Post by yerblues1968 on Feb 14, 2009 23:27:09 GMT -5
PAUL McCARTNEY TO CHRISTEN THE NEW JOINT AT HARD ROCK
February 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM
Go To The Hotel's Web Site www.hardrockhotel.com/ Where: 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
We reported earlier this week that The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino closed last weekend, going out with a Motley Crue (head)bang as it closed down for a major makeover. Part of the Hard Rock's extensive many-million dollar expansion, Joint will re-open with more space, better equipment and a new look.
And! Now we're finding out that Paul McCartney will headline the new venue's inaugural performance, scheduled for Sunday, April 19th. We're pretty sure that tapping the former Beatle to help christen the new space is a good call considering the universal appeal — come on, even the Jonas Brothers crowd likes the Beatles (or they at least know Beatles songs from Across the Universe).
Tickets for the first new The Joint show go on sale on at noon on Valentine's Day (tomorrow!) at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office or you can call 1 (800) 745-3000. Um, however: we checked on rates and availability at the hotel that night, and according to the Hard Rock website, there are none available. None. So, uh, pick somewhere else to crash.
Post by yerblues1968 on Mar 11, 2009 20:04:41 GMT -5
McCARTNEY SELLS OUT VEGAS IN 7 SECONDS
OrlandoSentinel.com posted by Jim Abbott
Mar 10, 2009 11:29:38 AM
Uh, that's Paul, not Jesse.
The ex-Beatle -- whose latest release as The Fireman is incredibly awesome, by the way -- will be playing April 19 the New Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 4000 tickets were sold-out in seven seconds, Mac's people report, which averages about 600 seats a second.
Not satisfied with speed-of-light-commerce, McCartney also plans to set other world records (that must be a world record right?) at the performance itself. The idea? To break the Guinness mark for most couples hugging simultaneously. The current mark: 1,451.
PAUL McCARTNEY VEGAS SHOW SELLS OUT IN RECORD SEVEN SECONDS Multiple World Records Likely To Be Set By April 19 One-Off at The New Joint at the Hard Rock
Paul McCartney's one night stand April 19 at Las Vegas' New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has already set a world record, moving all 4000 tickets in a mere seven seconds--a rate of nearly 600 seats a second.
According to promoters Concerts West/AEG Live, the show may well set additional records, including the record for the planet's biggest "love-in" for Valentine couples: Tickets were deliberately put on sale on February 14th so that lovers could express their feelings with the ultimate Valentine's Day gift surprise.
"Although Guinness World Records cites numerous records relating to Valentine's Day, nobody has managed a Valentine's party this big before - so we'll be claiming that", said a spokesman for Concerts West/AEG Live. "And there is another Guinness record it would be cool to break there too - the world record for the most couples hugging simultaneously is 1,451, set in Taiwan in 2007."
The Joint was a 8,000 square foot concert hall at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada has now been expanded double the size. Seen above is a photo of the previous concert hall of The Joint prior to renovation.
The Hard Rock was opened in 1995 by Peter Morton, a co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe franchise. Despite being located well off the strip, the music-themed 770 room hotel and 30,000 square foot casino appeal to young, trendy and hip as well as those who enjoy the Neo Retro feel of Las Vegas.
The new $60 million Joint is double the size of the famous Vegas rock venue that became a must-play gig since first opening in 1995.
The astonishing demand for the Macca love-in which will inaugurate The New Joint is evidenced too by sky-high prices getting asked by scalpers - the respected fansite Beatles Examiner reports one pair of top-line seats are on sale at $9,999.
"It's going to be a night like Vegas has never seen before", said the spokesman, "Paul will leave The Joint smoking."