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U2 concert uses stunning visuals to open massive Sphere venue in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two helicopters zoomed through the starlit skies before producing spotlights over a Las Vegas desert and U2 frontman Bono, who kneeled to ground while singing "Vertigo." This scene may seem customary, but the visuals were created by floor-to-ceiling graphics inside the immersive Sphere. It was one of the several impressive moments during U2's "UV Achtung Baby" first residency show at the high-tech, globe-shaped venue, which opened […]

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In unusual step, U2 reinterprets 40 of its best-known songs

NEW YORK (AP) — In reimagining 40 of its best-known songs in new recordings, U2 considered how many fans experience the music: through earphones connected to a device in their pockets. Most of the songs were written to be belted out onstage. So in revisiting the material for a project that comes out this week, U2 turns down the volume, reasoning it would be fun to see intimacy as the […]

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U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León are being honored this year. The center generally honors five people every […]

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Bono memoir ‘Surrender’ to be released in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-rumored memoir by Bono, U2's frontman, is coming out this fall. Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that the book, first signed up in 2015 but not officially disclosed at the time, will be called "Surrender." Reports that the signer-activist had a deal date back to at least 2019. The book's subtitle is "40 Songs, One Story," a reference to the structure of "Surrender": 40 chapters, […]

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