U2 had a busy Sunday night (Feb. 4). In addition to giving most of the world the first extended glimpse at the eye-popping visuals from their ongoing residency series at Las Vegas’ Sphere during a remote performance on the 66th annual Grammy Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also dropped a dancefloor-ready remix of their “Atomic City” single.
The track released in September to coincide with the kick-off of the veteran band’s first-ever Vegas stay-put gets the expected beat upgrade from Guetta, who adds an insistent thump and classic EDM drop to the bare-bones rocker. During the show, U2 performed the song in the Sphere, though the segment began outside the venue, with towering images of the Irish rockers beamed onto the globe-shaped exterior.
It was the first time cameras were allowed inside the venue that has quickly become one of the most-photographed spots on the Vegas strip. U2 were the first act to set up shop at the Sphere in September and their one-off “Atomic” single became their 14th No. 1 on Adult Alternative Airplay in November. After their Sunday set, U2 singer Bono presented the best pop vocal album nominees, which was won by Taylor Swift’s Midnights.
U2 are booked to perform at Sphere through March 2. They will be followed by shorter runs from Phish — who will perform four gigs from April 18-21 — and the Grateful Dead spin-off group Dead & Co., who last week announced a 24-show run that will run from May 16-July 13.
Listen to the Guetta remix of “Atomic City” below.