U2 to play invite-only show at Apollo Theater in Harlem
U2 will take a detour to Harlem on its upcoming tour — with or without you.
The band announced Tuesday it will play the intimate Apollo Theater on June 11, an exclusive show for SiriusXM subscribers.
“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history. 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,” Bono said.
“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 tiny audience will hear hits from “Songs of Experience,” as well as U2 classics from a 40-year career.
The Apollo Theater, which will be U2’s smallest New York venue since a 2000 Irving Plaza show, has also hosted legends including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Guns N’ Roses for special SiriusXM shows.
Subscribers will have the chance to win tickets through an emailed invitation.
Other shows on the tour include stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston.