On September 29th, 2023, U2 opened Las Vegas’ new Sphere arena with a show titled, U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere. The centerpiece of the show is U2’s Achtung Baby album, performed in its entirety.
Critics’ reviews of the show have highlighted a truly iconic performance. USA Today’s Melissa Ruggieri wrote that it has a lot of swagger, a head trip of artsy graphics and a trove of heartfelt songs. The LA Times’ Jon Caramanica noted the show provided a sheer obliterating pleasure of sensory overload.
For more background detail, Wired magazine provides a view inside the boundary-breaking immersive show and Variety’s Chris Willman covers the $2 Billion (USD) Dome That Could Change Live Music.
You can follow along as the U2:UV tour progresses on U2Tours.com, which provides setlists, fan reviews, photos, and other commentary on each show.