It was called Disco Demolition Night. On July 12, 1979, a major league baseball promotion was spearheaded by Chicago radio announcer and anti-disco campaigner Steve Dahl. He encouraged spectators to turn up to Comiskey Park to add their disco vinyl records to a pile which Steve would blow up between games. The whole event exploded. After the stunt, thousands of people stormed the field and a riot ensued, fuelling a backlash against the disco era.
But disco never died, and today in Las Vegas it fought back with a vengeance. Spiegelworld’s Impresario Extraordinaire Ross Mollison took the first swing of a sledgehammer into the walls of the former Imperial Palace sports book, which has been dormant since 2014, to make way for the company’s eagerly anticipated DiscoShow.
Opening summer of 2024 at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, DiscoShow will feature a transformative live entertainment space, bars and a diner. DiscoShow’s team of creatives includes acclaimed director and choreographer Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Once – West End/Broadway).