Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Monday, June 30, 2014 | 6:11 a.m.
Electronic-music pioneers and German multimedia-project Kraftwerk brought its 3-D concert experience Saturday night to the Mophie Stage at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Donning 3-D glasses, the crowd was taken on a spectacular and perfectly synchronized audiovisual trip that commenced with “The Robots” and continued late into the evening.
Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider formed Kraftwerk in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1970 and led the group until Schneider’s exit in 2008. Kraftwerk is currently comprised of Hutter, Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and Falk Grieffenhagen.
Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Kraftwerk.
Upcoming shows at the Chelsea: Weezer with Waters and Saint Motel (Aug. 1), The Strokes with Albert Hammond Jr. (Aug. 20), Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox House Party (Aug. 22-23 and Oct. 17-18), John Legend with Mapei (Aug. 24), Ed Sheeran (Aug. 29 -30), Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge (Aug. 31), Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-Stars (Sept. 5) and Amy Schumer (Dec. 6).
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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.