Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 | 3:25 p.m.
Legendary Detroit rocker Alice Cooper, dressed in a black-and-red striped suit with skull belt buckles, started the Thanksgiving Week holiday by bringing his “Raise the Dead” tour to Pearl at the Palms on Wednesday night.
After a curtain emblazoned with “welcome to my nightmare” was drawn, the Pearl stage sparked with pyrotechnics and revealed the band and the ghoulishness of an Alice Cooper set.
Cooper’s band includes Australian guitarist Orianthi, known for being the lead guitarist in the late Michael Jackson’s ill-fated concert series “This Is It” and her hit “According to You.” She is reportedly the first female to play in Cooper’s band.
Cooper’s setlist included his hits “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Under My Wheels,” “House on Fire,” “Hello Hooray,” “School’s Out” and “Poison” for a Wednesday night of rock and roll.
At age 65, Cooper’s illustrious career spans five decades. Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his photo gallery.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.
The Pearl is the Palms premier concert venue, hosting some of the most legendary and popular names in entertainment.