As U2 prepares for their highly anticipated autumn residency in Las Vegas, the Edge recently spoke with Rolling Stone and hinted at the potential of performing the 30-year-old fan-favorite tune ‘Numb’ from their Zooropa album. He also indicated the band’s doubts over whether or not to go ahead with it. U2’s Achtung Baby Live at Sphere Las Vegas engagement will begin on September 29, with further gigs scheduled for the following days. The engagement coincides with the band’s 30th anniversary of their ‘Zooropa’ record, which was released in 1993. During the residency, the band will pay tribute to the record, but the primary focus will be on their 1991 album, ‘Achtung Baby.’ While there will be some nods to ‘Zooropa’ during the residency, The Edge told Rolling Stone that the band is still hesitant to perform ‘Numb,’ one of the album’s hit songs. U2 aims to provide fans with a captivating and thrilling experience, and they’re still deciding if ‘Numb’ meets that standard.
According to The Edge: “I believe there will be some references to ‘Zooropa.'” The tours [for ‘Achtung Baby’ and ‘Zooropa’] merged in our imaginations. “However, I believe ‘Achtung Baby’ will be the main focus.” He said for ‘Numb’: “We’ve talked about it. But it’s far from certain that we’ll go there. We’ll see what happens. It’ll come down to what feels the most interesting and thrilling.” As fans anticipate U2’s upcoming residency in Las Vegas, there is little doubt that the band will provide an unforgettable experience. Whether or not they perform ‘Numb’ remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: fans of U2 can always expect the unexpected.