M.I.A. Performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

M.I.A. Performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
welcomed Grammy-nominated rapper M.I.A. to the mophie Stage at Boulevard Pool Saturday night, May 31, 2014 (Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com)

M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

The emcee treated fans to a hard-hitting performance during which she spat lyrics to popular tracks such as breakout single “Galang,” fan favorite “Bad Girls” and international hit “Paper Planes.” No stranger to spectacles, M.I.A. kept the crowd on their toes and guessing throughout her set, at one point inviting more than 50 concert attendees to join her on stage and dance.

M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.

M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Upcoming performances at Boulevard Pool include Neon Trees with special guest Smallpools (June 5); Kid Rock (6/6 & 6/7); Night Riots (June 12); Dash Berlin (June 19); Bleachers (June 26); Big Data (July 10); Slightly Stoopid with special guest Stephen Marley (July 16); Jurassic 5 with special guest Dilated Peoples (July 17); Mac Miller with special guest Black Boots(July 24); Rebelution with special guests Iration and DJ Mackle(Aug. 14); Interpol (Aug. 21) and Thirty Seconds to Mars (Sept. 20).

M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
M.I.A. performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.