U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. will be a part of the residency due to health issues.
One of the most anticipated new stadiums in recent memory is finally opening, and it will host U2‘s return to the stage after a four-year hiatus. The legendary Irish rock band made the announcement during a Super Bowl commercial that they would be performing at the MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas this September.
While the band has long been speculated to serve as the Sphere’s opening act, the absence of drummer and founding member Larry Mullen Jr. due to his need for surgery to continue performing will be noticeable at any events scheduled for 2023.
The $2.18 billion facility, which has been under construction behind The Venetian in the northeast portion of the Strip since 2019, is currently undergoing finishing touches, thus show dates have not been confirmed. It can seat 17,500 people and will include 4D technology, surround sound, and a 16k screen that wraps around the auditorium.
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