U2:UV

U2 is performing 40 shows in Las Vegas in 2023 and 2024. The show called U2: UV (Ultra Violet) focuses on the album Achtung Baby which is played in full. A newly recorded song celebrating Las Vegas, "Atomic City", was released in advance of these shows and is being played during the performances.

The new venue has seating for 17,500 people, and can accommodate 20,000 people with general admission.

Larry Mullen Jr is undergoing treatment via surgery to fix medical issues caused by years of drumming, and will not be performing at any of these 36 shows. Adam Clayton shared in August, "He's doing what Larry does and that's taking his health very responsibly and he wants to come back, he wants to be able to have a long career and continue his drumming so he's taking care of these injuries." The band will welcome Dutch drummer, Bram van den Berg to play these shows on stage. Larry Mullen is expected to rejoin the band for their next album and tour.

Additionally a pop-up exhibit / shop is also being held at The Venetian while these shows are underway, called Zoo Station.

U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere 2023 Dates

The shows were initially announced, without dates, via a 15-second ad during the Super Bowl, and a longer version of the ad at U2XSphere.com the same day. The first five dates were announced April 24, 2023, an additional seven shows were announced April 25, and five more were added on April 27. Eight additional shows were announced for December on May 12. Three other shows were rumoured, and VIP and hotel packages for these dates went on sale, even though the dates were never announced. The three dates, November 8, 10 and 11, have not been announced, and are believed to not be happening. Packages for these shows, sold via Vibee, have now been cancelled.

Face value on the tickets ranged from $140.13 - $501.35 at four different price points for seats for face values. The General Admission floor was priced at $267.88, and at each show there will be a (RED) Zone riser at the back of the GA area which will hold 50 people, priced at $600.00. Although these are the face values, these tickets were subject to Platinum pricing except the GA tickets. All sales outside of the U2.com fan club sale were subjected to these Platinum pricing schemes. A presale via U2.com was held for the first 12 shows. The next five shows announced did not have a presale and went directly on sale, although U2.com had a special sale for fans for these shows after the Verified Fan sales. The next 8 shows once again had a presale via U2.com.

Pauli "The PSM" Lovejoy has been announced as the opening DJ for these shows at the Sphere.

U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere 2024 Dates

The first 11 shows for 2024 were announced on October 19, 2023, starting in late January and running until late February. Additional shows, extending the run into early March, are rumoured to be announced in early November. Only the current announced dates are listed below.

Larry Mullen, who is still healing from surgeries done to correct damage from years of drumming, will not be present at these shows, and U2 will once again be joined by Bram van den Berg on drums.

Packages via Vibee, were immediately available for the first 11 dates. Paid subscribers to U2.com could submit a ticket request until 10pm PT, October 21, with the general onsale starting on October 25.

An additional 4 shows were announced as the "final shows" on December 4, 2023. See individual entries below for more information on these newly announced shows, and find more information at U2.com. You can now submit your U2.com request for these shows. General onsale is December 8.

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