U2 confirm Las Vegas residency for 2023 – minus one band member

U2 confirm Las Vegas residency for 2023 – minus one band member

IRISH rockers U2 have confirmed they will take up residency in Las Vegas this year.

The global superstars will perform a live show, based around their 1991 album Achtung Baby, at the MSG Sphere.

The impressive hotel will be home for the immersive new show titled U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At The Sphere, which will open later this year.

News of the residency was confirmed through an advert which aired during the Super Bowl on February 12.

In a statement since released, the band confirmed that Bono, the Edge and Adam Clayton, will all take to Sin City for their latest musical adventure - but added that bandmate Larry Mullen Jr would not be joining them as he is currently recovering from surgery.

“It’s going to take all we’ve got to approach the Sphere without our bandmate in the drum seat, but Larry has joined us in welcoming Bram van den Berg who is a force in his own right,” the band confirmed.

“The Sphere show has been in the works for a long time,” they added.

“We don’t want to let people down, least of all our audience.

“The truth is we miss them as much as they appear to miss us… our audience was always the fifth member of the band.”

U2’s Las Vegas concert series will see them return to the stage for the first time since December 2019.

This week the band will release Songs of Surrender – a collection of 40 songs from their back catalogue, re-recorded and reimagined – which is due to be released on Friday.

In November 2022, Bono released his autobiography, which was titled Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.