U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Feb 7 2024
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli The PSM
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U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere #31

'A Girl Called Party'

The 31st show of 40 and the first live outing in nearly ten years for 'Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl' aka 'Party Girl' — the B-side of their 1982 song 'A Celebration' released between the October and War albums. And dedicated to comedian Chris Rock, here celebrating his 59th birthday.

'Wherever you are, there is a pint of Guinness on its way to you, and a song that we may have forgotten how to play — we're doin' this for you'.

There were musical nods to other friends and inspirations throughout the set, including 'Sympathy for the Devil', 'Paint It Black', and 'Wild Horses' by the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison's 'Into the Mystic', and 'America' by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The set closed with some lines from the band's own 'Gloria' and a verse from 'Blackbird' by The Beatles.

If you were at the show in Vegas, add your own review and upload your photos below.

What Bono Said

After The Fly: 'This is not a Wednesday night…  this is any night we wanna make it. This is Christmas Eve, this is New Year's Eve. It's not Thursday's eve, it's not Wednesday night, it's the best night of our lives!'  

Quoting adrienne maree brown:'Feeling good is not frivolous, it's freedom.' 'I like the sound of that. We're feeling pretty free here this evening, are you? Don't let anyone take away your freedoms, America. We love you'.

Before 'Beautiful Day', the last of the 22-song set: 'I'd just like to apologize for committing the odd show business crime. Like, pretending there's no encore. There's an encore...'

Shout Outs

To 'Guy O', aka former U2 manager Guy Oseary, and British comedian Jimmy Carr during 'Elevation'

On the Socials

'”Feeling good is not frivolous... it is FREEDOM!” B quoting Adrienne Maree Brown #U2 #U2Sphere - followed by Don't dream it's over with the best choir in the world & BONO in best vocal form!! So grateful for tonight's Mixlr!!... When your heart stops while the stream buffers at such a holy night...' —@HerzensSonne22 on X

'doesn't feel like a wednesday night when you've got ringmaster Adam Clayton & his mystical powers & his special jumpsuit AND PARTY GIRL!!!!!!!!!'—@AdamsKimono on X

'First time in 40 some odd years I heard Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl at a @U2 concert. #U2 #U2Sphere —@usckevin on X

'Sang late into the night with my better half and a ton of Gen Xers at the

@SphereVegas watching @U2 put on an absolutely incredible show.'—@BAComer on X

From Zootopia/U2Faniverse

'UTEOTW - pleasantly blowing up a beautiful Wednesday night in LV...' —dmway

'Kinda funny since the lyrics to Landlady are “And when the doorbell rings you tell me that I have a key”'.—mich40

'Damn, and it's Party Girl tonight!! What a treat'. —neasa_vyu2

'This show is full of surprises. So fun.'—riceek83422

'I love the turntable set because you really never know what they will do.'—zooropa99


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nadine_hartmann
Best Night ever
Thank you guys for this unforgettsble night!
Poogles
Mind Blown!
A U2 fan of 37 years and this show was up there in my top five shows! Travelled all the way from the UK to be at the Sphere and it was worth every penny and every mile. GA standing position with a great view of the band on stage and no need to queue all day either. Bono's voice feeling very strong and it was brilliant to hear Party Girl live. Also really enjoyed Acrobat. The immersive graphics made it so much more of an experience. Am very grateful I was able to catch a UV show - this is the future of live music. Really enjoyed the Zoo Station fan experience and got to sit in a Trabby!!! Well worth popping in to get your merch and look around. I love this band so much and Wednesday 7th confirmed they are still the best band in the world. Missed Larry though but Bram was amazing.
AmadaJoy
Atomic moment
This was such a fun moment for me - Bono found me singing my face off and sung back at me and somehow my husband managed to capture it. What a blast to connect as fellow humans just sharing some fun! Thanks, Bono!
AmadaJoy
Adam 2/7
Adam, you are so damn cool.
AmadaJoy
2/7 Edge
It’s absolutely delightful to see Edge’s smile!
JUANCHIN
SUEÑO CUMPLIDO - FULLFILLED DREAM
Maravillosa noche con la banda sonora de mi vida. Wonderful night with soundtrack of my life.
DawnApril
See You Soon Boys!
Dawn and Brianna will be at this show! Mom and daughter night out at The Sphere to see u2. She's flying in from San Diego. Driving up from Bullhead City AZ about 90 miles south of Las Vegas. Raised both my twin daughters Aly & Bri listening to u2. I've LOVED these guys Bono, Edge, Adam & Larry since the 80s
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