This past weekend marked the debut of Las Vegas’ latest hard rock offering, Las Rageous. The inaugural two-day festival took over two blocks of downtown Las Vegas April 21-22 for a weekend packed with heavy metal and rock.
Among the lineup were Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed and Cambria, Anthrax, Eagles of Death Metal, Mastodon, Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice and Men, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada and local bands Escape the Fate, Nations, We Gave It Hell and Code Red Riot.
With over 20 bands on the roster, President of Live Nation Las Vegas Kurt Melien tells the Las Vegas Review Journal ahead of the event that he aimed to create a lineup that “felt edgy yet also really meaty. You want to look at it and say, ‘There’s more than four or five bands that I want to see on this list. I really want to be there for the weekend.’”
THANK YOU VEGAS! We are counting down the days til we can RAGE with you again pic.twitter.com/YoBnG107Xc
— LasRageous (@LasRageous) April 24, 2017
“Rock and metal have always done well in Vegas, yet there hasn’t necessarily been a brand or an avenue to present rock or metal in one big place. We felt like it could easily be done if we just worked on it.”
The inaugural event was capped at 10,000 each day, creating an intimate outdoor experience for fans to enjoy their favorite bands. Though Vegas stands as a hub for worldwide music and arts, there have only been few events to represent heavy metal and rock, like last year’s Psycho Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel. With the overwhelming response and success of its debut, it seems Las Rageous was a necessary installment for the entertainment capital.
Check out some fan footage from the weekend below!
Watch Godsmack perform their famous cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” and their hit “I Stand Alone”:
Avenged Sevenfold performs “So Far Away”:
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