If you were hoping to see U2 in concert at some point in the near future, there's good news and bad news.

The Dublin rock band will play a series of gigs in 2023 - but you'll have to travel to Las Vegas to see them.

Bono and co. have been announced as the first band to undertake a residency at the brand new venue, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian.

The venue holds 20,000 standing or 17, 500 seated fans and is described as the "next generation of live entertainment, offering fans a multi-sensory experience of sound and light inside the largest spherical structure ever created."

U2 will play on non-consecutive days over several months next year, and are also expected to tour North America at some point next summer - perhaps concurrently with the residency in Sin City.

It's not yet known whether they plan to release a new album ahead of the residency/mooted tour, or whether it will draw on their illustrious back catalogue to date. Their last album was 2017's 'Songs of Experience', while their last tour was 'The Joshua Tree' anniversary tour in 2019.

Before then, Bono publishes his autobiography 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story' in November.