The T-Mobile Arena opened last week in Las Vegas, and the city was blown away. Las Vegas’ newest landmark boasts 50 luxury suites and 20,000 seats. Located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, the T-Mobile Arena will host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.
GRAMMY-nominated rock stars The Killers were on their home turf at the T-Mobile Arena grand opening, captivating a sellout crowd by performing their power hits “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “Read My Mind.” Opening for The Killers was legendary Las Vegas artist Wayne Newton, who belted out some of his greatest hits including “Danke Schoen,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Breakout Las Vegas-born pop artist Shamir, lauded for shattering normative gender labels, delivered a true-to-style set infused with soul and raw talent. The evening also featured a series of unexpected collaborations, which kicked off with a video introduction from late-night TV host and Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel.
An on-stage cameo by Blue Man Group during The Killers’ performance of “Human” fired up the crowd, as the trio’s dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology helped to provide a truly once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. Old school blues met The Killers’ alternative sound as Wayne Newton joined Flowers onstage for a rocking collaboration of “Johnny B. Goode.” Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when Imagine Dragons’ frontman and fellow Las Vegan Dan Reynolds shared the stage with Flowers – for the first time – to perform “Jenny was a Friend of Mine.”
In an epic finale, Reynolds joined Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, comedian Carrot Top, Wayne Newton, magician Jeff Civillico and others in The Killers’ rendition of “Viva Las Vegas.”
For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at t-mobilearena.com.