U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere

Feb 9 2024
Las Vegas, NV, US / Sphere
with Pauli The PSM

U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere #32

'Great To Be Alive'

'We're all feeling very much alive and grateful for it', Bono announced before 'Mysterious Ways'. 'I said to Quincy Jones one night, that line: Great to be alive. He looked at me and goes: Great to be alive? Great to be alive? It's crucial, man.'

And it was crucial to be at this show. Tonight 'When Love Comes To Town' took the place of 'Party Girl'  and there were snatches of lots of songs giving thanks for friends present and absent: Donna Summer's 'State of Independence'; 'We Are The World' by USA For Africa; 'Sympathy for the Devil' and 'Paint It Black' by the Rolling Stones, 'Two Tribes' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood; 'Walk on the Wild Side' by Lou Reed, and 'America' by Simon and Garfunkel. 

Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' joined the encore before a snippet of 'Gloria'  and The Beatles' 'Blackbird' closed the night.

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

What Bono Said

Before 'All I Want Is You', inspired by Brian Eno's turntable: 'We're clearly not gambling men, but we will bet on the union of art and science…out in the world. We need more creative experimental thinking about art and technology. We have some problems to solve!'

Before Don't Dream It's Over: 'Freedom is with us tonight. Freedom is in the house. Freedom is present, I would say'… America is the 'land of the free'… 'We love it here! Don't let anyone take your freedoms away'.

After the last line of 'Acrobat' — so don't let the bastards grind you down : 'Did you hear that? Are you hearin' that? Be not afraid'.

Shout Outs 

To 'All our (RED) partners)…in memory of Steve Jobs' during 'Vertigo': ‘Raising money for people who really need it… all across the world...'

To Adam Clayton's 'magnificent' moustache: 'On the bass, Tom Selleck!'

On the Socials

'U2 at the Sphere is unlike any experience on Planet Earth'— @AdamHBeasley on X

'Living in total denial about these gigs coming to an end - getting a chance to listen into as many of these shows as we have has been such a blessing. Is All I Want is You making me sappy and sentimental? Maybe, but it's so beautiful it's hard not to #U2UVsphere' —@ScoobyGangKid on X

'Impossible to really capture or describe #U2UVSPHERE with images or words. #Bono maybe said it best. "Art & Science need to come together more." Hard to find a more immersive experience for anyone anywhere.' —@JoeFav on X

'El rock nos salvará. U2 en @SphereVegas es impresionante. (English translation: 'Rock will save us. U2 at @SphereVegas is awesome.') —@AS_MSanchez on X

From Zootoopia/U2Faniverse

'I swear if I ever go outside and see a balloon tied to the door... Pennywise or Bono you decide.' —AvANiceDAy

'[Bram] really said he's got your keys under his drumkit mwahahahaha' —Canadanne

'Bono and the Edge are channeling the late BB tonight. The vocals WOW!!! We feel good!' —neasa_vyu2


U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere - Beautiful Day
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Sphere Fev 2
Best place in world .. An amazing experience ..
9 de febrero
I will never forget this day
Grate to be with you at the U2:UV concer
We are here from "Mexico City", to enjoy this extraordinary, memorable and unforgettable experience...!!!!! Bono, Edge, Adam and Bram thank you for your dedication, commitment and passion on stage, you are the best! We miss you Larry... "but you were very well represented" we hope for your full and prompt recovery! U2 - M-SEXICO #U2UVSPHERE
The first concert of my little daugther
Scotland to Sphere
I brought my 15yr old Son Finlay as my concert buddy all the way from Fife Scotland.
Loved U2 in Vegas
This was my second show at the Sphere and it was even better than the first time. Bono sounded great and the setlist was perfect. Loved hearing Bono’s tribute to BB King before When love Comes to Town. Overall, the band seemed in high spirits. Well done lads!
Satisfy me baby…
This was my first (RED) Zone experience and it was incredible! Traveling alone to see the band, THIS band is never a concern for me because of the amazing community we are as fans. My concert buddies were all so kind and we had a great visit before the show. I was in the second row on Friday on Adam’s side and I thought that was great but this night managed to exceed my expectations. I also finally got close enough to dance a bit with Pauli and get a video of him. The guys were on point and the music was just the Sweetest Thing! Mvto! (Thank you) for all that you do to ensure everyone has the best time!
We have seen U2 so many times and my husband is a BIG fan! I am taking my Husband to the Friday Feb 9th show and I cant wait!! --Liz McCarthy Woods
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