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One of the commercials that was broadcast on Sunday the 12th during the super bowl was addressed to all fans of the Irish band u2confirming his long-awaited Las Vegas residency beginning this fall at the msg spherea gigantic auditorium that began construction in 2020 but whose premiere was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The promo shows people from various countries watching a sphere that travels through the sky and stops in a desert, while listening to various songs from Achtung babythe group’s album released in 1991 and which gave rise to the tour zootvconsidered one of the best of all time. In this new series of concerts, U2 will pay tribute to that work, performing the entire album.
However, these will also be U2’s first concerts without drummer Larry Mullen Jr., who is recovering from surgery. In this regard, the other members of the group –Bond, Adam Clayton and David Evans The Edge– posted the following message: “It will take everything we have to get close to the Sphere without our bandmate in the drum seat, but Larry joined us in welcoming bram van denberg, who is a force in her own right… The Sphere show has been in the making for a long time. We don’t want to let anyone down, least of all our audience… In short, U2 haven’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 are building for us in the desert… We are the right band, Achtung baby the right album, and Sphere the right place to take the live music experience to the next level… That’s what U2 have been trying to do all along, along with our satellite stages and video installations, most memorably in it Zoo TV Tourwhich ended in Tokyo 30 years ago this fall.”
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