THE MSG SPHERE COMING TO LAS VEGAS IS A GAME CHANGER


December 4, 2018

Las Vegas is flexing with its insane new venue, the MSG Sphere. The ambitious project by Madison Square Garden Company is expected to open by 2021 — and the renderings alone are quite a spectacle.

The groundbreaking “technology-driven design” features 157,000 ultra-directional speakers, which will be hidden behind LED panels that arc up “like a planetarium times ten” to make “the largest display ever imagined on Earth.” Just, wow.

Rolling Stone reveals new details on the innovative venue in an interview with MSG’s James Dolan and David Dibble. The latter explains perhaps the most exciting part of the venue (at least, for bass heads).

“It’s still a bit of a work in progress, but the lowest bass response, instead of being transmitted through the air, is literally transmitted through the floor, directly into your feet or onto the chair in which you sit.”

Now imagine an artist who’s already experimented with and become familiar with 360-degree performances playing here. Someone like, oh, I don’t know… Bassnectar?

Needless to say, this is about to be a game changer for live music events of all kinds.

 


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