Hey, U2 fans, listen up! You know how we all feel like we’re “Stuck in a Moment” when we hear that U2 is hitting the stage? Well, hold onto your hats because there’s some news that’s got everyone talking. The iconic band is about to kick off their “U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere” residency in Las Vegas, but there’s a twist. Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. won’t be there to “Beat on the Brat” with his drumsticks. Yeah, you heard that right!
“With or Without You,” Larry?
Adam Clayton, the band’s bassist, spilled the beans in a recent interview. He said, “The whole band and I’m sure the audience are going to be very sad and miss Larry.” Larry’s got some back issues that need sorting out, so he’s stepping back for a bit. He’s got a surgery lined up to make sure he can keep “Running to Stand Still” for many more years. So, who’s gonna fill those big shoes? It’s Bram van den Berg from the band Krezip. Larry’s all for it, though. He’s like, “Go ahead, guys, ‘Get On Your Boots’ and rock the stage without me.”
“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”
This isn’t the first time U2 has had to go on without a key member. Remember back in 2014 when Bono had to take a break? Yeah, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin stepped in to keep the U2 magic alive. Adam Clayton put it this way: “It happens in the life of bands.” Larry’s cool with it too. He knows he needs to focus on getting better, so he can come back and give us all “Vertigo” with his drumming skills.
“It’s a Beautiful Day” for a Concert, But…
The residency is set to start on September 29th. So, if you’re planning to catch U2 live, don’t let this news bring you down. It’s still gonna be a show to remember. But hey, let’s send some good vibes Larry’s way, alright?
So, what are you waiting for? Tickets are selling like hotcakes! You don’t want to be the one singing “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” when they’re all gone. Get yours now and be part of this epic, albeit slightly different, U2 experience!
Trust me, you don’t wanna miss this. It’s gonna be “Even Better Than the Real Thing!” 🎶
U2 Las Vegas Residency Schedules in 2023
|September 2023||29, 30|
|October 2023||5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28|
|November 2023||1, 3, 4|
|December 2023||1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16|