Shins to play at The Chelsea

The Shins will perform at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Friday, June 23. Doors open at 7 p.m.

With multiple Grammy nominations under its belt, The Shins are a prominent force in the indie and alternative rock music world. The American band formed in Albuquerque in 1996 by James Mercer, lead singer and songwriter for the group.

Its first hit song “New Slang” off its album “Oh, Inverted World” received critical acclaim and put The Shins on the map. The current lineup of the group is founding member Mercer, drummer Jon Sortland, guitarists Mark Watrous and Casey Foubert, bassist Yuuki Matthews and keyboardist Patti King. “Heartworms” is its fifth and newest album.

Tickets are $30 and are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.