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“We will have announcements about artists and ticket sales coming soon.” — MSG Sphere CEO Lucas Watson.

By Scott Bernstein January 24, 2023 1:44 p.m. PST

The game-changing MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas is nearing completion as it features the world’s first 16K LED display and 164,300 channels of immersive sound, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023. MSG Sphere CEO Lucas Watson introduced and spoke. on Monday about the location of the Preview convention in Las Vegas.

A Las Vegas Review-Journal report indicates that Watson revealed that the MSG Sphere will host four to six resident executives each year. “We’ll have artist and ticket announcements coming soon,” Watson told the publication.

“Each artist will play approximately 10 to 12 shows depending on their availability and schedule,” Watson added. “But that’s a rough order of magnitude.” The executive wouldn’t address Bono’s reports and sly teases that U2 would be the first band to play the MSG Sphere. Another tidbit from the Las Vegas Preview presentation held in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall is that the $2.18 billion facility’s capacity has been expanded to 18,600 from the previously announced 17,500.

MSG Sphere at The Venetian was originally slated to open in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in the project’s supply chain, forcing construction to halt for a period of time in 2020. Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking at East London and other locations around the world. For additional Sphere locations.

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