Legendary band U2 are set to extend their residency at the new Sphere venue in Las Vegas as per the reports.
The Irish rock legends were the first act to play the Sphere, a recently launched arena in Nevada. They are now in the middle of their residency, playing iconic hits as well as ‘Achtung Baby’ deep cuts for the first time in 30 years.
The ‘U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere’ live performances began on September 29 and were intended to last until December 16. New reports, however, suggest that the band is planning to extend the residency with more dates.
The speculation arose after outlets like The New York Post claimed that U2 are set to add a total of 12 more dates to the list while organisers continue to seek out other acts to take on the headline spot at the $2.3billion venue.
It is not yet clear whether these 12 extra dates have been locked in or not, however, with Bono and co. reportedly guaranteed $4million (£3.28m) per show from LiveNation (via Stereogum), it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the band were willing to extend their stay at the Las Vegas site.
In recent months, speculation has been rife about who the next act to take on the residency could be. Back in August, the New York Post also reported that MSG boss James Dolan was “locking in” The Eagles as the next band to take over from U2, and that the venue would play host to a farewell tour for the band. However, given the reported extra U2 dates, it seems that those negotiations are still ongoing.