Keeping up with Las Vegas shows can be exhausting. That’s not entirely a bad thing. Shows are extended, closed, announced and taking place every week. There’s always something going on in Las Vegas. That’s just a small part of what makes Las Vegas such a special place to visit.
Raiding The Rock Vault is one of the most popular shows in Las Vegas and is approaching its 1,000 performance. The classic rock tribute show is currently at the Hard Rock. This is one of the many which has opened, closed, been extended and changed locations over its life. Despite the venue changes, the popularity of the show has never been in doubt and is now appropriately taking place at the Hard Rock.
The show will celebrate its 1,000th performance from November 25 through November 29. The week-long celebration will feature encores for the first time, a grand prize giveaway and special performances by past and present band members.
You can vote online for the first in a lifetime encore songs. Choose from “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, “God Gave Rock & Roll to You” by Kiss, “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2 and more. Once the fans have voted, they will be placed into a contest for a chance to win the grand prize. The big prize includes a one-night stay at Hard Rock, dinner for two at a resort restaurant and two Rock Star VIP passes to Raiding The Rock Vault.
Two runners-up will win two VIP tickets to the show. If you are unable to travel to Las Vegas for the show you will win a package of merchandise. Voting is open now through Thursday, October 26 here.
The show’s all-star lineup will include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Dave Amato [Guitar] (REO Speedwagon), Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Asia, Yes), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (The Offspring, Last in Line, Lynchmob), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Cian Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf, We Will Rock You, Dweezil Zappa).
Raiding the Rock Vault brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic rock anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and many more.
Raiding The Rock Vault isn’t the only show featuring music in the news. There have been a few more classic rock show announcements this week.
More Classic Rock Shows In Las Vegas
- Chicago announced a blast of shows at The Venetian in 2018. These shows will take place at The Venetian Theater on the following dates. February 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24.
- Wynn Las Vegas announced that Elvis Costello will embark in his first Las Vegas residency in 2018. His shows will take place at the Encore Theater on the following dates. February 28 and March 2, 3, 7, 9, 10.
- Elton John is ending his residency at Caesars Palace. His final shows will take place on the following dates. April 28, 29 and May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.