Brian Wilson And Friends To Perform At The Venetian® Las Vegas, Dec. 12


Brian Wilson and Friends to Perform at
The Venetian
® Las Vegas, Dec. 12

National Concert Special to be Taped for Public Television 

Tickets Now on Sale



Brian Wilson , co-founder of the Beach Boys, will be performing  hits from his illustrious award-winning career, as well as selections from his new album “No Pier Pressure”​ during a special concert at 8pm on Dec. 12 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tickets are currently on sale.


The concert, which will be held in the Venetian Theatre, will be taped for a national music special scheduled to air next year on Public Television and AXS TV. The new album “No Pier Pressure” is scheduled to be released early 2015 on Capitol Records. Also appearing with Brian will be a variety of special guests who performed with him on the new album. They include:

  • ​Fellow Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine
  • Former Beach Boys member Blondie Chaplin
  • Sebu Simonian, one-half of the indie-pop duo Capital Cities
  • Nate Ruess, lead vocalist of the Grammy™-Award winning group fun.
  • Mark Isham, jazz trumpeter and composer.

Additional guests will be named in the near future. 


Packages that combine luxury suites with tickets to the concert are available:

  • Venetian Package – featuring a luxury suite, starting from $229 per night (2-night minimum).  Package includes: two rear orchestra or parterre tickets to Brian Wilson on December 12 at The Venetian Theatre, and in invitation to attend a private sound check at 4pm.  For reservations assistance please call 1-866-403-8046 and mention code: PVBWIL1
  • Palazzo Package – featuring a luxury suite, starting from $259 per night (2-night minimum).  Package includes: two rear orchestra or parterre tickets to Brian Wilson on December 12 at The Venetian Theatre, and in invitation to attend a private sound check at 4pm.  For reservations assistance please call 1-866-863-0619 and mention code: PPBWIL1


General concert tickets are on sale now at, at any Venetian or Palazzo Box office or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469.


The Venetian Theatre is an intimate live-music venue modeled after the famed Paris Opera House.  It was most recently home to a wildly successful two-year concert residency with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.



About The Venetian® Las Vegas
The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including “Rock of Ages,” “Human Nature – The Motown Show,” and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at

Drai’s Enterprises Launches After Hours Records on the Las Vegas Strip

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360 Degree Service for After Hours EDM Artists:
Recording Contract, Venue Residency and Artist Development

 After Hours, the new record label from Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists and Capitol Records will be the first recording label of-its-kind to be based on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, while drawing upon the three highly successful business models of its partners: Turn First’s hands-on management; A&R and elevation expertise; Capitol’s A&R, product marketing and industry skills and Drai’s world renowned venue prestige.

After Hours will offer a bespoke 360 degree service for their artist: a residency in one of Las Vegas’ most illustrious performance spaces, the new Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub at The Cromwell Hotel & Casino, and access to a participating network of equally eminent venues, including Drai’s After Hours and Liaison Nightclub, alongside a recording contract, complete artist development and the very best A&R consultancy.

“With all of our clubs and venues open literally at the center of the Las Vegas Strip – Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, After Hours and Liaison – we are immersed in EDM culture,” states Victor Drai. “We have created the most spectacular venues to feature artists nightly in front of thousands of guests from around the globe. Having a record label is the next logical step for Drai’s Enterprises. We are looking forward to discovering and showcasing the next generation of music.”

The brand founders boast industry success stories as far back as the 1970s. Victor Drai is one of Las Vegas’ most enterprising individuals whose venues and ventures have consistently won critical acclaim along with their commercial success. Sarah Stennett, CEO of Turn First Artists, has the acute ability to identify talent at the earliest stages having developed the careers of Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Jessie J and many more. Capitol Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett has revolutionized the repertoires, reputation and revenue of every label he has worked with, whilst Duncan King has an unrivalled record as a label manager having developed Deadmau5’s Mau5trap imprint before going on to work for AEI Media, the brand and content curator powerhouse behind UKF amongst others.

“We all share a unique vision to launch the first dance label on the strip in Vegas,” explains Sarah Stennett. “We have a unique platform to break and develop talented DJ producers. The artists who work with us will be developed with a unique opportunity to DJ as a resident at one of the most exciting clubs in the world. These artists will be able to release through a label that has the clout of a major and the bespoke services of a fast moving independent dance label. The core team is hugely ambitious and experienced and the infrastructure we have set up around the label will yield very significant early successes.”

With offices in Las Vegas, London, New York and Los Angeles, After Hours will enjoy a global viewpoint of the EDM sphere. The label offers the scale of a major but with the flexibility to react to fast-paced market requirements. Complete with full management team and a live network of award-winning venues across the US, After Hours will amplify the artists’ music and brand beyond conventional streams, strategically building DJs’ live careers on a global platform.

“All of us at Capitol are very excited about After Hours and our partnerships with Turn First Artists and Drai’s Entertainment,” Barnett elaborates. “With Drai’s providing our joint venture with an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind nightclub venue in Las Vegas, we have an exciting platform from which to accelerate the careers of artists in the EDM realm and share their talents with audiences around the world.”



MARCH 30-­-31, 2012

Free Open-to-Public Concers for Fans To Take Place for the 6th Consecutive Year
Are The Most-­‐Attended Events on Fremont Street Experience

The Academy of Country Music and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today that country music superstars Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be the headlining performers for ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience, to be held on consecutive nights, March 30-31, 2012 in Las Vegas. Bryan will headline on Friday night, March 30th and Church will headline on Saturday, March 31st.

These concerts take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country, the week of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8pm live ET on the CBS Television Network.

For the sixth year in a row, the Academy of Country Music presents free and open-to-the-public concerts starting at 6:30pm on two stages in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience. The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and features headlining performers and emerging artists. Specific show times, additional performers and stage locations are to be announced soon.

Coming off the most successful year of his career, Capitol Records Nashville’s Luke Bryan shows no signs of slowing down. One of the fastest rising stars in country music, Bryan is celebrating airplay chart success with his current hit single, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” off his Gold-certified third studio album, tailgates & tanlines. With his Platinum-selling smash hit, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Bryan continues to prove why he’s Nashville’s artist to watch. You can catch Bryan on the road as he joins Jason Aldean on the 2012 leg of his My Kinda Party Tour. Check out Luke online at

EMI Records Nashville artist Eric Church is one of the brightest and boldest stars to emerge in country music in years. With his third album, CHIEF, topping both the Country and Top 200 Billboard charts in 2011, Church is anything but formulaic. He continues to make his mark out on the road with his raucous live shows played for sold out crowds across the country. Showcasing his hits like the No. 1 “Drink In My Hand” and Top 20’s “Homeboy” and “Smoke A Little Smoke,” fans can catch Church in 2012 on his arena headlining The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Keep up with Eric online at

Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions. Fremont Street Experience features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows. Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors. Visit for more information.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to or