The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrates two years as Las Vegas’ premier rock ‘n’ roll venue on Thursday, April 14.
In honor of its two year anniversary, The Joint welcomes indie rock group Arcade Fire with special guest Local Natives. Arcade Fire recently took the music scene by storm when they won “Album of the Year” for their third album The Suburbs at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The Montreal-based band has also received other prestigious recognition including the 2011 Juno Award for “Album of the Year,” 2011 Brit Award for “Best International Album,” 2008 Meteor Music Award for “Best International Album,” 2008 Juno Award for “Alternative Album of the Year” and more. The seven-piece band will hit the stage at The Joint for an unforgettable sold out performance beginning at 8 p.m.
“Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is known for hosting the best concerts and entertainment in Las Vegas,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “The Joint was designed specifically for concerts with the fan experience and artist comfort in mind. Two years into it, we have knocked it out of the park featuring the biggest names, up and coming artists and everything in between. We appreciate all the support we receive from fans and the music community.”
Since its ribbon cutting with Carlos Santana, Mayor Oscar Goodman and AEG Live and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives on April 14, 2009, The Joint has provided Las Vegas with an intimate and authentic concert experience unlike any other. The state-of-the-art venue has received local as well as national recognition for setting new standards for the live music experience. The Joint was voted “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” awards, “Best Venue Sightlines” in Las Vegas Weekly’s “2010 Vegas’ Best” awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 Las Vegas awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll and “Best Concert Venue” by readers and staff in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “2010 Best of Las Vegas” awards. Most recently, The Joint was honored again as “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “2011 Best of Las Vegas” awards, claiming the readers’ vote for the second consecutive year. The publication praised the size and layout of the venue as well as the quality and wide range of mainstream and alternative entertainment that has been on its stage.
Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has continuously hosted top-notch talent and numerous sold out shows. Acts to have graced the stage include Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Blink-182, No Doubt, Kings of Leon, Van Morrison, Muse, Drake, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn, Weezer, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Them Crooked Vultures, Zac Brown Band, Phoenix, Godsmack, Pixies, Rise Against and many more. In 2009, The Joint secured its place in music history by signing multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santana as Las Vegas’ first rock ‘n’ roll resident artist with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. In 2010, the venue made headlines again by unveiling Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking monthly experience featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.
“At AEG Live, we work with some of hottest bands and artists in the entertainment industry and we love bringing them to the stage at The Joint,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live, Las Vegas. “Not only do artists love The Joint’s intimate and sophisticated setting but fans love attending because they receive an unforgettable up close and personal concert experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
The Joint continues to be at the forefront of entertainment, offering an unparalleled lineup throughout the year including music legends The Moody Blues (May 13), country music superstar Tim McGraw (June 7), alternative metal band Deftones (June 11) and rock band Widespread Panic’s 25th Anniversary Tour (July 15 – 16). In addition, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits concludes its historic two-year residency (April 20, 22 – 24, 27, 29 – 30, May 1) and Tiësto In Concert continues its epic visual and aural experience through the end of 2011 (May 7 and 28, July 2, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and 29, Dec. 3). To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com.