A night out with close friends and family is usually how most people celebrate their birthday. But when you’re a millionaire baller DJ/producer like Tiësto — a guy who flies around the world in his private jet — you’ve got to roll a lot harder on your special day. Tiësto celebrated turning the big 4-5 this weekend by playing his residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Tiësto was treated to a massive fireworks display that illuminated the Sunset Strip. The birthday boy stood outside Hakkasan Las Vegas and posed for photos while fireworks light up the sky.
Coincidentally, Friday was also Calvin Harris’ 30th birthday. Harris was presented with a cake and got to pose with one of the dancers from the club.
Tiësto received birthday wishes from a variety of celebs who were in attendance, including pop star Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame. Joe looks like he was having a blast, but give him some credit for .wearing earplugs and protecting his moneymaker.
Tiësto’s birthday party continued on Saturday night, and Joe Jonas returned with his brother Nick to whoop it up. Don’t they look like they’re having a blast?
What’s a birthday party without a cake? Nothing! Tiësto was presented with a massive four-tier cake, and he held it up in the air like he’d just been presented with the Stanley Cup. Talk about an Instagram moment.
When all was said and done, Tiësto put on his letterman jacket, a fashion staple every 45-year-old should have in their wardrobe, and proved once again that he had lived up to the motto emblazoned on his chest under his name: Work hard, play harder.
What do you do when your songs have topped charts all over the world and you’ve earned bucket loads of cash? If you’re Scottish DJ/producer/singer Calvin Harris, you plunk down your hard-earned dough on a sexy, multimillion dollar home in the Hollywood Hills. TMZ is reporting that Harris spent $7 million for the abode, featuring 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, infinity edge pool, chef’s kitchen, home theater, built-in fire pit lounge, floor-to-ceiling windows, plus panoramic L.A. views. Harris, whose real name is Adam Wiles, reportedly put down around $2.1 million upfront, mortgaging $4.9 million on the property. According to our estimates, with a 30-year mortgage at 5 percent Harris is left with a measly monthly payment of around $18,564.92. Pssht, that’s only a fraction of what he gets paid for one of his DJ sets and he’ll still have cash on hand to build a proper studio and do a bit of customizing. Even better is that traveling to his regular gigs at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand will be a breeze (Europe? Not so much). Here’s looking forward to what’ll no doubt be a great movie-in party.
Las Vegas’ club scene continues to explode with Light at Mandalay Bay and Hakkasan announcing they will both open in April. Light, a state-of-the-art nightclub operated by Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group, will present resident Nicky Romero, Clockwork and Andy Caldwell on April 26, followed by resident Axwell with Hook N Sling on April 27. The club says it has “confirmed partnerships” with world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Baauer, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Mat Zo, Otto Knows and many others.
Hakkasan, a five-level culinary/nightlife experience, will open its Las Vegas outpost on April 18 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The club, which is sprawled out over 10,000 square feet on the fifth floor of a spectacular building, will also feature state-of-the-art design and technology , promising DJ talent including Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie (DJ), Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3HAB and Tommy Trash.
The influx of nightclubs in Sin City will no doubt be a boon to DJs given that both clubs are well financed. But will both clubs’ deep pockets lead to a bidding war for DJ talent? We’ll find out soon enough.