NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Irish rock legends U2 are are taking a little detour from their current eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 to perform a special, invite-only show at the Apollo Theater in New York.
The concert, set for June 11, will only be available to subscribers of the SiriusXM satellite radio service, as announced by Howard Stern today during his live SiriusXM program The Howard Stern Show.
For the show, U2 will perform material from its current album “Songs of Experience,” as well as classic hits from the band’s extensive catalog.
The special concert will be the first time the band, who paid homage to Harlem’s Billie Holiday on their 1988 song “Angel of Harlem,” has played the noted theater.
“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history,” said Bono. “From the songs of Lou Reed, Billie Holiday and the Ramones that taught us how to listen, to the New Yorkers at our earliest U.S. shows who taught us how to play, the souls of New York and U2 have always been intertwined. The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York’s musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged Please Please Please is not only a bucket list moment, it’s an incredible honor.”
SiriusXM subscribers will have a chance to win tickets for the show via an invitation sent through email, and people who have been subscribers since April 25, 2018, will be able to enter for the chance to win a trip for two to New York, NY including airfare, hotel stay and a pair of tickets to SiriusXM Presents U2 at the World Famous Apollo Theater.
Previous private concerts organized by SiriusXM at the Apollo include shows by Paul McCartney in 2010, Bruce Springsteen in 2012, Metallica in 2013, James Taylor in 2015 and Guns N’ Roses in 2017.
After U2 wraps up the Apollo gig, they will hit the road again for the remaining dates of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE, which will close out with a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 3rd.