Live Music

The Eagles announce Sphere Las Vegas residency

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US veteran rock band the Eagles is to become the next act to take a residency at Las Vegas’ $2.3bn Sphere venue.

The band, famous for hits such as Hotel California, will play eight shows over four weekends in September and October. Eagles, who have sold more than 150 million records since the 1970s, began its ‘Long Goodbye’ farewell tour last year.

After playing venues across North America and Europe, the next scheduled dates will now be played at the 18,600-capacity Sphere. The Las Vegas arena opened last year with U2’s 40-gig residency, which generated revenue of $244.5m and had a cumulative attendance of more than 650,000.

Promoter Live Nation said: “These shows will utilise Sphere’s next-generation technologies, including the world’s highest resolution LED display that wraps up, over and around the audience, creating a fully immersive visual environment. The venue also features the world’s most advanced concert-grade audio system, Sphere Immersive Sound, powered by HOLOPLOT, which delivers audio with unmatched clarity and precision to every guest.”

Live Nation said that to ensure tickets get to fans rather than touts, it is offering advance artist presale registration, powered by Seated. The presale begins on June 18 with a Live Nation presale from June 20.

Live Nation’s Vibee is the hotel and experience Package partner for the Eagles’ Sphere residency. Vibee packages include a two-night stay at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas – the only resort attached to Sphere – with guests receiving priority entry to Sphere, commemorative keepsakes, and access to a fan experience.

The Sphere staged four concerts by rock band Phish in April, with 30 shows by veteran rockers Dead & Company planned for August.