Exploring the Musical Magic of Las Vegas: U2 Residency, Beyoncé, Duran Duran, and a Night with Gene Simmons

U2 finally unveiled their plans for a residency at the MSG Sphere during the Super Bowl. According to Casino.org, the Irish rock group will be putting on twelve shows at the $2.2 billion entertainment venue behind the Venetian. They created a website, u2xspehere.com, for their fans to sign up for a Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale. The promotional video for the residency, titled “U2: UV Achtung Baby”, hinted that the set list will mainly focus on the band’s 1991 album. However, there is still no definitive date for when the residency will start, other than “this fall”. Additionally, it is uncertain whether the band will perform with Larry Mullen Jr., who recently stated he won’t be playing live in 2023 due to his needing neck and elbow surgery.

In addition to U2, there are other renowned acts from the ’80s lined up to play in Las Vegas. Duran Duran will be playing the T-Mobile Arena on August 26th, with special guests Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Bastille. Tickets go on sale February 16th. Beyonce, meanwhile, added a second tour stop in Vegas due to high demand. Access codes for this show have already been sent to Verified Fans who were waitlisted for the first Las Vegas show. Also extending his Las Vegas residency is Carlos Santana, who added 16 dates in September and November at House of Blues.

Psycho Las Vegas, the heavy metal and psychedelic rock festival, has been postponed until 2024. Fans who purchased passes for this event can receive a full refund. KISS frontman Gene Simmons is also offering a unique experience for two people at the Rio. For $4,995, the guests can get a photo with Simmons, see a performance by his solo band, and join him for dinner at Voodoo Steakhouse.

The 26th annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love gala is taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on February 18th. It will feature a plethora of stars, including Sammy Hagar, John Mayer, Alice Cooper, Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, and many more. Seats are still available for $7,500 per seat or $75K and $100K per table, with proceeds going to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.