Barenaked Ladies & Violent Femmes Pics at Boulevard Pool

Last night (Saturday, July 18), The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomed Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies for a special performance at Boulevard Pool. Known for their mix of folk, pop, rock and humoring songs, the internationally-known ‘90s band kicked off the night performing famous hits such as, “Get Back Up,” “One Week” and “Pinch Me.”

Violent Femmes Perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Violent Femmes Perform at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Scottish Australian musician and actor Colin Hay rocked the crowd before old school acoustic punk band Violent Femmes took the stage playing a mix of folk-punk collections including “Blister In The Sun,” “Kiss Off” and “Add It Up.”

Click on the photos in the photo gallery to see larger images. Photo Credit: © Edison Graff / Erik Kabik Photo Group / erikkabik.com

About Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew “Andy” Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left the group in 2009.

Upon forming, Barenaked Ladies quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in its self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada, and the band receiving a major record deal with Reprise Records. Barenaked Ladies label debut, Gordon was released in 1992. Andy Creeggan left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009 leaving the group as a quartet. – Wikipedia

About Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes are an American alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, initially active from 1980 to 1987 and again from 1988 to 2009. As of 2013, they are active again. The band has performed as a trio, including: singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and three drummers, Victor DeLorenzo (1980–1993, 2002–2009 and 2013), Guy Hoffman (1993–2002) and Brian Viglione (2013–present). – Wikipedia

The “Set Your Life to Music” series continues at Boulevard Pool this summer with Of Monsters and Men with special guest Elle King (Aug. 13), Slightly Stoopid with special guest Dirty Heads (Aug. 14), HartBeat Weekend Presents Drake at Boulevard Pool Hosted by Kevin Hart (Sept. 6), Catch A Fire Tour 2015 with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley (Sept. 24), Flogging Molly (Oct. 2), Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with special guest Citizen Cope (Oct. 3), Charli XCX and Bleachers with special guest Robert DeLong (Oct. 9), Garbage with special guest Torres (Oct. 10), Father John Misty with special guest Mikal Cronin (Oct. 15) and The Neighbourhood with special guests Bad Suns and Hunny (Oct. 30).

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