Following on from a Las Vegas warm-up show, Irish “rockers” U2 have landed in Adelaide for their showpiece performance out the front of that car park above Hungry Jack’s on Pulteney Street.
Promoters are promising that while the U2 performance was very clearly mind-blowing and one of the most awe-inspiring shows ever produced (in spite of its obvious handicap being a U2 show), the Adelaide version will be even better.
“This Rundle Lantern show will blow that Sphere thing out of the water or my names not Mario Maiolo,” says promoter Darren Collins, whose name was clearly not Mario Maiolo.
“The Rundle Lantern is a world-class performance venue, home of beautiful visuals, 13-dollar early bird parking and a general sense of unpleasantness around the Hungry Jack’s entrance.”
Fun facts about the Rundle Lantern vs The Las Vegas Sphere:
- The Las Vegas Sphere requires 16,000 LED pixels to show videos. The Rundle Lantern only needs 748 LED panels, talk about efficiency!
- The Rundle Lantern came about as Adelaide’s own answer to New York’s Times Square…the Sphere isn’t even in New York!
- While the Las Vegas Sphere comfortably seats 18,600 people for shows, we reckon we could uncomfortably get 18,700 people in the Rundle Street U-Park.
- The Las Vegas Sphere features 304 car parks, the Rundle Street U-Park offers over 550 car spaces. Fuck you, Las Vegas!
The Rundle Lantern gig is being promoted as “just as incredible as that time the Van’s Warped Tour came to Gawler Racecourse for some reason”. You can get your tickets now via the U-Park website.