Motley Crue Launches Second Las Vegas Residency
Mötley Crüe, pioneers of the Las Vegas hard rock residency, once again took the city by storm and transformed The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino into a fiery abyss with the debut of their second residency, Mötley Crüe Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell, on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Mötley Crüe, comprised of vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars, stayed true to their word by pushing their own envelope once again with an exclusive, all-new, never-seen-before production that can only be seen now through Sunday, Oct. 6. The notorious band kicked off the first night of their 12 show residency in front of a sold out house.
In true Las Vegas and Mötley Crüe fashion and following last year's sold out three week run, the band creates the ultimate rock 'n' roll experience with an elaborate stage design, flashy costumes and adrenaline-pumping surprises. The residency showcases one of the biggest lighting and sound presentations ever hosted in the award-winning concert venue, massive LED screens placed above and around the stage as well as the band's signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.
From hell-themed costumes, which includes Neil's elaborate black and red, floor-length, leather coat and the venue's ushers, bartenders and box office staff clad as the gatekeepers of the underworld, to devil-inspired magicians and stilt walkers at the entrance to the venue, no detail has been forgotten. During one of the highest-energy moments of the night, Sixx shoots fireballs from his bass that rise more than 30 feet above the stage while Neil belts out vocals for "Shout at the Devil." In addition to the extravagant theatrics, Mötley Crüe delivers a set-list full of hits including high-octane numbers such as "Wild Side," "Kickstart My Heart," "Saints Of Los Angeles," "Dr. Feelgood," "Girls, Girls, Girls" and their signature ballad "Home Sweet Home," featuring Lee playing a flaming piano.
Celebrities and rockstars alike were in attendance on opening night to get a glimpse of the band's famous antics. Brian May of legendary rock band Queen and Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage were spotted in the crowd, amongst others.
In honor of the launch, the band will be answering fan questions about their Las Vegas residency Mötley Crüe Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell via a Reddit AMA on Friday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. PST/ 3 p.m. EST. This unprecedented direct to fan Q&A will allow fans to submit questions directly to the band which the band will answer without any filter. Recent AMA's include Dave Grohl, Bill Gates, Trent Reznor, Tony Hawk, Thom Yorke and President Obama amongst others.
Produced exclusively by AEG Live, the band continues their Las Vegas engagement Sept. 20 - 22, 25, 27 - 29 and Oct. 2, 4 - 6. Mötley Crüe Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell offers a show unlike anything seen before with plenty of surprise elements. Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.
Mötley Crüe Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell marks the notorious band's second residency at The Joint. In February 2012, Mötley Crüe blew away fans and critics alike with Las Vegas' first-ever hard rock residency, Mötley Crüe in Sin City.
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About Mötley Crüe
Hailing from Los Angeles, the quartet - Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) - has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. The Crüe's bragging rights comprise worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for "Best Hard Rock" performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.
After three decades of decadence, Mötley Crüe maintains its iron will, capturing new fans and influencing musicians across multiple generations. The group invaded Las Vegas in 2012 with the city's first ever hard rock residency, "Mötley Crüe in Sin City" which sold out and left the loud impression that what happens in Vegas can be heard around the world.
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-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, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, 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 and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world's No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.
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