Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell spearheading new entertainment complex
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Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is masterminding a new entertainment complex called Kind Heaven in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Hollywood producer Cary Granat and Star Wars visual effects pioneer Ed Jones. A press release describes the project as “an active and dynamic world extending across multiple levels and more than 100,000 square feet, offering the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, danger, fashion, exoticism, exploration, legendary mysteries, and spiritual enlightenment.”
The press release adds that the complex, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will be “family-friendly by day and dangerously adult at night, offering a 360-degree assault on the senses.”
According to Forbes, Kind Heaven will be a five-story space that will feature five music venues, 40 food stations, theatrical performances, bars, and more, all being built at a reported cost of $100 million.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that one venue "will feature virtual monkeys that wrestle each other. Patrons can bet on which monkey will win for prizes.”
Farrell told Forbes that the project was inspired by a dream, explaining, “I saw Kind Heaven as a city from overhead as if I was a bird or an angel. I came down upon the city, landed on the city, watched a girl pickpocket someone who was passed out on the street, run away and there I was in this place.”
Farrell added that in Kind Heaven, “everything that you see, except for my wife, is for sale.” He also said that the space's “story” will be constantly changing and interactive, and will include holograms -- including one of Farrell himself.
The singer, who is still involved with the annual Lollapalooza destination festival in Chicago every summer, said in a statement that Kind Heaven is aimed at "mesmerizing the audience through sights, sounds and deliciously exotic smells. Nothing like this has ever been attempted before. It's going to be incredible."
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CHECK IT OUT: Here are some concept images of Kind Heaven as posted on Twitter:
KIND OF HEAVEN is coming to #Vegas 19 . #KindHeaven” is a fictional love story set in modern Thailand. Perry Farrel are teaming with #CaesarsEntertainment to open Kind Heaven, a new immersive 360-degree entertainment hub now set to open at The #LINQ Promenade in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/RzAW7KYFM3
— Las Vegas Fantastico (@vegasfantastico) March 13, 2018