U2 last performed the Darlene Love classic in 1987 at one of their famous concerts Rattle and Hum.
U2 offered their rendition of a holiday classic for the first time in nearly 36 years on Friday, covering “ Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) » by Darlene Love at the Sphere in Las Vegas.
U2 had performed “ Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) » in concert on only one other occasion: on December 20, 1987, the group closed its tour Joshua Tree with a concert at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The performances from this concert ended up on the album Rattle and Humand although the song “ Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) » was not included on the album, the band released a video of a performance of the classic during a soundcheck:
Saturday night’s concert at the Sphere was to be the last of U2’s Las Vegas residency, which has been extended until March 2024. Perhaps to promote the additional dates, the band shared a new live video of ” The Fly » ofAchtung Baby which captures the immersive power of the Sphere better than the usual fan clips uploaded to YouTube:
Bono and his bandmates will conclude their U2 UV: Achtung Baby residency on March 2, after a total of 40 concerts.