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THE KILLERS KICK OFF NEW YEAR’S EVE WEEKEND AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS WITH TWO EXCLUSIVE HOMETOWN CONCERTS DEC. 28 AND 29

Tickets on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. PST

Las Vegas (September 17, 2012) – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas kicks off New Year’s Eve weekend with two performances from award-winning rock band The Killers Dec. 28 and 29, 2012. The band returns to Las Vegas to perform together in their hometown for the first time in more than three years.

Both shows will begin at 9 p.m. inside The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan’s unique entertainment venue. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. PST and will be available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/newyears2013 or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. General admission tickets start at $86; premium tickets are $125 (which include an open bar) plus applicable taxes and service charges. A limited number of VIP tables are also available and feature a premium viewing area and bottle service. Tables can be reserved by calling 702.698.7778 or at NightlifeMarketing@CosmopolitanLasVegas.com. The Killers is an all-ages show.
Guests must be 21+ to purchase a table or package.

Both single and combination packages are available. The single package, available Dec. 28 only, includes a one-night stay with VIP Hotel Check-In, two concert tickets for The Killers as well as complimentary cocktails for two for the duration of the show, starting at $750. The combination package, available Dec. 29 – Jan. 1, includes a three-night stay in a Wraparound Terrace Suite with VIP Hotel Check-In and airport transportation, two concert tickets for The Killers on Dec. 29 and Red Hot Chili Peppers on Dec. 31, as well as complimentary cocktails for two for the duration of each show, priced at $4,500. Packages go on sale Sept. 20 and will be available at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/newyears2013 or by calling 702.698.7000.

“The Cosmopolitan started a tradition of creating once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve experiences in 2010 and we are thrilled to carry on that tradition in 2012. The combination of The Killers and Red Hot Chili Peppers pairs two must-see performances in one amazing resort,” said Lisa Marchese, Chief Marketing Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “The Killers kick off what is bound to be a spectacular New Year’s Eve weekend and we are thrilled that they have chosen The Cosmopolitan as their first Las Vegas show in some time.”

The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards, and has sold over fourteen million albums worldwide. Their first album, Hot Fuss, was released in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The album contained the singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” in addition to the anthemic song “All These Things That I’ve Done.” Their second album, a love letter of sorts to their hometown entitled Sam’s Town, was released in 2006 and spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Top 200. Their third studio album, Day & Age, was released to widespread critical praise in 2008. The following tour saw the band headlining two of America’s most prestigious festivals, Lollapalooza and Coachella, as well as selling out Madison Square Garden for the third time.

The Killers will release their newest album, Battle Born, in September 2012. Named after the words emblazoned on the Nevada state flag, in addition to sharing its name with the band’s recording studio, Battle Born is everything Killers fans have waited for since the band announced they would be taking a short hiatus at the start of 2010. The album is The Killers at their greatest and was written with the live audience in mind. The guitars are heavier, the drums more powerful, the vocals more commanding – all sounding quintessentially Killers while sounding bigger and better than ever before. One of the most anticipated records of the year, Battle Born is an album that, like its namesake and the band that created it, does not back down from its own strengths.

To request press credentials for The Killers or Red Hot Chili Peppers, please visit
http://bit.ly/CosmopolitanPress.

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: All Saints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown's Swimwear, Monogram, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6l2 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.

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