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Photos: Cage the Elephant and Grouplove share the spotlight at the Chelsea in Cosmopolitan

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Cage the Elephant at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Cage the Elephant and Grouplove at Chelsea

Cage the Elephant at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Cage the Elephant at Boulevard Pool

Cage the Elephant at Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Rockers Cage the Elephant and Grouplove performed at Mophie Stage of new music venue the Chelsea on Thursday night in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Los Angeles-based Grouplove kicked off the concert with songs from their latest album, “Spreading Rumours,” including “School Boy” and “Ways to Go.” Their setlist also included hits “Tongue Tied” and “Itchin’ on a Photograph” from their debut album.

Grouplove frontman Christian Zucconi thanked the crowd for always making their Las Vegas performances great and remarked that the Cosmopolitan was the band’s favorite place on the Strip.

Funk-punk rockers Cage the Elephant’s setlist including songs from their three albums: “Shake Me Down,” “Halo” and their breakout hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” The band also performed at the Cosmopolitan in February 2011 and April 2012.

Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman of Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons were in the crowd. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.

Upcoming at the 40,000-square-foot transformable Chelsea: Daughtry and Beware of Darkness (Feb. 14); Bruno Mars (Feb. 15-16, May 23 -24 and Aug. 22-23); Fitz & The Tantrums and Capital Cities (Feb. 18); Empire of the Sun (April 9); Eric Church (April 26); and Childish Gambino (May 2).

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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