AEG PRESENTS TO ASSUME MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND BOOKING OF THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS
The premier event promoter will take over operations beginning fall 2020
LAS VEGAS – JC Hospitality LLC announced today that they have entered into an agreement with AEG Presents to assume the management, operations and booking for The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas beginning fall 2020 once the property is rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The Joint is an award-winning entertainment destination, providing an intimate feel for unforgettable performances by legendary and groundbreaking artists.
“AEG Presents has been an integral part of The Joint’s success for over a decade,” said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and chief executive officer of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “AEG further expands on our commitment to partner with best-in-class operators for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas transformation.”
The partnership is a natural fit as AEG Presents has booked and promoted many of the world-class performances at The Joint, including Nine Inch Nails, Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, The Killers and Drake, among countless others. AEG Presents has also been instrumental in bringing influential residencies to The Joint, including Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Journey and more. The partnership will allow both The Joint and AEG Presents to continue to expand the venue’s presence as a leading venue in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
“We are excited to be working with the JC Hospitality team on this project and to what is most assuredly a bright and exciting future at The Joint,” said Shawn Trell, executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel of AEG Presents. “From a sound and sightline perspective The Joint is already one of the best concert venues not just in Las Vegas, but anywhere. And now JC Hospitality and AEG Presents will be improving the venue even further.”
During the property’s transformation to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, and in partnership with AEG Presents, The Joint will be upgraded once again to usher in a new chapter of the venue’s iconic history. The new renovations will include a redesigned second floor that will further expand the VIP experience by remodeling the luxury suites, adding more luxury seating options and creating a high energy lounge environment. Construction will begin next February and will be completed in time for the unveiling of the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas property in late 2020.
“We’re so thrilled to not only continue, but expand upon our relationship at The Joint,” remarked Bobby Reynolds, senior vice president of AEG Presents Las Vegas. “AEG Presents has been involved with the Joint for over 12 years and we’re excited to be on this journey with JC Hospitality to usher in a new and exciting chapter at the property.”
This year, The Joint celebrated ten years as the most dynamic and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The original Joint opened in 1995 with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and the new Joint opened as one of the most sophisticated, intimate, and authentic venues in Las Vegas in April 2009. The renovation transformed the iconic venue and doubled its size. The Joint has won over 20 awards including, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Casino of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, among many more.
“Music is an integral part of the Virgin brand that dates back to the creation of Virgin Records, and AEG has a long history as an influential entertainment company,” says, Raul Leal CEO of Virgin Hotels. “We look forward to collaborating with AEG to create and deliver a dynamic entertainment experience to offer our guests and all music fans that visit Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. This partnership reassures our passion for music and our commitment to keeping with our roots.”
Continuing to set the standard for live entertainment, the award-winning venue delivers an unrivaled lineup in 2019, including AEG Presents shows; iconic comedian Cedric The Entertainer (July 27); Mary J. Blige (Aug. 16 – 17), Brian Wilson and the Zombies (Aug. 31), alternative rockers CAKE & Ben Folds (Sept. 10) Greta Van Fleet (Sept. 27), Daughtry with special guest Augustana (Oct. 4), Stone Temple Pilots (Oct. 6), country superstars Old Dominion (Dec. 4-5), Gary Allan (Dec. 6-7), and Cody Johnson (Dec. 12).
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-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 “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. For more information visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions. For more information visit AEGPresents.com.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
JC Hospitality, LLC, a development, management and investment group, is the owner and operator of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in partnership with Juniper Capital Partners, Virgin Group, LiUNA, Fengate Real Assets, Dream and Orlando Development. The off-Strip playground is just minutes from McCarran International Airport and offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative music scene where legendary acts including The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, KISS and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. The resort features three hotel towers totaling 1,489 guest rooms, suites and penthouses including the AAA Four Diamond Awarded HRH All-Suite Tower; 60,000 sf of casino space including high limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 sf of flexible meeting and convention space, which received the Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; a resort spa, a Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon and state-of-the-art fitness center; a portfolio of eleven dining venues including the luxury steakhouse MB Steak and the iconic Nobu; nine trendsetting retailers including John Varvatos and the famous Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. For room availability and information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800-473-7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About Virgin Hotels
Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with a track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson’s global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years. Each property intermixes a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike. Virgin Hotels Chicago – named the “#1 Hotel in United States” in 2016, and “#1 Hotel in Chicago” in both 2016 and 2017, by the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Virgin Hotels San Francisco is now open. Locations in Nashville, Dallas, New York, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Palm Springs, Edinburgh, Las Vegas and others are to follow. Virgin Hotels continues to explore hotel and office conversions as well as ground-up development in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, and London.