American rock band Neon Trees joined music royalty and received their first-ever memorabilia display in a case unveiling at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Thursday, July 31.
Make sure to check out video from the case dedication below.
Comprised of lead singer Tyler Glenn, guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer Elaine Bradley, the group unveiled the case in front of dozens of screaming fans.
Glenn took a few minutes to acknowledge his appreciation of his fans and of the property, stating “We’ve been coming to this hotel for seven or eight years now… It’s a deep honor because we’re such music fans as well to be included in something that’s relevant and part of modern music. We put so much into everything we do visual to have some of that in a case for people to see is deeply exciting as artists. I’m so thrilled.”
Campbell, a Las Vegas native, said “When you think of the company we keep, when you walk throughout this hotel and you see all the other artist that are here, and for us to be included among those artists is really an honor.”
He also acknowledged his Las Vegas roots, continuing by saying the hotel has always been important to him because his father helped construct the property’s signature roof-top guitar. “It’s a piece of our family, to come here and always see all the work that has been done. It goes beyond music.”
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The display, curated by Hard Rock Hotel’s memorabilia coordinator Beau Dobney, features items from the “Sleeping with a Friend,” the band’s current single, such as Glenn’s cupcake suite, Campbell’s base guitar, Allen’s suit and ukulele, Bradley’s snakeskin heels, a house costume as well as clothing from the album cover.
Neon Trees is best known for their mega-hits “Animal” and “Everybody Talks.” “Animal” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Rock chart and was featured in an official LVCVA advertising campaign. Their new record, Pop Psychology, has garnered a gold hit with the single “Sleeping with a Friend.” Neon Trees will return to Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 24 to play the Life is Beautiful festival.