Our own private (Under)World
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 (midnight)
Underworld’s Hyde performing for a few appreciative Las Vegans.
In case we needed confirmation, we got it last Thursday: Las Vegans are officially lame. Okay, maybe not everyone. But at the very least, anyone who’s lined up outside a nightclub to see a DJ play other people’s tunes off a laptop but wasn’t there to hear one of the top electronic acts in the world play live.
So Underworld crossed the Atlantic to open its first U.S. tour in who-knows-how-long at the Joint, and a few hundred people bothered to check it out. You’d never have guessed from the performance—the outstanding setlist, the mesmerizing light show, Karl Hyde’s ace vocals and Rick Smith and Darren Price’s layers and layers of the kind of real body-moving electronic sounds you won’t find behind a rope. Or, judging from this sad turnout, in Vegas again anytime soon.
The Joint, which holds 4,000 people, features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, a state-of-the-art sound system and a superior video system.
It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012, “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 has been the venue for concerts by Paul McCartney, Prince, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, "Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits," and in February 2012, Vegas’s first hard rock residency, "Mötley Crüe in Sin City." 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.
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4455 Paradise Road