Sand and Surf, Sip and Sing at the 2015 Beach Concert Series at Mandalay Bay

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Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.

This summer will be HOT and heating it up even further is the Beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino! The 2015 series will kick off in May, featuring an incredible lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. The stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this fan favorite series.

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The line-up includes:

Sublime with Rome – Friday, May 22
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez. Their first big show as Sublime with Rome was in October 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival where they performed in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour in March 2010 led to Sublime with Rome entering the studio to begin recording its debut album Yours Truly, released in the summer of 2011. Songs like “Panic,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen” are reminiscent of vintage Sublime, while songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” pick up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996. Bringing things full circle, the band’s first performance of 2012 was at the Smokeout Festival where they were joined by celebrated drummer and longtime friend Josh Freese. To make up for lost time, the trio plans to stay out on the road as long as they can. For more information about the band, visit

Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.

The Script – Friday, May 30
The Irish three-piece band The Script recently released their fourth album No Sound Without Silence which landed at No. 10 on the U.S. charts. The Script has acquired global success selling more than 20 million records while all four albums have earned multi-platinum status worldwide. In the U.S., The Script has picked up five platinum singles and sold more than one million albums. Its current world tour began in South Africa earlier this year and will later hit the UK.

Tickets are priced at $44.50, not including applicable service charges.

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Lee Brice (Friday, June 5) and Chris Young (Saturday, June 6)
Lee Brice’s new album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Brice is now known as a reliable chart-topping, Nashville hit-maker who has won “Song of the Year” and performed at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record for the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that earned Gold status and features three No. 1 Country singles including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won “Song of the Year” at both the CMA and ACM Awards.

At the age of 29, Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, he’s also a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow” and “Who I Am With You.” With four albums to his credit, Young has amassed six No. 1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Dublin to The Late Show with David Letterman. With the release of A.M., featuring the hit “Lonely Eyes,” Young is as well known for his classic baritone as he is melt-your-heart ballads while winning audiences across the globe.

Tickets are priced individually at $45 or celebrate Country Weekend at Mandalay Bay by purchasing tickets to both shows for $75, not including applicable service charges.

NEEDTOBREATHE Presents Tour De Compadres featuring NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House – Friday, July 10
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace, the band had its big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The years to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Rivers In the Wasteland was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

As they enter its 17th year as a band, Switchfoot has achieved a level of success that brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and high-school friend Chad Butler never anticipated. The SoCal natives have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of its eight studio albums (including its 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s GRAMMY Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You To Move,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” “Dark Horses,” and “Afterlife”), performed sold-out world tours, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.

Also supporting this show are Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House. Since releasing its first album in 2005, Washed In Blue, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos and NEEDTOBREATHE, among others. Its songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials, most notably in TNT’s Emmy Award-winning 2011 Christmas Day NBA Forever spot, which paired the song “Live Forever” with a mesmerizing montage of past and present NBA video footage. Colony House, an indie-rock trio from Nashville, released its debut album When I Was Younger this past summer via Descendent Records. Upon its release, they hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart and No. 7 on the iTunes Alternative chart. The band’s single “Silhouettes” reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s AltNation and continues to be in heavy rotation.

Tickets are priced at $33.50, not including applicable service charges.

Pepper and Iration – Friday, July 17
Pepper has toured extensively with groups including 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, Sublime with Rome and their music has been featured in movies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck.” After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in its storied career. The resulting album, self-titled to accentuate where the band feels they are presently, broadens Pepper’s style, veering into new sonic territory while still retaining all the fun elements that make the band so beloved by their fans. The ever-present sense of life surges through the tracks, bolstering the sense of optimism throughout. The band’s music – both live and on their releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience, a sensibility that’s very familiar to the three musicians currently in their career. From its debut Give’n It to its 2006 standout album No Shame, Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches worldwide, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.

Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, Calf. The band’s 2010 album Time Bomb hit No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The group has been touring nationally since 2007, performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Iration has headlined several successful national club tours with numerous sold out shows nationwide. Its third full-length album, Automatic, combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae charts. Multiple songs by Iration have topped alternative radio station charts throughout the country, including Time Bomb’s “Turn Around” and “Falling,” as well as Automatic’s “Back Around” and title track. The title track was recently remixed for the radio and is starting to receive play nationwide.

Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.

Ziggy Marley – Friday, July 31
A seven-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMY award, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a GRAMMY in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a fifth GRAMMY award for “Best Children’s Album.” In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Wild And Free, which earned him a GRAMMY nomination, as well as his first ever comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN. Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, was started in 2012. The products are distributed throughout the US and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide. His 2012 live album Ziggy Marley In Concert, recently earned him his sixth GRAMMY award for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album Fly Rasta, (which earned his seventh GRAMMY Award) Ziggy released his debut children’s book I Love You Too, a coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. Involved with a breadth of charities, Ziggy leads his own, U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations.

Tickets are priced at $42.50, not including applicable service charges.

Lost 80’s Live Featuring ABC, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, A Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Flirts and the long-awaited return of Farrington + Mann + Juarez the original members of WHEN IN ROME UK “I Promise,” among other artists – Saturday, Sept 26

The Lost ‘80s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. The moment is timeless and fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ’80s.” Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Hosted By 80’s Actor Comedian BARRY SOBEL

Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.

VIP cabanas are available for purchase during each concert. Contact for pricing and availability.

Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets. All show times are 9 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

The Joint
Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball 2012 – Oct. 27
Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night Featuring Train – Dec. 2
AVN Awards Show – Jan. 19
Body English

Bloody English – now – Oct. 31


High Voltage –  Nov. 9
Alex Christopher – Oct. 27 and Nov. 3
Peter Love Jam Session – Oct. 30
Red Eye Radio – Nov. 4 and Dec. 22
Bell Boys Music – Nov. 10
Black Pistol Fire – Nov. 10
Mark OToole – Nov. 10 and 24
Whiskey Breath – Nov. 15
XOCH – Nov. 25
Lost Bayou Ramblers – Dec. 2
The Whammy – Dec. 8

Trapt – Oct. 24
Systemec – Oct. 31
Mike Watt + The Missingmen – Nov. 3
Blue October – Nov. 13 – 14
In This Moment – Nov. 20
Reverend Horton Heat – Dec. 28

Vanity Weekends: DJ Shift and Cyberkid – Nov. 11
Vanity Weekends: Rock, Paper, Scissors Big Hair with Big Hearts featuring Tony & Guy Products hosted by 9037 Salon with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair – Canned Food Drive benefitting local food bank, patrons will receive free admission with donation of two cans of food – Nov. 16
Vanity Weekends: DJ Loczi and Joseph Gettright – Nov. 17
Vanity Weekends: DJ Pauly D – Dec. 30

Vanity Weekends: Halloween Costume Contest featuring DJ Pauly D with Residents DJ Shift and Cyberkid – Oct. 28
Vanity Weekends: Lexani SEMA After-party featuring a performance by MGK with DJ Whoo Kid and Earwaxxx – Oct. 31
Vanity Weekends: Rock, Paper, Scissors featuring Kenneth Cole Watches with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair – Nov. 2



A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated,and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email


Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy
 Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 – 3, 7, 9 – 10, 14, 17 – 18, 21, 23 – 24
Tickets start at $45
On sale now
Guns N’ Roses, takes over Sin City with their first-ever residency, Appetite for Democracy, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this fall. The band will play 12 mind-blowing shows starting Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 24.

Guns N’ Roses has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite for Democracy will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction (1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy (2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements. Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Appetite for Democracy is unlike any show the band has ever done before or will ever do again.

The history-making residency comes on the heels of Appetite for Destruction’s 25th anniversary. The groundbreaking record propelled Guns N’ Roses into rock music history with songs including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and “Paradise City.” Named as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Appetite for Destruction enjoyed one of the longest runs of any hard rock record, remaining on Billboard’s “Hot 100” for nearly three years. To date, the album has sold more than 18 million copies in the United States, with worldwide sales in excess of 30 million.

Started by Axl Rose in 1985, Guns N’ Roses is one of the most popular music acts in history and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band consists of frontman and founder Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). In addition to Appetite for Destruction and Chinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses has released albums including GN’R Lies (1988), double album Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991) and The Spaghetti Incident? (1993).

Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball 2012 *just added*
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $88
On sale now

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside The Joint Saturday, Oct. 27. This much anticipated event is one of the hottest and wildest parties of the year. The fun will continue with an after-party at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information, please visit

Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night Featuring Train *just added*
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

(Special guests Better Than Ezra, The Script and Ryan Star)
On sale Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

Tickets start at $39.50
Mix 94.1 is kicking off the holiday season this year by bringing an all-star line up to rock out The Joint Sunday, Dec. 2. Mark & Mercedes’ Not So Silent Night will feature Train with special guests Better Than Ezra, The Script and Ryan Star. In true holiday spirit, a portion of the proceeds from Not So Silent Night will benefit Three Square.

Train, the GRAMMY® winning band from San Francisco, will headline the show. The pop rock band, consisting of the core trio of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums), released its latest album, California 37 last spring. The band is known for such hits as Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” Special guests include alternative rockers Better Than Ezra, Irish rockers The Script and rocker Ryan Star (from CBS’s reality show Rock Star: Supernova).

AVN Awards Show *just added*
 Saturday, Jan 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $224
On sale now

2013 marks the 30thAnniversary of the AVN Awards show, which has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment. Dubbed “the Oscars of adult entertainment” by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.

Prince Royce *this weekend*
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.00
On sale now

Latin pop sensation Prince Royce brings his fall tour to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Prince Royce released his self-titled debut album two years ago. Certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and Quadruple Platinum in Chile, the album collected an endless list of honors and awards.  Royce has received two Latin GRAMMY® nominations, seven Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, 12 Premios Juventud Awards and 12 Latin Billboards. He was the artist with the most No. 1s on Billboard’s 2011 “Year End Charts.”  Royce collaborated with Mexican super group Maná and reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee and has toured with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.

Prince Royce arrived on the music scene with authentic bachata stylings. Royce’s Dominican background and soulful qualities of the young man’s voice catapulted him into stardom. His single “Stand By Me” became the first bachata song ever to be played on mainstream radio in the U.S., bringing Latin rhythms even closer to American culture.

Now, the singer is ready to further cement his reputation with Phase II, which ishis second album of shimmering bachata soundscapes and heartfelt Latin ballads with a hint of mariachi. Phase II, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart and has remained in the top five ever since, will continue expanding Prince Royce’s reputation as one of the most talented young voices in new millennium Latin pop. Interestingly, the singer has achieved this level of success remaining true to his cultural roots and the seductive strains of bachata.

The Black Keys
Sunday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Dec. 31 at 9:30 p.m.

(Special guest Divine Fits)                                                                             Rock in the New Year
Tickets start at $99
On sale now

GRAMMY® award winners The Black Keys rock in the New Year with two epic shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The duo will help say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013 with performances on Sunday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Dec. 31 with special guest Divine Fits.

The Black Keys released their debut album The Big Come Up in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness in 2003 and Rubber Factory in 2004. In 2006, the band signed to Nonesuch Records in the U.S. and released its fourth album Magic Potion, which was followed by the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release in 2008. El Camino was the first album released worldwide last December.

El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The record debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard  “Top 200” and was certified RIAA Gold. The album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” reached No. 1 on the Alternative and AAA charts; it also entered the top 10 at Rock radio. The second single “Gold on the Ceiling” hit the top 10 at Alternative radio.

The Who                     
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $99.50
On sale now

The Who, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands performs its iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, Feb.8.

The popular English band will perform songs from Quadrophenia, which is the band’s sixth album. Founding members Roger Daltreyand Pete Townshed will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) to deliver an unforgettable night of classics. The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members who created the album. IGN placed Quadrophenia at No. 1 on its list of the “Greatest Classic Rock Albums of All Time” and Q magazine placed it on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever.” The album features such classic WHO songs as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign o’er Me.”

The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. In a 4.5 out of 5 star review, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said, “Quadrophenia, released in 1973, was a superior tale with more-taut songwriting; it was grounded in [Pete] Townshend’s memories of growing up angry, anguished and mod in the early 60s, and produced with the panoramic tension of ‘Who’s Next.’”

Despite being underground, it is no secret that Body English is one of Las Vegas’ most beautiful spaces.  Guests walk down a long flight of stairs which leads to the main entrance of the club.  The first focal point that catches the eye is a larger-than-life million dollar, color-changing crystal chandelier that hangs over the main dance floor, offering a touch of elegance while simultaneously offering just enough lighting to create an intimate ambiance. 

Tickets for Body English can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit

Bloody English *just added* – Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.
Tickets – $15
On sale now

Hard Rock Hotel’s original nightclub, Body English, has been transformed into an all-ages haunted house where ghoulish performers interact with guests through nightmarish scenes and terrifying décor, incorporating all of the classic gothic horror stories of Victorian London, now through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Fans will witness sights reminiscent to those seen in gothic horror stories such as “Jack the Ripper,” “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” “Sweeney Todd” as well as classics including “Frankenstein,” “Dracula” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

Bloody English will be scaring all starting at 6 p.m. through midnight now through 31. All ages are welcome but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bloody English will be open Wednesday through Sunday, with special hours Monday, Oct. 29 – Wednesday, Oct. 31.

SOUNDWAVES, poolside concert series returns for the summer to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVES is a summer concert experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Guests can enjoy the music as well as the party scene from in front of the stage or chill to the sounds of the performers from a VIP cabana. For cabana reservations and information, call 702.693.5555.

Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit

Toadies and Helmet *this weekend*
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

(Special guest Ume)
Tickets – $22
On sale now

Toadies and Helmet’s co-headling tour makes a stop at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Oct. 20. Special guest for the night will be Ume.

Alternative rock band Toadies was formed in 1989 during the grunge era. The group is known for its jagged riffs and extreme lyrics. The band has opened for many well-known headliners including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Zombies, Bush and more. Toadies latest album, Play.Rock.Music., was recently released in July 2012.

Helmet found success in 1992 when its album Meantime debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Gold in 1994. After nine years together, 1,600 shows and five albums the band called it quits in 1998. In 2004, founder, Page Hamilton, got a new band together under the Helmet name. Following the reunion, the band headlined at the Van’s Warped Tour, opened for Guns N’ Roses, toured in Australia and more.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its newest musical hot spot, the intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country.  The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.

Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit                       

Alex Christopher *just added*                                                                     
Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Las Vegas native Alex Christopher hits the Vinyl stage Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The young musician has been performing in Sin City for four years, getting his start at a local retirement home and then booking gigs at various casinos, weddings, parties, conventions and more. Christopher will take guests on a music journey as he sings hits from a variety of genres including jazz and traditional pop.

Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball 2012 After-Party *just added*
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 a.m.

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball 2012 celebration will continue this year with an after-party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s newest music venue Vinyl Saturday, Oct. 27. Attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid form of identification.

Peter Love Jam Sessions *just added*
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

Peter Love Jam Sessions rocks in Hallow’s Eve at Vinyl Tuesday, Oct. 30. Soap Opera star Peter Love has been surprising audiences with his music abilities and performances. Love plays songs from several different artists and genres.

Red Eye Radio *just added*
Sunday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m.

Las Vegas cover band Red Eye Radio will be coming back to Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 22. The group pays homage to songs that have shaped popular culture by covering artists like Beck, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Gorillaz, Weezer and more.

Mark OToole *just added*
 Nov. 10 and 24 at 2 p.m.
Mark OToole brings his velvet voice to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a run of shows. The Vegas based crooner has been surprising audiences across the Southwest for many years with his music and performance abilities. In 2011, OToole released his first album The Crooner.

Bell Boys Music *just added* 
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Bell Boys Music rocks the stage at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Nov. 10. The trio of brothers has spent the last three years perfecting their hip-hop electro band and simple, yet enjoyable harmonies. With massive genius, self-assurance, aspiration and creativity, “The Bell Boys” have built a solid fan base with their mid-western roots and west coast charm.

Black Pistol Fire *just added* Saturday, Nov. 10 at midnight
The Canadian rock duo lights up the Vinyl stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Nov. 10. The energetic group’s sound combines a unique mix of southern rock and garage punk and is often compared to infamous rocks bands like The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and more. Black Pistol Fire has had successful tours in Canada, U.S. and Europe.

Whiskey Breath *just added*  Thursday Nov. 15 at 10 p.m.
Whiskey Breath headlines at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Thursday, Nov. 15. Whiskey Breath is a Las Vegas based band that provides an awesome blend of Americana, Southern Rock and country. The group started playing together in 2008 and have become one of Las Vegas’ favorites ever since. The band’s main influences are Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

Empire Records *just added* Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m.
The Empire Records brings its 90s covers to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wednesday Nov. 21. The cover band plays songs from artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more.

XOCH *just added*
Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m.

XOCH brings her tunes to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday, Nov. 25. Singer and songwriter XOCH (pronounced “Zoach”) is known for grabbing her audience with huge hooks, a driving and dynamic rock and pop sound and powerful lyrics. XOCH is an engaging, provocative and versatile live performer and has shared the stage with several acts including Evanescence, Joan Osbourne, Pat Benatar, Spin Doctors, Lit, Butch Walker, and many others.

Lost Bayou Ramblers *just added*
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 p.m.

The Lost Bayou Ramblers brings its Louisiana music flair to Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The southern band performs high-energy acoustic Cajun music on tour and at festivals around U.S., Canada and Europe.


The Whammy *just added* Saturday Dec. 8 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets – $20
On sale now

The Whammy’s rockabilly tunes takeover Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Dec. 8. The group’s members have secured their place as true rock ‘n’ roll icons. Phantom, as the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Tim Polecat, lead singer of The Polecats and Jonny Bowler bass player for the Guana Batz are all part of the select few who were instrumental in reintroducing rockabilly into pop culture, providing the prototype for the modern rockabilly style and sound.
Trapt *updated* Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guests Dirty Eyes and BlackBox13)
Tickets – $22
On sale now

California rockers Trapt light up the stage at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wednesday, Oct. 24. Trapt is a post-grunge, hard rock band that formed in 1997. The band has produced five albums and has had mainstream success with singles like “Headstrong,” which hit No. 16 on Billboard’s top 100.

Switchfoot Friday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.
(Special guest Paper Route)
Tickets – $18
On sale now

Switchfoot brings two nights of its energetic alternative rock to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on with special guests Paper Route Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. The San Diego rock bank has had major mainstream success since its songs were included in popular 2002 movie A Walk To Remember. The group has won numerous awards including ASCAP awards, GMA Dove Awards, GRAMMY® awards, San Diego Music Awards and more. Switchfoot has released eight albums and one of the most popular albums, The Beautiful Letdown, sold over 2.6 million copies. The band is known for its highly dynamic shows, explosive guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics.

Thrillbilly Deluxe
Sunday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m.

Las Vegas based Thrillbilly Deluxe brings its country and southern rock tunes to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday, Oct. 28 and Sunday Dec. 9. The band is known for its unique and entertaining performances of hit and classic songs.

Systemec *updated*  Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m.
(Special guests Hard Eight and Far Beyond Driven)
Las Vegas’ very own Systemec celebrates Halloween at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The group plays a blend of modern and rock metal. Its debut single “Skywind” has gained a lot of popularity and was even featured in a racing game for Xbox.

Yellowcard  Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m.
(Special guests Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd and Sandlot Heros)
Tickets – $22
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Popular punk rockers Yellowcard take the stage with special guests Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd and Sandlot Heros at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Friday, Nov. 2. Yellowcard is an alternative rock group from Florida that uses unique elements such as the violin in its songs, which is quite unusual for the genre. The band has had mainstream success with songs like “Ocean Avenue” and “Way Away.” After two years of hiatus, the band returned in 2010 and released the album When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes and released its latest album Southern Air in August 2012.

Mike Watt + The Missingmen *updated*
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m.

(Special guest The Dirty Hooks)
Tickets – $15
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Former Stooges bassist Mike Watt and his band The Missingmen bring their 2nd Heapin Helpin US Tour 2012 to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Nov. 3. Mike Watt + The Missingmen started performing in 2006 as openers for singer M. Ward. In 2009, the group laid down the tracks for its first album, Hyphenated-Man. The punk rockers are currently embarking on an exhaustive 41 date tour to celebrate its latest album.

The Dreaming
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at midnight

The Dreaming, featuring former Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall and drummer Johnny Haro, is set to perform at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Dreaming, a dark wave band from Los Angeles, started as a project between Hall and Haro, which later added band members Josh Volkor, Rich Jazmin and Martin Kelly. In 2003, the group completed its first album and played gigs in Hollywood and across the West Coast.  In 2006, the group went on its first tour with Godhead, Ill Niño and Ra. Popularity for The Dreaming’s gothic, indie rock grew and the band started its own headlining tours in 2008.

Joe Brooks
Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

(Special guests Joseph Vincent and Mike Mains & The Branches)
Tickets – $11
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English singer-songwriter Joe Brooks takes the Vinyl stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Friday, Nov. 9. The young artist initially gained popularity through his MySpace page at age 17. By 2008, he was named “No. 1 Unsigned U.K. Artist.” In 2009, he signed with Lava Records and Universal Republic Records and released his first album Constellation Me. Due to his success, Brooks has toured in Europe and the U.S.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m.

(Special guests Trapper Schoepp & The Shades and Dusty Sunshine)
Tickets – $14
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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band plays its blues tunes at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday, Nov. 11. The three piece group is constantly on the road playing over 250 shows every year at various venues and festivals. To date, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has released eight albums with several topping the Billboard blues chart.

Blue October *updated* Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m.
(Special guests A Silent Film and Barcelona)
Tickets – $27
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Blue October takes the stage at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14. Blue October has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conon O’Brien. In 2006, the band opened for the Rolling Stones, and that same year its single “Into the Ocean” debuted at No. 3 on the VH1 “Top 20 Video Countdown.” The group has released a combined total of six albums including Foiled, which went Platinum in the U.S. and Canada and Approaching Normal, which debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2009.

The Birthday Massacre Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 p.m.
(Special guests William Control, Aesthetic Perfection and Creature Feature)
Tickets – $16
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The Birthday Massacre brings its Hide and Seek supporting tour to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday, Nov. 17. In 2001, The Birthday Massacre independently released its first album Nothing and Nowhere. In 2007, the band released Walking with Strangers, which entered the No. 10 spot on the Billboard “Top Heatseekers” chart. The Birthday Massacre has toured around the world, played at several popular music festivals and shared the stage with popular alternative bands including I Am Ghost, Die Mannequin and more.

In This Moment *updated*  Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m.
(Special guest First Class Trash)
Tickets – $17
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In This Moment rocks out at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tuesday, Nov 20. In This Moment is a hard rock group from Los Angeles, Calif. The group has released four albums, two of which debuted on the Billboard 200. In This Moment has performed on several popular tours including Ozzfest, Vans Warped Tour, Download Fest and more.

Smashing Alice
Friday Nov. 23 at 10 p.m.

Smashing Alice plays its modern and hard rock covers at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Friday, Nov. 23. The Las Vegas cover band is known for its fast paced rock ‘n’ roll shows.

Cletus & Mexican Sweat
Thursday, Dec. 6 – Friday Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.

Cletus & Mexican Sweat lights up the Vinyl stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7. The Las Vegas based country western band is known for covering country classics like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Reid and more.

Derryl Perry
Monday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m.

Country rocker Derryl Perry hits the stage at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Monday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 13. Derryl Perry and his band have toured the country performing over 2,000 shows. The Nashville based artist is influenced by country icons like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Gary Stewart and more.

Reverend Horton Heat *updated*
Friday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m.

(Special guests Jello Biafra and Tijuana Panthers)
Tickets – $22
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Jim Heath brings his band Reverend Horton Heat to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Friday, Dec. 28. Psychobilly trio Reverend Horton Heat is known for its crazy rock shows. The band mixes several music genres including country, surf, punk, big band, swing and more.

Chantal Claret *Thursday*  Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8, 16, 24, 30
(Special guest Douglas Gibbs)                                                                     

Captivating Songstress Chantal Claret hits Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an extended run this fall. The contemporary soul diva will play 10 shows now through Friday, Nov. 30.

Most known for her role with rock band Morningwood, Claret is making waves as a solo artist with debut album The One, The Only… (released June 2012). Blending early 1960s femme-pop with modern beats and edgy hip hop, her sound was influenced by icons Nancy Sinatra and Brigitte Bardot. Claret enlisted music industry powerhouses such as Rob Kleiner, Pigeon John, Lionshare, MherFilian and mixer Mark “Exit” Goodchild to bring the album to life. Single “Bite Your Tongue” is featured in commercials for Season 12 of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and ESPN’s “First Take.” Hit songs “Honey Honey” and “Pleasure Seeker” were used on VH1 reality show “Mob Wives.”

Claret’s playful and upbeat tunes will create an engaging and intoxicating vibe inside the walls of Vinyl. Douglas Gibbs, a local hip hop and indie DJ, will complement each night’s show spinning mood-setting tunes before and after Claret’s set. Guests can expect a night of addicting rhythmic beats and lyrics in one of the city’s most intimate concert venues. The multi-functional space allows artists to get up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans and serves as a location to introduce new bands to the music scene.


Vanity Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover chargestarts at $20 for women and $30 for men; local ladies enter for free at all times and drink free champagne until midnight. VIP booths and tables start at $500. For VIP booths and tables, Vanity guests can call 702.693.5555 or visit

Vanity Weekends
Vanity Nightclub welcomes a special guest each Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Oct. 20
DJ Loczi and Joseph Gettright *this weekend*

Oct. 21
DJ Shift and Cyberkid *this weekend*

Oct. 26
Rock, Paper, Scissors featuring Junker Designs with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair

Oct. 27
Richard Beynon and DJ Loczi

Oct. 28
Halloween Costume Contest featuring DJ Pauly D with Residents DJ Shift and Cyberkid *updated*

Oct. 31
Lexani SEMA After-party featuring a performance by MGK with DJ Whoo Kid and Earwaxxx *updated*

Nov. 2
Rock, Paper, Scissors featuring Kenneth Cole Watches with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair *updated*

Nov. 3
DJ Loczi and Joseph Gettright

Nov. 4
DJ Shift and Cyberkid

Nov. 9
Rock, Paper, Scissors featuring NYX Cosmetics with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair

Nov. 10
DJ Loczi and Joseph Gettright

Nov. 11
DJ Shift and Cyberkid *just added*

Nov. 16
Rock, Paper, Scissors Big Hair with Big Hearts featuring Tony & Guy Products hosted by 9037 Salon with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair – Canned Food Drive benefitting local food bank, patrons will receive free admission with donation of two cans of food. *updated*

Nov. 17
DJ Loczi and Joseph Gettright *just added*

Nov. 23
Rock, Paper, Scissors featuring Porsche Designs with Residents DJ Presto One and DJ Spair *just added*

Dec. 30
DJ Pauly D *just added*


Beachlife is an amplified and progressive poolside experience encompassing daytime and nightlife entertainment over the four-day weekend. Comprised of the Nirvana Pool, Breathe Pool Lounge and Paradise Beach, Beachlife heightens its offerings and invites guests to enjoy the modernized look and feel of more than fifty Tahitian-style cabanas, twenty-five daybeds and six banquettes.  VIP cabanas come fully equipped with plasma TVs, telephones, refrigerators, bottled water and a safe for valuables.  These much sought-after cabanas are set back from the popular beach area and are staggered on various levels throughout the pool area to allow guests to experience their own private oasis.

Summer Camp Fridays
Summer Camp is in session from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday through October. Admission starts at $20 and is complimentary for all hotel guests and ladies.

Nectar Music Festival Saturdays
Nectar Music Festival comes to fruition at 10 a.m. every Saturday through October. Admission starts at $30 for men, $20 for non-local ladies and is complimentary for local ladies.

Oct. 20
Brett Rubin, DJ Beej, Mike Carbonell and MonkeyBeatz *this weekend*

Rehab Sundays
Rehab reoccurs every Sunday at 10 a.m. through October.  Admission starts at $50 for men, $30 for non-local women, and is complimentary for local ladies.

Oct. 21
Psy performs his No. 1 hit “Gangnam Style” and Rev Run and DJ Ruckus with Residents DJ Eric D-Lux, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman, hosted by the cast of K-Town *this weekend*

About The Joint The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’s first hard rock residency, MötleyCrüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana and Motley Crue have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub, home to SIN on Sundays industry party; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise which houses the trendsetting pool parties including the famous REHAB Sunday party and RELAX Monday party as well as the new Summer Camp Fridays and Nectar Music Festival Saturdays; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including the new amped up gastropub Culinary Dropout, The Ainsworth, traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, and ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit



AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, 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 opening in December 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.