Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule
Cedric “The Entertainer” – Jan. 14
Mötley Crüe in Sin City – Feb. 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19
Guns N’ Roses – New Year’s Weekend – Dec. 30 – 31
Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents special guest DJ Pauly – Dec. 30
Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents special guest DJ Robbie Rivera – Dec. 31
Ashley Benson – Dec. 17
Vintage Trouble – Jan. 13, 14 and 15
Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents Corey Taylor – Dec. 30
The Budos Band – Feb. 25
THE JOINT A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas. THE JOINT Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cedric “The Entertainer” *just added* Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50 On sale Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend with laughter when Cedric “The Entertainer” brings his stand-up comedy routine to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Jan. 14. Cedric is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as “Barbershop,” “Be Cool” with John Travolta, “Madagascar,” “Intolerable Cruelty” with George Clooney, “Johnson Family Vacation,” and “The Original Kings of Comedy,” to name a few. Additionally, on the big screen, Cedric has also been seen in “Cadillac Records” co-starring Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles, “Street Kings” opposite Keanu Reeves , “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” with Martin Lawrence, “Talk to Me” starring Don Cheadle, “Codename: The Cleaner” opposite Lucy Liu, “The Honeymooners,” “Lemony Snicket” with Jim Carrey, “Man of the House” with Tommy Lee Jones, “Barbershop 2,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Kingdom Come” with Whoopi Goldberg, “Serving Sara” with Matthew Perry as well as displaying tremendous vocal talent in the family features “Madagascar 2,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “Ice Age.” Cedric’s current projects include political drama “Grass Roots” directed by Steven Gyllenhaal and “Madagascar 3.” Cedric’s universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career successes spanning television, live performances and film have solidified his standing as one of the premiere entertainers in the world. Mötley Crüe in Sin City Mötley Crüe in Sin City *just added* Feb. 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 Tickets start at $45 On sale now Three decades after beginning its iconic journey of debauchery and decadence, Mötley Crüe has announced plans to invade Las Vegas with the city’s first-ever hard rock residency: Mötley Crüe in Sin City. The world’s most notorious band will he heading to the world’s most notorious city where they will perform an extended run starting Feb. 3 – 19 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Mötley Crüe in Sin City will leave the loud impression that what happens in Vegas will be heard around the world. Vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee have big plans to create a never-been-done before and incredibly interactive Las Vegas experience. Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps for now to keep an element of surprise for fans. Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge *this weekend* Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. (Special guest Hussle Club) Tickets – $35 On sale now Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge’s 30-city North American tour makes a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with special guest Hussle Club on Saturday, Dec. 10. Rock icon Peter Murphy is currently promoting his ninth solo album, titled Ninth, featuring hit single “Seesaw Sway.” The Los Angeles Times deemed it “a dynamic rock record… one of the strongest of his career.” Ninth is currently available on iTunes. She Wants Revenge’s recently released Valleyheart plays on the duo’s West Coast roots. Their latest single “Take The World,” is gaining popularity in Los Angeles, San Francisco and beyond including plays on KROQ 106.7 and KYSR 98.7. Guns N’ Roses – New Year’s Weekend *updated* Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $95 On sale now New Year’s Weekend will never be the same after Guns N’ Roses rocks The Joint. Due to the high demand for tickets, a second show has been added for Guns N’ Roses. Tickets are now on sale for Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31. The legendary rockers are doing their first US tour in five years and the final two shows will be a big party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s renowned music venue. Guns N’ Roses consists of Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Each night, the band will perform a two and a half hour show with all of their hits. Axl Rose started Guns N’ Roses over 25 years ago. Since that time, they have become one of the biggest bands in music history, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. GNR’s “Appetite For Destruction” has sold over 28 million albums in the United States alone. The band’s most recent release, Chinese Democracy debuted at No. 1 on the charts in thirteen countries. Chinese Democracy was released on Black Frog/Geffen Records in November 2008 and reached three times Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, UK, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. The album is Gold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Holland, Sweden, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil and Colombia. In the U.S., the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009. For more info, visit www.gunsnroses.com. Visit www.hardrockhotel.com for information on New Year’s Eve room & ticket packages. Drake – Special New Year’s Day Performance Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $99.50 SOLD OUT Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist and actor Drake hits The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a special New Year’s Day performance on Sunday, Jan. 1. The Young Money/Cash Money artist is set to release his hotly anticipated sophomore album, Take Care, on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “Headlines,” a popular single featured on Take Care, is available on iTunes and is currently No. 15 on Billboard Top 100 chart. Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later landed No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and garnered four Grammy nominations. For more information on Take Care and live concert appearances, please visit Drake’s blog October’s Very Own at www.octobersveryown.net. Social Distortion Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Special guests Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Sharks) Tickets start at $32 On sale now Rock ‘n’ roll icons Social Distortion takes the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, Jan. 27 with special guest Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Sharks. Over the past 30 years, Social Distortion has all but trademarked their sound, a brand of hard rockabilly and punk that is cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of front man Mike Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in 1982, as do Ness’ hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned. Their seventh studio album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (the band’s first record since 2004), hit the Billboard 200 at No. 4. The album includes Ness and longtime guitarist Jonny Wickersham, along with bassist Brent Harding and drummer David Hidalgo, Jr. Produced, for the first time, by Ness, the album maintains Social Distortion’s key components, an all-but-perfected mix of punk, bluesy rock n’ roll and outlaw country. It also finds them stretching the boundaries of their signature sound. “California (Hustle and Flow)”, the opening track, allows fans to experience the depth and range of Social Distortion, while “Machine Gun Blues” plays more to the group’s traditional punk roots. Now in their fourth decade, Ness and Social Distortion have officially done one of the most non-punk things possible: they have failed to burn out. Mixing Springsteen’s factory-overalls ethic with Southern California punk energy and black leather, Social Distortion formed with Ness and high school buddy, the late Dennis Danell, in the late 1970s. The group broke in 1983 with the thrashing plate of punk and displeasure Mommy’s Little Monster. Their 1988 follow-up, Prison Bound, hinted at a sonic change to com. By the band’s self-titled 1990 record and 1992′s Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, their sound had solidified into the instantly recognizable brand of rock n’ roll that has defined them since. These days the band is rarely off the road for long and continues to grip fans that have been around since Mommy’s Little Monster while drawing new ones who discover the band through YouTube clips. Social Distortion is a mix of potent power, appealing across all age brackets. 311 Day 2012 Fan Party Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $24 On sale now In honor of 311 Day 2012, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts the ultimate fan party and official kickoff of 311 Day weekend on Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. 311 Day is an annual celebration by alternative rock group 311. 311 fans from around the world will gather in Las Vegas to meet each other and to celebrate the band and their music during this special three-day event. The 311 Fan Party kicks it all off with drink specials, exclusive entertainment and a DJ spinning 311 tunes all night. *311 will not be performing at this event* With their fusion of rock, reggae and hip-hop, 311 formed in Omaha, Neb. in 1990. The band has released 10 studio albums, one live album and three DVDs…selling more than 8.5 million units in the U.S. The band’s most recent album is 2011’s Universal Pulse featuring the hit single “Sunset in July.” THE LOUNGE Located across from Pink Taco, The Lounge invites guests 21 years of age and older to enjoy complimentary concerts. Vintage Trouble *just added* Friday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. Free admission Vintage Trouble, based in Los Angeles, is the brainchild of Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar). Combining their love for original soul and rhythm & blues, the two set up a basic home studio in Venice Beach and started crafting the beginnings of Vintage Trouble. Already a friend of both, Rick Barrio Dill (bass) came along and added his shared bass influences and energy into the newly formed project. To make the band complete, Richard Danielson (drums) was recruited not long after to add the authentic and edgy take that was needed on the drums. With these collective energies and inputs in place, a new kind of soul band had been born with unlimited creativity and force. Cash’d Out *this weekend* Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. Free admission Cash’d Out was formed in 2004 when Douglas G. Benson met Kevin Manuel through an ad in San Diego’s Reader. The main purpose for starting the band was to create an authentic tribute to the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Benson and Manuel are joined by bass guitarist Sean Glithero and drummer Andy Robillard. Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents Sin City Sinners Friday, Dec. 30 – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at 10 p.m. Free admission Local band Sin City Sinners rocks it out at The Lounge for a special three-day New Year’s Weekend special. The band’s self-penned originals and rock ‘n’ roll covers have become popular among critics resulting in many accolades including Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” award in 2011. BODY ENGLISH Reminiscent of an English rock star’s living room, Body English boasts a $250,000 Baccarat chandelier above the massive dance floor, black walls with leather booths and mirrored walls, reflecting the venue’s rock and roll decadence. The 11,000 square feet venue boasts state-of-the-art sound system and makes for the perfect space for live concerts and special events. Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents An Evening with Corey Taylor *just added* Friday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $35 On sale now As part of Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds, American musician and singer Corey Taylor takes over at Body English for a special New Year’s Weekend performance on Friday, Dec. 30. Most well-known for his role as lead singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour, Taylor has also collaborated on musical projects with Avenged Sevenfold, Apocalyptica, Anthrax, Soulfly and Junk Beer Kidnap Band. Some of his greatest successes include helping Slipknot land three albums in the top 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The Budos Band *just added* Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 On Sale Now Having scalded listeners’ ears with sonic lava on Budos I and stung them with venomous frequencies on Budos II, The Budos Band delivers on their promise to spread the epidemic of “Budos Fever” far and wide with the release of The Budos Band III. Replete with tight rhythms, blistering breakbeats, blaring horns and perhaps even a tinge of psychedelic doom-rock, Budos III promises to bring some added heat upon its release this summer from Daptone Records. Composed, arranged and honed during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions – as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years – the band’s third full-length studio effort evinces the tight-knit and creative bond The Budos have come to share since the ten-piece ensemble’s inception in 2003. With collective sales of over 30,000 albums and tours that have spanned the US, Canada, and Europe, playing rock clubs and large festival stages, The Budos have developed a rabid fan base that spans genres and ages.
NIGHTLIFEVANITY Vanity Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover charge is $20 for women and $40 for men; local ladies enter for free at all times and drink free champagne until midnight. VIP booths and tables start at $500. For VIP booths and tables, call 702.693.5555 or visit VanityLV.com. Vanity Fridays & Saturdays Vanity will welcome a special guest: Dec. 10 Special guest actor Jesse Metcalfe *this weekend* Dec. 17 Birthday celebration for Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson *updated* Dec. 30 Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents special guest DJ Pauly D *just added* Dec. 31 Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds presents special guest DJ Robbie Rivera *just added* SIN on Sunday Vanity Nightclub hosts the hottest Industry night with SIN on Sunday where locals get in free. Resident DJ, DJ FIVE tears up the turntables every Sunday night to help locals jump start their week. Dec. 18 Baby’s All Grown Up Reunion for former Baby’s Nightclub employees Jan. 1 Absolution, A Symphony of Sounds presents Drake New Year’s Day concert after-party About The Joint The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with an ongoing roster of legendary artists taking its stage including the first rock ‘n’ roll residency in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Motley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000. HardRockHotel.com / TheJointLasVegas.com. Keep up with the latest updates on The Joint via Facebook and Twitter. About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and Carlos Santana have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, tapas hotspot Johnny Smalls, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and world-renowned Nobu; numerous cocktail lounges including The Lounge across from Pink Taco, Peacock Lounge and Blitzed Sports Lounge; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com. About AEG Live AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart, and beginning December 2012, Shania Twain at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well as Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com.