In an unforgettable evening that captivated the audience at Sphere in Las Vegas, U2 joined forces with the unparalleled Lady Gaga for a series of stunning duets that left fans spellbound. The remarkable collaboration took place on a Wednesday night, and featured a harmonious blend of Gaga’s hit “Shallow,” along with U2’s classics “All I Want Is You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.
Bono, always the charismatic frontman, introduced Lady Gaga in a style befitting a rock legend, praising her as “the most audacious, vivacious woman in any room she’s ever in." He warmly welcomed her to the stage, referring to her as both divine and “divinyl” - a playful nod to her transcendent presence.
U2 and Gaga's Stunning Synergy
In the midst of their powerful rendition of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Bono couldn’t help but break down in praise, exclaiming “Take it to the Elvis chapel!” and affectionately dubbing Gaga as “the vestal virgin of Las Vegas”.
Their synergy was undeniable, as they seamlessly transitioned into “All I Want Is You,” before Bono smoothly riffed into “Shallow,” gesturing towards Gaga in a moment that suggested the legendary band might have surprised her with the addition.
Regardless, Gaga proved she was more than ready to rise to the occasion. Lady Gaga, no stranger to the Nevada stage, had recently concluded her extended “Jazz & Piano” show at Dolby Live in Park MGM earlier in the month.
Since her departure from Las Vegas, Gaga appears to be on a global tour of rock royalty, having joined the Rolling Stones for a spectacular performance just days prior in New York. The Stones graciously shared the full performance on their official YouTube channel.
This wasn't Gaga’s first time sharing the stage with U2; the two powerhouse acts previously performed “Ordinary Love” together at Madison Square Garden back in 2015. However, this was a landmark moment for U2’s Las Vegas residency, marking their first time welcoming a guest of such stature to their stage.
With the recent announcement of an additional 11 shows in early 2024, fans are left wondering and hoping for more incredible collaborations to come.