On July 7, Las Vegas Sun’s John Katsilometes reported the possible closure of the Vegas Nocturne show at Rose. Rabbit. Lie., the Cosmopolitan’s labyrinthian nightlife/entertainment/dining venue. If Spiegelworld’s second local production shutters, it will pose creative challenges for its current host venue, which benefits from the show’s immersive aesthetic and cast. Additional rumors have Vegas Nocturne shipping off to a new venue, with one contender being the SLS, opening August 23. Spiegelworld and SLS offered no comment.
Speaking of that grand opening, SBE—the nightlife management group owned by SLS proprietor Sam Nazarian—announced that house producer/DJ Erick Morillo will open the resort’s Life nightclub/dayclub. Morillo had been a longtime Tao Group loyalist.
On June 30, Billboard.com projected Electric Daisy Carnival 2014’s economic impact on the Vegas Valley. According to the music industry outlet, the mega-fest at the Speedway generated $322 million, eclipsing last year’s $278 million, and bringing EDC’s four-year windfall just shy of a billion dollars. Projections include attendee spending; expenditures on transportation, hotel, food and beverage; increased labor spending and tax revenue. About 133,000 people visited the festival grounds each of EDC’s three nights.
On July 4, two completely different institutions celebrated their birthdays: America and Khloe Kardashian. The latter spent the entire day at Tao Beach and Tao with her rapper bae French Montana and singer Miguel—and two showgirls and an Elvis impersonator—joining the couple later in the night.