U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Oct 20 2023
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli the PSM

'When Love Comes To Town'

Friday night in the 'mesmerical spherical', and a surprise in the set.

A tour debut for 'When Love Comes To Town' tonight,  their duet with B.B. King from Rattle and Hum. Five years since this was last played live - with the Sun Ra Arkestra at the Apollo Theater in New York City in June, 2018.

In addition to 'When Love Comes To Town" the 22-song set also included a few new snippets: 'Purple Rain' by Prince, 'Can't Get You Outta My Head' by Kyle Minogue, and 'Supermassive Black Hole' by Muse; as well as lines from Elvis Presley ('Love Me Tender'), Donna Summer ('I Feel Love'), Sinatra ('My Way'), Edith Piaf ('Je Ne Regrette Rien') and The Beatles' 'Blackbird', which closed the evening.

What Bono Said

After a rollicking 'Desire', as Edge, Adam, and Bram quietly introduced 'When Love Comes To Town': 'This band, we spent a lot of time on a bus traveling these United States. Who doesn't love a road trip? Adam, you and I, we took a road trip from Los Angeles to Nashville to sit at the feet of Johnny and June Carter Cash. 

'I remember the whole band on a pilgrimage to Sun Studios to see where Elvis made "Mystery Train". All this magnificent, American roots music coming out of the mud of the Mississippi River.

'Three kings I associate with Memphis: The King, Dr. King... and B.B. King….'

Shout Outs (or What Bram Said)

After introducing the band, Bono asked Bram if he had anything to say. He did. 'Being here night after night with these three lovely gentlemen, meant that I had to take a break from my own band, Krezip. Actually, they flew in today, probably to check if this is all true… I want to thank them for their support.'

Bono: 'I promise we'll get him back to you. Not sure what shape he'll be in.'

From the Socials

'I've seen some things over the years. But I've never seen anything quite like this. #u2 #achtungbaby #sphere @U2 @spherelasvegas' — @bbison724 on X

'My first experience of The Sphere. The band is tiiiight! Fantastic show and cannot wait to do it all again tomorrow. #u2uvsphere' — @kellydrew on Instagram

'"Thru the storm we reached the shore" … 2023 has been one storm after another for us. We've come up for air and tonight we get to celebrate. #U2UVExperience #U2 #U2UVSPHERE' — @meriwithani on X

From Zootopia/U2 Faniverse

'Will forever love the Blackbird snippet in Beautiful Day' — U22009

'It's a sphere, it doesn't matter which way up it is' — Canadanne

'Bono and Edge harmonizing together on So Cruel is sublime'. — mich40

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U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere - Beautiful Day
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An epic weekend!!!
Best weekend ever to celebrate 30 years of friendship! And Melanie’s 50
An experience that still feels ALIVE
It was simply amazing! The lights, the sound, the music, the vocals, and this band... the ultimate package that still feels alive when I listen to them now, almost two months later. Thank you U2 for making this happen for so many fans, you are simply the best!
What a show!
Travelled from Ireland to see this show… Wasn’t disappointed, U2 raise the bar again.. Need to go back ..
Bono looks like a holy man
The rosaries, the gold “cloak”, the projection of his voice and posture up to the heavens… I’m not a religious sort, but this random snap caught a glimmer of the spirit within the man.
My 88th show!
"On a Saturday night at the Sphere when the Sphere is broken down." - Bono, Las Vegas 10/21/2023 My 4th U2 UV show at the Sphere and my 88th (I think) overall U2 concert and all I want to do is go again!
Just a Magical Evening!
Visually and musically just an amazing evening with the lads from Dublin. The Sphere was such a unique experience. We laughed, we cried, we sang until our voices were horse. We traveled from the east coast of the US just for this show and it was worth it and then some.
Thank you for THE best night of my life xxx
I Will Follow
No 171 my new favourite number
Achtung Vegas Baby
Can't believe I'm gonna be there on Friday - just finished packing - this is mad - I cannot wait. Thank you U2 - for filling my life with your music and giving me the best nights of my life. This is gonna be a big one - front row in Las Vegas xxx
Vegas baby
Travelling over from Aberdeenshire, Scotland for this one. Been a long time coming, let’s do this!
Viva U2
Travelling from Oxford to be there. Cannot wait. They've been the ONE constant in my life x
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