After a whirl-wind year, Grammy award-winning band Phoenix will take to the stage at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. with special guests Holy Ghost.
Influenced by their electro ’80s upbringing, the rock-synth band made their start rehearsing in vocalist Thomas Mars’ garage in the suburbs of Paris. Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz joined younger brother guitarist Chris Mazzalai and bassist Deck d’Arcy in 1995.
The group got their touring start in the late ’90s on the French bar circuit performing Hank Williams and Prince covers. The band took the name Phoenix two years later and pressed 500 copies of a single on their own label, Ghettoblaster. Soon after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records.
In 2000, following their two singles “If I Ever Feel Better” and “Too Young,” Phoenix released their debut album, United. Their track “Too Young” was featured on the soundtrack for the movies “Lost in Translation” and “Shallow Hal.”
Further albums include, Alphabetical (2004), Live! Thirty Days Ago (2005), It’s Never Been Like That (2006) and Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009).
In 2010, Phoenix won a Grammy Award in the category Best Alternative Music Album for their fifth album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Shortly afterwards, the song “1901” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart. The track “1901” was used for the trailer of the film “New York, I Love You” and has also been featured in commercials for the 2010 Cadillac SRX.
This event is presented in association with Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7:00 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.