Kick Off New Year's Celebrations with Vegas' Hometown Rockers Imagine Dragons at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Dec. 30

Monday Nov 04, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (November 4, 2013) – Platinum-selling rock band and Las Vegas’ very own, Imagine Dragons, will be kicking off the New Year’s celebrations in Vegas. The hometown band will rock out The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, December 30. The band will be joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

"Vegas is home, so there is no better place for us to be celebrating the new year,” said lead singer Dan Reynolds. “We have a lot of history with The Joint, and this is going to be a very special show."

Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons “the biggest breakout of the year” and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the “Year of the Dragons” while Billboard noted, “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.” The band also just released via iTunes their new film, The Making Of Night Visions, a live documentary that chronicles the recording of the platinum-certified album.

Imagine Dragons was formed in 2008 by lead singer Dan Reynolds. The band recorded and released their first three EPs (Imagine Dragons, Hell and Silence, and It’s Time) in Las Vegas, the hometown of Reynolds. The single “It’s Time” holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts.

The band got their first big local break at Bite of Las Vegas in 2010 when they performed in front of more than 26,000 people. Local Vegas awards include “Best CD of 2011” (Vegas Seven), “Best Local Indie Band 2010” (Las Vegas Weekly), and “Las Vegas’ Newest Must See Live Act” (Las Vegas CityLife).

Imagine Dragons' debut album Night Visions on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album arrived on the Billboard Top 200 at #2 with the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in over six years. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the 2x platinum selling single, “It’s Time” and the 6x platinum follow-up “Radioactive.” The current single, “Demons” has sold over 1.3 million copies. Check out the Imagine Dragons Remix of "Demons" here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsGcO-2GJQ&feature=youtu.be

Their second single “Radioactive” reached #1 on “Billboard Alternative Songs” and “Billboard Rock Songs” and has sold more than six million singles in the United States. Rolling Stone called the single "the biggest rock hit of the year." The third single “Demons” is currently #2 on "Billboard Alternative Songs," #2 on "Billboard Rock Songs, and #12 on “Billboard Hot 100” and has sold more than 1 million copies in the United States. Imagine Dragons are Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums).

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Alternative rockers The Mowgli’s are from Southern California. They’re best known for their hit song “San Francisco” which was #11 on Billboard’s alternative chart this year. The band is names after a character in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

Parade of Lights are an alt-electro band based in Los Angeles. Comprised of Ryan Daly, Anthony Improgo, Michelle Ashley and Randy Schulte, the group combines equal parts rock, electro, and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80's influenced pop drawing on inspiration from artists like U2, Depeche Mode, M83, and even Madonna.

Tickets, starting at $79.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment 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 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com 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 performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

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 Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Press Contact:

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lindsey Rathjen, Kirvin Doak Communications                              
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LRathjen@kirvindoak.com                                              

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