THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

 

THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STYLE

 

On April 17, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will celebrate ten years as the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The celebration begins on Tuesday, April 16 with a sold-out show featuring English pop rock band The 1975. On Saturday, April 20, Slightly Stoopid will continue the celebration when they hit The Joint with their annual 420 party. Tickets for Slightly Stoopid are still available.

 

The Joint originally opened in 1995 but underwent a makeover in April of 2009. The renovation transformed the iconic showroom, doubling it in size. Since its reopening, The Joint has hosted a variety of incredible shows including Paul McCartney, KISS, Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney, Drake and Tiësto. The venue has proven to be extremely versatile and has also played host to combat fights, comedy shows and award shows among other world-class entertainment. The Joint was a leader in Las Vegas’ residency rise with Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits” in 2009.

As the venue celebrates a decade of rockin’ and rollin,’ here is a look at some of the numbers behind The Joint:

 

709: Number of shows played

4,699: Number of people The Joint can hold

14: Residencies

22: Local and national awards won

42: Comedy shows performed

45: Rap / Hip-Hop / R & B Acts

52: Country Acts

74: Combat fights

392: Rock ’n’ Roll Acts

2,127: Hours of music played

1,140,850: Tickets sold

Bands that played The Joint the most: Santana, Rascal Flatts, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, and Def Leppard

 

The Joint is welcoming a full slate of topnotch entertainment in 2019, including comedian Jeff Dunham (April 26); rapper Juice WRLD (May 3); Hollywood Vampires featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry (May 10); Grammy-nominated Snow Patrol (May 18); RBRM Bobby Brown + Bell Biv Devoe (June 15);  American rockers Coheed and Cambria (June 28); the legendary Judas Priest (June 29) and the 6th Annual Big Blues Bender will take over Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas bringing the biggest names in blues music during the four day event, Sept. 5-8. Additional performances will soon be announced.

 

For more information or tickets visit https://www.hardrockhotel.com/. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,699-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey.

 

For more information visit https://www.hardrockhotel.com/. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

Win a Lifetime of Free Miniature Golf, Sept. 21, with Monster Mini Golf®’s #GolfBallSelfie Contest

 

Win a Lifetime of Free Miniature Golf, Sept. 21, with
Monster Mini Golf®’s #GolfBallSelfie Contest

In honor of Miniature Golf Day, take a selfie to win unlimited play at
KISS by Monster Mini Golf® and The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf®

 

 Starting on Miniature Golf Day, Sept. 21,  Monster Mini Golf®, the leader in themed indoor entertainment, invites Las Vegas residents to take a swing at a lifetime of free miniature golf by entering the #GolfBallSelfie contest. To enter, contestants will take a selfie with an originally-designed golf ball and post on Twitter or Instagram using #GolfBallSelfie by end of day on Monday, Oct. 2. Free golf balls will be available for use at KISS by Monster Mini Golf®.

Two lucky winners will be selected on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and will receive a lifetime pass to one of Monster Mini Golf®’s Las Vegas locations: KISS by Monster Mini Golf® at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the highly anticipated The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf® set to open at Bally’s® Las Vegas this fall.

KISS by Monster Mini Golf® is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight with 18-holes of miniature golf available at $11.95 and $9.95 for Las Vegas locals. To keep up with KISS by Monster Mini Golf® follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

The opening date for The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf® is yet to be announced and pricing will remain at $11.95 and $9.95 for Las Vegas locals. To keep up with the latest news on The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf® follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Monster Mini Golf ®
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark Monster themed entertainment centers. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the country. Each custom-designed course also features an arcade game area, private event rooms, an in-house on-course Emcee and fantastic entertainment for the whole family. Las Vegas hosts KISS by Monster Mini Golf located in Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, featuring a themed environment of the rock legends KISS, 18 holes of indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a rock ‘n roll wedding chapel and the world’s largest KISS memorabilia gift shop.

 

For additional information visit MonsterMiniGolf.com, or contact Christina Vitagliano at 401-489-5660 or Christina@MonsterMiniGolf.com.

KISS Brings Freedom to Rock to Laughlin Event Center

 

KISS BRINGS FREEDOM TO ROCK TO
LAUGHLIN EVENT CENTER, APRIL 22

 

KISS, known for their face paint, crazy stage outfits and outrageously entertaining concert performances, will bring their Freedom to Rock tour to the Laughlin Event Center. Widely accepted as one of the most influential rock bands of all time, KISS will stop in Laughlin on April 22.

 

Over the course of their 40 years, the band has released numerous chart topping songs, record-breaking global tours, award-winning albums and countless other accolades and unforgettable performances. They have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. In 2014, KISS was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ most prestigious Founders Award in 2015.

Tickets for the concert start at $69 and can be purchased at www.laughlineventcenter.com.

 

The Laughlin Event Center is home to top-tier concerts, festivals, bull riding, rodeos and more. The open-air amphitheater, which was completed in February 2014, contains modular sections that can be added or removed to accommodate all forms of entertainment. Notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba, Ramon Ayala, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have previously taken the stage to wow fans.

 

When:
Saturday, April 22
Concert starts at 8 p.m.

 

Where:
Laughlin Event Center
500 E Bruce Woodbury Dr.
Laughlin, Nev. 89029

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly two million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information: www.visitlaughlin.com.

Edgar Winter Band and Rick Derringer to Perform at The Club at Cannery May 20

 

Edgar Winter Band and Rick Derringer to Perform at The Club at Cannery May 20



Rock, blues and jazz artists Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer will bring their top hits to The Club at Cannery Casino Hotel on Saturday, May 20.


Edgar Winter is best known for his unique ability to combine rock, blues, jazz and pop sounds in his music. Early in his career, he performed R&B and blues songs with his brother Johnny. Winter went on to form the band White Trash, and released albums “Edgar Winter’s White Trash” and the Gold-selling “Roadwork.” Throughout his career, Winter has recorded more than 20 albums and released multiple chart-topping hits, including “Free Ride,” “Keep Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll” and #1 hit “Frankenstein.” In addition to his vocal skills, Winter plays the guitar, bass, saxophone, keyboard and drums.

In 1965, Rick Derringer began his musical career in the rock group The McCoys, where he released his first #1 hit “Hang On Sloopy.” As a solo artist, Derringer debuted his album “All American Boy” with a new version of his original single “Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo” that became a Billboard Hot 100 hit. Derringer has collaborated with numerous artists throughout his career, appearing on albums for Alice Cooper, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, KISS and more.

Winter and Derringer have performed together since the 1970’s. Their most famous collaboration formed when Derringer produced The Edgar Winter Group’s double-Platinum album “They Only Come Out at Night,” which reached #3 on the U.S. album chart.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.CanneryCasino.com.

About Cannery Casino Hotel
Cannery Casino Hotel opened in 2003 as a premier entertainment and gaming complex at 2121 East Craig Road in North Las Vegas, Nev., seven miles from downtown Las Vegas. Selected as “Best Local Casino” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s 2014 Best of Las Vegas, Cannery Casino Hotel is owned and operated by Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC (CCR). The property offers a 72,000 square-foot casino with more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, a race and sports book, 300-seat bingo hall, and a CAN Club loyalty card reward program; a 201 room hotel with a pool, Jacuzzi and 24-Hour Fitness Center; seven restaurants, bars and lounges including a buffet; a 16-screen Galaxy Luxury+ movie-theater complex with power-reclining seats, and a beer, wine and sausage bar; complimentary WiFi, a mobile app, and a CanPlayZone online social casino; and live entertainment six nights a week in the casino or in the 2,000 seat indoor/outdoor entertainment venue. More information on Cannery Casino Hotel can be found at www.cannerycasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cannerycasino), and Twitter (@CanneryCasino). Cannery Casino Hotel is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Moves to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino ­ Spring 2016

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KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
Moves to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – Spring 2016

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, a unique rock ‘n roll themed amusement attraction based around the world-renowned band KISS®, is swinging into the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with an opening set for Spring 2016.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf closed its original location on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road on February 6, 2016, as it makes its way to an expanded space and rock ‘n roll environment located inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.  The original location opened its doors in March 2012, and has hosted numerous KISS band member appearances, rock ‘n roll memorabilia shows, weddings, birthday parties, rock legend autograph signings, unique private events and nearly half a million mini golf enthusiasts.

“Being in a hip indoor casino environment is going to provide KISS By Monster Mini Golf an expanded space to not only provide the coolest indoor KISS-themed mini golf experience, but it will allow us the space and security to showcase an amazing collection of KISS Museum memorabilia,” said Christina Vitagliano, CEO/Founder of Monster Mini Golf® and KISS By Monster Mini Golf.  “We are excited to join the Rio with an affordable attraction that rocks,” she said.

KISS By Monster Mini Golf will be located in the Masquerade Village with convenient self-parking in the Masquerade Parking Garage.

The new KISS By Monster Mini Golf location will be a 13,000 square-foot “KISS themed” attraction that showcases an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course filled with state-of-the-art video & animatronics, and never-seen-before KISS props. The environment will be filled with arcade games, a special event room, a colossal sized KISS and rock ‘n roll gift shop, and a rock ‘n roll wedding chapel with themed wedding packages. In addition, a live DJ will rock the house, throughout the days and many “Crazy, Crazy Nights” with continuous KISS music, trivia, contests and prizes creating a place embraced by locals, tourists, and rockers of all ages.

A highlight of this KISS themed attraction will be the museum-quality memorabilia located throughout the attraction.  Hundreds of pieces will be on display including: Drummer, Eric Carr’s Porsche that was gifted to him by Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons upon signing on with KISS; Original KISS Drummer Peter Criss’ Spirit of ’76 Tour stage used drum stool; every KISS Album since inception signed by all band members; original 70’s KISS Pinball Machine and actual band member guitars, personal belongings of Bill Aucoin’s, Bruce Kulick’s and more.

Monster Mini Golf was founded in 2004 by visionary, Christina Vitagliano who had “Great Expectations” to create an enjoyable and affordable amusement facility.  Her inspiration expanded to more 30 indoor blacklight themed miniature golf courses across the USA and Canada where “Unmasked” monsters with lively personalities are par for the course.  Her imagination caught the attention of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and KISS By Monster Mini Golf was born. Live Nation Merchandise, the exclusive worldwide merchandise and licensing agent for KISS, brokered the deal.

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About Monster Mini Golf®
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark Monster themed entertainment centers. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the USA and Canada. Each custom-designed course also features an arcade game area, private event rooms, an in-house DJ, and fantastic entertainment for the whole family. www.monsterminigolf.com.

About KISS®
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.  Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015.

Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z.  Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia.  Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (2016 year will mark their 6th voyage).

KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin’ The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales.

KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles.  KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews.

KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations.  For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms – including 380 newly designed Samba suites <http://www.riolasvegas.com/hotel.html>  – the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller and the world-famous Chippendales. Additionally, the resort is home to the VooDoo Zip Line <http://voodoozipline.com/> , an adrenaline-rushing thrill ride that offers a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip from 490 feet above the ground. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including Hash House A Go Go, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and, with panoramic views of The Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Multi-Platinum Singer and Songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to Ring in 2016 at Venetian Las Vegas Concerts 

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MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER AND SONGWRITER CARLY RAE JEPSEN TO RING IN 2016 AT VENETIAN LAS VEGAS CONCERTS

Tickets on sale Nov. 5 for Three Shows in The Venetian Theatre

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Multi-platinum GRAMMY®-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will ring in the New Year at Venetian Las Vegas during three concert performances: Dec. 30, and 31, 2015 and Jan. 2, 2016. Jepsen will perform her headline shows inside The Venetian Theatre.

Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed new album E·MO·TION on Aug. 21, earning a host of positive reviews from such outlets as Rolling Stone, Stereogum, People, NPR, and TIME magazine, which deemed E·MO·TION, “the current frontrunner for pop album of the year.” The first single released from the album, “I Really Like You,” became a global Top 40 hit, while the video is Vevo Certified with more than 100 million views. Jepsen’s new single “Run Away with Me” is out now.

E·MO·TION is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe.” The single climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in more than 47 countries and has sold more than 18 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double-platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, earning rave reviews. Carly will also star as “Frenchy” in GREASE: LIVE airing Sunday, January 31 on FOX.

Jepsen will perform in the Venetian Theatre at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. On New Year’s Eve, she will perform at 10 p.m.

Tickets start at $55.50 (plus applicable fees) on all nights but New Year’s Eve. On Dec. 31, tickets start at $75.50 (plus applicable fees). Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. PST at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo Box, online at www.venetian.com/carlyraejepsen or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.

“Miss Jepsen is a phenomenally talented singer, songwriter and actress,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “We’re excited to bring somebody of her appeal to The Venetian Theatre and we can’t wait to have her ring in the New Year with us.”

The Venetian Theatre has been home to several live music residencies, including “Soul2Soul” with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “The Essential Diana Ross” and “The Judds – Girls Night Out.” In January, it will be home to iconic musician John Fogerty.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, the entire Las Vegas Strip gets into the party with approximately 80,000 pyrotechnic shells deployed from 11 casino rooftops – including The Venetian. Officially called “America’s Party 2016,” the Las Vegas New Year’s Eve party was named one of the top places in the world to celebrate the holiday by Fodor’s, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and National Geographic.

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About The Venetian® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre; ‘80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi-platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Alejandro Fernandez Celebrates Mexican Independence Day at the Mandalay Bay Events Center

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ CELEBRATES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH
A PERFORMANCE AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here

Leading Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to Las Vegas bringing his Confidencias World Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Tuesday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music and continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide, is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Tickets priced at $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale and can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

For fans anxious to purchase seats to highly anticipated concerts and events, M life – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program – provides members exclusive access to pre-sales for sporting events and concerts. The program also features rewards, benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the incomparable collection of MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations. To join, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

The Confidencias World Tour promises an unprecedented production from one of the most iconic voices in Mexican musical history. The dazzling show pays homage to Mexico via Fernandez’s exceptional mariachi, orchestra and vocal prowess, featuring a collection of his greatest hits including traditional “rancheras,” pop hits and songs from his new album Confidencias.

Renewed musical arrangements and innovative technology are included in the show which features mobile structures of more than 230 robotic lights dance along with a giant screen giving life to breathtaking scenes from Mexico. The images portray some of Mexico’s most rich and vibrant resources – its people, traditions, architecture and folklore. The costumes also are fascinating highlighted by handmade looms from the Mexican state of Chiapas, shawls from Michoacan and traditional “charro” suits from Jalisco.

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The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods.

Gene Simmons Authorized Parody Book On Sale Today

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Gene Simmons Authorized Parody Book On Sale Today      

Foreword by GENE SIMMONS

 

We are all privileged to share a planet with Gene Simmons.  Not only has he sold more than one hundred million albums with KISS, he has also sold roughly two billion dollars’ worth of merchandise, including his bestselling books, KISS and Make-Up and Me, Inc.  Now, in the spirit of Chuck Norris Facts, with authorization by Gene Simmons, Christina Vitagliano pays homage to rock’s living legend in the lavishly illustrated, GENE SIMMONS IS A POWERFUL AND ATTRACTIVE MAN: AND OTHER IRREFUTABLE FACTS.

As the founder of Monster Mini Golf and Gene’s business venture partner, Christina has rare access to Mr. Simmons allowing her a unique perspective on his awesomeness.  In this parody book, Vitagliano shares more than two-hundred-and-fifty outlandish “facts” about everything from Gene’s stage persona to his legendary sex life, love, his fans, finances, self-promotion, and, of course, that tongue.
Did you know?

  • Gene Simmons can get to the center of a Tootsie Pop in one lick
  • Gene Simmons has never seen a red light
  • Gene Simmons does not need a toaster; bread gladly sets itself on fire for him
  • When Gene Simmons walks into a strip club, the girls pay him
  • Gene Simmons is the reason Mick Jagger “can’t get no satisfaction”

“Gene Simmons planned on being a success the moment he launched himself out of his mother’s womb.”  —Gene Simmons


The book also includes Foreword by Gene Simmons, words of wisdom straight from the Demon’s tongue, hilarious reactions to Gene from kids, reimagined movie posters featuring Gene in the title role, and much more.  This is the book that 12 million KISS fans have been waiting for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Vitagliano is the founder of Monster Mini Golf.  She created, designed and is responsible for a nationwide franchised chain of indoor, glow-in-the-dark, monster themed mini golf family entertainment centers.  She lives in Las Vegas and has never slept with Gene Simmons.


GENE SIMMONS IS A POWERFUL AND ATTRACTIVE MAN

Christina Vitagliano
Plume / March 31, 2015 / $16.00


ABOUT PLUME
Plume
is a member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group (USA) and boasts many bestselling and prize-winning authors,

Forever Charlie Tour Starring Charlie Wilson With Special Guests Kem & Joe

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FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR STARRING CHARLIE WILSON
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KEM & JOE

Tickets Now on Sale

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino welcomes GRAMMY-nominated artist Charlie Wilson to the Events Center Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. Wilson will be joined on the Forever Charlie Tour by highly regarded R&B artists Kem and Joe, both of whom will perform their individual sets.

Tickets priced at $50, $90 and $130, not including applicable tax and service fees, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

Charlie Wilson’s new album Forever Charlie was released last week. The first single off the album, “Goodnight Kisses,” was the No. 1 most added song at Urban Radio and now is Top 10 on the Mediabase Adult R&B chart. Wilson has received nine GRAMMY nominations and multiple awards throughout his career. He was named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Adult R&B Artist and has had eight No. 1 records that topped the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart including “Without You,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” “Magic,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Can’t Live Without You,” “You Are,” “Life of the Party” and “My Love Is All I Have.” Most recently, Wilson received two 2015 GRAMMY nominations with rapper Kanye West for “Bound 2”; he also was an NAACP Outstanding Album Award winner for the album Love, Charlie and BET presented Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Forever Charlie Tour

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction and Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods.

Photos/Video: Rock ‘n’ roll royalty KISS makes Maverick Helicopters arrival at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and kicks off KISS Rocks Vegas residency at The Joint, Nov. 5

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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ROYALTY KISS MAKES MAVERICK HELICOPTERS ARRIVAL AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO AND KICKS OFF KISS ROCKS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT THE JOINT, NOV. 5

Tickets on sale for shows now – Nov. 23 at www.axs.com

Legendary rock band KISS blew fans away with an over-the-top Maverick Helicopters arrival outside of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to launch their nine-show residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer were welcomed by more than 1,000 screaming, costumed and face-painted fans as they cheered in excitement for the epic aerial arrival. While outside, KISS posed alongside the helicopter for photos with Hard Rock Hotel’s Chief Operating Officer Jody Lake and Vice President of Entertainment Chas Smith; AEG Live Las Vegas’ Vice President John Nelson and Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds; the “Roadie for a Week” winners Master Sergeant Jason Borkuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserve and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base; and the combat-wounded hero recipient of the newly-renovated, mortgage-free home John Hosea and his wife Sarah. The band then headed inside the music venue to kick off their sold-out show.

 

“Vegas! You wanted the best, now you’ve got the best,” yelled Stanley as he, Simmons, Singer and Thayer hit the stage. Concertgoers screamed in amazement as the foursome rocked out an amazing set list including fan favorites “Detroit Rock City,” “Love Gun” and “Lick It Up.” In true KISS fashion, the band’s production was unlike anything The Joint has seen before. The setup featured large LED screens spread across the ceiling and down to the floor, crazy pyrotechnics, lasers and more. The crowd was amazed as Simmons breathed fire and spewed blood from his mouth, Stanley flew across the venue and performed on hanging, balcony-side platforms, and Thayer shot out fireworks from his guitar.

 

Before starting the encore, KISS furthered their commitment to helping veterans by coming back on stage with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Military Warriors Support Foundation and Chase Bank to present retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant John Hosea and his wife Sarah a newly-renovated, mortgage-free home in Las Vegas. Hosea is a combat-wounded hero who enlisted in the military in 2001 and has received many awards including the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, five Army Achievement Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and more. The band and crowd honored him by saying “The Pledge of Allegiance” and broke out into a “USA” chant.

 

KISS ended the show with their biggest hit “Rock And Roll All Nite” as confetti poured over elated fans and filled the 4,500-person venue.

 

Produced exclusively by AEG Live, KISS Rocks Vegas continues at The Joint Nov. 7 – 8, 12, 14 – 15, 19, 22 – 23. Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com/thejoint, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX.

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@TheJointLV, @HardRockHotelLV, @KISSOnline, @GeneSimmons, @PaulStanleyLive, @Tommy_Thayer, @MaverickHeli

 

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary, along with a new compilation release, KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring 40 tracks spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year career. For more information, visit KissOnline.com.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com 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 performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, MötleyCrüe in Sin City, MötleyCrüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

 

About Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, offers guests unparalleled aerial tours inside its luxurious state-of-the-art helicopters in Nevada, Arizona and coming in 2015, Hawaii. During the excursions, guests board the safest and most comfortable tourism based helicopters in the world, ECO-Star Helicopters (EC-130) complete with quiet technology. They’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment with live narration about the surrounding attractions, personal voice-activated headsets, individual seating for up to seven guests, wrap around windows and more. Custom and private aircraft charters are also available. For more information on Maverick Helicopters, please visit www.FlyMaverick.com. Or keep with Maverick Helicopters on Facebook and Twitter.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Transforms into KISS Rocks Vegas Headquarters with Limited-Time-Only Menus and Merchandise, Nov. 5-23

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HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TRANSFORMS INTO KISS ROCKS VEGAS HEADQUARTERS
WITH LIMITED-TIME-ONLY MENUS AND MERCHANDISE, NOV. 5 – 23
KISS-themed items available at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Pink Taco,
all casino bars, B Side, John Varvatos and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon

As KISS heads to The Joint for its first residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino activates property-wide, band-inspired menus and merchandise, Nov. 5 – 23.

 

KISS, comprised of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, is set to take over The Joint with nine over-the-top performances from Nov. 5 to Nov. 23. To welcome the entertainment legends, the resort’s overall atmosphere has been revamped in true rock style with limited-time menus available at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Pink Taco and all casino bars. Additionally, John Varvatos and KISS’s official pop-up shop B Side will sell themed merchandise, and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon will offer rocker-chic treatments.

 

35 Steaks + Martinis, the property’s premier steakhouse, heats things up with Smoke ($14), a cold smoked Scottish salmon, prepared in harmony with capers, red onion, dill, cucumbers, buttered crostinis, herbs and garlic cheese; and Sweet Pain ($10), a sinfully indulgent dessert complete with creamy caramel apple mousse, white chocolate cake, caramel popcorn ice cream and a syringe full of fireball sauce.

 

Featuring a feast fit for rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Culinary Dropout presents a specialty Prix Fixe menu ($25 per person). The spread offers a choice of Soft Pretzels and Provolone Fondue or a House Salad for the starter; Fried Chicken or Ma…The Meatloaf!?! for the entrée; and one Paper Bag Beer Special. Additionally, the soulful gastro-pub enhances its selection with an array of their favorite cocktails, re-named after the band’s most memorable hits. Guests can wash down their meal with cocktails on special for the entire KISS residency. Rock ‘n’ Roll All Nite ($10, reg $12), a refreshing union of Plymouth gin, strawberry simple, fresh lemon and sparkling wine; Detroit Rock City ($10, reg $12), a modern mix featuring Stolichnaya Premium Vodka with fresh strawberry and lemon juices topped with Shock Top Belgian White Wheat Ale; Love Gun ($10, reg $12), a sweet and smooth cocktail, blending Belvedere Vodka with grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juices; or Beth ($10, reg $12), a combination of Licor 43, lemon sour and Angry Orchard Hard Cider that truly packs a punch.

 

The 24-hour hotspot, Mr. Lucky’s Café, pulls out the big guns with its honorary menu featuring  Heaven’s On Fire ($11), a hearty serving of steamed black mussels, potato wedges, grilled baguette and tomato-fennel broth; Love Gun ($13), a foot-long hot dog topped with pulled pork, melted cheese and BBQ sauce served with French fries; and Lick It Up ($9), a dessert worthy of hall-of-fame induction, complete with house waffle cone with chocolate rim, strawberry-chocolate jelly roll, candied almond rocky road ice cream, warm fudge sauce, chocolate pop rocks and commemorative Hard Rock Hotel & Casino drum sticks.

 

The party continues at Pink Taco, where patrons can reminisce on iconic KISS hits with a tasty, band-inspired fare. The restaurant highlights iconic band achievements with Hotter Than Hot ($12), a queso flameado con lobster and flour tortilla combination; All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose ($24), a sizzling molcajete for two, topped with grilled shrimp, carne asada, pollo asada, peppers and onions, rice, ancho-tomato broth and radish; and Heaven’s On Fire ($7), a sugar feign’s paradise, featuring a flaming plantain tostada, sprinkled with waffle crisps and topped with a scoop of creamy caramel swirl ice cream.

 

As an ode to the legends, all casino bars (Center Bar, Luxe Bar, Midway Bar and Side Bet Bar) spotlight specialty KISS cocktails for $6 each, each dubbed with a song-inspired name. The drinks include Animalize, a mixture of Don Julio Añejo, lime juice, orange juice and grapefruit juice; Dynasty, a smooth and refreshing concoction of Ketel One Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water; KISS Gold, a down-home and straight-forward combination of Crown Royal Whisky, Chambord Liqueur and Southern Comfort; Love Gun, a sweet and sassy dose of Crown Royal Whisky, peach schnapps and cranberry juice; Psycho Circus, a play-it-safe option that unites Ketel One Vodka with cranberry and orange juices; Sonic Boom, a fizzy and light cocktail with Tanqueray Gin, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale; True Confessions, a fruity blend of Ketel One Vodka, peach schnapps, fresh lime juice and Sprite; and War Machine, a spunky libation that mixes Tanqueray Gin with Blue Curaçao, sweet ‘n’ sour mix and pineapple juice.

 

At the end of the day, even the hardest of head bangers need to relax and regain sanity. Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon is ready to revive rockers with God of Thunder ($135), a 50-minute treatment featuring an exfoliating body scrub, invigorating Vichy shower rinse and hydrating body moisturizer; and Deuce ($205), a 50-minute, head-to-toe treatment combining a Swedish Massage with a quality facial.

 

With an album titled Dressed to Kill, it is clear that KISS believes in a good wardrobe. Accordingly, John Varvatos unveils a vast assortment of KISS-inspired pieces and groupie garb. Gene Simmons’s face graces a collection T-shirts, cardigans and vintage sweaters, accented by silver horns or claw buttons. One shirt, predictably a fan favorite, features a portrait of the four members on the front and the phrase “dress to kill” on the back.

 

No residency is complete without a souvenir shop. B Side, the official KISS pop-up shop, serves as a hybrid KISS retail store and art gallery, boasting endless amounts of fan gear and professional photographs by Katarina Benzova, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Erik Kabik, Neal Preston and Neil Zlozower. In addition, the band’s Authentic Anvil ™ Road Case will be on display and guests will have a chance to win it through an in-store contest. KISS guitarist and singer, Paul Stanley, is also confirmed to conduct three book signings, open to the public, on Nov. 8, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m.

 

KISS Rocks Vegas takes over The Joint Nov. 5, 7 – 8, 12, 14 – 15, 19, 22 – 23. Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary, along with a new compilation release, KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring 40 tracks spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year career. For more information, visit KissOnline.com.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com 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 performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, MötleyCrüe in Sin City, MötleyCrüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

KISS Teams Up with Nellis Air Force Base to Choose “Roadies for a Week” During November Residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS partners with Nellis Air Force Base to select three local, active military members to serve as “Roadies for a Week” during  the band’s KISS Rocks Vegas residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Nov. 5-23.

Known for their extensive support of service men and women, KISS has been working with active military members and veterans for years. The KISS Rocks Vegas residency will mark the band’s third time enlisting the help of America’s heroes.

 

“It is an honor for us to enlist these heroes of our Armed Forces into the KISS Army,” said KISS Frontman and Guitarist Paul Stanley. “They have already proven what they are capable of and their presence can only elevate us.”

 

After submitting applications, Master Sergeant Jason Borkhuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserve and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base were chosen by the band to become a “Roadie for a Week.” The three brave men have a combined 60 plus years of service, are highly-decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.

 

Borkhuis, Demille and Reichert will all work closely with the KISS crew and the band’s VIP program for a total of three shows each for their designated week. Each roadie will create his or her own video and photo diary to keep as a memento from their week working with one of the greatest rock bands in the world. In addition to assisting with the show, roadies will also receive a complimentary hotel stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during their volunteer week.

 

“I was so amped up after hearing the news,” said Borkhuis. “I didn’t get much sleep prior to going to work the night shift. Instead of sleeping when I got home, I cranked my post-divorce theme song ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights.’”

 

“These guys are living legends,” said Demille. “It is awesome to know underneath the makeup and the outfits, they are patriotic Americans.”

 

“It’s a childhood dream come true and I’m still a kid at heart,” said Reichert. “I’m still in shock but I’m so excited to get this chance.”

 

KISS Rocks Vegas takes over The Joint Nov. 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 19, 22-23. Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

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About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary, along with a new compilation release, KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring 40 tracks spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year career.

For more information, visit KissOnline.com.

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About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com 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 performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, MötleyCrüe in Sin City, MötleyCrüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

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KISS Rocks Vegas at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Nov. 5 – 23

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KISS Rocks Vegas
November 5 – 23, 2014

Tickets on sale Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m.

Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS celebrate 40 years as music icons with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Show time is 8 p.m.

 

“What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Gene Simmons, founding member of KISS.

 

Four decades after beginning its exemplary journey as one of the leading rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world, KISS continues to make waves with one of the loudest, most over-the-top, non-stop parties at The Joint. Designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live, the chart-topping band will unleash its signature elaborate set designs, jam-packed set list, intense pyrotechnics and much more for nine of the biggest shows in KISS performance history.

With 28 U.S. gold albums as well as 40 million U.S. album sales and 100 million in world sales, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley together with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer continue to grow their legacy, year after year. Along with an incredible recording career, KISS received a long-overdue induction into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. In addition, KISS’ new two-disc anthology, KISS 40, was released this past May. KISS 40 features one track from each of the band’s studio and live albums as well as tracks from each of the original band member’s 1978 solo albums and compilation cuts.

“KISS Army, get ready! America’s most iconic band is coming to America’s most exciting city. Rock and Rock Hall of Famers KISS are bringing their show to Las Vegas for their first-ever residency. For 40 years, KISS has been putting on some of the most exciting shows in music and we finally got them where they should be – Las Vegas – at The Joint. We couldn’t be more excited to see what they’re gearing up for!” exclaimed Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas.

KISS Rocks Vegas dates:
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23
*show time is 8 p.m.

 

Ticket prices for KISS Rocks Vegas start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale on Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

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About KISS
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary, along with a new compilation release, KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring 40 tracks spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year career.

 

For more information, visit KissOnline.com.

 
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com 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 performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

 

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 Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin& Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

MGM GRAND ~ October Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports/Special Events Listing!!!

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Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited! The Madonna 2012 World Tour will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The tour will include stops in 26 European cities and 28 North American shows. Throughout her career, Madonna has had a record-breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with 40 No. 1s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts. She has sold more than 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history.

Date: October 13 – 14
Time: 8 p.m. nightly
Prices: $380, $270, $180, $80 and $45 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the biggest-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $105 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

BARBRA STREISAND
The most accomplished female recording artist ever, Barbra Streisand, will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a special performance Friday, Nov. 2. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, GRAMMY, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France’s Legion d’Honneur and the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 GRAMMYs, one Tony and 12 Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She also is the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed garnered 14 Oscar nominations.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $750, $550, $450, $250, $175 and $90 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one special performance Saturday, Nov. 17 with its Long Road Out of Eden tour. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from the chart-topping album Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic selections from the group’s 30-year career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $157.50, $93.75 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

RUSH
Rush is currently on a massive North American tour in support of its upcoming album Clockwork Angels and will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 23. Rush has had 17 of its 30 released albums certified platinum and eight others certified gold. The Clockwork Angels Tour will feature music from Rush’s eponymous album including “Caravan” and “Headlong Flight,” among others.

Date: Friday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $150, $90 and $55 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will perform in the U.S. for what is now a tradition to start the holiday season. This concert will include selections from Bocelli’s vast platinum-selling catalogue which covers his traditional and crossover classical repertoire. Bocelli is best known for his chart-topping hits including “Time to Say Goodbye” and “The Prayer.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 24
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $400, $275, $195, $125, $75 and $45 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

AEROSMITH
Aerosmith, one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, kicks off the second leg of The Global Warming Tour in November and will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 1. The band, featuring Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums), is armed with career-defining hits and blazing songs from its most-recent album Music From Another Dimension, scheduled for release in November. Aerosmith has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among other honors.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $149.50, $99.50 and $49.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO vs. JUAN MANUEL “DINAMITA” MÁRQUEZ 4
Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez will go mano-a-mano and toe-to-toe once again in a 12-round welterweight battle between two of this era’s top pound-for-pound and evenly matched fighters. Pacquiao-Márquez 4, the eagerly anticipated fourth act of the fistoric rivalry that has had fans and media standing on their feet for 36 action-packed rounds, will take place Saturday, Dec. 8.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $1,200, $900, $600, $400 and $200
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one special performance Saturday, Nov. 17 with its Long Road Out of Eden tour. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from the chart-topping album Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic selections from the group’s 30-year career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $157.50, $93.75 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

LADY GAGA
Following overwhelming ticket sales and sold-out shows throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Lady Gaga will bring The Born This Way Ball World Tour to North America in 2013. Touring in support of her latest album Born This Way, Lady Gaga will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The Born This Way Ball World Tour is Lady Gaga’s first since the May 2011 release of her album Born This Way, which has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. The popular entertainer was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World in 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $99.75 (general admission and/or reserved seating) and $57.75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

GREEN DAY
Reprise Records’ GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Green Day will begin the first leg of its North American ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! TOUR in November, making a stop Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Green Day, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong (vocalist/guitarist), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer), is touring in support of its upcoming trilogy of albums Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos! and Green Day ¡Tré!. All three were produced by the band’s long-time producer, Rob Cavallo, as a follow-up to the GRAMMY Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown.

Date: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $69.50 (general admission floor and/or reserved seating), $49.50 and $29.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

 

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also was the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: October 5 – 21; November 1 – December 4; December 16 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Price: $99.99, $79.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington returns to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand this fall with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates/Times: October 22 – 28: 8 p.m. nightly
December 6 – 15: 10 p.m. nightly
Prices: $89.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. Contains Adult Content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $59, $49 and $39 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $79, $69 and $59 when Garrett is scheduled to appear: October 27; November 26 – December 2; December 28 – January 1, 2013 (special holiday prices apply).
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp will bring the next installment of its highly successful music-magic experience to MGM Grand October 10 – 14. Headlining the camp will be iconic rock god and media mogul Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS and the face of A&E’s “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”

Campers will jam with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs and celebrate the camp’s culmination by hosting a live concert. Scheduled guest “rock star counselors” include Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Black Label Society), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row).

Dates: October 10 – 14
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.

 

NIGHTLIFE

TABÚ
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:   Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest new party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida! Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

 

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.comor www.csiexhibit.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

Celebrate National Mini Golf Day at KISS By Monster Mini Golf

Celebrate National Mini Golf Day at KISS By Monster Mini Golf

All adult “mini” people are invited to golf for free on Friday, Sept. 21

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, the unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS®, celebrates National Mini Golf Day on Friday, Sept. 21, by inviting all adult “mini” people, 18 and older, to golf for free. In addition, to commemorate this day anyone that is 18 and over that wears, drives or brings in anything “mini” will golf for $5 on this day.

“It’s National Mini Golf Day and we want everyone to acknowledge all things ‘mini.’ If your name is Minnie, if you wear a mini skirt or if you have a mini pooch than please join us,” stated Christina Vitagliano, founder of KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®.

For every little person that plays mini-golf on this day $5 will be donated to Little People of America, a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. Short stature is usually defined as any adult one that is 4’ 10” or shorter in height.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is open from 10 a.m. to midnight daily and is the first of its kind and includes an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course; a state-of-the-art arcade; HUGE KISS® gift shop; KISS® Gallery; “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel; private VIP Room; FANtastic KISS® themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Snack bar.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is located at 4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 directly across from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and located next to Rumor Boutique Hotel inside the Shoppes at Harmon Square.

For more information: Christina Vitagliano, Founder – KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
Ph: 702.558.6256 or kiss@monsterminigolf.com

About Monster Mini Golf
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark themed entertainment. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the country. Each custom-designed course features an arcade game area, private event rooms, in-house DJ, and entertainment for the whole family. Updates/information visit www.monsterminigolf.com, or www.facebook.com/MonsterMiniGolfKISS

About KISS
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster”, the follow up to their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom” and preparing for a major world tour starting in summer of 2012.

Putt with Bruce Kulick to Raise Funds for Animal Charities at KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®

Putt with Bruce Kulick to Raise Funds for Animal Charities
at KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®

Mini-golf with the former KISS member on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to benefit
The Pet Adoption Fund and Heaven Can Wait Animal Society

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, the unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS®, is holding a fundraiser with Bruce Kulick, former KISS band member, Tuesday, Aug. 28. Guests who donate $100 or more will have an opportunity to play mini-golf with Kulick from 5 – 7 p.m. To donate and reserve your time with Kulick go to www.monsterminigolf.com/kiss. Funds will go to help support two animal charities, The Pet Adoption Fund and Heaven Can Wait Animal Society.

“I recently lost my dog Joe, a great friend, who I adopted from The Pet Adoption Fund. He was a very important part of my life and since his passing I have been looking for a way to give back to the shelter. Chasing a ball with me at KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® seemed liked a great way to raise money,” said Bruce Kulick, former member of KISS.

“When Bruce suggested this fundraiser we were eager to help. KISS fans are wonderful and we are sure many will come out to support him and the animals,” stated Christina Vitagliano, founder of KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®.

Additionally, Kulick will participate in KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®‘s Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star? Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. a weekly, free two hour rock trivia contest. Other ‘rock stars’ participating over the eight-week contest are Oz Fox of Stryper, Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat, Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot, Blas Elias of Slaughter and more. Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star? started on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and will close with a grand finale on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage.

About Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star?
Every Tuesday, for eight weeks, contestants will compete in a rock trivia contest that will consist of three, 30-minute rounds containing 30 rock related questions in each round. The first three rounds will be against fellow fans of rock while the fourth round will put you against one of rocks very own. Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star trivia rounds will be a mix of the following: question and answer, name that video clip, rock charades, name that tune (performed live), visual aides, and many surprises for added entertainment. Players will also receive extra points by correctly answering questions in the “Psycho Round.” Points will be accumulated for weekly prize distribution.

The grand finale will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in historic downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage. The eight-week contest is free to enter, however seat reservations are highly recommended. For seat reservations please call: 702.558.6256 or kiss@monsterminigolf.com. Reservations may only be held until 6:45 p.m. To learn more about the specific rounds, categories and pricing please visit www.monsterminigolf.com/kiss. A special thank you to Brew Ha Ha for providing refreshments.

About KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is the first of its kind and includes an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course; a state-of-the-art arcade; HUGE KISS® gift shop; KISS® Gallery; “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel; private VIP Room; FANtastic KISS® themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Snack bar.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is located at 4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 directly across from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and located next to Rumor Boutique Hotel inside the Shoppes at Harmon Square.

For more information: Christina Vitagliano, Founder – KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
Ph: 702.558.6256 or kiss@monsterminigolf.com

About Monster Mini Golf
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark themed entertainment. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the country. Each custom-designed course features an arcade game area, private event rooms, in-house DJ, and entertainment for the whole family. Updates/information visit www.monsterminigolf.com, or www.facebook.com/MonsterMiniGolfKISS.

About KISS
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster”, the follow up to their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom” and preparing for a major world tour starting in summer of 2012.

 

KISS By Monster Mini Golf Announces Line-up for Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star?

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Announces Line-up for
Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star?

This week: Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat and Zach Throne of The Heights

WHAT:
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, the unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS®, announces its ‘rock star’ line-up for its weekly, free two hour rock trivia contest Are You Smarter Than a Rock Star? The rocking line-up even includes former KISS band member, Bruce Kulick, who will participate on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

Every Tuesday, for eight weeks, contestants will compete in a rock trivia contest that will consist of three, 30-minute rounds containing 30 rock related questions in each round. The first three rounds will be against fellow fans of rock while the fourth round will put you against one of rocks very own. Breaks will be given between rounds with refreshments provided by Brew Ha Ha.

The grand finale will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in historic downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
7 p.m. – Second Round with Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat and Zach Throne of The Heights

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
7 p.m. – Third Round with Frank Dimino of Angel

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
7 p.m. – Fourth Round with Bruce Kulick of KISS and Jimmy Crespo of Aerosmith

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
7 p.m. – Fifth Round with Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
7 p.m. – Sixth Round Blas Elias of Slaughter

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
7 p.m. – Seventh Round with Ron Keel of Keel

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
7 p.m. – Special guest rock star. The grand finale will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in historic downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage.

(Please note that the list above is subject to change)

WHERE:
KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169
(Across from Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, located next to Rumor Boutique Hotel)

Photos and Video: Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas Celebrates Gene Simmons

HARD ROCK CAFES IN LAS VEGAS CELEBRATE GENE SIMMONS

 On Saturday, August 11, 2012, Hard Rock Cafe locations in Las Vegas  celebrated Gene Simmons. Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas on The Strip hosted an exclusive appearance and memorabilia donation with the iconic rocker. Lucky KOMP 92.3 and 97.1 The Point radio winners in attendance saw Simmons donate his Double Silver Dragon Punisher Bass guitar to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection. Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas also gave away a Gene Simmons Axe II Bass guitar and a pair of tickets with backstage photo for two with Gene Simmons in KISS outfit to Saturday night’s The Tour: KISS & Motley Crue at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

 

In addition, fans  had an opportunity to take an exclusive tour of the Gene Simmons Axe II Tour Bus/Family Jewels Bus at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel.

These events will benefit Musicians On Call, an organization that brings music to the people that need it most – hospital patients. Since 1999, Musicians On Call have performed for over 300,000 individuals, bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

 

Below are some photos Vegas24seven.com took and a video of the ending.