Recap: The Joint Marks Anniversary With Two Sold Out Concerts
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas commemorated four years as one of the nation’s premier concert and entertainment venues with music superstar Kenny Chesney on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. In April 2009, The Joint opened with much fanfare and four sold out shows including Chesney, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi and The Killers. Chesney rocked out for more than three hours during the grand opening festivities.
Friday and Saturday marked his sixth and seventh performances, respectively, at the venue. The country rocker took time before his sold out show on Friday to celebrate The Joint’s anniversary with AEG Live Las Vegas’ Vice President John Nelson and Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds; and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ COO Jody Lake, Vice President of Entertainment Paul Davis, Executive Director of Entertainment Operations Chas Smith and Box Office Manager Lori Guzzard. Caked Las Vegas created an over-the-top, four-tiered, music-themed masterpiece in honor of the venue’s anniversary.
Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, the state-of-the-art venue has received local as well as national recognition for setting new standards in the live music experience. The Joint was voted “Best Concert Venue” by readers and staff in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2013 Best of Las Vegas,” “Best Music Venue” in Las Vegas Weekly’s “2012 Vegas’ Best,” “Best Concert Venue” by readers in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2012 Best of Las Vegas,” “Best Concert Venue” by readers in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2011 Best of Las Vegas,” “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” by Billboard magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010 Best of the Valley,” “Best Venue Sightlines” in Las Vegas Weekly’s “2010 Vegas’ Best,” “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s “Best 2010 Las Vegas,” “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll” in 2010 and “Best Concert Venue” by readers and staff in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2010 Best of Las Vegas.”
The Joint has set a precedent for creating unique and groundbreaking residencies across multiple genres of music in Las Vegas. Original concepts include Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Democracy, Def Leppard’s VIVA Hysteria! and Tiësto In Concert. The Joint will welcome Mötley Crüe for a second residency in fall 2013.
Upcoming artists include Prince with 3RDEYEGIRL (April 26 – 27), Paramore (May 3), “Kings Of The Mic” Tour: LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul (May 24), Widespread Panic (July 12 – 13), Daryl Hall & John Oates (Aug. 2 – 3), 311 (Aug. 4) and Mötley Crüe They’re Coming Back… (Sept. 18 – Oct. 6). For more information about upcoming concerts, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.thejointlasvegas.com.