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Decades Music Theme Park The Spirit of Radio Concert Hall details

Wed, Jun 10, 2009@7:40AM | comments

A couple of weeks ago I let you know about a new rock-and-roll-themed amusement park that will be built in Eloy, Arizona between Phoenix and Tucson called Decades Music Theme Park. It's currently still in the planning stages and they hope to begin construction next year with a target opening date in the fall of 2013. The park will feature interconnected Lands and Districts that represent each decade of rock music with interactive thrill rides, live music and other attractions including a Rush-themed concert hall. When I first reported the news the park's website had the name of the concert hall misspelled as the Spirit of the Radio Concert Hall rather than The Spirit of Radio Concert Hall. Apparently their website was flooded with emails from Rush fans about this small mistake along with many other comments/suggestions. The theme park's founder and Chief Creative Officer Marty West contacted me to let me know how much he appreciated everyone's feedback and that they had fixed their website. The description of the concert hall is now correctly titled and reads as follows:

The Spirit of Radio Concert Hall
Modeled from the Rush greatest hits album cover art “The Spirit of Radio”(Which originated from The album "Permanent Waves" released in 1980), this venue will be a more intimate indoor music theater. It will include 2,000 seats and serve as a regular space for tribute band performances, battle of the band competitions, a “New Artists’ Exposure Series” and bands with smaller audience draws. We also hope to lure the VH1 Music Awards to host their annual event at this site on a rotating basis.

Mr. West also let me know that - as many had speculated - the facade of the building will look like the old radio depicted on the cover of Rush's The Spirit of Radio greatest hits package. Better yet, I made the suggestion (as many of you folks did) that they make the hall seat 2112 rather than 2000 and he loved the idea! He also sent along a few pictures which you can check out by clicking the thumbnails at the top of the post.