THIS is the one they filmed for the official concert video, and it rocked!! The Sphere is crazy like NOTHING I've ever seen, but of course I was most dazzled by the band who def brought their A game tonight! …. Bono hit the notes and then some tonight. Totally dazzled. I've seen them so many times, but this show was truly once in a lifetime!!! #u2uvsphere #u2sphere #loverescuemestillafavorite #nevertooold' —@esclaw1 on Instagram

'Seeing @U2 at @SphereVegas lifted my soul. What an incredible venue, filled with blow your mind visuals, perfect sound, and powerful performances. I'll never forget it. #U2UVSPHERE #U2 #Vegas' —@ericrmusic on X

'Residencies and cutting edge venues are clearly the future of live music on a large scale…This residency and the sphere is absolutely phenomenal #U2UVSPHERE @U2 @SphereVegas' —@franluisi on X

'Thank you @U2 for being the soundtrack of my life…and the sphere of light, love, & friendship that you have created for us #U2fam #U2UVSPHERE' —@BernheimBiz on X

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'Hello and good evening/morning to you all! Whew, watching that thank you sequence on the exterior of the Sphere has caused a lot of emotions today. I'm really ready for some laughing gas tonight!' —AmandaJoy

'It's been fantastic. You could hear the  progression from the October shows. They're really in the groove now' —Crooky

'Just can't get enough of TartyEdge flirting into the camera on MW.' —stateless

'Last 4, treasuring the One portions much more now. One love, one blood, one live...' —neasa_vyu2

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