Run of shows expands to 25
Sphere Entertainment Co. and Live Nation have announced an additional eight dates have been added to meet the unprecedented demand for U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere, a first-of-its-kind live music experience which will see the world’s biggest rock band launch the world’s most cutting-edge venue, Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas. U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere marks U2’s first live shows in four years and Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas will be the only place fans can see the show, now with 25 total shows spanning September 29th through December 16th.
The long-awaited confirmation of dates comes after U2 dropped the ultimate sneak peek – to a mass global audience – with a Super Bowl commercial in February which let fans know that the band will return to the stage later this year.
Bono and The Edge recently gave Apple Music’s Zane Lowe a sneak preview tour of Sphere and a glimpse into their ideas as they begin to create these shows.
Tickets start at $140 and will reflect all-in pricing. This means the ticket price listed is the full out-of-pocket price inclusive of taxes and fees. The larger capacity at Sphere allows for 60% of tickets to be priced under $300 and there will also be a limited number of premium priced tickets per show.
All U2.com paid subscribers are eligible to submit a ticket request for the eight newly added shows (Dec 1–16), even if they have requested or secured tickets for previously announced dates (Sept 29–Nov 4). The on sale opens Friday, May 12th at 10 am ET and closes Monday, May 15th at 7 am ET.
In order to accommodate the high demand of Verified Fan registrations already received, a limited number of previously waitlisted fans will have first access to the newly announced December dates. Applicable fans will be contacted directly by Ticketmaster with details the evening of Wednesday, May 17th.
A limited number of tickets will be available during a general on sale starting Friday, May 19th at noon ET via Ticketmaster. On sale times may vary, check the Ticketmaster listing for more information.
In an effort to help minimize resale and keep ticket prices at face value for fans, GA floor tickets for U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere will be restricted from transfer. They may only be resold at the original purchase price.
Fans will still have protection against unforeseen circumstances. Those who purchase tickets and are no longer able to attend their show will be able to sell their tickets at the price they paid using the Ticketmaster Face Value Exchange. More information on how the Ticketmaster Exchange works is available here.
At each U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere performance, 50 tickets to experience the show from an exclusive VIP riser will be made available for purchase benefitting (RED), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS and the injustices that enable pandemics to thrive.
Vibee, the new music-led destination experience company founded by Live Nation, is the exclusive Hotel Package and VIP Experience provider for U2: UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere. Vibee has fans covered from the minute they arrive. The range of elevated hospitality packages may include premium concert seating; hotel rooms at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, the only resort attached to Sphere; priority entry into the U2: UV Fan Portal, an immersive, cutting-edge installation and pop-up shop at The Venetian; limited edition U2 memorabilia; nightclub access; bespoke concierge service and more.
Citi Cardmembers Have Special Access to Vibee VIP & Hotel Packages through May 3rd at 10 pm.
U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere is the band’s latest ambitious creative project and will see them work once again with longtime U2 creative collaborator and show director Willie Williams. It follows the massive success of the band’s acclaimed Joshua Tree 30th anniversary stadium tour which was seen by over 3.2 million fans worldwide and their 2018 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE indoor tour which played to a combined audience of one million across Europe and North America.
Acknowledged as the best live act in the world, U2 have always – since their earliest days, including the industry-defining Zoo TV Tour which broke the mold in 1991 – consistently pushed the boundaries of live performance, with ground-breaking stage shows that embrace the latest in technology and innovation. The announcement that the band will be the first musical act at Sphere, the next-generation entertainment medium that dominates the Las Vegas skyline, is fitting for a show from the world’s most thrilling live band.
“U2 hasn’t played live since December 2019 and we need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again,” Bono and The Edge share. “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 Sphere the right venue to take the live experience of music to the next level… That’s what U2’s been trying to do all along with our satellite stages and video installations, most memorably on the Zoo TV Tour, which ended in Tokyo 30 years ago this fall.
Sphere is more than just a venue, it’s a gallery and U2’s music is going to be all over the walls.”
Sphere is a next-generation entertainment medium that will bring wonder to the world and redefine the future of live entertainment. Sphere’s 22nd century technologies include a 16K x 16K LED display inside the main venue bowl that wraps up, over, and around the audience, creating a fully immersive visual environment. Sphere Immersive Sound, the world’s most advanced concert audio system, delivers crystal-clear audio to every seat in the house. Multi-sensory 4D technologies will enhance the storytelling experience so guests can “feel” the experience – such as the rumble of thunder or the feeling of a cool breeze. U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere will tap into this cutting-edge technology, allowing fans to experience something completely new.
The following dates have been announced:
Friday, September 29th
Saturday, September 30th
Thursday, October 5th
Saturday, October 7th
Sunday, October 8th
Wednesday, October 11th
Friday, October 13th
Saturday, October 14th
Wednesday, October 18th
Friday, October 20th
Saturday, October 21st
Wednesday, October 25th
Friday, October 27th
Saturday, October 28th
Wednesday, November 1st
Friday, November 3rd
Saturday, November 4th
Friday, December 1st
Saturday, December 2nd
Wednesday, December 6th
Friday, December 8th
Saturday, December 9th
Wednesday, December 13th
Friday, December 15th
Saturday, December 16th