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The Killers, Picture Dragons, Penn & & Teller will team for Vegas Strong Benefit concert

Some of Las Vegas’ best-known entertainers will collaborate for a December 1 performance at T-Mobile Arena to benefit victims of the October 1 Route 91 Harvest celebration mass shooting.

The Killers, Think Of Dragons, Penn & & Teller, Cirque Du Soleil, David Copperfield and Boyz II Men will all take part in the Vegas Strong Benefit Show, in addition to others yet to be announced, today’s news release suggested.

Tickets, ranging in price from $75 to $125, will go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 8 through AXS.com and by phone at 888-929-7849 and 10 a.m. Thursday, November 9 in-person at MGM Resorts ticket office and concierge desks. Profits will go to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.

Imagine Dragons all set for a Vegas homecoming at T-Mobile Arena

Finally, hometown rock heroes Think of Dragons will heading an appropriate arena concert in Las Vegas. The band’s 31-stop Evolve World Trip released previously this week at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and touches down at T-Mobile Arena Friday night.

It will not be its first time there, though. Frontman Dan Reynolds sang with The Killers on T-Mobile’s opening night in April 2016, and the entire band carried out an explosive version of “Follower” at the Signboard Music Awards there in Might. Reynolds states the group cannot wait to play its phase once again.

“We’re actually thrilled, and it’s such a lovely venue. We’ve enjoyed those [previous] experiences there,” he says. “The Vegas shows are constantly the most unique, to have friends and family come out, and this time will be additional unique because of those fans who have actually been with us given that the very start and saw us play at Beauty Bar and the Bunkhouse [years ago] We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Vegas fans.”

Reynolds says the band is especially amped for this trip due to the fact that its chart-topping third studio album (launched in June) supplies an additional layer of material that presses the Dragons live show to the next level.

“It feels so good to lastly have a real catalog to comb through on the roadway,” he says. “This is the very first time we have dozens of tunes to choose from, and we plan on altering it up every night to keep it fascinating and interesting.” Think of Dragons at T-Mobile Arena, September 29.

Picture Dragons to perform at 4th yearly Believer Gala at Caesars Palace


Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Envision Dragons, from left, Wayne Preaching, Dan Reynolds, Daniel Platzman and Ben McKee.

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. At the age of 16 years old, Tyler Robinson was identified with a rare kind of cancer known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. Soon after his medical diagnosis, his older brother Jesse emailed Tyler’s favorite band, then-rising Las Vegas group Imagine Dragons, to let them know he was bringing Tyler to their performance in Provo, Utah.

“It wasn’t requesting for anything, simply letting us know that the concert suggested a lot to their household, which ‘It’s Time’ was Tyler’s tune,” recalls Think of Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds. “They came and we dedicated the song to Tyler and found him in the audience and it was an actually special moment, extremely psychological for everybody in the room.”

Reynolds says he formed a bond with Tyler in the years following the show and stayed in touch with the Robinson household. In the spring of 2013, after being previously diagnosed cancer-free, Tyler all of a sudden slipped into a coma and passed away. The band joined with his household to create the Tyler Robinson Structure, a charity organization designed to raise cash to households handling pediatric cancer. “There are just so lots of unexpected costs in extra to medical expenses for these households, anything from an actually costly diet plan [to assist treatment] to parents needing to drop out of work to help care for their family,” says Reynolds. “The foundation has actually currently done so much amazing work and raised millions of dollars.”

The most noticeable fundraising event go back to Las Vegas on August 25 when the 4th yearly Follower Gala brings cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment consisting of Picture Dragons and comedian Joel McHale to the Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Tickets and information can be found at trf.org.”The band is really hands-on with the gala in all senses,” states Reynolds. “We perform every year and reach out to different groups and pals to get them to be part of the cause, or just come and be a voice and contribute. We aim to make it an unique occasion with fantastic food and home entertainment.”

Reynolds says the gala is a guaranteed psychological experience for atrioventricular bundle, which is presently riding high with brand-new record “Evolve” on top of the Signboard Top Rock Albums chart and a big tour beginning this fall.

“It’s always the thing I look forward to the most from the year, actually a reminder of why we entered music in the very first place, to make an effect for much better in the world,” he states. “To see just how much the structure has grown is so inspiring. It’s larger than us or anything, to obtain people to come together to help families. It’s an effective thing.”

Home town heroes Imagine Dragons pay tribute to Vegas begin– Day 2

Manners will certainly take you locations money can’t, somebody, someplace, once mused. The very same can be stated for graciousness– and for Picture Dragons, for that matter. Closing out the 2nd night of Life Is Stunning on the Downtown Stage, the Las Vegas act devoted the better part of its embeddeded in between tunes to expressing appreciation to the city that made them.

“This is an extremely wedding for us,” he declared effusively two tunes into the set. “We matured in this city. I went to R Guild Gray for elementary school. I went to Kenny Guinn Middle School. I went to Bonanza High School. I went to UNLV right here in Las Vegas. This is where our band started 7 years back, and I can inform you that we would not be right here today if it had not been for all the support of Las Vegas. This indicates a large amount to us to be here on this stage today. I just wish to say thank you. Thank you a lot, Las Vegas. We owe this all to you. This is a song we wrote about growing up in Las Vegas.

With that, the Dragons launched into “It’s Time,” the lines which Reynolds and business clearly embody: “I don’t ever want to let you down/I don’t ever wish to leave this town/Cause after all, this city never sleeps at night/It’s time to start, right?/ I get a bit bigger, but then I’ll confess I’m just the same as I was/Now do not you understand/I’m never ever altering who I am.”

Unlike some other breakout bands from other cities who’ve risen to prominence and never ever looked back, Picture Dragons clearly hasn’t forgotten its roots, and Reynolds took some time to personally acknowledge and thank all of individuals and places that brought them to their expert peak, a lengthy list that Reynolds delivered like an academy award speech.

During the set, Reynolds ensured to thank everybody, from his moms and dads to a pal who took the band’s pictures free of charge back when the Dragons’ career goals were still fictional, and he offered props to O’Sheas, Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace and even the First Friday on Fremont, positions where the act played covers 7 years ago when it was very first beginning.

Reynolds also gave a shout out to all the publications that dedicated ink to the band consisting of, the Weekly, “who discussed a very little band when we didn’t should have any press” and the Evaluation Journal for “coming out and covering us in our early gigs,” and all the people “putting in their body and soul downtown to bring more culture to Vegas,” First Fridays, Container Park.

“I cannot inform you how many people there remain in this city that doing this many things and are never ever told ‘thank you’ for bringing that sort of culture to Vegas. That indicates a lot to me, somebody who was born and raised through third generation. To see that culture implies everything. Thank you!”

He followed that up by commending the folks at Life Is Beautiful “for bringing this amazing festival to Las Vegas,” and offered it approximately the Bunkhouse and after that he even gave thanks for a blue t-shirt someone should’ve tossed on phase. A little later, he recognized a fan in the front row who had traveled all the method from Italy to see the program. Reynolds welcomed her on stage, where he extended his gratitude.

“I had someone tell me really early on in my career– it was a critic– he said, ‘You understand the Dragons are OK, but the singer says ‘thank you’ excessive on stage,'” Reynolds remembered. “And I have actually got to tell you, I truly do not offer a damn. This is the factor that we have the ability to do this every day, fans like this who support us, everybody who’s here this evening. Thank you for permitting us to do this. This is the greatest job in the entire world, and we do not take it for granted.”

Whenever Reynolds spoke into the mic in between songs, his sentiments seemed genuine and authentic. And with such display screens of humbleness and poise, it made it exceptionally simple to root for the individuals, even for casual fans, which in turn made the music– which is currently plenty anthemic and arena-ready on its own– resonate that much more on this night.

The emotional efficiency found Reynolds and company earnestly reaching for U2-level heights sometimes and covered more than a dozen tunes, including a cover all “I’m Gon na Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers, a nod to their days as a cover band, together with all the clothing’s most pop musics, “Shots,” “It’s Time,” “Roots,” “Top of the World,” and “Radioactive,” which acted as the repetition with the band liquidating night 2 as a shower of confetti rained down on the adoring crowd.

Fittingly, Imagine Dragons’ set wound up being the highlight of Life Is Lovely day two, which was bursting with a towering selection of skill. Among Saturday’s most significant acts, Leikeli47 needed to be the hottest– no, literally, not only did she wear her hallmark ski mask, however she was outfitted in a long sleeve, camouflage, Carhart-like coveralls. Did we mention it was near triple numbers already? Talk about effing the summer up!

At the same time, across the street on the Downtown Stage, Royal Blood got the crowd riled with its Clinton-era handle acid rock. With a configuration that recalls a huge number of other duos like Regional H, the White Stripes and Black Keys, the group made a massive noise that belied its meager bass and drums setup.

Big Data kipped down an excellent set of electro pop on the Ambassador Phase, evoking a contemporary, more dance-oriented Animal Reasoning. Speaking of checking ’90s surface, Meg Myers kipped down an impassioned performance that harkened to other visceral performers like Fiona Apple and Tori Amos; Myers moved the crowd with the primitive energy she provided on tunes like “Heart Heart Head,” which rotates on hurt lines like “How do I phony it with another guy?/ How do I enjoy him on the weekend?/ How do I pay attention to another guy?/ How do I get off on the weekend?”

In other places, Jauz turned in a scorching EDC-worthy, bass-heavy performance at the Troubadour Phase, Snoop Dogg brought the party as expected to the Ambassador Phase, which drew a crowd so thick that it spilled out onto Fremont all the way to Atomic Alcohols. Much like it’s ensured that he will absolutely bring the celebration, it’s a given that you’ll hear attempted and real Snoop staples like “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” and “Gin and Juice,” and the Doggfather did not disappoint. Newer West Coast ambassador Ab-Soul drew in a strong crowd at the Huntridge Stage, which he had rocking, singing and chanting along in earnest.

Duran Duran remained in leading form on the Downtown Stage as it went through a set of more than a dozen favorites that consisted of “Reflex,” “View to an Eliminate,” “Come Undone,” “Notorious,” “Wild Boys” and “Rio,” interspersed with songs from “Paper Gods,” the band’s brand-new album. Compared with the sampler-plate of a set the act provided last weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, this showing was infinitely more gratifying.

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Viva Picture Dragons: Band is kicking around a ‘Vegas’ song concept


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Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee, lead singer Dan Reynolds, guitar player Wayne “Wing” Preaching and drummer Daniel Platzman carry out at the “Think of A World Without Cancer” gala on Thursday at the Fours Seasons.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015|6:50 p.m.

Envision Dragons needs a Vegas song.

Not a song that is sort of ambiguously about their history in Las Vegas. “It’s Time” is that sort of tune. However a tune that describes the city in the very same method The Beatles colorfully stated their youth in “Cent Lane.”

This is a mere opinion. But we broached this kind of tune prior to Thursday night’s Tyler Robinson Structure Gala at 4 Seasons. In its second year, the charity is named for a young fan who befriended the band– specifically by means of text with front man Dan Reynolds– who died of a brain growth in March 2013 at age 17. The band has actually named its youth cancer assistance and treatment organization for Robinson, and Thursday’s was the 2nd gala raising cash and awareness for the cause.

Prior to the event, we talked of Vegas and the band’s upcoming strategies after its appearance at this weekend’s Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas.

“I thought of you individuals when I was at iHeart Radio at the MGM Grand over the weekend,” I began. “They played ‘Viva Las Vegas’ with four showgirls from ‘Jubilee.'”

“Oh, nice,” Reynolds said. “I understand they do that song. It’s fantastic.”

“I believed it would be excellent for you people to cover that tune,” I continued, due to the fact that I believed it would be great for the guys to cover that song. “Have you ever?”

“No, however I think we need to, right?” Reynolds stated. “However we cannot do it now that The Killers have done it? A minimum of we cannot do it in the same way.”

“We have actually got to be original,” guitar player Wayne Sermon stated.

“Perhaps we’ll do ‘House Means Nevada,'” Reynolds provided, describing the Nevada state song.

“The Killers do that one, too,” Sermon said.

“Possibly ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ by Sheryl Crow?” said bassist Ben McKee, who was worn a baby-blue tux as Jeff Daniels’ Harry Dunne character in “Dumb and Dumber” (drummer Daniel Platzman was in orange as the Jim Carrey/Lloyd Christmas sidekick from the film).

“We need to get an entire list of them together,” Reynolds said.

“We need to comprise our own tune,” Preaching said.

That is the response. “We must do that,” Reynolds said. “We have ‘It’s Time,’ which has to do with Vegas, however we require a tune that’s simply called ‘Vegas.'”

“Picture Vegas,” McKee included.

“If we do it, now you understand where it started,” Reynolds said. “Right here, tonight. We’ve ascertained.”

The event raised more than $600,000, counting the sales of table seating and the live and quiet auction. More than 400 advocates remained in attendance.

Till the “Vegas” concept reaches the lyrical phase, Think of Dragons remain to promote their “Smoke + Mirrors” cd with an upcoming trip of Europe. Thursday’s event included the band in an acoustic set, playing for about 300 visitors consisting of important invitee Elaine Wynn, who stated prior to the program that the Think of Dragons’ TRF charity “is a terrific organization that has grown so much in just a few years.”

Rachel Smith of Fox 5’s “More” show was the host, and Jason Hewlett was the host. The band carried out a 30-minute set, “as raw as you’ll ever see Picture Dragons,” as Reynolds said, playing “I Wager My Life,” “Amsterdam” and “Radioactive,” but not “Freebird,” which was undoubtedly shouted from the audience.

Reynolds’ voice cracked as he described his relationship with Reynolds, whose household was in attendance (his brother, Jesse, recently started a several-week bicycle tour from Canada to Mexico to raise assistance for TRF).

“I didn’t know him that long, but he touched me extremely deeply,” Reynolds stated. Robinson stayed in Utah and was a big music fan and particularly fond of Envision Dragons. The band discovered of this through a Facebook message from Jesse to Reynolds, and at a show at a Provo club called Velour devoted the song “It’s Time” to Robinson, who stood above the crowd on bro’s shoulders throughout the program.

Honored during the evening by band manager and TRF Chairman Mac Reynolds were the organization’s Humanitarian Award winners: Hamish Dodds of Acid rock International; Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Ski Team Alpine racer and a three-time World Slalom champion; Jonathan Agin, executive director of limit Remedy Foundation; and Lisa Hill, accepting for her daughter Lauren Hillside, a basketball standout at Mount St. Joseph, who struck the very first and last basket of her last video game against Hiram College. She passed away of a brain tumor in April.

The last Humanitarian Award honor went to Geoffrey Alintoff, a 13-year-old children who nearly took the night from the band itself. A lover of music and a science and mathematics wiz, Alintoff has actually raised more than $20,000 for TRF in what started as a bar mitzvah job, and remains to deal with behalf of the I.D. structure. “Children are not expected to be defending their lives!” he called from the podium, to a standing ovation. As host Jason Hewlett said in following the speech, “I believe exactly what this governmental race is missing is Geoffrey Alintoff.”

Why not? He can offer a terrific speech. He can raise money. And, thanks to an inspiration from Picture Dragons and the late Tyler Robinson, his heart is in the right place.

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Star Monitoring: Think of Dragons, Debbie Gibson, Olivia, Donny, Mario


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Olivia Newton-John and Donny Osmond at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015|12:33 a.m.

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Debbie Gibson, center, and the cast of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian.

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Think of Dragons returned home to Las Vegas to movie a video for their new “Shots Broiler Remix” while braving the world’s greatest thrill trips atop the Stratosphere.

From 109 floors above the Strip, frontman Dan Reynolds and band mates moved, spun and shot into the night sky from X Scream, Madness and Big Shot, then suited up for SkyJump and plunged 855 feet to the base of the tower … without breaking a sweat or forgetting the lyrics!

You can see all the insanity and bravado in this YouTube video of their exploits.

* Flamingo headliners were united when Donny Osmond was spotted in the audience of Olivia Newton-John’s “Summer season Nights” program at the gambling establishment resort.

Donny jumped onstage to give Olivia a hug and kiss to the delight of the audience. He then admitted that he had a crush on Olivia for several years and that her poster was proudly shown on his wall as a teenager. Afterward, Donny went backstage to check out and take photos with Olivia.

Olivia today announced that she will extend her “Summertime Nights” residency at the Flamingo through January. She also kicked off a brand-new “neighborhood greening” program at her home in Australia.

She wants every main school youngster there to plant a tree, 2 million of them by 2020. The “One Tree Per Youngster” initiative was launched by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull with “One Tree Per Youngster co-founders Jon Dee and Olivia on World Environment Day.

Olivia has grown more than 10,000 trees at her house in Australia. She said society advantages when kids get out, get their hands in the earth and plant trees.

* 1980s pop icon Debbie Gibson attended “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. Throughout the show, storyteller Lonny, played by Mark Shunock, breaks the fourth wall to go through the list of music icons he’s been lucky enough to work with during his time at the legendary Bourbon Space.

He stopped the program to acknowledge Debbie and get the response that many have requested years: Debbie or Deborah? The “Silly Beat” singer required, standing to wave to the stuffed home and reacted, “It’s back to Debbie.”

Afterward, she consulted with the cast for photos, noted the production’s 900th efficiency and thanked the entertainers on Twitter: “You are all WONDERFUL! Thanks for the top-notch performances. Being a theater actor is an honorable career!”

Star chef Mario Batali hosted the Venetian and Palazzo’s annual Carnivale of Food. Our thanks to Richard Corey for his YouTube video of Mario’s arrival. The first product on ABC’s “The Chew” star’s program was to check the booths his dining establishments had set up.

Mario then took a poolside trip of the tasting celebration. Celebrity chef friends Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and “Cake Boss” Pal Valastro, all of whom have dining establishments there, produced tasting menus for the event.

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Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an “all-suite” hotel, with spaces accented with luxurious linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of elegant Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which ensure 12 floors of high-end beauty. The leading 5 floors are the hotel’s highest level of luxury with its personal access, concierge lounge, updated functions and even a dedicated personnel.

Entertainment at the Venetian consists of programs such as Tim and Faith – Soul2Soul, featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hillside, and Rock of Ages.

The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip club situated inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian’s extremely smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New york city City’s club Lotus and L.a’ very swank Sunset Space.

The Venetian functions 19 dining establishments including Thomas Keller’s award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There’s likewise the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those searching for a fast bite.

Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in a genuine Italian gondola ride and pass shops like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven’t caught a real celebrity, on the street in Vegas, you can going to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.

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Stevie Wonder, Envision Dragons, Duran Duran, Kendrick Lamar validated at 2015 Life Is Stunning


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Entertainers Think of Dragons at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, Might 19, 2015|11:57 a.m.

Stevie Wonder at MGM Grand
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Duran Duran at The Joint in the Acid rock Hotel
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In keeping with its tradition of throwing a broad web over its music programs, Life Is Beautiful has announced its lineup of acts for this fall’s celebration.

The names recognize to anybody who has actually traversed this column’s footprint over the past couple of weeks: Stevie Marvel, Duran Duran, and Imagine Dragons are all booked to play, confirming earlier reports, as is hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar.

More than 70 acts of differing genres and accomplishment are to carry out at the event, which returns to downtown Las Vegas from Sept. 25-27 for its 3rd year.

Wonder might be the most prominent artist to ever play the festival, with more than 100 million singles and cds in a career covering 55 years. His 25 Grammy Awards are the most ever for a male solo artist.

Marvel has actually headlined Las Vegas of late. He played a sold-out show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in November as part of a world tour during which he carried out “Tunes in the Secret of Life” in its entirety.

Picture Dragons is a return act to LIB, having actually played the inaugural program in 2013, the band’s most recent ticketed performance. They most just recently played an invite-only show at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel in February and were showcased in a performance of the single “Shots” at Sixth and Fremont streets for a live Target commercial throughout this year’s Grammy Awards telecast, likewise in February.

A video and hit-making sensation throughout the 1980s (the band performed at “Live Aid” in 1985, among it many major live looks), Duran Duran was last onstage in Las Vegas at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel in September 2011.

Life Is Lovely once again is attracting multiple stages, 4 in all, to display its music lineup. Still to be announced are information for its learning, culinary and art programs. Tickets are $235 ahead of time for basic admission; $595 for a three-day pass. Tickets and the full lineup are at LifeIsBeautiful.com.

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