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What to expect at the Foundry, SLS’ new concert venue

Foundry Hall rendering

The Foundry at SLS Preview

It’s pretty tough to deny an apparent shift in Vegas nightlife from DJ-fueled club events to a focus on live performance when we literally have a nightclub transforming into a concert hall. That’s what’s happened at SLS Las Vegas, the year-and-a-half-old north Strip resort that shuttered its Life Nightclub to turn the space into the Foundry, which makes its debut this weekend.

The makeover was much more than a fresh coat of paint. The 20,000-square-foot, 1,800-capacity room is now home to a massive 25-by-65-foot stage that will place music lovers incredibly close to their favorite artists—the Foundry is booked by Live Nation and upcoming shows include Awolnation on February 5, Lil Wayne with Method Man and Redman February 6 and X Ambassadors, Adam Lambert and Santigold following closely behind. With five LED screens and various high-tech lighting rigs from its club days augmented by a new sound system, the intimate Foundry promises to bring a different kind of energy to the nightlife landscape.

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