Dates for “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere,” the inaugural show at the new spherical concert stadium on the Las Vegas Strip, was announced Monday. Organizers announced a slate of dates for the performances, noting tickets are expected to be in high demand for the first show at the highly anticipated new concert venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
Tickets will be available for five shows on the following dates:
- Friday, September 29
- Saturday, September 30
- Thursday, October 5
- Saturday, October 7
- Sunday, October 8
It has been noted that the tickets are starting at $140, and will be sold through Ticketmaster. Organizers stated in a news release, adding that the platform’s Verified Fan feature “will be used to get more tickets into the hands of fans who want to go to the show, not buyers looking to resell them.” Organizers noted tickets will reflect “all-in” pricing, meaning the “price listed is the full out-of-pocket price inclusive of taxes and fees.”
According to event organizers:
“The larger capacity at Sphere allows for 60% of tickets to be priced under $300 and there will also be a limited number of premium priced tickets per show.”
First access to tickets will be given to U2.com subscribers, starting now through Wednesday, April 26 at 7 a.m. PT.
Bono and The Edge arrives at The Sphere
Bono and The Edge walked The Sphere and also visited the Neon Boneyard a month ago for a promotional video, which premiered on social media Friday. While sauntering toward The Sphere, Bono says, “There’s nothing like it in the world.”
He could also have been talking of the Boneyard, also a uniquely Las Vegas experience.
The clip promotes the band’s upcoming series “U2 UV: Achtung Baby Live at The Sphere,” and also teases DJ and multimedia presenter Zane Lowe’s interview with Bono and The Edge on Apple Music.
The second part of that podcast premieres Monday. That is a significant day for the band, and also for The Sphere.
Bono gave his early review of The Sphere:
“The idea about U2 is to make the worst seat in the house, the best seat in the house. This building was built for immersive cinema and performances. There are no speakers. The entire building is a speaker.”
He understands the risks, too:
“There’s something great about a band that doesn’t believe in luck coming to Las Vegas.” The Edge reminds, “I think you make your own luck.”