The Shins kicked off the summer concert series at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last night. The Grammy-nominated band, comprised of frontman James Mercer, Yuuki Matthews on bass, Jessica Dobson on guitar, Richard Swift on keyboards and Joe Plummer on drums, performed a number of songs from their recently released fourth album, Port Of Morrow, including “Simple Song” and “September.”
The Shins - Simple Song
Fans were also treated to older hits such as “Phantom Limb,” “New Slang” and “Caring is Creepy.” Santa Barbara-based band Gardens & Villa opened the show.
Next up at the summer concert series at the Boulevard Pool is Justice on Thursday, April 19, Florence + The Machine on Saturday, April 21 and Cage the Elephant on Thursday, April 26.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night. Photo credit: Erik kabik/ erikkabik.com
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.