U2’s scheduled opening of the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas is in doubt, according to the Review Journal.
The MSG Sphere is a striking new addition to the Las Vegas skyline, and when it is finished it will be entirely covered in high-definition video screens.
Inside is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue, located close to the Venetian, and it seeks to attract the biggest-name acts to justify its £2.18bn cost (so far).
However, although U2 have been booked to open the venue in September, reports are starting to emerge about those dates being ‘reviewed’ amid recent delays.
To good news is that once it does open, it should become a spectacular venue and acts will perform multiple shows there in a mini-residency to give as many people as possible the chance to see them.
“We’ll have announcements about artists and tickets for sale, soon,” CEO Lucas Watson told the Review Journal.
“Each artist will play roughly 10 to 12 shows, depending on their availability and scheduling.”
It won’t all be just about the live entertainment shows either. A ‘theatrical’ presentation will also play at the MSG Sphere throughout the year, although they are keeping tight-lipped on details.
“Yes, theatrical, but multisensory, so with less live performers and more cinematic technology,” Watson said, “and just for The Sphere.”
The other Sphere-related news is that the capacity has been officially increased. It was previously announced to be 17,500, although they have found space for an extra thousand or so seats so the official figure is now 18,600.
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