SOURCE: 10th Street Entertainment

February 05, 2012 18:39 ET


The World's Most Notorious Band Launches Las Vegas' First-Ever Hard Rock Residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Starting With Two Spectacular Sold-Out Shows; Band Featured in KIA Commercial Set to Air During Super Bowl Third Quarter Today

"Madonna will most likely be presenting the biggest musical spectacle of Super Bowl weekend. But if there's any band out there who would be willing to challenge the Material Girl for sheer theatrics, it's Motley Crue." --Kyle Anderson, Entertainment Weekly (2/3/11)

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2012) - Rolling into today's Super Bowl festivities where they'll be featured in the KIA Optima commercial airing during the third quarter, the world's most notorious band has taken the world's most notorious city by storm. MÖTLEY CRÜE -- vocalist VINCE NEIL, guitarist MICK MARS, bassist NIKKI SIXX and drummer TOMMY LEE -- launched Las Vegas' first-ever hard rock residency with MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with the first two rapturously received sold-out shows.

The MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY experience got underway this weekend on Friday, February 3 -- also declared MÖTLEY CRÜE Day by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman -- as The Joint transformed into a rock 'n roll carnival extravaganza bringing in elements of MÖTLEY CRÜE's arena show, including TOMMY LEE's 360 drum coaster and the biggest lighting and sound production ever brought into The Joint, including their over the top signature pyrotechnics which fittingly incorporated a Vegas feel. The shows are produced and promoted by AEG Live.

From costuming -- which included VINCE NEIL's illuminated poker-hand belt buckle and rogue carnival styled seat ushers -- to showgirl dancers, female aerialists, little people, macabre clowns and stilt walkers, each element dazzled the eye throughout. In addition to MÖTLEY's high-octane numbers, which included "Kickstart My Heart," "Shout At the Devil," "Saints Of Los Angeles," "Same Old Situation" and "Girls, Girls, Girls," the band also dedicated a portion of the show to an acoustic performance. High above the audience on a floating circular platform, they performed stunning renditions of "Without You," "On With the Show," and "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)." Other songs in the set included rare live gems "Piece Of Your Action" and "Afraid," which haven't been performed live in over 10 years.

On Saturday night (February 4), MÖTLEY was joined by their friend Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach who jumped on stage for "Smokin' In the Boys Room." Rumor has it that there will be more guests jamming with MÖTLEY CRÜE throughout the residency.

"The MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY residency transformed the town, not only the Hard Rock Hotel," states Paul Davis, Vice President of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "It's never been done like this before." Billboards on the world-famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and the 15 Interstate upon entering Vegas beckoned fans to the Hard Rock. Upon entering the casino lobby, VINCE NEIL's custom 1932 Ford Coupe hot rod was displayed and poker players found themselves gaming on MÖTLEY CRÜE branded tables. Even maid service signs for hotel guest rooms indicated clean up for "Home Sweet Home."

Tonight, Sunday, February 5, the quartet returns for the third night of the run which lasts through February 19. Leading up to it, fans can experience their current KIA automotive TV commercial during the third quarter of the Super Bowl. The 60-second spot, titled "Drive The Dream," stars VINCE, MICK, NIKKI and TOMMY in a race car dream sequence performing their 1989 smash hit "Kickstart My Heart." Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, mixed martial arts legend Chuck Liddell and champion bull rider Judd Leffew are also featured in the commercial. A 90-second version of the spot can now be viewed at

Don't miss "MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas now through February 19:

Wednesday, February 8
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12
Tuesday, February 14
Wednesday, February 15
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18
Sunday, February 19

Tickets, starting at $45 (plus applicable service fees) are available at the Hard Rock Box Office:,, or Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is also offering ticket and room bundles via The shows are produced by AEG Live.

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Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet -- Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) -- has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including "Best Concert Venue" in Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" awards in 2010 and 2011, "No. 1 Hottest Club in America" award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, "Best New Major Concert Venue" at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and "Best Live Music Venue" in AOL City's Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with an ongoing roster of legendary artists taking its stage including the first rock 'n' roll residency in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana's Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Mötley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world's No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000. / Keep up with the latest updates on The Joint via Facebook and Twitter.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart, and beginning December 2012, Shania Twain at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well as Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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