Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 | 2:02 p.m.
It was a dual-headliner night at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Breakout Los Angeles alternative-dance duo Capital Cities — Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian —kicked things off Tuesday night on the Mophie Stage getting the crowd moving with their electronic-infused pop rock.
The popular pair played a set with tracks including “Center Stage,” “Kangaroo Court” and their hit “Safe and Sound.”
Next onstage was Los Angeles-based indie group Fitz and The Tantrums.
The chart-topping, show-stopping performers delighted the audience with their genre-smashing sounds and fan favorites including “Break the Walls,” their hit “Out of My League,” plus, a cover of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”
Thanks to contributing photographer Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo galleries of the two bands.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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.