U2 has officially opened a new attraction in Las Vegas. It is an immersive experience that includes live music from the band but above all amazing visual and sound experiences.
Sphere’s sound system allows the audience to hear the music as if the source of the sound is very close to the user, but the screen that surrounds the auditorium has so far been unknown.
And the information and images shared about how this screen works are reserved, but the videos of the first attendees reveal the experience offered by U2.
It may not be another band that inaugurates this new high-tech area but one that is constantly evolving close to technology.
And as an opening ceremony, there is no shortage of celebrities gathered to witness the complete scenes broadcast on the screen to join U2 on stage.
Figures from Aron Paul, Andrea Agassi, Bryan Cranston, to Dakota Faning, and even former boxer Oscar de la Hoya gathered to witness the event.
Bryan Lee Cranston and Oscar de la Hoya, among those in attendance. Photo: Sphere Entertainment.
The videos show how as U2 touches the screen, they present all kinds of images very close to the audience, some with movements from 2D to some simulating as if the ceiling is collapsing; As an appetizer, the Irish band released the new single “Atomic City”, a “love song” for their fans.
The song, three and a half minutes long, was heard for the first time on Thursday on Irish radio station RTE, ahead of its presentation last night. The new single, recorded at Sound City studios in Los Angeles, was produced by Jacknife Lee and Steve Lillywhite, and represents “a tribute to the spirit of 70s post-punk”, according to an initial review by RTE.
Some experts consider “Atomic City” as a nod to the American band Blondie, whose work with the Italian composer Giorgio Moroder, known as the “father” of disco music, inspired the more electronic rhythms of U2.
This is only the first of 25 performances that the band will perform at the Sphere until December 25, but in between, Darren Arronofsky will also present his new film, especially on October 6.