PALMS’ BIG REVEAL: A WEEKEND OF PURE KAOS
It was one of the all-time nightclub openings on or off Las Vegas Boulevard. The Palms went all in with a glitzy four day (and night) celebration of KAOS.
The debut included performances by rap sensation Cardi B, Marshmello, J Balvin, and G-Eazy. A dramatic moment came when G-Eazy invited archrival Machine Gun Kelly on stage to team up on “Loco,” calling a truce in their long-standing feud.
Kascade heated up KAOS Dayclub on Saturday and the Zac Brown Band kicked off KAOS’ Pool Concert Series that evening.
Alicia Keys performed in the Pearl Concert Theater while Travis Scott, Skrillex, Saint Jhn, Austin Mahone, XZibit and Scott Storch entertained inside KAOS Nightclub.
Star chefs Bobby Flay was on hand for the grand opening of his latest Las Vegas restaurant, SHARK. Also spotted: big-name chefs Michael Symon, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” and Marc Vetri, who built a culinary empire in Philadelphia.
Massive serpentine lines wound through and outside the Palms.
The weekend represented the big reveal of the entertainment centerpieces of the $690 reimagination and repositioning of the off-Strip property that opened in 2001. There’s 73,000 square feet of dayclub space and 29,000 inside.
The celebrity turnout included: Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Reggie Bush, Ariel Winter, Mischa Barton, Audrina Patridge, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Erin Foster, Janel Parrish, Francia Raisa, Nicola Peltz, magician Julius Dein, Pepa, Jessica Szohr, Ken Block, Dan Bilzerian, Erin Foster, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Matt Sallee, figure skater Adam Rippon and Leticia Bufoni.
Other facts and figures:
-- Composed by award-winning design firm Friedmutter Group Las Vegas, the multi-level 73,000 square foot dayclub offers two luxurious main pools, numerous side pools and 39 unique cabanas (most with their own private pool).
--The focal point of the dayclub is a towering 65-foot bronze sculpture by Damien Hirst entitled “Demon with Bowl” (2014), which rises up from the center of one of the two main pools.
--Boasting the highest number of pools of any resort in North America, KAOS dayclub offers a luxe Greek-inspired oasis.
--KAOS will seamlessly blend the nightclub and dayclub experiences via a massive retractable glass wall/door that allows clubgoers to easily move between the indoor and outdoor venues.
--In addition, the nightclub has a rotating 360-degree DJ booth that allows talent to play to both indoor and outdoor crowds, while the dayclub has its own separate entertainment stage in order to provide for multiple performance locations.
--The dayclub can also accommodate up to 5,000 guests and incorporates a seasonal dome cover that will allow it to operate on a year-around basis.
--39 cabanas feature individual self-controlled audio systems, including sub woofers, televisions, misters, fans and all the luxuries club-goers will be looking for to have the ultimate daylife experience. Most cabanas also feature their own pool.
--Conceived by the nationally acclaimed design firm Rockwell Group, the 29,000 square foot nightclub will feature an opulent theme merged with state-of-the-art technology to create a dynamic, luxurious and production-rich environment.
--The choreography and circulation leading guests to the theater-like club drew inspiration from a modern playhouse, with art and architecture working hand-in-hand to create a surreal, ever-evolving experience.
--The nightclub utilizes first-of-its-kind technology to enhance interaction and storytelling and creates an immersive, sensory and celebratory experience, brought to life by KAOS’ living brand logo that captures the energy and sound created by the nightclub and its guests.
TECHNOLOGY KAOS DETAILS
--Automated and integrated systems bring a 360-degree experience to life
--Running the length of the eastern exterior of Palms’ Ivory Tower will be the city’s largest LED wall (270 feet/21,000 square feet of display area), which will stream live shots of the dayclub and nightclub to the outside world, thereby allowing those on The Strip to see the excitement and energy inside the clubs.
--Tesla coils, water cannons, and enough sound equipment to put on two major arena shows at once including more than 125 subwoofers
--With more than 140 points of automation, six technicians will be at the helm of KAOS each day to bring the club’s production elements to life. Created to give guests an immersive, 360-degree experience, the heart of the 29,000 square foot KAOS Nightclub is engulfed in more than 50 million pixels of LED video mapping including dynamic ceiling elements and the largest Funktion-One sound system in the city.
--Six-part, custom Tesla coil ceiling above the heart of the dance floor adds a production element unlike any other with Midi Codec programming for arc pitch, length and directional control allowing the system to “play” a song.
--A 2.5mm LED “halo” lines the inside of KAOS with reactive audio and video elements works with the living KAOS logo to ensure no video or light show is ever repeated
--Cryo units and an aqua fog system work independently, or together with the Tesla coils to recreate weather patterns
--A 14-foot custom DJ booth with state-of-the-art equipment sits upon a base that turns a full 360-degrees allowing the DJ to perform to both clubs with the flip of a switch as sliding panel doors provide a seamless transition between the two venues.