New Year's Eve 2012 TributePalooza Party At Fremont Street Experience

4th Annual TributePalooza, New Year’s Eve 2012 celebration at Fremont Street Experience, is the ultimate street party with nonstop entertainment. From 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. the spectacular New Year’s Eve bash will showcase two featured bands, Steel Panther and Rock Sugar, plus great music from 10 incredible and authentic tribute bands performing throughout the evening.

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New Year's Eve 2012 Fremont Street Experience
TributePalooza At Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas

TributePalooza will also include a 2011 year-in-review retrospective on the Viva Vision screen, a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and an epic Fireworks by Grucci produced fireworks show synchronized with virtual fireworks on Viva Vision that is part of the citywide celebration, “America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012.” Additionally, the celebration will happen all weekend with free concerts by tribute bands on both Friday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 1.

Crowd at TributePalooza Las Vegas
New Year’s Eve Crowd At TributePalooze At Fremont Street Experience

On New Year’s Eve, admission to TributePalooza is just $30 per person and marks the only time of year when Fremont Street Experience has paid, ticketed admission. Fremont Street Experience is restricted to persons 21 and over on New Year’s Eve only. Advance tickets are on sale by calling 702-386-8100 or online at Will call for these tickets will be available at the Golden Nugget — Dec. 29 & 30 at the box office and Dec. 31 at the Carson Tower front desk.

“With 12 bands performing on three stages throughout the night, this is definitely the place to ring in the New Year … the ultimate street party where crowds are expected to reach up to 30,000. Instead of just standing in the street waiting for midnight to arrive, here you will party with two great bands and some of the world’s best tribute bands,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “We will also be celebrating the entire weekend with free concerts at our pre-party on Friday and our after-party on Sunday.”

New Years Eve Crowd At TributePalooza Las Vegas
TributePalooza Crowd

TributePalooza features acts paying homage to some of the most popular groups of all time with electrifying tribute performances to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, U2, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, INXS, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Van Halen. Performances will happen on the Main Street Stage, 1st Street Stage and 3rd Street Stage. The show schedule for New Year’s Eve is as follows:

Fremont Street Experience TributePalooza Show Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 31
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
INXSIVE (INXS) – 1st Street Stage
Fan Halen (Van Halen) – 3rd Street Stage
Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode) – Main Street Stage

7:45 – 9 p.m.
Rolling The Stones (Rolling Stones) – 1st Street Stage
Wanted (Bon Jovi) – 3rd Street Stage
L.A.vation (U2) – Main Street Stage

9:15 – 10:45 p.m.
Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin) – 1st Street Stage
ROCK SUGAR – 3rd Street Stage
No Duh (No Doubt) – Main Street Stage

11 – 11:45 p.m. and 12:10 – 12:55 a.m.
STEEL PANTHER – 1st Street Stage
Bonfire (AC/DC) – 3rd Street Stage
Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Main Street Stage

1:10 – 2 a.m. Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Main Street Stage

The party happens all weekend with free entertainment on Friday and Sunday at Fremont Street Experience. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Fremont Street Experience Show Schedule

Friday, Dec. 30
6:10 – 8:55 p.m. – INXSIVE (INXS), 1st Street Stage
6:10 – 8:55 p.m. – No Duh (No Doubt), Main Street Stage
7:10 – 9:55 p.m. – Fan Halen (Van Halen), 3rd Street Stage
9:15 – 11:55 p.m. – L.A.vation (U2), Main Street Stage
10:10 p.m. – 12:55 a.m. – Rolling The Stones (Rolling Stones), 1st Street Stage
11:10 p.m. – 1:55 a.m. – Bonfire (AC/DC), 3rd Street Stage
12:10 – 2:55 a.m. – Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Main Street Stage

Sunday, Jan. 1

6:10 – 8:55 p.m. – Rolling The Stones (Rolling Stones), 1st Street Stage
6:10 – 8:55 p.m. – No Duh (No Doubt), Main Street Stage
7:10 – 9:55 p.m. – Wanted (Bon Jovi), 3rd Street Stage
9:15 – 11:55 p.m. – L.A.Vation (U2), Main Street Stage
10:10 p.m. – 12:55 a.m. – Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin), 1st Street Stage
11:10 p.m. – 1:55 a.m. – Bonfire (AC/DC), 3rd Street Stage
12:10 – 2:55 a.m. – Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Main Street Stage

Steel Panther is a glam metal band from Los Angeles, Calif. and are known for their profane and humorous lyrics as well as their exaggerated on-stage personas. Formed in 2000, the band was also known as Danger Kitty, Metal Shop and Metal Skool. Steel Panther succeeded in becoming one of the most popular tribute band in Calif., even winning a contest of “Best Tribute Band in the Universe.” Thanks to the increased popularity, their live shows began to be attended by a growing number of fans. Many celebrities have also appeared on stage during their concerts, including Dane Cook, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Tom Morello, Scott Ian, Tony Romo, Paul Stanley and many more.

Rock Sugar is a Los Angeles based band known for their mash-ups of pop music and hair metal from the 1980s. The band claims that the sound was achieved when the metal band was stranded on a desert island in 1989 with a CD player, plenty of batteries and the CD collection of a 13 year-old girl. Their mission is to mash-up just about every band of the eighties and nineties into one big mega-mix of classic rock goodness. If you like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” they have them together in one song, “Don’t Stop the Sandman.” How about Queen with Motely Crue in “We Will Kick Start your Rhapsody.”

Wanted is an incredible replication of the music of Bon Jovi that was created with one purpose in mind, to have a fun concert environment. The band is based in Los Angeles and is comprised of professional musicians who embody the style, vibe and atmosphere of a live Bon Jovi show that plays to rave reviews and sold out venues.

L.A.vation is a Los Angeles, Calif. based U2 Tribute band that accurately executes the music and look of a U2 concert. L.A. Vation derives its name from the song “Elevation,” the third single released from U2 2000 album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind.

Fan Halen

Fan Halen brings back the party-time, hard-rocking music of classic Van Halen with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of the era. Fan Halen sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael in a transformation that has been described as amazingly authentic.

Blasphemous Rumours is an internationally known tribute band that brings their powerful note-for-note renditions of Depeche Mode’s hits to each and every performance. Based in Los Angeles, Blasphemous Rumours was selected as the headline entertainment for the International Depeche Mode Convention in June of 2007. The band’s uncanny resemblance in look and vocals to the real members of Depeche Mode combined with a full dance performance and light show makes Blasphemous Rumours an incredible, high-energy tribute show that is not to be missed.

No-Duh mixes the experience and energy of a live No Doubt and Gwen Stefani concert with nostalgic visuals, styling’s and props of the original band, complete with costume changes for a complete high-energy, audio-visual experience.

INXSIVE is fronted by Australian native Brett Creswell, who gives the audience an authentic, live interpretation of one of the best loved front men of the 80’s, Michael Hutchence. Other band members are highly skilled, professional musicians that painstakingly recreate the sound that made INXS such an enormous success.

Rolling the Stones Jerry Greenberg the former president of Atlantic Records has called Rolling the Stones “the real deal.” Having been nominated for the 2009 San Diego Music Awards for “Best Tribute Band,” Rolling the Stones bring the legendary sound of the Rolling Stones that you won’t want to miss!

Led Zepagain takes their audience to a place that not only replicates a Led Zeppelin concert, but also captures the heart and soul of the world’s greatest band. A Led Zepagain show features all of the Zeppelin highlights, from the high-energy electric classics, to the beautiful acoustic works. From the moment Led Zepagain hits the stage, audiences will believe they’re the true tribute to the outstanding band.

Red Not Chili Peppers

Red Not Chili Peppers are one of California’s best Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute bands. They have a strong fervor for Red Hot Chili Peppers music and have the ability to get the party rolling at their concerts. Their utter devotion to the Red Hot Chili Peppers sound constantly keeps fans coming back for more.

Bonfire takes their audiences back to the 1980’s dressing and sounding identical to AC/DC. Playing classic AC/DC hits including “Highway to Hell” and “Back in Black” their audiences are guaranteed a good time rocking out to classic AC/DC hits.

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On New Year’s Eve guests can purchase wristbands and enter TributePalooza through any of the Fremont Street Experience member properties or at the gates located at the intersections of Fremont Street and 4th Street and Fremont Street and Main Street. Parking is available for a $10 flat fee at Fremont Street Experience’s parking garage on the corner of 4th Street and Carson Street and at most Fremont Street hotel-casinos. Member property sales are located at Fitzgeralds Las Vegas Gift Shop and cashier, Four Queens Hotel & Casino casino cage, Fremont Casino and Hotel, Main Street Station Casino and Hotel, The California Casino and Hotel, Golden Nugget Carson Tower Front Desk, Binion’s Gambling Hall Casino east & west casino cages and the Golden Gate casino cage.

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