The Eagles Create Largest LP Record To Spin On LA Forum
The Eagles' Hotel California LP has been replicated into the "world's largest record" to sit on top of the L.A. Forum in commemoration of the band's six-night residency at the newly revamped venue. The Eagles kick off their 2014 dates at the Forum on January 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th.
Rolling Stone reported, "The record, which is indeed made of vinyl, covers a staggering 5.7 acres. The record is 407 feet in diameter and spins at 17 miles per hour or roughly 70 r.p.m — but sadly, will not play any music. It is held up by what (the company designing the structure) Pop2Life claims is the only 120-foot truss circle in the U.S and is visible from over a mile high, with planes flying into LAX able to spot the classic album from above. The Forum hired 75 people to construct the album over Christmastime."
Bassist Timothy B. Schmit, who replaced co-founder Randy Meisner in 1978, told us that the emotions in playing in any major band can run the gamut from horrible to heavenly: "All bands have their, it's like a, y'know, kindergarten class in a way. And there's a lot of, y'know, ego stuff and there's a lot of moaning and groaning, there's a lot of ill ease, there's a lot of camaraderie -- there's a lot of everything."
January 15, 17, 18 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
January 22, 24, 25 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
January 28 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
January 29, 31 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center At San Jose
February 15, 16 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
February 19 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
February 21 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
February 23 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
February 24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
February 26 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
February 28 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
March 1 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
March 3 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
March 5 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena