A Las Vegas residency for Christina Aguilera has been in the rumor mill for a few years now. Well, the time is finally here where the rumors can finally be confirmed. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter has announced her first Las Vegas residency show. Christina Aguilera: The Xperience will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Over the years Las Vegas has been known for many things…including magicians. Siegfried and Roy and David Copperfield are some of the most famous Las Vegas magic acts. More recently fans of magic have taken to illusionist Criss Angel. As you know his show Mindfreak has moved to Planet Hollywood.
The Stratosphere is currently in the middle of a three-year renovation. Much of the $140 million improvement includes updating 1,100 hotel rooms, new bars and restaurants, and upgrading the casino floor. However, there’s at least one major addition happening outside of the Stratosphere hotel and tower.
More than ever before Las Vegas is an event town. Long-term nightly artist residencies are a thing of the past. Today, the majority of residencies in Las Vegas are limited engagements or short blasts of shows throughout the year.
Longtime visitors to Las Vegas are probably familiar with Criss Angel. For more than a decade, he has been one of the biggest names in the magic world. Some of you may know Angel from his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel Mindfreak on A&E. Most visitors to Las Vegas know Criss Angel from his extremely popular Cirque Du Soliel shows at Luxor for the past 13 years.
Britney Spears performed about 250 times at Planet Hollywood from December 27, 2013, through December 31, 2017. Britney: Piece of Me was her first Las Vegas residency but it won’t be her last.
The Mirage has been home to some of the most popular standup comedy for a few years now. The Aces of Comedy series will continue to bring big names to Las Vegas next year. The Mirage recently released the comedians who are scheduled to headline the 2019 Aces of Comedy series inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.
Earlier this year Caesars Entertainment announced that they would be giving the popular “I Love The ‘90s” tour a permanent home in Las Vegas. The initial announcement for “I Love The ‘90s – The Vegas Show” took place at Paris Las Vegas. The ‘90s doesn’t particularly have anything to do with Paris but they do have a venue to be home to the rotating cast of ‘90s stars.
The Park Theater at Park MGM is shaping up as the place to be in 2019. MGM Resorts continues to announce new residency shows for the venue attached to Park MGM. Lady Gaga has already announced her residency and there are new details about the show(s). In fact, the Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency includes two different show. Also, tickets for her shows are finally on sale.
The Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is in its sixth year. The three-day arts and entertainment experience returns to Downtown Las Vegas on September 21–23. Earlier this year the festival revealed the music lineup that includes The Weeknd, N.E.R.D., Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, Santigold, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and a lot more. You can see the full lineup here.
Earlier this year MGM Resorts International revealed information on a study they commissioned called “Truth About Entertainment.“ More than 90% of respondents in the United States say that entertainment is a fundamental contributor to their health and happiness. Overall, the study revealed that people all around the world live for entertainment.
We’re going to go inside the job today. Every week I receive updated Las Vegas show listings from different casinos. If I write about shows it’s usually because there’s something new or an interesting theme.
For some reason, all of the shows at Caesars Entertainment properties stood out this week. Not only are there a lot of shows but there’s a wide variety in the types of shows. This should help if you’re looking for some ideas on things to do on your next visit to Las Vegas.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a first-of-its-kind location based multi-sensory interactive adventure that takes place in a galaxy far, far away. The new virtual reality (VR) experience is now open at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian. Tickets are on sale now, beginning with a 10 am showing.
The Beatles Love is one of the most popular Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas history. Nearly nine million guests have seen the show since it opened at The Mirage in 2006. Whether they’re fans of The Beatles or Cirque du Soleil, many of those nearly nine million guests have seen the show more than once.
This summer the free concert series at the Fremont Street Experience returns once again. The mall of casinos has free entertainment all year ‘round but the summer series takes the entertainment to another level. The summer concert series brings nationally touring bands that you’d typically pay to see. Instead, you can see the bands for free during a beautiful Vegas night.
Multi-platinum recording artist Gwen Stefani is heading to the Las Vegas Strip for her first exclusive headlining residency show. The show, “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl,” will take place at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood beginning Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Great news for comedy lovers visiting Las Vegas. After 36 years of selling out every show, the Comedy Cellar will be opening their first west location this April at the Rio. This is a welcome addition to a city that is rich in almost all forms of entertainment. A mid-sized venue for national touring comedians is much needed and hopefully, the new Comedy Cellar will do the trick.
Cirque du Soleil is the most popular brand name in Las Vegas shows. There are seven unique Cirque shows from on the Vegas Strip spanning from Mandalay Bay to Treasure Island. The popularity of these shows leads to many vacations planned around seeing a performance. We have the new Cirque du Soleil show schedules to help you best plan your 2018 Vegas vacation.
There were two new Las Vegas shows announced this week. The big news this week is the Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency. This has been in the works for over a year now. Unfortunately, the Lady Gaga residency won’t start until December 2018. This show will be a two-year residency at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo/Park MGM. Ticket prices and show dates will be announced next year.
Lady Gaga isn’t the only show to be announced this week. Renegades at Caesars Palace will be a more intimate show with for an entirely different audience. This show is specifically for sports fans. Renegades will open on Thursday, Jan. 25 inside Cleopatra’s Barge, the intimate 180-seat theater at Caesars Palace.
The small room will allow fans to get up close and personal with sports legends including Jose Canseco, Jim McMahon, and Terrell Owens. Renegades has potential to be awesome, a train wreck or both for any sports fan. There will be appearances by other sports stars including Jimmy King from the Fab Five University of Michigan basketball team.
The starting line-up includes baseball great Jose Canseco and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon. The Fab Five’s Jimmy King will appear during the first eight shows, with six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell Owens taking over starting Thursday, Feb. 8. (To be clear, Terrell Owens will not appear in the shows from January 25 through February 4). The shows will be hosted by comedian Martin Montana, with Eric Jordan Young serving as writer, director, and creative director. The Renegades roster will rotate athletes every three months.
About each player:
- Jose Canseco: He spent 17 years in the Major Leagues accomplishing impressive accolades such as Rookie of the Year and American League MVP. He also made six All-Star Game appearances.
- Jim McMahon: He’s best known at times for being the controversial Chicago Bear who clashed with his coach, Mike Ditka, and NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.
- Terrell Owens: TO is best known for saying “that’s my quarterback” after a game with the Cowboys. I’m kidding. He had 1,078 Receptions, 15,935 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15-year NFL career.
- Jimmy King – He was part of the “the greatest class ever recruited” for college basketball. The University of Michigan team included future NBA stars Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, and Juwan Howard.
Renegades is co-produced by Rich Lenkov, Michael Speyer, and Jordan Fiksenbaum. “You think you know these athletes’ stories, but trust me, you have no idea!” said Lenkov. “Renegades will offer the most unique entertainment experience on The Strip, where some of the most infamous names in sports will take you through the highs and lows of their careers in an intimate setting.”
Renegades will take place Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 25. Tickets are $75 and $100, with a VIP package available for $300 which includes VIP seating, a photo, merchandise and a meet and greet with the athletes in Montecristo Cigar Bar after the show. I’ve seen Canseco playing poker at Caesars Palace, so you might get a chance to play cards with him after the after show is over.
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