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MIRAGE Redesigns its Iconic Las Vegas Strip Volcano

October 21, 2008 By: Mark Rogers


The Mirage has announced a dynamic redesign to its signature Sunset Strip Volcano.  The hotel has joined forces with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, Indian tabla musician Zakir Hussain and Fountains of Bellagio design firm WET to create an audio/visual spectacle. The top-to-bottom overhaul is the final step in the property’s ongoing transformation and is scheduled for completion later this year.

“To put percussive sound to the image of fire and have it dance around a lagoon is something I’ve never done; I’ve never birthed a volcano,” said Hart. “Zakir and I immersed ourselves in the legends and myths and studied what really makes a volcano work. The result, a true union of the senses, will rattle your bones, just like a real volcano.”

WET’s choreographed FireShooters will send fireballs more than 12 feet into the air. The FireShooters will punctuate the performances with eruptions of fiery “lava” that will flow down the mountain’s fissures in a series of lively flames.


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