The Band Rides High with a Scaled-Back Production
"U2 walks onto the stage with all of the house lights on--with every light in the building on--and plays the first song," explains the band's longtime show designer Willie Williams. "And it absolutely brings the house down." But this is not the U2 from the mid-to-late 90s. Gone are the set pieces the size of a small house. Gone is the video wall that used enough electricity to power southern California. Gone are the stadiums.