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U2 Ignites the Legend of The Sphere: A Spectacular Opening in Las Vegas

U2 Ignites the Legend of The Sphere: A Spectacular Opening in Las Vegas

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U2 Bring Legendary Passion To Opening Of The Sphere In Las Vegas


The opening of The Sphere in Las Vegas this weekend was met with great anticipation and excitement. The two-billion-dollar state-of-the-art venue has been attracting visitors with its immersive graphics, 360-degree LED lights, and unique architectural design. However, it was the legendary rock band U2 who stole the show with their electrifying performance. Despite being in the music industry for over 40 years, U2 showcased the same intensity and passion as they did in their early days, leaving the audience in awe.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

As a music commentator, I had the privilege of being present at U2‘s legendary performance at the 1983 Us Festival in Southern California. That day, lead singer Bono’s iconic act of climbing a scaffolding with a white flag overshadowed even David Bowie’s comeback performance. It was a defining moment for U2, propelling them to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Watching their performance at The Sphere, it was evident that the fire and intensity that brought them to fame in the ’80s still burned brightly within them.

Achtung Baby Revival

To celebrate the 1991 album Achtung Baby, U2 opened their set at The Sphere with an acapella rendition of “Zoo Station” followed by a full-throttle performance of the album’s first side. The set design of The Sphere, with its GA floor and multi-tiered seating sections, created an immersive experience that complemented U2‘s music. The walls of The Sphere projected stunning visuals, transforming the atmosphere from night to day during songs like “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “With Or Without You.”

The Brilliance and Passion of U2

While The Sphere’s innovative design dazzled the audience, it was ultimately U2‘s brilliance and passion that made the night unforgettable. Their performance of “One” and “Until The End Of The World” from Achtung Baby showcased the band’s mastery and captivated the crowd. The mid-set acoustic break, featuring tracks from Rattle And Hum, provided a beautiful contrast to the album’s intensity. Bono’s declaration that “intimacy is the new punk rock” resonated deeply with the audience.

Rare Gems and Hits

As the night progressed, U2 treated the audience to rare performances of rarely played songs such as “Acrobat,” “Ultraviolet (Light My Way),” and “Love Is Blindness.” These songs not only showcased the band’s deep catalog but also highlighted Bono’s exceptional songwriting skills. The concert concluded with a string of hits, including tracks from The Joshua Tree album, “Beautiful Day,” and a tribute to Sinead O’Connor with a snippet of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

The Perfect Union

The union of U2 and The Sphere was a perfect match. U2 has always pushed the boundaries of their music, aspiring to be the biggest band in the world. Their grandness and belief in the power of music to change the world have never wavered. With their unwavering passion, integrity, and authenticity, U2 continues to inspire audiences and reaffirm their status as one of the most successful rock bands of all time.


The opening of The Sphere in Las Vegas showcased a convergence of cutting-edge technology and timeless music. U2‘s performance reinvigorated the audience, reminding them that the spirit of rock and roll is alive and well. The Sphere, with its immersive experience, provided the perfect backdrop for U2‘s passionate and transcendent performance. As U2 continues to push boundaries and inspire with their music, they remind us that all you need is “three chords and the truth” to make a lasting impact.


U2 Ignites the Legend of The Sphere: A Spectacular Opening in Las Vegas
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