Music » Livewire

Vertigo USA

Saturday, January 19, at House of Blues.

by

1 comment

If you gotta see a tribute band, it might as well be one that brings stadium-size rockers to a more intimate setting. Vertigo USA ain't U2. But it looks, sounds, and puts on a big-ass rock show like U2. And like those Beatles cover bands that recreate specific eras onstage, Vertigo USA takes audiences on a trip through U2's various guises over the years — from earnest young Irish lads to mullet-sporting arena rockers to leather-clad messiahs with guitars. Video projections, props, and costumes add to the authenticity. Vertigo USA even has a belly dancer shaking her moneymaker during "Mysterious Ways" — just like the gal Bono and the guys have hauled onstage for the past 15 years. All that's missing are the sanctimonious lectures between songs.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.