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Photos: Energetic Eli Young Band, with frontman Mike Eli, rocks Pearl at the Palms

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Denise Truscello / WireImage / DeniseTruscello.net

James Young, Mike Eli and Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band perform at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Eli Young Band at Pearl at the Palms

Mike Eli and James Young of the Eli Young Band perform at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Country rockers Eli Young Band took the stage at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday night in an energetic performance that started with frontman Mike Eli hyping up the crowd.

“Las Vegas, turn it up!” exclaimed the lead vocalist before rockin’ the Pearl with songs spanning the band’s career, including hits “When It Rains,” “Crazy Girl” and “Drunk Last Night,” the first single from their album “10,000 Towns” that dropped in early March.

EYB, which is Eli, Chris Thompson, James Young and Jon Jones, also belted out fan favorite “Always the Love Songs,” the group’s Top 10 breakthrough from the 2008 album “Jet Black & Jealous.”

Eli told the audience, “Don’t be afraid to dance on the chairs or tables!” — which unsurprisingly got a rise from the crowd and had them standing up and dancing throughout the evening.

The band was recently nominated for a Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year and will continue to tour through the summer in support of “10,000 Towns.”

Thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery of the Eli Young Band.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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