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25th Jul 2022

U2 to take up residency in new $1.8 billion Las Vegas arena

Rory Cashin

The huge MSG Sphere is set to open in 2023.

U2 are set to take up the first residency at the brand new MSG Sphere when it opens in Las Vegas in 2023.

The new $1.8 billion arena is positioned just off the main Las Vegas strip, connected to the Venetian Hotel by a 1,000 foot long pedestrian bridge.

The official description of the MGS Sphere at The Venetian is as follows:

“The next generation of live entertainment, offering fans a multi-sensory experience of sound and light inside the largest spherical structure ever created. For concerts, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian can hold 20,000 standing spectators or 17,500 seated guests, with 23 VIP suites.

“The Sphere will include 160,000 square feet of interior immersive display video viewing, state-of-the-art spatial audio and an exterior exosphere that changes the building’s look via fully programmable LED technology.”

Billboard reported that U2 will be the first residency in place at the arena, and that it will “be part of a residency that will be spread out over several months and be performed on non-consecutive days.”

As per that report, it was stated that the MSG Sphere at The Venetian is looking to open in time to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship when it comes to Nevada in November 2023.

Additionally, there are plans for another MSG Sphere to be built and opened in London in the near future.

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