Mötley Crüe Launches Second Las Vegas Residency at The Joint
September 20, 2013 by VegasNews.com
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 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).
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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