Al Powers / PowersImagery.com
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 11:33 p.m.
Rockers Daughtry, with frontman Chris Daughtry and guest Beware of Darkness, rocked the Mophie Stage at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last Friday night, aka Valentine’s Day and a Katy Perry song.
Alternative rockers Beware of Darkness warmed up the crowd with songs from their debut album, “Orthodox.” Multi-platinum band Daughtry kicked off their performance with “Baptized” before launching into an energetic set featuring hits “Waiting for Superman,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “Battleships.”
Daughtry kept the crowd jumping — and surprised — with covers of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” The performance ended on a sweet note as Daughtry brought two fans onstage before the encore for a Valentine’s Day proposal.
Chris Daughtry, the fourth-place finisher in Season 5 of “American Idol,” is proof that one doesn’t have to win the Fox reality-TV competition to become a star. (Incidentally, that season’s winner, Taylor Hicks, currently headlines at Paris Las Vegas.)
Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Daughtry.
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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.