U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Oct 13 2023
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli the PSM

'Close to the music...'

'... it only matters if we get close to the music and close to you.' Night seven at Sphere.

Friday night in Las Vegas and show seven is lucky for everyone, including a little setlist roulette  with 'Acrobat' and 'So Cruel' swapping places.

A snippet of Lou Reed's 'Walk On The Wild Side' appeared during 'All I Want Is You', after which Bram gave us all some Dutch advice: 'Don't go to bed!'

From 'Angel of Harlem', Bono segued into 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and judging by the house response, there were more than a few Oasis fans here tonight.

And with perhaps his most more-Sid-than-Sinatra snippet of 'My Way', Bono ended with a growling, punk-rock yawp: 'We did it OUR WAY!'

What Bono Said

'Thank you for coming the distance, bringing us to our destination.'

'Look where we get to work! Welcome to Sphere. The Sphere gave us sublime technology to deal with, but it only matters if we get close to the music and close to you.'

During the encore, before the final song of the night, 'Beautiful Day': 'I know many of you made long journeys to get here … and you brought us the distance, too. We thank you so much.' 

From the Socials

'U2 just jumped to my favorite concert of all time! Amazing! #U2'—@joevigil on X

'Well, was that worth flying 12 hours for? God, you bet it was, incredible.#U2UVSPHERE #Night1' —@Number9uk on X

'I've been to a bunch of U2 concerts since 2001, but I think this was the best one I've attended. The boys hit it out of the park. … In GA we were on the left by the Edge, surrounded by die-hards like us and everyone was so much fun. I lost my voice singing — Marissa Alana on Facebook

'It was an amazing show, I had seen some spoilers but you can't imagine what it is actually like until you see it for real. On several occasions the effects of the screen and lighting made me think I was at an outdoor show in daylight, very impressive. Bram gave his sticks to a little girl who was in GA with her parents, such a nice thing to do.' — @markpeterboro via X

'God walks through the Sphere,' @VKTreasure commented on Tik Tok during Friday night's particularly rousing 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. 'Can never get through it without sobbing… If they did the “shine like stars” verse, the collective would explode'.

Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'That was crazy. Anyway, I'll just say that was the best thing I've ever seen and leave the rest for another time. I am wiped out.' —Ramsatw

'They didn't bring me (or anyone) up to ride the balloon but what a show!! The band were in amazing spirits tonight' — lukylsp

We're playing support to the greatest band ever, from our stage in Las Vegas to your stage in Paris… 
This is living. This is live. Come on Ireland!!!!! Together standing tall.





U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere - Beautiful Day
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Sphere - Even Better Than The Real Thing
To capture what it feel like inside the Sphere is incredibly difficult. Here is a panoramic shot, right before we take off.
Sisters for U2!!
Sisters meet up in Vegas. One flying in from NYC (18th U2 concert). The other from Seattle (1st U2 concert). The scene from start to finish was impeccable! From snippets of music outside the Sphere itself…to snippets in the concession/common areas…to the explosion of sight, sound and emotion as we entered the concert itself. Bono and the boys were amazing. SIMPLY AMAZING!! The Sphere’s visuals were not just the backdrop to this U2 fan’s ultimate concert, but offered a FEEL to the show that I’ve never felt before. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! Thank you for giving my sister and I THE BEST moment when playing Where the Streets Have No Name, as this is OUR song. This is a show that must be seen in person to understand the true magnitude of emotion that is felt! Thank you U2!! We cannot wait til next time!!!
My birthday on Friday, October 13, 2023
An absolute mind blowing experience. The energy on Friday the 13th was so high from all the activities happening outside the sphere and inside the venetian hotel. I hope that anyone that has the desire to see this unbelievable eighth wonder of the world should try no matter if it’s for the concert or just the visuals you will not be disappointed. U2 performed with perfection. This will definitely be the best concert I’ve seen in my life and there have been many.
Another great night at Sphere Las Vegas
Tonight I wore my Sinéad O'Connor t-shirt, in memory of the great woman she was.
U2: "One" with the Sphere
This is my eighth U2 show at my sixth location. Finally, a venue truly worthy of the band. If you possibly can, go.
Kids brigade
Amazing show! Amazing venue! First one of my daughters! Hope see the band soon!
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