U2 will perform from Sphere in Las Vegas on the 2024 Grammy Awards, set to take place Sunday Feb. 4 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The segment will also feature a special awards presentation.
The news broke today on U2’s social media channel, complementing the record-setting run of U2’s acclaimed “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere.”
This is the first broadcast performance from Sphere, a first-of-its kind venue that has garnered worldwide headlines. The Grammys were held in Las Vegas two years ago, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Billboard’s Katie Atkinson reviewed U2’s opening night show at Sphere on Sept. 29. Her main takeaway: “U2 was exactly the right band to welcome the mind-blowing space.”
Expanding on that thought, Atkinson wrote: “You might think that all the technological bells and whistles could overshadow the performance, but U2’s music and message always remained the focal point throughout the two-hour set. … In the end, Sphere never overshadows U2; Sphere magnifies U2, pairing a band that has attempted to innovate with each new tour over their 40-plus-year career with a venue that seemingly has no limits of innovation.”
U2 have amassed 22 Grammys over the course of their career, including two awards in each of the top three categories – album, record and song of the year.
Previously announced Grammy Awards performers include Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and Travis Scott. Three of the first eight performers announced for the show are past album of the year winners – U2, Joel and Eilish.
Additional performers for the Grammy telecast will be announced.
Trevor Noah will host the Grammys for the fourth consecutive year. He too is a Grammy nominee. He is up for best comedy album for I Wish You Would. He’s the first Grammy host to be nominated for a Grammy that same year since Queen Latifah in 2005. Noah won a Primetime Emmy last week for outstanding talk series for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 8:00-11:30 p.m. live ET/5:00-8:30 p.m. live PT on CBS and will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).
The telecast will be produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy for the fourth consecutive year. Ben Winston, Raj Kapoor and Jesse Collins are executive producers.
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