Haute Event: Mötley Crüe Kicks Off Their Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel

Photos: © Erik Kabik/erikkabik.com
Photos: © Erik Kabik/erikkabik.com

Mötley Crüe once again took the city by storm and transformed The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel into a fiery abyss with the debut of their second residency, Mötley Crüe Invites You to an Intimate Evening in Hell, on Wednesday night.

Mötley Crüe, comprised of vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars, stayed true to their word by pushing their own envelope once again with an exclusive, all-new, never-seen-before production that can only be seen now through Sunday, Oct. 6. The notorious band kicked off the first night of their 12 show residency in front of a sold out house.

In true Las Vegas and Mötley Crüe fashion and following last year’s sold-out three-week run, the band creates the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll experience with an elaborate stage design, flashy costumes and adrenaline-pumping surprises. The residency showcases one of the biggest lighting and sound presentations ever hosted in the award-winning concert venue, massive LED screens placed above and around the stage as well as the band’s signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

From hell-themed costumes, which includes Neil’s elaborate black and red, floor-length, leather coat and the venue’s ushers, bartenders and box office staff clad as the gatekeepers of the underworld, to devil-inspired magicians and stilt walkers at the entrance to the venue, no detail has been forgotten. During one of the highest-energy moments of the night, Sixx shoots fireballs from his bass that rise more than 30 feet above the stage while Neil belts out vocals for “Shout at the Devil.” In addition to the extravagant theatrics, Mötley Crüe delivers a set-list full of hits including high-octane numbers such as “Wild Side,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Saints Of Los Angeles,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” and their signature ballad “Home Sweet Home,” featuring Lee playing a flaming piano.

Celebrities and rock stars alike were in attendance on opening night to get a glimpse of the band’s famous antics. Brian May of legendary rock band Queen and Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage were spotted in the crowd.

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