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Hollywood Descends on Las Vegas for U2’s Sphere Kick-Off: “This Is Arguably The Greatest Music Venue on the Planet”

Timed perfectly to Friday’s harvest moon that illuminated the dusty Las Vegas skyline, Sphere — Madison Square Garden’s epic $2.3 billion immersive live entertainment venue and the world’s largest spherical structure — opened its doors for the first time. Joining the packed house of 20,000 attendees, a parade of music-loving celebrities made their way to […]

U2 Opens Las Vegas Sphere With a Dazzling Musical and Visual Odyssey Before 18,000 Fans

Given U2’s reputation for pushing technical and creative boundaries with its live concerts, it seemed fitting that the band opened the anticipated Sphere in Las Vegas on Friday with its most ambitious and transportive live show ever: an electrifying live performance and visual odyssey that unfolds on Sphere’s enveloping 160,000-square-foot wraparound interior LED display. Built […]

From Adele to Usher, Why Vegas Has Become More than a Pit Stop for Performers

Forget the clichés about the Vegas residency being a déclassé prelude to retirement. Since 2003, when Céline Dion began her $681.3 million residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, talent has been clamoring for coveted spots on Vegas stages. Chart toppers who could fill arenas across the country are setting up shop in Vegas to […]

The Las Vegas Sphere Is a “Mind-Boggling” Vision of the Future of Entertainment

An instantly iconic addition to Las Vegas’ skyline, Sphere is not only the world’s largest spherical structure but also a technological marvel whose innovations could offer a glimpse of entertainment’s future. The venue near The Venetian will make its long-anticipated debut Sept. 29 with a U2 residency, closely followed by the launch of the first movie […]

Tribeca Festival to Open With Sarajevo Doc ‘Kiss the Future,’ Close With ‘A Bronx Tale’ Anniversary

The 2023 Tribeca Festival has revealed its opening and closing night and centerpiece selections, as well as more gala events. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, June 7, with the North American premiere of the documentary Kiss the Future, which follows underground musicians and creatives through the siege of Sarajevo and the 1997 U2 […]

Bono and The Edge Talk Working With David Letterman For ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ Doc: “Our Music Is Just Better With Him Around”

In upcoming concert doc Bono and The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman, U2’s Bono and The Edge return to Dublin with longtime fan David Letterman in tow. On Wednesday evening, the stars gathered at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the film’s premiere. Following the screening, the trio and […]

George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at the John […]

Kennedy Center Honors Will Fete George Clooney, Gladys Knight and U2 at This Year’s Ceremony

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday announced the honorees for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors, which are given to recipients to recognize their lifetime artistic achievements. This year’s honorees include actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, the rock band U2, and composer, conductor and […]

U2’s Bono and The Edge Perform “Stand by Me” at Kyiv Bomb Shelter

U2 frontman Bono performed in a Kyiv subway station that serves as a bomb shelter Sunday, showing his support for Ukrainians trying to fend off the Russian invasion. The Irish singer has tweeted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “invited us to perform in Kyiv as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so […]

U2 Scripted Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Netflix (Exclusive)

It’s a beautiful day at Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner to develop a scripted series about legendary rock band U2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled show, which is currently in the early development stages, will be penned by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-nominated writer […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Bono and The Edge (‘Sing 2’)

Bono and The Edge, this week’s guests on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, are two of the most popular and influential music artists of all time. They account for one half, and are the principal songwriters, of U2, a band from the north side of Dublin which formed in 1976 and has since made […]

‘Sing 2’ Filmmaker Garth Jennings Reveals Spike Jonze’s Uncredited Role as Feline Assistant

The Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures animated sequel Sing 2 boasts an impressive cast of voice talent including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Bono, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Pharell Wiliams, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. During a post-screening Q&A at the London West Hollywood on Wednesday evening, […]