Skip to Content

Parents Guide To U2 Concert At Sphere In Las Vegas

Sharing is caring!

Parents of the younger concertgoers: you’ll want the details from this Parents Guide to U2 concert at Sphere in Las Vegas before you go to the show. Be sure to know what to take to a U2 concert. This parents guide will help you navigate the experience with kids. Here’s what to know about U2’s concert at Sphere before the kids go! Affiliate links are included in this post.

parents guide to U2 concert at the sphere

What To Know Before You Take Kids To U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere (2023) Parents Guide

It’s a big deal to take your kiddo to their first big concert!

And there’s no bigger concert this year than U2 at Sphere in Las Vegas. This place is AMAZING and puts on an incredible, immersive show that your U2 fanatic will want to see.

If you are taking kids or dropping off your teens, we’ve compiled a parent’s guide of information for this specific tour to help you prepare for the event.

And trust us: it is a BIG EVENT. (BTW- How many times can we say big in this post? SO MANY TIMES.)

This guide is full of important information that should work for every concert you are heading to during this Vegas residency.

Here’s your parents guide to U2 concert at Sphere in Las Vegas.

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

U2 Concert At Sphere In Las Vegas (2023) Dates

This is the inaugural residency for the newest venue on the Vegas Strip.

U2 will be playing each night on the following dates:

  • September 29 & 30
  • October 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 & 25, 27 and 28
  • November 1, 3 and 4
  • December 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 16
  • January 26, 27, 31
  • February 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18

Do Some U2 Homework: Listen To The U2: UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere Song List Before The Kids Go

U2 has a TON of songs, but Bono can’t sing them all for you at the concert. So, we think listening to the setlist is key to getting your kids ready for what they’ll hear live.

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas. Bono singing

Does Bono Or U2 Cuss In His Songs Or On Stage?

As my friend Joyce said, “it’s always a possibility Bono might curse when talking on stage (he’s Irish—f@ck is like a conjunction or article to then) but it’s pretty unusual.”

And she would know since she’s seen 48 U2 concerts and is absolutely an expert fan.

For cursing within the songs, just one song has a swear word (Acrobat) and it contains the refrain “don’t let the b@stards grind you down” several times.

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

U2 Concert At Sphere In Las Vegas (2023) Setlist For Parents

Here is the U2: UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere setlist of songs:

  1. Achtung Baby
  2. Zoo Station
  3. The Fly
  4. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  5. Mysterious Ways
  6. One
  7. Until the End of the World
  8. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  9. Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  10. Turntable
  11. All I Want Is You
  12. Desire
  13. Angel of Harlem
  14. Love Rescue Me
  15. Achtung Baby
  16. So Cruel
  17. Acrobat
  18. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  19. Love Is Blindness
  20. Elevation
  21. Atomic City
  22. Vertigo
  23. Where the Streets Have No Name
  24. With or Without You
  25. Beautiful Day

We’d suggest finding the setlist on Spotify or Apple Music.

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

What Time Does U2 Go On Stage? How Long Is U2 The Sphere Concert?

U2 goes on stage between 8:30 and 8:40 pm each night at Sphere.

They will play for 2 hours.

Is There an Opening Act For U2?

There is no opening act per se but DJ Paulie the PSM Lovejoy (who will be known by Harry Styles fans) spins tunes from 7:30 to show time on the general admission floor and moves through the crowd. 

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

What To Bring To U2 Concerts (2023)

Since you’ll be there for a long time, use this list to prep what to take to the concert.

Sphere is a “no bag” facility, meaning that large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the venue. Sphere does not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. 

Exceptions to this policy include small clutches, purses, and fanny packs that are no larger than approximately 6 in. x 6 in. x 2 in., as well as diaper bags and bags required for medical items.  

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

List of Things To Bring to U2 Concert At Sphere (2023) Concert

  • portable battery for your phone (plus phone cord!) Maybe consider multiple chargers depending on how long you’ll be at the stadium
  • empty water bottle. Clear, soft-plastic, empty bottles are permitted.
  • completely clear bag (thought this isn’t required, it helps with security)
  • snacks for the car after the concert
  • Concert Earplugs. We’ve seen a lot of younger kids really miserable because the concert is just too loud for them. Consider bringing earplugs along just in case.
  • hand sanitizer (always!)
  • Something to do while waiting for the concert to start that’s NOT your phone. Cards or a book might help pass the time and save that phone battery. There are charging stations and WiFi in The Sphere, however.
parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

Items Not Allowed At Sphere Concerts

  • Items not permitted inside Sphere include (but are not limited to):
  • Weapons, firearms, knives
  • Laser pens
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Signs, banners, flags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Video cameras/recording devices
  • Outside food and beverage, including alcohol
  • Glass, cans, aluminum bottles
  • Hoverboards and skateboards
  • Cowbells and airhorns

Additionally: video cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices, and professional cameras (those including telephoto or zoom lenses) are not permitted inside Sphere. 

Please note: Sphere does not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings.

parents guide to U2 concert at the Sphere in las vegas

Parents Guide to U2 Concert: Pack Snacks In The Car For Post-Concert

The best tip we’ve seen for this guide to U2 Concert At Sphere is to pack your patience for after the tour: and a snack bag for the parking lot waiting.

There have been reports of sitting in traffic for 1-2 hours post-U2 concert just to leave the parking lot. If that happens to you, you’ll appreciate planning ahead with a small cooler of snacks for the wait.

parents guide to U2 concert

What To Wear To U2 Concert At Sphere: Comfortable Shoes

Listen, just about everything goes in Vegas.

Jeans and Tees or dressing up and going all out- you’ll see the full spectrum at the U2 concert at The Sphere this year.

Our advice: think of this as an event, and not just a musical concert. And go all out.

Our number one suggestion is to dress in something you are comfortable wearing for a long time. Because you will be at this experience for a minimum of 4 hours and you may be walking to the concert from your hotel.

But make sure whatever you do, you wear comfortable shoes to the concert.

We cannot stress enough how much you will be on your feet when U2 goes on stage and you will wish you left those high heels at home!

So comfortable shoes are a MUST.

We know, we know, the cute boots with the heel are tempting.

But unless you’ve broken them in, please reconsider. You and your kiddo may regret that choice by the end of the night!

parents guide to U2 concert

Merchandise Purchases

Merch is a VERY big deal for the U2 Concert At The Sphere

If your child is interested in the most popular items, you’ll want to arrive early. Like stupid early.

As early as the parking lot opens early so you can get in line right away.

Items may sell out- which is why we want to warn you in this parents guide to U2 Concert at the Sphere.

The U2 Concert Merchandise Tip: Once Inside The Sphere, GO UP.

Most people will stop at the first merch tent or truck or line they see.

The smartest of the concertgoers will have read this guide to U2 Concert At Sphere and will know that more merch is being sold on the higher concourses.

Go ahead and take that elevator early and head to a higher floor. There usually are more merchandise options up there- and most have ZERO lines.

You can also pop out during a song to hit the merchandise lines- which is a great plan for parents who feel comfortable leaving their older teens alone for a bit.

Please keep in mind that Sphere is a cashless venue and only accepts credits cards or mobile payment, including Google Pay and Apple pay. 

Reverse ATMs, which convert cash into a debit card, are located near the escalators on levels 2, 4, and 6 for your convenience.

parents guide to U2 concert (8)

Parents Guide to U2 Concert: Motion Sickness, Loud Noises And Flashing Lights Warning

For sensitive kiddos, please be aware that there are flashing lights, pyrotechnic moments and loud noises during the concert.

We put earplugs on the list of things to take for a reason!

Be aware that Even Better than the Real Thing has art on screen that has made some motion sick. Nothing major, but just be aware and close your eyes if it affects you.

parents guide to U2 concert at the sphere

Stand For As Much Of U2 Concert At Sphere (2023) As Possible: Parents Take Note!

Many in the crowd will stand for the entire concert. Especially in the lower levels and obviously in the General Admission (no seats at all in this section- standing room only).

The upper levels are more likely be stay seated, particularly because the seating is incredibly steep up there and it’s just safer to sit for the show.

If you have a shorter child going with you, be prepared for them to be blocked or need to be held to see the stage or screens.

U2’s fans are mixed when it comes to standing the whole time- some do, and do so passionately. Some are more chill and want to sit. So it really may depend on where you end up getting tickets.

If you have an aisle seat, you might make out a bit better but those in the middle of the row could be blocked from the view.

Remember when we said to dress comfortably? This is why.

parents guide to U2 concert

When Can You Pee During U2 Concert At Sphere?

This might be the most important part of the U2 Concert guide.

There isn’t an intermission and there isn’t really a slow part of the show you’ll safely want to miss.

Check the set list and pick the song you can “sacrifice” to go and run and pee during this high-energy show.

There a brief pause before the encore starts before Elevation, but really, at that point just hold it!

Parents Guide To U2 Concert At The Sphere Final Tips

Pack your patience, and leave the negativity at home.

This is one big, inclusive, fangirling and fanboying event.

The U2 fans are fanatical about their love of this band. And as we’ve noted many times… it’s BIG. And breathtaking. And just so freaking cool.

This means many people are trying to enjoy the same great group.

And know that you won’t get home quickly (even if you plan on taking public transportation- the trains and buses are running, but there are going to be tons of people utilizing the same modes).

Talk with your kids in advance so they know what to expect. We’d also suggest watching some videos (Tik Tok and Instagram Reels are great bite-sized moments for this).

We hope this parents guide to U2 Concert At Sphere helps with your concert plans!

parents guide to U2 concert. Bono on stage.

More Parents Guides You’ll Love

Sharing is caring!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.