Haute Event: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock in the New Year at The Chelsea

The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Photos: Jesse Grant/WireImage

The Red Hot Chili Peppers helped make it a New Year’s Eve to remember at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a sold-out show at The Chelsea.

After kicking the evening off with a high-energy set by DJ M!ke Attack, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at 11 p.m., stopping only to commemorate the midnight moment and welcome 2013 by counting down and performing their special take of “Auld Lang Syne” as confetti showered the crowd. Dazzling the crowd from start to finish, the California-born band showcased hit after hit including “Dani California,” “Can’t Stop,” “Suck My Kiss,” “Under The Bridge” and closing out the encore with “Give It Away.”

Notable names in attendance at the New Year’s Eve celebration included Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives; Kyle Richards and Faye Resnick of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame; Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller; actor, rapper and comedian Kevin Hart; starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals Jaime Garcia; and president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White.

The New Year’s spirit took over all corners of the Strip’s hottest resort.  At BLVD Social Club, hundreds of energized guests joined in the NYE Fireworks Celebration, where DJ Roger Gangi spun hits until the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert began screening on The Cosmopolitan’s 65’ digital marquee.  The view of the fireworks was unrivaled as the crowd sat perched above the Las Vegas Strip welcoming 2013’s first moments.

The Cosmopolitan’s vibrant LED lounge Bond hosted DJ Eddie Edge, The Chandelier hosted New Jazz Testament, and the soul-stirring sounds of Aloe Blacc graced Book & Stage for the fourth consecutive night.

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