Over the weekend, U2 took to Fremont Street in Las Vegas for the world premiere of their new song, “Atomic City.” The band was staged on a flatbed trailer as it rolled through the area with 250 extras and onlookers just before midnight. As they filmed, Bono joked to the crowd that it was a “low budget” video.
He said to the audience: “We hope you like this song, it was written about you. It’s called ‘Atomic City,’ which is an old nickname for Las Vegas. I don’t know if you knew that. We just recorded this song last week.”
U2 performed the song multiple times to a pre-recorded track with live vocals, so that they could capture the video.