Haute Event: Bruno Mars Toasts the New Year at The Bank

Singer Bruno Mars performs on New Year's Eve at The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio.

Bruno Mars’ New Year’s Eve performance at Sin City hot spot The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio was unlike anything he has ever done before. Performing a 45-minute show with a nine-piece band, Mars’ set included new and old chart-topping covers.

Partygoers went wild in excitement, when Mars opened his set with Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” (West was spinning the turntables at 1OAK Las Vegas at the Mirage just down the Strip), followed by songs like Led Zepplin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,” among so many others, and concluded his set with his own, “Just The Way You Are.”

The performance began just seconds after Mars led the crowd in a countdown to 2012.

Following dinner at Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Mars and his entourage of friends arrived at The Bank around 11 p.m. and were greeted with a celebratory multi-tiered Jean Phillippe cake featuring a Grammy award on the top to congratulate the superstar singer on the recent announcement of his six Grammy nominations.

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