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U2 at Sphere

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U2:UV Live at Sphere

On Sept. 29, 2023, the Irish rock band began their Las Vegas residency at the Sphere – a sci-fi structure that has 160,000 speakers and a giant wrap-around LED screen.

They opened the new venue on the first night of their ‘U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere’ in which they played their 1991 LP in its entirety along with their hits.

Right from the start, Bono once again showed up as “the fly” (his most iconic persona) wearing our SPARTAN 1968 fly glasses, the same model he wore in 1993 when touring the Zooropa tour.

During the encore set at Sphere and from the second show on -09.30.23-, he started to wear upon request another model of ours, the VIKING 1973 fly glasses. That said, our two models were worn by him on the same night, every night after that. First in purple color, then blue, and after the November break due to the F1 racing in Las Vegas, he also requested a lighter version for both colors, wearing mostly the light purple ones until the end of this U2 residency, which ended in March 2nd.

Our Sunglasses as part of

U2's Merchandise

Below these lines, our model “Viking 1973” fully U2 branded with the ‘THE FLY’ logo (Bono’s trademark) on the left arm. This custom version of our sunglasses was available and for sale at the “Zoo Station” fan portal within the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, and via U2.com, during the time of this residency, between 2023 and 2024.

The Fly Shades

Worn by Bono over the years