LA’s storied Forum reopens tonight with Eagles concert

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This photo released by the Forum shows the Eagles’ multi-platinum "Hotel California" as the world's largest vinyl record on top of the Forum to kick-off the Eagles six concerts Jan. 15-25, 2014 and the grand reopening of the venue, in Inglewood, Calif.  The giant "Hotel California" record will be spinning on top of the Forum through the Eagles’ six concerts to celebrate its reopening.  (AP Photo/Forum)

This photo released by the Forum shows the Eagles’ multi-platinum “Hotel California” as the world’s largest vinyl record on top of the Forum to kick-off the Eagles six concerts Jan. 15-25, 2014 and the grand reopening of the venue, in Inglewood, Calif. The giant “Hotel California” record will be spinning on top of the Forum through the Eagles’ six concerts to celebrate its reopening. (AP Photo/Forum)

INGLEWOOD (CNS) – The Forum, once home to the Lakers and Kings and a storied concert venue, will reopen tonight after undergoing a $100 million renovation, with the first of six planned performances by The Eagles.

The band is no stranger to the venue, having recorded its “Eagles Live” album during its “One of These Nights” tour in 1976.

Anticipation has been building for the Forum’s rebirth and the Eagles concert series, with the round roof of the venue being recently turned into a rotating replica of the band’s “Hotel California” album. The band will perform tonight, Friday and Saturday, then return for three more shows on Feb. 22, 24 and 25.

Iron worker Gabriel Areyzaga, left,  helps raise a steel beam to worker above on yellow center support ring inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon)

Iron worker Gabriel Areyzaga, left, helps raise a steel beam to worker above on yellow center support ring inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon)

Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience World Tour” will come to the venue Monday.

Alejandra Guzman brings her “La Guzman 1F Tour” to the venue Feb. 1, Imagine Dragons’ “Into the Night Tour” hits Feb. 14 and “Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together” arrives Feb. 15.

The Madison Square Garden Co. acquired the historic venue in June 2012 for $23.5 million. Last year, the company announced plans for a $100 million renovation

Company executives said the arena will be the largest indoor performance venue in the country, with a rebuilt lower bowl and “sky deck” that will allow for crowds ranging from 8,000 up to 17,500. An 8,000-square-foot concession area on the event floor is designed behind a tinted glass wall, while a 40,000-square-foot outdoor terrace will offer upgraded food and beverage amenities.

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