Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Eagles: Hotel California made into world’s largest vinyl

The Eagles’ 1977 classic, “Hotel California”, has been made into the world’s largest vinyl album in honor of the band’s upcoming residency at the relaunch of the Los Angeles Forum.

Rolling Stone reports the album – which sits atop the Forum – is 407 feet in diameter, spins at 17 miles per hour (or roughly 70 r.p.m), and covers a staggering 5.7 acres.

The vinyl is held up by a 120-foot truss circle and is visible from over a mile high, with planes flying into LAX able to spot the album from above. The Forum hired 75 people to construct the album over Christmastime.

The Eagles will play a 6-show residency at the venue, with dates on January 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th.

Following the Forum shows, the band's 2014 US tour runs to March 5 in Columbus, Ohio.

See also:

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