Go on stage two weeks before the band’s premiere. their U2 UV residency: Achtung Baby in the enormous MSG Sphere, bond and company performed the song a couple of times during the show, which served as the music video shoot for the video’s rumored release later this month.
“Atomic City” takes its title from the nickname Las Vegas received during the days of nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s, when tourism soared both for gambling and the ability to see the tests on the outskirts. desert areas of the city. Bono described the song as a “rock n’ roll 45 [rpm single] in the tradition of late seventies post-punk, Blondie, the Clash.”
During the pop-up concert, Bono noted how the band previously “performed” on Fremont Street: They filmed their Video “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” down the same road in April 1987 when The Joshua Tree Tour brought them to Las Vegas; Acknowledging their history on Fremont Street, U2 also performed their single songs of surrender performance of that song during the pop-up show.
Notably, the video shoot featured the band accompanied by drummer Larry Mullen Jr., who will not be participating in the MSG Sphere residency as it continues. your recovery back surgery; For U2’s UV: Achtung Baby shows, Dutch drummer Bram van den Berg will act as his replacement.
“The four of us recorded the song. Unfortunately, Larry Mullen Jr. will not be with us at the Sphere,” Bono told the crowd. he Las Vegas Magazine reported. “He doesn’t listen to the doctor’s orders. Many of us don’t either. But he’s here tonight… Leave it to Larry Mullen Jr.!”
The group will begin their residency on September 29, with additional shows taking place on September 30 and October 5, 7, and 8. One day after the residency was announced, seven more concerts were scheduled throughout October. And a few weeks later, eight more shows were added in December, when the residency – from now on – comes to an end.
“My hope is that this is kind of a quantum leap in the sense of what a concert can be,” The Edge said previously. said Rolling Stone of the Sphere shows.