U2 will return to the stage with a residency at the newest venue in Las Vegas, The Sphere, which is scheduled to open in September.
They made the announcement with a 15-second promo late in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.
Dates this fall for U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at The Sphere have not been announced, but a new website, U2XSphere.com, has been launched and fans are encouraged to register to get details on show dates and tickets.
A four-minute video documenting an unidentified flying object around the world -- the sphere -- can also be viewed on the new site. The clip features some of the band's longtime fans encountering the sphere and then gathering in the Nevada desert to see it with the band.
It's then that The Edge asks Bono, "So, are we doing this?" And Bono says, "We'd be mad not to."
And, as the sphere gets closer a baby's face appears and says, "There's room for everybody. Actung."
The shows however will not feature the entire band as drummer Larry Mullen will sit out to undergo and recuperate from surgery. Bram van den Berg will sit in for him.
In a statement, Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton say, "It's going to take all we've got to approach the Sphere without our bandmate in the drum seat, but Larry has joined us in welcoming Bram van den Berg who is a force in his own right.
. So exactly who is his fill-in, Bram van den Berg?
The 40-year-old van den Berg is from the Dutch village of Wamel and joined his first band, One in a Million, in 2001 while studying at the Fontys Rock Academy in Tilburg. He joined the Dutch group Krezip on New Year's Day 2005. He recorded with them until they broke up in 2009.
Van den Berg then drummed for such acts as VanVelzen, Drive Like Maria and Guild of Stags before Krezip reunited in 2019. Their sixth album, Any Day Now, is due out April 7th.
Krezip wrote in an Instagram post that they are "incredibly proud" of van den Berg, adding that U2 is one of his favorite bands. Van den Berg has cited Mullen, Roger Taylor, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl as a big influences on his drumming.