Brenton Ho / PowersImagery.com
Monday, June 9, 2014 | 11:49 p.m.
It was a double-header weekend for Detroit rocker Kid Rock, who took the stage at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday nights.
After an opening set by DJ M!keAttack, Kid Rock took to the outdoor stage and kicked off a fast-paced and high-energy set with “Devil Without a Cause.” Before continuing with “You Never Met A Motherf*cker Quite Like Me,” the longhaired rocker remarked how excited he was to be in Las Vegas.
He reminded the audience mid-song by switching the lyrics from “But I’m a Michigan boy, can you feel that?” to “But I’m in Vegas now, can you feel that?” During the show, Kid Rock played multiple instruments and worked the wheels of steel as his alter ego DJ Bobby Shazam.
The concert also included “Rock N’ Roll Jesus,” “Cowboy” and “Bawitdaba.” Food Network star and UNLV alumnus Guy Fieri (Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the Quad) watched the concert from backstage with friend and business colleague Reid Strathearn of Grand Krew: A Guy Fieri Co.
Upcoming performances at Boulevard Pool: Night Riots (Thursday); Dash Berlin (June 19); Bleachers (June 26); GoldBoot, American Cream and Almost Normal (July 3); Big Data (July 10); Slightly Stoopid with Stephen Marley (July 16); Jurassic 5 with Dilated Peoples (July 17); Mac Miller with Black Boots (July 24); Rebelution with Iration and DJ Mackle (Aug. 14); Interpol (Aug. 21); and Thirty Seconds to Mars (Sept. 20).
Thanks to Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Kid Rock.
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.