Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 | 7:11 p.m.
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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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.