Dec 26, 2023

Preview the immersive exhibition accompanying U2's opening shows at Sphere

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — U2 fans prepared to witness the band open the highly anticipated Sphere Las Vegas will have access to a 12,000-square-foot interactive exhibit at Venetian Las Vegas.

The U2 Zoo Station Fan Portal — "the ultimate hub for fans," according to organizers — is expected to open Sept. 28.

The exhibit was developed in collaboration with band members and Gavin Friday, U2's longtime creative director. It's expected to feature an Ultra Violet lounge for music and shopping, the Fly Bar for drinks and interactive art, and Zoo TV Cinema with band footage and films curated by The Edge.

"Zoo Station will serve as a centralized hub/destination for people to celebrate, congregate, shop, view exclusive U2 content, and immerse themselves in the band’s history," organizers stated in a news release.

The U2 Zoo Station Fan Portal will be open to the public daily, organizers said, with priority access and special events for those who purchased VIP tickets to U2:UV Achtung Baby Live.

Exhibit highlights are expected to include:

The exhibit borrows its name from the opening track on U2's 1991 album "Achtung Baby," named for a Berlin train station near where the album was recorded. Organizers say it will allow fans to experience to origins and inspirations for "Achtung Baby." In anticipation of the Zoo Station exhibit announcement, Sphere's exterior lit up Tuesday night with what organizers say is the first ever U2:UV Achtung Baby Live content to help celebrate the announcement.

U2 previously announced it would open the new globe-shaped entertainment venue in Las Vegas with 25 shows from Sept. 29 to Dec. 16.

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