Buy here for the Pink Floyd show on September 18, 9 p.m.
- Buy tickets for the Beatles on September 17, 7 p.m. Last day to buy tickets is September 15.
- Buy tickets for Led Zeppelin on September 19, 9 p.m. Last day to buy tickets is September 17.
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If you’ve always dreamt of a future where lasers do more than just bloodless surgery and hair removal, today’s Groupon is your ticket to that future. With today’s deal, $9 gets you admission to see a ROCKTRONICA live music laser show at the new Laserium CyberTheater location in the historic Vine Theatre.
Your trippy electronic adventure begins with ROCKTRONICA, the first original music live show at Laserium. Recline in the plush space-shuttle chairs as singer-songwriter ILONA EUROPA (the mastermind behind spots for Sony, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Wii Helix) and star producer Josh Harris (he’s remixed tracks for the Killers, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and Cher) meld video multimedia, lasers, and visuals into a mind blowing mash-up. The show also includes 3-D laser effects, hip-hop dancers, and multi-screen visual delights courtesy of award-winning cinematographer Jerry Jones.
The far-out fun doesn’t stop there—you’ll also enjoy a Classic Laserium show directly after ROCKTRONICA. You can check out the Beatles on September 17, Pink Floyd on September 18, or Led Zeppelin on September 19. Each show is 45 minutes of high-energy, multi-sensory delight. See the above links to buy tickets for the various shows.
Pay no attention to rumors that laser shows are only a cover story for a spectacular battle against stealthy, mechanical spacebats. The only function of these non-violent lasers is to blow your mind. Whether you fondly recall the old Laserium in the Griffith Observatory or you’ve never seen a laser show in your life, you’ll be impressed by the technological innovations that wrap you in a panoramic laser extravaganza. The new Vine Theatre location gives you a chance to appreciate classic rock the way it was meant to be experienced; in the roar and haze of a rock-concert atmosphere, live laserists manipulate the enigmatic future beams in 3-D throughout the theater, while six eye-level projection screens feature surreal visual effects.
Laserium recommends arriving 30 minutes before show time. Great for families and friends, the new Laserium will envelop you in a cradle of lasers and a loud rockin’ lullaby.
Media outlets such as LA.com are abuzz over the new Laserium. Here’s what some publications had to say: > * Fans can still see the classic Laserium rock show - only it’s new and improved. – Sandra Barrera, Los Angeles Daily News > * Producers insist the days of chiropractor-friendly neck-craning have come to an end, because all the action is at panoramic eye level. Each show starts with animations projected on the former movie screen, then expands the action to three semi-transparent scrims closer to the audience, two additional screens on the side walls, mirrors, and – new to the Laserium experience, surprisingly enough – real mid-air effects. – Chris Willman, Los Angeles Times
The new Laserium location hasn’t been open long, so the reviews are only beginning to trickle in. Some Yelpers just can’t get over the loss of the old Laserium, but some love that the new setting blasts the music like a live concert; they give the new show 2.5 stars: > * I went to the Led Zeppelin show and I thought it rocked! What great people running it to [sic]. Very personal and friendly. – Shelly B. > * …the lasers were impressive and it wasn’t repetitive. It gave us something different to do in LA and it was fun to watch. – Charlotte R. > * …the lasers shown on the scrim are actually a little brighter than I remember them at the observatory…there are more lasers shooting all over… – Stewart I.
Our Laser Nation
The laser is so much a part of daily American life that we sometimes take its many uses for granted, from reading data off our DVDs to screwing with our cats. Let’s look back at some signature moments in the history of the laser:
1804: Vice-President Aaron Burr singes off Alexander Hamilton’s eyebrows at 30 yards.
1865: John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln awkwardly brush hands while sharing armrest at Ford’s Theatre Laser-Zeppelin Night.
1990: The Hubble Telescope becomes self-aware, prompting the launch of the Hubble-Response Death Ray.
2006: Ryan Seacrest carves own face into moon.
2010: September 17, Hubble-Response Death Ray becomes self-aware.