U2 found what they were looking for in a duet partner Wednesday night at Sphere in Las Vegas, as Lady Gaga joined the group for duets on one of her songs, “Shallow,” and two of theirs, “All I Want Is You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
LADY GAGA & U2 🏻
A cantora subiu ontem no palco para cantar “All I Want Is You”, “Shallow” e “Still Haven’t Found”.
— U2 Brasil (@u2br) October 26, 2023
Bono introduced his fellow leather-jacketed guest as “the most audacious, vivacious woman in any room she’s ever in. Would you welcome to our turntable, the divine — the divinyl! — Lady Gaga.”
He wasn’t done praising her divinity. “Take it to the Elvis chapel!” exulted Bono in a breakdown in the middle of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” — further telling his duet partner, “You are the vestal virgin of Las Vegas!”
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” ended with a snippet of Massive Attack’s “Movie’ On Up,” as it sometimes has during U2’s Sphere engagement so far, with Gaga joining in on wailing that song as well.
Their joint take on “All I Want Is You” segued without any pause into Bono riffing on “Shallow,” with the singer slowly moving into the tune pointing at Gaga as if he wanted to make sure she remained on stage for it, suggesting the possibility that the band might have pulled it out on her as a surprise. Either way, she was more than ready for it.
U2 & Lady Gaga – I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Live at Sphere Las Vegas) pic.twitter.com/D7K6qJclkX
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U2 has not had prominent guests on stage in the band’s own Vegas residency until now. There’s plenty of time to bring more out. The band recently announced an extension that will add 11 shows in January and February of 2024, bringing the total number of concerts at the new venue to 36, for now. The newly added shows are set for Jan. 26, 27 and 31 and Feb. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 15, 17 and 18.
Full story at Variety
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