U2 performs “Seconds” for the first time since 1985

Music news

U2 also covered “ Two Hearts Beat as One ” of ” War » during his last residency concert in Las Vegas.

If Achtung Baby is the centerpiece of U2’s Las Vegas residency, the band used the Sphere to revisit forgotten songs from their catalog. That’s what happened Friday night, when Bono and his bandmates released ” Seconds » for the first time in concert since 1985.

A great bassline from Adam Clayton that he hasn’t played in 40 yearslaunched Bono in the preamble. It is taken from the album War,”Seconds” ». Bono then handed the vocals over to The Edge, who sang most of this improbable performance, with plenty of audience participation.

While the concerts of U2:UV Achtung Baby usually stick to a rigid setlist, the stripped-down part ” Turnable » of the concert allows U2 a little freedom. So far, these concerts have been an opportunity to unearth titles like “ When Love Comes to Town “, ” MLK » and, also on Friday evening, « Two Hearts Beat as One », another title of War which had not been performed since 2015.

But the biggest surprise was the surprise appearance of Lady Gaga, dressed as Bono, who performed “ All I Want Is You ” as well as ” Shallow », the tube of A Star Is Born, to the Sphere.

The residence Achtung Baby was launched on September 29 to inaugurate the Sphere. A day after the residency was announced, more concerts were scheduled in October and November due to high demand. Subsequently, 11 additional dates were announced. The residency is currently scheduled to end on February 18, 2024.


Written by

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is a dedicated writer and key contributor to the WECB website, Emerson College's student-run radio station. Passionate about music, radio communication, and journalism, Christopher pursues his craft with a blend of meticulous research and creative flair. His writings on the site cover an array of subjects, from music reviews and artist interviews to event updates and industry news. As an active member of the Emerson College community, Christopher is not only a writer but also an advocate for student involvement, using his work to foster increased engagement and enthusiasm within the school's radio and broadcasting culture. Through his consistent and high-quality outputs, Christopher Johnson helps shape the voice and identity of WECB, truly embodying its motto of being an inclusive, diverse, and enthusiastic music community.