Concert venues are where memories happen. Like a first kiss, you’ll always remember where you were the first time you saw that band you loved.
For that reason, it’s nice that you can still feel the energy of the old Pearl Concert Theater at Palms when walking through its redesigned lobby and hallways.
The Pearl entrance offers your first look at the facelift, with a new marquee next to the box office and a massive Felipe Pantone mural installed above the bar. Guests will still take the stairs to the floors below, where the bars have expanded menus and the foyers have new lighting and fixtures.
Inside, new seats surround the floor of the theater, and a new sound system will be installed in May, when Pearl welcomes Blink-182 as its first rock residency artists.
The most noticeable changes are behind the scenes in the dressing rooms (which are all upgraded with new furnishings, countertops and wallpaper) and the VIP lounges. One lounge, VIP East, is an Instagram dream, with 48 private liquor lockers lining one wall, as well as caricature art of past Pearl performers, including Billy Idol, Jay-Z and KISS.
If you’re one who prefers a seat in a private sky box instead of standing room on the floor, you can combine your concert with dinner and grab something from the new order-ahead menu. It’s stacked with legit food options, not just popcorn and hot dogs. There are street taco platters, vegan dishes and even red velvet Twinkies for dessert.
The new Pearl Concert Theater, which received its upgrade as part of the Palms’ ongoing $620 million makeover, will officially make its debut April 13 when Life is Beautiful vets Haim bring their Sister Sister Sister Tour to Las Vegas.
Let’s start making some new memories.