U2 will open the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas in 2023 for the group’s first concert in 4 years

U2 have a big gig on the schedule.

The acclaimed Irish rock band are set to open the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas in 2023. The show marks the band’s first confirmed live performance in four years.

According Billboardthe band will play several shows in the brand new venue throughout 2023. The concerts are meant to be non-consecutive and will likely span several months throughout the calendar year.

As of now, specific show dates and ticket information have yet to be announced.

According to reports, the new MSG Sphere will be a 20,000 seat venue that will live near the Venetian Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Costing $1.8 billion, the venue offers nearly 600,000 square feet of LED panels and 170,000 ultra-directional speakers that use beamforming technology to deliver specifically targeted sound to each seat. of the House. In other words, it’s the state of the art.

Soon there will be a second MSG Sphere as one is currently under construction in London, England.

As for U2, the band took the stage for the last time before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in December 2019.

Earlier this year, two of the band’s members, frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge, performed a surprise performance inside a Ukrainian bomb shelter as a tribute to the country’s fallen soldiers and citizens. by war.

Also recently announced, U2 will be celebrated alongside singer Gladys Knight and actor George Clooney at the upcoming 45th Kennedy Center later this year in December.

In other U2 news, several months ago there was a new show announced by JJ Abrams based on the band’s music and career. For more information on this series, click HERE.

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