U2 blow fans away with incredible stage visuals as the new Las Vegas Sphere venue is lit up with largest LED screen in the WORLD: ‘The only concert where the nosebleed seats are the best!’

Rock legends U2 launched their Las Vegas residency on Friday night, which marks the official opening of the Sphere.

And fans have been going wild over the ‘absolutely insane’ and ‘mind-blowing’ visual experience.

At 336 feet tall and 516 feet wide, the Sphere has been described as the largest spherical structure in the world that comes complete with a 160,000 wraparound LED display, 164,000 speakers, along with 4D capabilities.

For now it is the home of the iconic Irish rockers’ U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere residency, who are playing their first of more than two dozen performances scheduled through December 16.

The legendary rock band, who have won 22 Grammys, performed for two hours inside the massive, state-of-the-art spherical venue with crystal-clear audio.

Wow: Rock legends U2 launched their Las Vegas residency on Friday night, which marks the official opening of the Sphere

Exciting! And fans have been going wild over the ‘absolutely insane’ and ‘mind-blowing’ visual experience

Throughout the night, there were a plethora of attractive visuals – including kaleidoscope images, a burning flag and Las Vegas´ skyline.

‘What a fancy pad,’ said Bono, who was accompanied onstage with guitarists The Edge and Adam Clayton along with drummer Bram van den Berg. 

A slew of celebrities were among the crowd of more than 20,000 who received the first-look at the much-anticipated show, including Jon HammPaul McCartney, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Dakota Fanning, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Banks, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Josh Duhamel, Jane Seymour and Kate Hudson.

And taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans couldn’t contain their excitement for the incredible new show.

‘U2 opened the $2.3 billion Las Vegas Sphere last night and the visuals are incredible’, one wrote.

A second said: ‘The Sphere is absolutely insane’.

A third joked: ‘The only concert where the nose-bleed seats are the best’.

A fourth added: ‘I still can’t believe that thing is real’.

Incredible: At 336 feet tall and 516 feet wide, the Sphere has been described as the largest spherical structure in the world that comes complete with a 160,000 wraparound LED display, 164,000 speakers, along with 4D capabilities

Breath-taking: For now it is the home of the iconic Irish rockers’ U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere residency, who are playing their first of more than two dozen performances scheduled through December 16

Performance: The legendary rock band, who have won 22 Grammys , performed for two hours inside the massive, state-of-the-art spherical venue with crystal-clear audio

Details: Throughout the night, there were a plethora of attractive visuals – including kaleidoscope images, a burning flag and Las Vegas´ skyline

‘Concerts will never be the same’, another added. 

At a cost of about $2 billion, the Sphere will become home to concerts and shows utilizing a 160,000 wraparound LED display and 164,000 speakers along with 4D capabilities that will surround the audience in their seats, according to CBS 8 News Now in Las Vegas.

The outside of Sphere, or the Exosphere, is the largest LED screen on Earth, consisting of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks spaced eight inches apart. Each puck contains 48 individual LED diodes. 

With some 25 more shows of the new immersive technology at the Sphere, ticket prices for U2 range from $400 to $1450.

The band is performing these shows for the first time without drummer Larry Mullen Jr., who’s taking this year off to treat and recuperate from various injuries he’s accumulated over the years. 

After wrapping up The Beatles´ jam ‘Love Me Do,’ Bono recognized Paul McCartney, who was in attendance, saying ‘Macca is in the house tonight.’ 

He acknowledged Sphere owner James Dolan’s efforts for spearheading a venue that’s pushing forward the live concert audio landscape with 160,000 high-quality speakers and 260 million video pixels.

The Sphere is the brainchild of Dolan, the executive chair of Madison Square Garden and owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers. 

He sketched the first drawing of the venue on notebook paper.

‘I’m thinking the that the Sphere may have come into existence because of Jim Dolan trying to solve the problem that The Beatles started when they played Shea Stadium,’ Bono said. 

‘Nobody could hear you. You couldn’t hear yourselves. Well, the Sphere’s here… Can you hear us?’

As U2 wrapped up the show, a bright light shined from the ceiling and the massive screen began to fill with images of birds, insects and reptiles above a lake. 

The band then closed its first Sphere concert with Beautiful Day, which won three Grammys in 2001. 

With sales of up to 170 million records from 15 studio albums over their career, U2 are considered one of the best-selling musical artists in history. 

Residency: The band is performing these shows for the first time without drummer Larry Mullen Jr., who’s taking this year off to treat and recuperate from various injuries he’s accumulated over the years

Outstanding: The band then closed its first Sphere concert with Beautiful Day, which won three Grammys in 2001

Huge: The Sphere is the brainchild of Dolan, the executive chair of Madison Square Garden and owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers

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