NEW YORK (AP) — U2 will be returning to the concert stage later this year for the first time since 2019, but will be without one of their original quartets as drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is on the injured list.
The band gave hints about their reappearance on the biggest stage possible. super ball Sunday — and announced a series of shows The new MSG Sphere venue will open in Las Vegas this fall.
The concert will focus on the band’s 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’.
Band members Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton said in a statement on Sunday, “We need to get back on stage and see our fans in their faces again.
No dates other than Las Vegas have been announced, but it’s unlikely the show will be held in just one city. In 2017 and his 2019, the band undertook a worldwide concert tour based on the “Joshua Tree” album.
Mullen is definitely the founder of the band. The four members met in a Dublin kitchen to answer an ad he posted on his high school’s bulletin board for musicians. U2 did not elaborate on his health concerns, but Washington Post report In November, the drummer said he had problems with his neck and elbow that required surgery.
According to Bono’s book Surrender, the band went on stage without all four members in 1993 when Clayton missed a gig in Australia due to health reasons, and in 1978 when Mullen Only twice when I broke my leg in a motorcycle accident.
Mullen was replaced in Las Vegas by Dutch drummer Bram van den Berg.
U2 are set to release a disc, Songs of Surrender, next month featuring 40 re-recorded and re-imagined versions of their catalog.
The Edge said he was impressed with the state-of-the-art sound and video system being built for MSG Sphere. “We all thought about it and decided it would be crazy not to accept the invitation.