“Many of you traveled a great distance to join us on this journey, so thank you,” said Bono before U2’s captivating performance of “Beautiful Day,” a rendition that left Dave Grohl in awe in Las Vegas.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

U2 wrapped up their time in Atomic City with a heartfelt farewell in the form of a ‘Thank You, Las Vegas’ video featuring their performance of “Beautiful Day,” recorded on March 2nd.

U2 concluded their residency at the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas over the weekend (March 2), with notable figures like Dave Grohl, Brian Eno, and US First Lady Jill Biden in attendance to bid them farewell at the state-of-the-art venue.

Following their departure, the Irish band released a video capturing their performance of the 2000 hit single “Beautiful Day,” titled “Beautiful Day (Thank You, Las Vegas).” The video features frontman Bono expressing gratitude to the fans, the band’s dedicated crew, and longtime friends such as his close companion Gavin Friday. As the quartet, including stand-in drummer Bram van den Berg, leaves the stage, Bono addresses the crowd in the clip, acknowledging the effort fans made to attend the event.

During the weekend, footage of the concert shot by fans spread rapidly across social media, drawing attention for an unexpected reason: the band themselves were notably absent from the clips. Instead, the videos captured Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl thoroughly enjoying himself at the event, enthusiastically pumping his fist in the air as U2 performed the first single from their “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” album.

Grohl’s connection with U2 traces back to March 23, 1992, during Nirvana’s era when he served as the band’s drummer. On that date, Grohl attended U2’s Zoo TV tour performance at the Forum in Montreal, Canada, and spent time backstage with the Irish band’s support act, Pixies. According to a 1992 Spin magazine article, Grohl had a significant encounter with Bono that night, where the U2 frontman took him aside and engaged in a lengthy discussion about “the pitfalls of success.”