UNCASVILLE, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Irish rock legends U2 closed out the North American segment of their “Songs of Experience + Innocence” on July 3rd with a two-hour concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The band’s production team transformed the venue by adding additional stage platforms with hydraulic catwalks connecting the two, allowing U2 to interact with the audience and creating an intimate feel for the arena show.
The two-tiered hydraulic catwalk also supported a diaphanous floor-to-ceiling screen to capture video projections during the show, and allow members of the band to appear to interact with images or messages displayed on the screen.
U2 covered some of their classic catalog of hits as well as new material from their latest album, with Bono explaining that the setlist was chosen to bring the audience on a journey with the band.
With the Mohegan Sun the smallest venue on the band’s North American run, the final show was something of a ‘get’ for the casino’s Sr. Corporate Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Tom Cantone.
“It was a Big Night at Mohegan Sun Arena,” Cantone said. “People came from L.A., Paris and around the country to catch their very last show in the U.S. A big thank you to our friends at Live Nation: Gerry Barad, Arthur Fogel, and Jim Koplik, and of course the crew who received the ultimate compliment from the U2 Tour as ‘One of the best venues we have played’….Thank You All.”