Feb 8 16

Billy Idol at House of Blues

by Connie Shearer

International superstar, singing legend Billy Idol is coming up on his 40th anniversary soon.  The English rock musician and actor first achieved fame with the punk rock band Generation X.  As a member of the MTV-sponsored “Second British Invasion” of the United States, Idol embarked on a solo career.  Smash hit videos for songs such as “Dancing with Myself,” “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Eyes Without a Face” helped skyrocket him into being one of MTVs first stars.  Idol and guitarist, Steve Stevens both had unique styles that played well off each other, one punk rock the other glam rock.  His U.S. debut song and video “Dancing with Myself” played on MTV for six months.  Idols acting roles are limited to a cameo spot as himself in the 1998 film The Wedding Singer and a small role in the film The Doors where he portrayed Jim Morrison’s drinking pal, Cat. His musical accomplishments are numerous and vary as Idol has collaborated with far too many musicians to mention he was asked to be a guest vocalist on Tony Iommi’s album.  Billy Idol’s success comes from a variety of reasons, from his unique willingness to try new things or re-invent old ones his popularity continues to grow.  His willingness to play festivals, continue touring and reaching out to his fans and giving them what they also make Billy Idol the legendary musician he is today.  His music is just as famous as he is, with songs “Rebel Yell” and “White Wedding” being used in the video games, Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2 in 2008.  His release in 2014 of his eighth studio album “Kings & Queens” of the Underground was a huge success and helped launch his next run of tours.  A total of about thirty-one dates, Idol roars along, no signs of slowing!  2016 will see Billy Idol taking his first residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada for two separate runs.  Las Vegas is excited that the punk rock legend will be calling the city home even for a short time because having a name like Billy Idol in residency will bring fans from far and wide to see one who is arguably one of the greatest musicians in history.   2014 also saw the release of his self-penned autobiography, “Dancing With Myself” in October of 2014 via Touchstone.  Nominated for various awards “Cradle of Love” won Best Video for a Film in 1990 and Billy Idol won Best British Video in 1991.  Recently Idol took to the stage and guested for the return of Jonesy’s Jukebox and some major festivals from the Isle of Wight Festival and Download Fest in the UK to Outside Lands and the Austin City Limits Festival here in the USA.  Billy has not been stopping to ask if there is still a market for Punk, Idol demands room, he demands your attention, even those who have never cared for punk will stop to listen to his passionate, vibrant, bold voice.  He gives hope to those who can only see bleak in the world he hopes to give them a reason to yearn for a better future and to know that life can be as fulfilling as they want it to be if they just reach out and dream so big it becomes their reality!  Showing them how by making many of the mistakes publicly and saying his road has always been anything but smooth, by his choices admittedly.  Idol now stands before the world as an improbable survivor not only of drug abuse and a horrendous motorcycle accident but also the fickle tastes of the ’80ss nostalgia buffs.  Idol’s obvious address of his wild and wily ways in the album “Kings and Queens of the Underground,” as well as his memoir, Dancing With Myself, is his attempt at facing any and all criticisms directly.  Idol has not veered from his roots into anything else for the entirety of his career other than his Christmas album, of course.  He never allowed it to define him either though nor limit him.  His boyish good looks were in complete contrast to what “punk” was wrongly perceived to be, which was rotten and ugly.  Idol showed the world that just like most everything, punk is not only one thing.  Getting his name from a teacher who wrote on a report card that “William is idle,” which prompted him to begin using the pseudonym Billy Idle which later on, of course, became Billy Idol.  Fitting him perfectly because during his rise to fame, Billy Idol, while part of the punk rock movement never really fit in with the other misfits.   With his exceptional good looks and his flamboyant style, Idol can mold the environment he is in by branching out on his own, even with his look.  The normal leather and denim of punk dress-code had become to limiting for Idol, so his customized look of home-dyed T-shirts and colorful accessories became a new wave and as popular as their creator.  Billy credit himself with taking sounds from Disco at the end of the ‘70s with rock and reggae influences and the speed of The Ramones with the weirdness of Kraftwerk and fused them together to give his fans the music they love today!  If you think his new music sounds a little poppy, well the punk rocker says “Maybe what I was making wasn’t what people thought of as punk rock anymore because they had a very narrow vision of what punk was in the beginning.  Because they got caught up in it being just The Ramones.  Whereas I saw punk rock as like this…”  Come out to Las Vegas in 2016 to see an unforgettable sensational live show put on by the king of punk rock himself, Billy Idol, live and in concert for double residency dates in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Make sure to check out our easy to use website for show dates and tickets to all of these upcoming shows.

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Feb 4 16

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the Colosseum March 17

by Connie Shearer

This performance of “Lord of the Dance” will be Michael Flatley’s final U.S. performance following a very successful 20-year run as creator and star of the Lord of the Dance franchise.  Presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment, Michael and his Irish dance troupe will perform on St. Patrick’s Day Thursday, March 17.  If you’re going to be in the Las Vegas area or already, live here let vegastickets.com help you find “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games” tickets here!  This tour comes on the heels of a very successful Broadway debut making this production of “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games” that fact along with this being Flatley’s last U.S. performance a highly anticipated event.  “Lord of the Dance” features a troupe of the most accomplished performers in Irish Dance as well as Flatley’s protégé’s Morgan Comer, James Keegan, and Fergal Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance”.  This show features exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, special effects lighting, dancing robots, and world champion acrobats that only compliment the exceptional dancing ability of everyone else.  The score is composed by Gerard Fahy and over the last 20-years Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry paired with grand scale productions.  Flatley’s motto “nothing in impossible…follow your dreams,” is a great source for anyone who wants to see the man’s heart, his support of many causes over the last couple decades have encouraged countless people to embrace his thinking and his motto and follow their dreams to happiness.  Bring the whole family out for an unforgettable, sensational performance that will leave you mesmerized.

Feb 1 16

Gin Blossoms are part of The Golden Nuggets 52 Fridays March 4th

by Connie Shearer

The Golden Nugget is proud to announce that for 2016 they will be hosting 52 Fridays of chart-topping concerts playing hits from across the decades with a concert every Friday night at 8 PM.  Their first Friday show was a huge success; it happened on January 22 when Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band took the stage in The Gordie Brown Showroom.  The Gin Blossoms are taking the stage at the Gordie Brown Showroom on March 4th at 8 PM.  The Gin Blossoms, who were formed in 1987, are a pop/rock band who are known for their southwestern sound and dominated the rock era in the ‘90s.  With hits like “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” and “Follow You Down” these hits and many others have earned them numerous platinum albums and a Grammy nomination.  Find cheap, discounted Gin Blossoms tickets here for their upcoming show at The Gordie Brown Showroom on March 4th.  The Gordie Brown Showroom is located inside the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino at 129 East Fremont Street located on the Fremont Experience in beautiful Downtown Las Vegas.  The Gordie Brown Showroom while being able to hold almost 1000 people is still very intimate without a bad seat in the house.  The Gin Blossoms fans love their unique and interesting sound that fuses pop with rock in a way most have never experienced before.  It is a show you will never forget, come prepared to enjoy hit songs from your past that will have you singing along to songs you forgot you even knew!  A great way to spend a Friday night in Downtown and after don’t forget to stop outside and check out the more 12.5-million LED display above you on the breathtaking Fremont Street light canopy.

Jan 28 16

Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald and Rob Schneider Feb 13 &14

by Connie Shearer

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is excited to announce the special two-night Netflix Presents: Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald and Rob Schneider hilarious stand-up comedy show currently touring.  The two scheduled show dates are Saturday, February 13th and Valentine’s Day, Sunday the 14th with both shows starting at 7:00 PM for this event, which contains adult content and is recommended for adult audiences only.  Vegastickets.com has great prices for the Netflix Presents: Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald, and Rob Schneider stand-up comedy show coming to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.  The trio of SNL alums have starred together in a number of smash hits such as the recently released film The Ridiculous 6 which is available exclusively on Netflix and was produced by Sandler.  The Ridiculous 6 is the first time Sandler produced a film himself although owning his film and television production company, Happy Madison Productions, founded in 1999.  Macdonald spent five years on SNL, was ranked one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all time” and was David Letterman’s final stand-up act when he left the show in 2015.  Rob Schneider, who got his start as a writer and cast member on SNL.   If it’s funny, you’re hoping to find while on vacation in Sin City this is the show you are going to want to see.  The hilarious, side-splitting comedy act, the singing, the quirky, memorable characters portrayed by each, learn to expect the unexpected when these guys are working the stage.

Jan 26 16

Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Gordie Brown Showroom Feb 5

by Connie Shearer

Blood, Sweat and Tears (BS&T) have six scheduled stops on their 2016 tour. Las Vegas and the Gordie Brown Showroom inside the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino are excited about the upcoming concert happening Friday, February 5th.  The Golden Nugget, located at 129 Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas on the Fremont Street Experience.  Get your Blood, Sweat and Tears tickets here for their upcoming Las Vegas show at the Gordie Brown Showroom!  The band recently announced the addition of new lead singer, Bo Bice and the response from fans was an overwhelming majority of people who all agree that Bo is one of the best performers that Blood, Sweat and Tears have featured.  With more than four successful decades blending rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound that was so successful that it, beat out the Beatles “Abbey Road” and took home the Grammy Award for Album of the year.  Over the last four decades, Bobby Colomby, drummer/producer & owner of the BS&T franchise has kept the band fresh and in the public eye by using a succession of players because the obligation of any band “is to be entertaining”, Colomby says.  Colomby, whose idea to use the best of the best to keep constantly the sound new and fresh says that new drummer Dylan Elsie, who Colomby found on YouTube, is a better drummer than he is or was.  Get your tickets now and see all new music and each concert will feature a part of the show devoted to “Songs We Wish We’d Recorded”.  BS&T put on a high energy dynamic show that has had audience members getting out of their seats, singing and dancing along to all the new music and new style being tried by one of the greatest groups still playing live after 40 years!

Jan 22 16

Scorpions “Blacked Out In Vegas” 5-Night Residency Announced!

by Connie Shearer

The Scorpions are bringing special guests QUEENSRŸCHE for a 5-night residency engagement at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This limited engagement comes after a massive sold out in October 2015.  The residency is slated for May 13, 14, 18, 20, and 21.  The Scorpions are bragging about their Vegas tailored set list created exclusively for this residency.  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 4455 Paradise Rd, in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.  Purchase Scorpions “Blacked Out In Vegas” residency tickets here. Scorpions are known for being part of the first wave of metal in the 1970s and rose to arena status playing with their seminal releases like “Lovedrive,” “Virgin Killer,” and “Animal Magnetism” and have since amassed a string of chart-topping hits as well.  The Scorpions ranked #46 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock their song “Rock You Like A Hurricane” landed on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs” at #18.  Selling more than 100 million albums worldwide, if you’re going to be in Las Vegas in May, this is the show to make sure you have tickets for! QUEENSRŸCHE who didn’t appear on the music scene until 1982 with the release of their eponymous album, very quickly gained international recognition and won the MTV’s Viewer’s Choice Award for the #1 chart-topping hit “Silent Lucidity”.  For a ground-shaking, unforgettable experience bring all your friends to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this May for any show during Scorpions “Blacked Out In Vegas” residency for a night you may have so much fun you too will “black out in Vegas”!

Jan 19 16

Ron White at the Mirage for the Aces of Comedy Tour

by Connie Shearer

Coming to the Mirage in 2016 for several dates between Feb and June, will be the side-splitting humor of Ron White as he takes to the stage for the Aces of Comedy tour.  White is part of the star-studded line-up of comedians the Mirage has prepared that include Ray Romano, David Spade, Wayne Brady, and Kathy Griffin just to name a few.  Ron White aka Tator Salad, has been bringing the house down everywhere he goes, his fan base knows no bounds, people from all walks of life love this man for his raw, truthful, humor.  White’s act is full of funny small bouts of anger at the world in general paired with rude, crude and just downright imaginative wildly entertaining thoughts from his perspective.  Tales from his day to day life keep his act fresh, funny and on point and with friends like Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy, funny stories are not hard to come by.   An interesting bit of information is Ron White announced last month that he filed the paperwork to run for president of the United States in 2016.  His slogan is “Vote Smart~ Cause you can’t fix stupid Ron White 2016.”  The scotch-drinking blunt comedian claims he made his decision while watching the 2016 Presidential debate thinking to himself “These choices simply can’t be the greatest minds of our generation for me to choose from.”  Ron White puts on a dynamic performance his act is unforgettable and entertaining full of witty and humorous antics. White is part of the entertainment line-up at the Mirage as part of the Aces of Comedy tour taking place at the Terry Fator Theater inside the Mirage Hotel and Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Mirage is located at 3400 South Las Vegas Blvd, and is considered to be a tropical paradise oasis in the middle of the Mojave Desert – it’s The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip.  Timeless beauty, tropical surroundings fused together with exceptional customer service make The Mirage one of the city’s most beloved spots.

Jan 9 16

Zuma, the Highly Acclaimed Restaurant Opening at The Cosmopolitan

by Connie Shearer

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Azumi Group have joined together to bring Zuma, the world-renowned contemporary Japanese fine dining experience to the resort in late 2016.  Zuma at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, marks Azumi Group’s first restaurant on the west coast. For great tickets at affordable discounted prices to great headlining shows on or off the strip check out vegastickets easy to use website for tickets to any show!  Zuma was first opened in London in 2002 and offered an authentic but not traditional Japanese cuisine paired with award-winning cocktails all in an elegant and sophisticated environment.  ZUMA was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Wanun Waney in 2002.  The award-winning restaurant was inspired by the informal Izakaya dining style, the international restaurant has achieved global success and now have nine locations in six countries.  Each city puts their own unique style into their Zuma while maintaining the original integrity and ethos of ZUMA.  Designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt, has been commissioned to create the interior of the Las Vegas outpost.  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a 2,959-room resort with a 100,000 square foot casino, Marqee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space.  Sensational venues like The Chelsea; and a modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., as well as a promenade of retailers line the Cosmopolitans hallways that include: AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s swimwear.  Signature restaurants alongside ZUMA include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateur Costas Spilladis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group, the Cosmopolitan itself is an all-day dining experience if you are staying near or around.   Keep your eyes open for the world-famous ZUMA restaurant coming to Las Vegas 2016!

Dec 30 15

The Rocket Man Resumes Residency at Caesars Palace in Jan.

by Connie Shearer

Singer, songwriter and legendary musician Elton John is performing live at the Caesars Palace in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.  Elton John is enjoying a three year residency deal where he is putting on a dynamic performance titled The Million Dollar Piano.  Kicking off each show with “The Bitch is Back,” and fan favorite “Bennie and the Jets” as well as a favorite of Elton’s “Rocket Man.”  For your opportunity to see one of the greatest musicians still touring and performing live today get your Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano tickets here!  The million dollar piano is in reality a 3,200 pound marvel engineered by Elton John and Yamaha, with 68 LED video screens on its side, that complement each song being played.   The stage set is mesmerizing with imagery being displayed on a mammoth screen behind Elton and the piano, a five-piece backing band, two cellists, and four female background singers.  During a special segment the house goes quite except for Elton and the piano as they give the audience a solo performance so memorable they will be talking about it forever.  The night ends with Elton inviting select members of the audience up onstage to gather around him and the piano to dance while getting a close-up of his magnificent skills in action.  Elton’s fan base knows no age, gender, or race, his audience are the people who make up the spice of life by including members from all walks of life.  His music is diverse and mentally stimulating while being emotionally pulling.

Dec 27 15

Jennifer Lopez: All I Have at Planet Hollywood in Jan.

by Connie Shearer

An unforgettable concert experience is the Jennifer Lopez: All I Have set to debut at the Axis Theater inside the opulent Planet Hollywood with select dates January – June, 2016. Las Vegas is excited to welcome Lopez to the Axis Theater inside of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and say they can’t wait for fans to come out for an unforgettable concert experience.  Jennifer Lopez is high energy and puts on a dynamic concert that runs for 90 minutes and suitable for ages 6 and up.  Lopez said “I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life,” “The show is going to be a multifaceted high energy Jenny from the Block party, mixing all aspects of what my fans and I love – dance, hip hop, Latin and pop.  It’s going to be the show I’ve always dreamt of creating.”  For great discounted prices on Jennifer Lopez: All I Have tickets check here on our easy to use website and let vegastickets.com help find the perfect choice for you and your whole group.  Jennifer Lopez rose to fame in the ‘90s with pop hits like “Let’s Get Loud” and “Jenny From the Block” these as well as her many iconic hits shot her to international stardom and have propelled her to create this all-new show specifically designed for the Vegas stage with appearances on select dates beginning in January 2016.  The Axis Theater inside of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is a beautiful venue with intimate seating and accommodations that are very comfortable.  J-Lo and her fans are both excited for this return to live performances and concerts in 2016.  Lopez puts on a spectacular show that is sure to please those lucky enough to get their tickets now!