It's one of the biggest things to hit Las Vegas, and every Coloradan should be excited, whether their a fan of the band or not.

Yes, tickets for seeing U2 at the Sphere are expensive, but here's the opportunity for Coloradans to say there were there to see the band, in a way; and it's about The Centennial State.

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What Is Colorado's Connection to U2's Residency at The Sphere in Vegas?

Within the band's residency, they have Zoo Station:

...more than 12,000 square feet of interactive and immersive exhibit space across two floors, as well as a pop-up store with exclusive merchandise.

Part of Zoo Station is the the Zoo TV Cinema where they are showing several U2 concerts, one of those being 'U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.'

 When Does 'U2 Live at Red Rocks' Play in Las Vegas?

Through March 2, 2024, we can see 'U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky' at 6:15 p.m. on Fridays.

How Much are Tickets for Zoo TV Cinema?

When you consider how exorbitant tickets are to see them inside The Sphere, you'd be amazed to pay only $15.

Why is 'U2: Live at Red Rocks' So Special?

The concert, June 5 1983, put U2 on the map. The band coughed up just about all the money that they had ($30,000) to get the film made. Legendary Colorado music promoter Barry Fey and Island Records helped to get the $250,000 that was needed.

The Colorado Weather Became Part of the Concert Film

Having invested so much into filming the Red Rocks concert, the band and promoters just couldn't shut the show down when torrential rain started at the outdoor amphitheater. The two opening bands canceled, it was that bad.

Crew members used squeegees to keep rain away from the wires. The assistant of recording engineer Randy Ezratty received an electrical shock while setting up a lighting truss.

Only about half of the people who had tickets actually went, and Bono had them all come as close to the stage as they could, regardless of what their tickets said.

It was a crazy, dangerous, fun night. A Coloradan seeing it on the big hi-tech screen in Las Vegas would be very satisfying.

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