Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 | 12:31 p.m.
The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and guitar god Jeff Beck brought their tour to the Pearl at the Palms on Friday night, and contributing photographer Edison Graff was onsite for a photo gallery.
Wilson and his band took the stage first, performing many hits from The Beach Boys, including “California Girls,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “I Get Around.” They made a shout-outs to guests in the audience, including The Four Freshman member Brian Eichenberger, musician Billy Hinsche and The Beach Boys Fan Club President Alice Lillie, who has led the group for 40(!) years.
The Beach Boys former member Al Jardine and David Marks performed with Wilson, and guitarist Blondie Chaplin joined the band for a few numbers. Beck hit the Palms stage with a rocking set before inviting Wilson and the band back out to share the spotlight for a mini-set.
Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Beck was ranked among the Top Five guitarists in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” He recently joined Wilson in the studio as a guest on Wilson’s new album on Capitol Records.
Be sure to check out Las Vegas Weekly contributor Jason Harris’ review of the concert.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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The Pearl is the Palms premier concert venue, hosting some of the most legendary and popular names in entertainment.
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.