Stadium fixture U2 will play the historic Apollo Theater on June 11, in a one-night-only engagement that is being billed as their “Most Intimate New York City Show in Nearly 20 Years”
“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history,” frontman Bono said in an official statement. “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.”
The show is being presented by Sirius XM, who previously welcomed Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, James Taylor and Guns N’ Roses to host their own shows at the venue.
Tickets are “invitation-only” for SiriusXM subscribers who will win tickets via email. For a full rundown of how to win tickets visit the Sirius XM website.