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U2’s Las Vegas Residency Is in Full Swing: Here’s How to Get Tickets

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Get ready to rattle and hum: U2‘s Las Vegas residency kicked off on Sept. 29. The band added several more shows to U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere, which was originally announced in a Super Bowl commercial. The next string of shows will take place on Saturday (Oct. 7) and Sunday.

In anticipation of the Las Vegas residency, U2 dropped a new single, “Atomic City,” on Sept. 29. The band released the music video teaser on the 28th, and after last-week’s sold-out debut, ticket demand is expected to be even higher.

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Tickets to U2’s Las Vegas residency are currently priced at around $400-$500 and up on sites such as StubHub, Seat Geek, Vivid Seats and Ticketmaster.

According to an announcement in May, U2.com paid subscribers were able to submit a presale ticket request for the newly added shows even if they already have tickets for previous concerts. Presale and general onsale began in May.

Citing “unprecedented demand,” the band — who have nearly two dozen Grammys under their belt — announced the new batch of residency concerts at The Sphere on May 12, with the press release noting that there had been more than 1 million ticket requests at the time. The eight additional concerts brings the show total to 25, with the recently added dates happening Dec. 1-16.

This isn’t the first time U2 has extended its residency. In addition to new dates added in May, the band added seven dates in late April, also citing demand for tickets in its decision to tack on more shows

“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, The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton said in a previous statement announcing the Las Vegas residency at the new, state-of-the art theater at The Venetian. “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.”

The band gave fans a deeper look inside the epic Sphere during an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Low.

“Walking in an actually seeing our stage there and seeing our instruments and light and the finished building was quite a moment,” U2’s The Edge explained to Low. “That’s when it really got real. When you’re actually imagining there’s going to be person in each one of these seats. The proximity is incredibly intimate that’s what so amazing. It’s only 80,000 but everyone is going to get this perfect view of the stage. Unfortunately, with this incredible visual we’re going to have our work cut out to get people’s attention. It’s like a throw down, how do you make this personal connection in this big venue?”

Opening night of the residency included a tribute to the band’s founding members Larry Mullen Jr. Paul McCartney, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doog, Diplo, Luke Wilson, Jon Hamm, Dakota Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel were some of the celebs at the show opening night.

Bono also paid tribute to Sinead O’Conner with a performance of “Nothing Compares to You” at their concert last Saturday.

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