November 3, 2023 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Sphere at The Venetian Resort

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las_vegas_sphere_rossstewart_110323.jpgPhotograph: Ross Stewart

Opening Act(s): Pauli "The PSM" Lovejoy


  1. Zoo Station
  2. The Fly
  3. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  4. Mysterious Ways - I Feel Love
  5. One - Purple Rain - Love Me Tender
  6. Until the End of the World - Paint It Black
  7. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  8. Landlady - Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  9. All I Want Is You - Walk on the Wild Side
  10. Two Hearts Beat as One - Rescue
  11. Seconds
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  13. Acrobat
  14. So Cruel
  15. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  16. Love Is Blindness - Viva Las Vegas
  17. Encore(s):
  18. Elevation - My Way
  19. Atomic City
  20. Vertigo
  21. Moment of Surrender - Where the Streets Have No Name
  22. With or Without You
  23. Beautiful Day - Gloria - Glorify


U2 perform the sixteenth of thirty six shows at the Sphere at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Attendance is 18,600; a sellout. Tickets range from $140 to $500 (for presale ticket prices) but many sell at resale prices of $400 to $1,450. The opening music act is Pauli "The PSM" Lovejoy, who is the official Atomic MC / DJ host of the UV Dance Party opening each U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere concert.

For the acoustic "Songs of Surrender" middle portion of the set, Bono veers away from the usual Rattle and Hum songs and announces after "All I Want Is You": "This is the part of the show where we kind of choose... well, the plan was that we choose a different album to play acoustically a few songs from every night. And I asked Edge what was his favorite album. He said: "Our Greatest Hits won". But this is a honeymoon song. I don't know the last time we played it..." The song Bono is referring to is "Two Hearts Beat As One", a song only performed five times since 1985. "Rescue" by Echo and the Bunnymen is also sung by Bono during "Two Hearts Beat as One" as well.

Next comes a shocker: A rare performance of "Seconds", last played on August 25, 1985 at the Lark by the Lee Festival in Cork, Ireland. Bono introduces the song with these words: "Alright, this (is) a bass part, a great Adam Clayton bass part that he has not played for 40 years. From the War album: 'Seconds'. And the reason I didn't introduce you, is because I was going to ask you to sing it." After the performance, Bono elaborates more about the songs: "So that was the War album. 'Two Hearts Beat as One': hard to explain your Honeymoon album, having a Honeymoon album called War. But 'Two Hearts Beat as One' helped, it's kind of beautiful, and Ali and I got married when we were working on that." Afterwards, the band perform "Sunday Bloody Sunday", in an acoustic performance.

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