A View From Inside The Sphere Las Vegas

The MGM Sphere in Las Vegas is a giant, spherical entertainment venue. It's located one block east of the Vegas Strip, near the Venetian resort. The sphere is 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide, and its entire outer wall is a giant LED screen called the "Exosphere". The LED screen is 580,000 square feet, making it the largest in the world. It has 1.2 million LEDs, each of which has 48 diodes that can display up to 256 million colors. There are also 160,000 speakers to give everyone the same quality of sound.

The Sphere is expected to open in the fall of 2023. Once open, it will host a variety of events, including concerts, residencies, and Sphere Experiences from Hollywood creatives.

The Sphere was designed by the architecture studio Populous for the company behind New York's Madison Square Garden. The project was announced by the Madison Square Garden Company in 2018, and construction began the following year.

The MGM Sphere is designed to be a state-of-the-art entertainment venue, featuring a unique spherical shape with a diameter of approximately 360 feet (110 meters). It will be located near the Las Vegas Strip, specifically on the former site of the Wet 'n Wild water park.

Once completed, the MGM Sphere is expected to host a variety of events, including concerts, sporting events, and other live performances. The venue is anticipated to offer cutting-edge technology, including immersive audio and visual experiences, to provide an innovative and memorable entertainment experience for its visitors.

When does the Las Vegas Sphere open? 

The MSG Sphere will officially open its doors on Sept. 29 for the first of 25 “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere” shows. The concert series will last from late September through mid-December.

Why Is U2 Opening The Sphere Las Vegas?

Bono and U2 in the video is the stage name of Paul David Hewson, an Irish singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2. Bono was born on May 10, 1960, in Dublin, Ireland. He formed U2 in 1976 along with guitarist The Edge (David Howell Evans), bassist Adam Clayton, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr.

U2 achieved international fame in the 1980s with albums like "The Joshua Tree" (1987) and "Achtung Baby" (1991). Bono's powerful and distinctive voice, along with the band's anthemic rock sound, contributed to their success. U2 has released numerous hit songs over the years, including "With or Without You," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "One," and "Beautiful Day," among many others.

Aside from his music career, Bono is also known for his activism and humanitarian efforts. He has been involved in various causes, such as global poverty alleviation, AIDS/HIV research and prevention, and human rights issues. Bono co-founded DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) and ONE Campaign, organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and preventable diseases in Africa. He has also been involved in initiatives like the Red Campaign, which raises funds for the fight against AIDS.

Bono's contributions to music and philanthropy have earned him numerous accolades, including multiple Grammy Awards and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates' Man of Peace Award. He continues to be an influential figure in both the music industry and humanitarian work.

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