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U2 Confirm Las Vegas Shows During Super Bowl TV Advert: Look + Listen

During Super Bowl 57 on Sunday (2.12) U2 took the opportunity to announce and promote their upcoming Las Vegas concert series.

During a commercial break in the America’s most watched annual sporting event, a mysterious 15-second clip aired showing a spherical UFO spotted in the skies. At the close of the advert the legendary Irish band confirmed opening the MSG Sphere, a new venue at The Venetian resort.

Launching this autumn, the U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At The Sphere concert series will celebrate their 1991 album Achtung Baby, marking the band’s first live performance since December 2019. Their first performance without drummer Larry Mullen Jr., who is recuperating from unspecified surgery, Bono, Adam Clayton and the Edge will be joined by Bram van den Berg, the drummer for the Dutch band Krezip. 

In a statement about the forthcoming show, the band said “It’s going to take all we’ve got to approach the Sphere without our bandmate in the drum seat, but Larry has joined us in welcoming Bram van den Berg who is a force in his own right.” “The Sphere show has been in the works for a long time. We don’t want to let people down, least of all our audience… the truth is we miss them as much as they appear to miss us… our audience was always the fifth member of the band. Bottom line, U2 hasn’t played live since December 2019 and we need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again. And what a unique stage they’re building for us out there in the desert.” “We’re the right band, ACHTUNG BABY the right album, and the Sphere the right venue to take the live experience of music to the next level.”

At press time, the U2 show dates have yet to be announced.

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Author: Al Denté

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