Hollywood Undead performs at Pearl Concert Theater on Friday, October 27, 2017

Hollywood Undead a Horror-ific Good Time at The Palms

Halloween came early to Palms Casino Resort on Friday, October 27, as rap-rock outfit Hollywood Undead stormed the stage at Pearl Concert Theater.

Marking their return to Las Vegas after two long years, the Los Angeles–based quintet—J-Dog, Funny Man, Johnny 3 Tears, Charlie Scene and Danny—kicked things off with “Whatever It Takes” from their new album, Five, before returning to earlier hits “Usual Suspects,” from 2015’s Day of the Dead, and “Undead,” from their 2008 debut album, Swan Songs.

Showing some love for Las Vegas, vocalist/guitarist Danny performed wearing one of Red Rock Resorts Foundation’s “Vegas Strong” T-shirts, designed by artist Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One.

In an interview with Vegas Seven, vocalist/guitarist Johnny 3 Tears described the concert as “a record-release party” because Five dropped earlier that day. But the band largely stuck to older tracks while mixing in a cover of Sublime’s “What I Got” midway through the show, and closing with “Hear Me Now” from 2011’s American Tragedy.

Before the show, the band stopped by Pole Position Raceway, next door to Palms, to pose for pictures with fans that had won a meet and greet through radio station KOMP 92.3. They even went for a few spins around the go-kart track, with Funny Man coming out on top.

Hollywood Undead has been touring heavily throughout October to promote Five. They’ll spend the rest of the year on the road, crisscrossing the United States and Canada, before heading overseas to tour Europe in 2018.

Photos by Denise Truscello


  1. Whatever It Takes
  2. Usual Suspects
  3. Undead
  4. California Dreaming
  5. Been to Hell
  6. Dead Bite
  7. Gravity
  8. Comin’ in Hot
  9. War Child
  10. What I Got (Sublime cover)
  11. Bullet
  12. Another Way Out
  13. Party by Myself
  14. Day of the Dead
  15. Everywhere I Go
  16. Hear Me Now