Laser music shows return to the OCC Planetarium | arts and culture


The monthly laser rock-and-roll LAZERDOME shows return to the Orange Coast College Planetarium beginning September 30.

A tracklist plays from the featured rock band, while music is synchronized with lights and lasers.

“LAZERDOME is like a mini-concert. We plan to have them about once a month,” said OCC Planetarium Director Scott Mitchell.

Each laser show starts at 7 p.m. and lasts one hour.

Mitchell mentioned that almost all of their shows have sold out and if that happens they have a second show once the first show is over, starting at 8:30 p.m.

There are three shows scheduled for the fall 2022 semester.

Led Zeppelin premieres September 30. According to Brittanica, Led Zeppelin were known as the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. They have sold over 300 million records and millions of concert tickets worldwide. They are best known for their song “Stairway to Heaven”.

Metallica premieres October 28. According to AAEP 1600, Metallica are an American heavy metal band and their unique brand of hard core speed metal revealed them as one of the best and most influential hard rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s.

Pink Floyd premieres December 2 According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pink Floyd’s main musical movements were psychedelic space rock and blues-based progressive rock. They created Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall, which were considered the two best-selling albums of all time.

“Laser shows are something planetariums have been doing for ages. Laserium at Griffith [Observatory] stopped doing their laser shows and we felt the need to so we bought our laser system before COVID started which took the dust and now we finally started our shows this year since July,” Mitchell said .

Tickets are available for purchase on the OCC Planetarium website. General public fares are $15 per ticket. Students get a reduced rate of $10 per ticket.


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