It’s a fact that there’s always big news in Las Vegas. This weeks major announcement is the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) announcing its dates for 2014. The festival will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend of June 20-22. EDC even created a trippy 6 minute teaser announcement. According to DailyFiasco tickets go on sale November 25 for people that have purchased tickets before and December 2 for everyone. Tickets will cost $249 for the weekend with VIP packages available for $499. Last year’s event sold out so if you may want to act quickly.
Even if you’re not going to EDC but are thinking that you might want to visit Vegas on the weekend of June 20-22 you may want to reserve rooms sooner than later. The festival will have 100,000 people in attendance each night. In addition to typical busy summer weekends rooms will sell out. Make sure you check your hotel cancellation policy to make sure you can cancel without penalty if you can’t make the trip.
Does a Vaudeville nightclub sound like your thing? Well, there’s one opening December 27 at MGM Grand. Beachers Madhouse will have a circus like – vaudeville vibe. Words can’t do this justice. Check out the video and interpret for yourself. If you’re reading in secret you can see the press release here.
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is closing its run in New York and eying a reopening in Las Vegas. No specifics have been linked to when and where this will happen but it looks as though Spidey may spin his web in Vegas soon.
Speaking of superheroes Marvel comic superheroes are coming to Las Vegas. Madame Tussauds wax museum at The Venetian will be home to the largest collection of Marvel wax figures. You’ll be able to marvel (pun intended) at the likes of Captain America and Iron Man. You can find more info at Vegas Chatter.
Downtown Vegas doesn’t seem to go more than a week without something new opening. Next week the Downtown Container Park opens. The Container park will be a mixed shopping, drinking and dining area. Unlike The Linq these will not be traditional stores. Each outlet will be inside of a shipping container. In addition there will be a play area, convention area and a giant praying mantis that shoots fire.
A little bit of Liberace will be returning to Las Vegas next week. The Liberace Foundation collection will have a display at the Cosmopolitan beginning November 25. The collection will be on display through the year until January 2nd, 2014. Liberace’s piano will be on display at the Chandelier bar while his car will be out by the entrance to the Vegas Strip. Most of the items will be on display at the pop up wedding chapel.
According to Robin Leach Donnie and Marie have cut their show performance back to 33 weeks a year. That leaves a lot of open time at their theater at the Flamingo. It looks as if Olivia Newton-John will fill those open dates and become the newest resident artist in Las Vegas.
Last but certainly least one of my favorite TV shows, Hotel Impossible, is coming to Las Vegas. If you’re not familiar with the show it follows the formula for Bar Rescue, Restaurant: Impossible and other shows that bring businesses back to life. The show will be focusing on The Fortune Hotel and Suites. Last year I wrote an article for Vegas Chatter hoping that there would be a spin off series called Casino Impossible. This is as close as we’ll get for now.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.