2018 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Headliner Capital Cities


Your 2018 Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Pre-Race Headliner is Capital Cities! We promise you, you’ve felt safe and sound in your car rocking out to this duo!


Los Angeles composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie-electro band, Capital Cities, in 2010.

They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet. “Safe and Sound” went multi-Platinum in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and others, and shot to the top of numerous international charts, including number one on alternative radio in the U.S. and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video, a celebratory mash-up of dancing from various eras and cultures, received a VMA and a Grammy nomination.

The band has played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on four continents and is now ready to pump YOU up before this year’s Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Register to run and rock with this year’s pre-race headliner on November 11!


2018 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Headliner Capital Cities Playlist Spotify

Please note the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Headliner performance will take place before the Marathon and Half Marathon start only and will not be accessible to 10K participants.


If the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip don’t motivate you enough, we have Entertainment lining the course to push you to the finish line! Live local bands and DJs will keep the energy alive as you tour through the Entertainment Capitol of the World.

Vegas Band on Course

Is your band ready to rock for thousands of athletes and spectators? We will be recruiting the best bands from all genres to take the stage along the course. Click HERE to apply!

Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding

Las Vegas is the wedding capitol of the world, so the tradition of the Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding will continue in November! Whether renewing your vows or tying the knot for the first time, this five minute ceremony is fun, yet intimate, and takes place right on the marathon & half marathon course at the heart of Las Vegas Blvd!
All Run Through Wedding participants must be registered for the marathon or half marathon. For more details click here.


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 Run As Elvis

Are you a fan of Elvis? We invite you to celebrate & run in Las Vegas dressed as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Runner Perks

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is not just another race, t-shirt and medal. Each participant will receive a RUNNER PERKS WRISTBAND along with your bib number at the Expo which will unlock ALL of your RUNNER PERKS over race weekend.

- Check out ALL of your exclusive 2018 Runner Perks HERE with more offers to come!


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