Oct 31 14

Judas Priest & Steel Panther Play the Palms November 14

by Connie Shearer

Judas Priest and Steel Panther metal gods are making their way to the Palms Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, NV Friday, Nov. 14. And after all these years Judas Priest is still pounding out their heavy metal music that will not only rock your world but blow your collective metal mind. Members of this band have honed their skill to perfection. Rob Halford is still hitting the high notes with as perfect pitch as ever expected of him. Same for all the other members, guitarist Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner can shred like no ones business and it fits perfectly with the rhythmic foundation Ian Hill puts down with his bass and Scott Travis’ on the drums kills every performance.

Attending a live show for Judas Priest will guarantee you a spot to see why they are one of the most respected and influential heavy metal bands of their time. They have sold over 50 million records world-wide and MTV listed them Steel Panther Judas Priest Vegas 2014as the second greatest metal band of all time. Their live shows are always a grand display of lights, fog, large depictions of tapestry that are visual presentations of artwork relating to their music.

Joining Judas Priest will be special guests Steel Panthers, who are an American glam metal band mostly known for their outlandish; profane and humorous lyrics. As well as their exaggerated on-stage personas that parody the stereotype of lifestyle in the 80’s. Basically comedy rock, the band gained popularity in the early 2000’s under the name Metal Skool. They did weekly shows where they would be playing covers of the 1980’s hair metal hits while parodying the bands that made the songs famous.

Attending the live performance of these two outstanding bands will be a memory you will have forever and a ringing in your ears that may last almost as long. For all your concert ticket needs come to vegastickets.com we will have all your Judas Priest and Steel Panther tickets available at a prices that guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

This is not a show you want to miss. Judas Priest and Steel Panthers will be a must see Vegas show for 2014. So hurry over to vegastickets.com to secure your tickets now.

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Oct 30 14

NHRA Fanfest is Today at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

by Katie Miller

Stop by the 3rd Street stage on Fremont to meet your favorite National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers! From 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be music, games and giveaways; from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a driver autograph session; and at 6:30 p.m. catch a special light show on the famous Viva Vision screen! Don’t worry, this event is totally FREE! The main event, the NHRA Toyota Nationals, will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets for the drag racing action are on sale now for October 30th to November 2nd, so don’t delay another minute! This event will be the next-to-last race of the 2014 season and NHRA World Championships in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle just may be decided this weekend!

Want to make sure your favorite driver will be attending the Fremont Street Experience? Here is a list of some of the drivers scheduled to be there: Scott Pollacheck, Matt Smith, Angie Smith, Freddie Camarena, Shane Gray, Jonathan Gray, Jeff Diehl, Jenna Haddock, Terry Haddock, Leah Pritchett, Erica Enders-Stevens, Chad Head, Richie Crampton, Hector Arana Jr., Hector Arana, Adam Arana, Rodger Brogdon, Larry Morgan, V Gaines, Del Worsham, JR Todd, Khalid alBalooshi, Shawn Langdon, Dave Connolly, Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Terry McMillen, Jeff Arend, and TAD: Ashley Sanford.

 

NHRA Fanfest

Oct 30, 2014

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Oct 29 14

World Series of Poker Main Event November 10 & 11

by Connie Shearer

The 45th annual World Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit Hold’em Championship – otherwise known as the Main Event. What started out with 6,683 players from 87 different countries is down to its final nine players. “The November Nine” – an international diverse group who are all after the same prize – $10 million and poker’s most coveted title.

World Series of Poker November 2014The final nine come together November 10 to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The final nine players represent 6 countries – Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United States. All hoping for a chance to win pokers ultimate trophy – a WSOP gold bracelet and the bulk share of the Main Events $62,820,200 total prize money. Top winner gets a wopping $10 million and the other eight players sharing another $18,480,121.

Here is a list of the “November Nine” and chip counts.

  • Billy Pappconstantinou, USA $17,500,00,
  • Felix Stephensen, Norway $32,775,000,
  • Jorryt van Hood Netherlands $38,375,000,
  • Mark Newhouse USA $26,000,000,
  • Andoni Larrabe Spain $22,550,000
  • William Tonkin USA $15,050.000
  • Daniel Sindelar USA $21,200,000
  • Martin Jacobson Sweden $14,900,000
  • Bruno Politano Brazil $12,125,000

Mark Newhouse from America became the first ever WSOP player to make it to back to back main event final tables. The November Nine dates back to 2008 when the final event was paused until November to come back for the final table.

The event is free for patrons to attend and watch the activities but you must be 21 to observe the action per gaming regulations. The Rio has thought of everything right down to the masseuse attendants for the players if needed. Some rules for anyone thinking of participating you must be 21 years of age the day the event starts. The age requirement to participate in the Seniors event is 50 on the start day. You must register two weeks prior to the beginning of the event. If you are pre-registered you are guaranteed the starting day of your choice. You do not have to pre-register you are able to walk into the Rio and sign up in person for any event up til event begins. But capacity is limited so pre-registering is a great option for players. You must register yourself and you may not transfer your spot to anyone else. However, if you cancel you will receive a refund there is a cancellation and refund policy as outlined in the 2014 WSOP rules available on their website.

Oct 27 14

GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

The sixth annual GEICO World Series of Bowling will be held at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas, NV on Oct. 24- Nov. 2.   This event provides the opportunity for PBA members to compete at the highest level available. Bowlers compete to win one of the five PBA tour titles, Cheeta, Viper, Chameleon, and Scorpion Championships with the combined 28-game totals from these four events will advance 24 players to the PBA World Championship finals.

The format for the four WSOB “tour” events will be a seven-game qualifying round followed by a cut to the top 24 for an additional seven-game qualifying round the same evening. The top four after 14 games will advance to the ESPN World Series of Bowling VegasTV stepladder finals.

The format for the PBA Championships are the top 24 from the combined animal pattern qualifying rounds will advance to round robin match play for PBA World Championship consisting of three 8-round games. The top five after 52 games advance to ESPN finals.

Rules are anyone who wants to enter the WSOB has to obtain a PBA membership by application and once you are approved you are qualified to bowl in all five tour events: the Cheeta, Viper, Chameleon and Scorpion Championships plus the PBA World Championship. There will be a singles and a member/non-member doubles event for an additional fee for anyone interested.

The PBA has already anticipated a sold out event. If you miss the deadline to enter you can still put your name on a standby list. Because in previous years players have been able to participate due to late withdrawals. All players must comply with PBA standards and use only registered products. The $900 all-inclusive fee enters players into all events and the PBA World Championship. Players may not enter these events individually. Spaces are limited to 240 players so remember to get your entry in early. First prize from each of the animal pattern will pay $20,000 and 32 cashing positions. The PBA World Championship will pay a $50,000 and the total prize fund for the WSOB will exceed $650,000. South Point Hotel and Casino will be offering discounted room rates of $48 per weeknight and $88 per weekends these prices are for WSOB players only.

Oct 24 14

15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

The 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards takes place Thursday November 20th at the MGM Grand Garden. Roy Feinson has been named official artist for the event which received over 10,000 entries. The nominations continue to reflect a charismatic and progressive Latin music community of artists, producers, singer-songwriters and everyone involved in the musical industry process.

Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of the Latin Recording Academy said, “With a roster of multitalented nominees, it is reassuring that this peer-recognized award is truly focused on acknowledging the quality of material and excellence in recorded music and reflects the evolution of not only our awards process but the growth of the organization in recognizing the best and most current representation of Latin music.”

Latin Grammy Awards Vegas 2014Category of awards are

  1. Record of the year
  2. Album of the year
  3. Song of the year
  4. Best New Artist
  5. Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
  6. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
  7. Best Urban performance
  8. Best Urban Music Album
  9. Best Urban Song
  10. Best Rock Album
  11. Best Pop/Rock Album
  12. Best Rock Song
  13. Best Alternative Music Album
  14. Best Alternative Song
  15. Best Salsa Album
  16. Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album
  17. Best Contemporary Tropical Album
  18. Best Traditional Tropical Album
  19. Best Tropical Song
  20. Best Singer-Songwriter
  21. Best Ranchero Album
  22. Best Banda Album
  23. Best Tejano Album
  24. Best Norteno Album
  25. Best Regional Song
  26. Best Instrumental Album
  27. Best Folk Album
  28. Best Tango Album
  29. Best Flamenco Album
  30. Best Latin Jazz Album
  31. Best Christian Album (Spanish language)
  32. Best Christian Album (Portuguese Language)
  33. Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album
  34. Best Brazilian Rock Album
  35. Best Samba/Pagode Album
  36. Best MPB (music popular Brazil)
  37. Best Sertaneja Music Album
  38. Best Brazilian roots album
  39. Best Brazilian Song
  40. Best Latin Childrens Song
  41. Best Classical Album
  42. Best Classical Contemporary Composition
  43. Best Recording package
  44. Best engineered Album
  45. Producer of the Year
  46. Best short form music video
  47. Best long form music video

The Latin Grammy Awards process begins with their members and record companies submitting entries that are then screened for eligibility and category placement. The members of the Latin Academy are all involved in the process from start to final voting. There are five finalist (10 finalist in the general field) and two in the final voting which determines this year’s Latin Grammy winners. For tickets to see the Latin Grammy awards in person come to vegastickets.com we have all your event ticket needs.

Oct 21 14

Katy Perry Will Perform at Super Bowl 2015

by Connie Shearer

Scoring her own person touchdown on this arrangement, Katy Perry will perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Half-Time show in Glendale, AZ. Rumors are that the NFL asked a few different performers to pay to play at the Super Bowl this season and word is response was very chilly from everyone invited to pay the NFL to perform for the half-time show.   Perry is reported as saying “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl”. Thankfully someone on either the Perry or NFL side relented and everyone was just happy to see Perry’s name on page 6 as well as the Billboard reporting she is the choice for the Super Bowl Half-time show.

Katy attended her first ever college football game on October 4 (Ole Miss vs. Alabama), where she appeared on ESPN’s “College Game Day” where she reportedly was still downplaying her appearance for the Super Bowl Half-Time show. But brazenly taking a moment to send a flirtatious message to Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight. The football world has fallen in love with Katy Perry and we are so happy this show is not going to be among the, ones that got away, for Perry and for all of her fans.

This artist is on a non-stop fast track to super-stardom. Perry’s 2012 concert documentary, “Part of Me” detailed the work that Katy puts into each and every detail from the costumes to the set pieces. She creates her own magical wonderland. If you have ever seen even one of her videos you can attest to this as a fact so just imagine the visually stunning creation she is going to put on for her fans at the largest sports show of the year. Essentially Perry’s music and energy is the stuff Super Bowl Half-Time shows are made of. High-energy, energetic, creative and just risky enough to keep it entertaining without fear of sponsorship loss or wardrobe malfunctions as we said she creates her own costumes. This little ladies fan base is one of the widest in the business everyone from your grandparents to your 5 year old niece loves Katy Perry so there will not be a complaint from anyone about this year’s Half-Time show. Her catalogue of musical choices are well known to everyone so no matter if she chooses: “California Girls”, “Birthday” or “I Kissed A Girl” you and the rest of the football world will be singing along come game day.

Oct 16 14

Start Getting Ready for Coachella 2015!

by Katie Miller

Start preparing your road trip gear, Las Vegas, because the annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts jubilee, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is quickly approaching! Although this year’s artists have been much speculated all over the internet since Coachella 2014 ended, the actual line-up has yet to be announced. The great thing about Coachella is that it showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Some performers that have played the popular festival in the past have included, Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Lion, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The Coachella 2015White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters.

Founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, the festival’s origins actually trace all the way back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed while boycotting locations controlled by Ticketmaster. Because the show validated the site’s practicality for hosting large events, they decided to hold the inaugural Coachella Festival in October 1999 over a two day span. Although, there was no event the next year, in 2001, organizers tried out a single-day event and with its success, the festival returned on an annual basis. The arrangement reverted back to a two-day format in 2002, expanded to a third day in 2007, and eventually a second weekend in 2012.

With several stages, the event features many different genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. But that’s not all; there are also art installations and sculptures featured all over the place! Being one of the largest, most famous and most profitable music festivals in the United States, Coachella garnered an attendance of 579,000 and grossed a record-breaking $78.3 million in 2014!

 

Coachella 2015

Empire Polo Club in Indio, California

Weekend 1: April 10, 11, 12

Weekend 2: April 17, 18, 19

Oct 15 14

Ring in the New Year with Lil Jon!

by Katie Miller

Yeeeeeeahhhh! Lil’ Jon will be performing on New Year’s Eve at Surrender Nightclub. As we all know, Lil’ Jon has an incredibly unique sound that can’t possibly be thrown in any specific genre that’s out there right now, which is why he is a self-described “crunk rock” artist. Starting off as an international DJ, the rapper decided to expand his talents forming the group, “Lil’ Jon and The East Side Boyz” in 1997, releasing several albums between then and 2004 before Lil Jon Vegas New Years 2014 2015going solo in 2010 and thereby debuting the album Crunk Rock. The international superstar collaborated with many well-known artists such as Ludacris and Too Short featured in the song, “Bia’ Bia’” and the Ying Yang Twins, in the popular club hit “Get Low” in his earlier years. But he didn’t stop there, Lil’ Jon produced hit after hit for many prevalent musicians of today; some of his projects included, “Salt Shaker” (Ying Yang Twins), “Yeah!” (Usher), “Freek-a-Leek” (Petey Pablo), “Shorty Wanna Ride” (Young Buck), and “Shake That Monkey” (Too Short), which all garnered significant airplay in 2003-2004. Some of Lil’ Jon’s solo singles from the album Crunk Rock, include the wildly popular songs, “Snap Yo Fingers”, “Outta Your Mind” (feat. LMFAO), and “Work It Out” (feat. Pilbull). Be sure to grab your Lil’ Jon tickets in Las Vegas to enjoy a night filled with fun, excitement and, of course, a coveted open bar from 9-11pm!

 

Lil’ Jon

Surrender Nightclub

Dec. 31st from 9:00pm to 4:00am

Oct 14 14

Spend New Year’s Eve with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!

by Katie Miller

This is a collaboration not to be missed! Teaming up to revive classical jazz, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will treat us to an exciting night of vocal duets and solo performances.   Although the artists have a whopping 60 year age difference, the chemistry between the two is undeniable. Bennett explains, “What I really love about being a jazz singer is that jazz artists are very creative, very honest, from phrase to phrase” and Lady Gaga adds, “We wanted to make something that sounded perfect because of the quality of the emotion…the honesty.”

Tony Bennett Lady Gaga New Years 2014 2015Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga New Years Tickets won’t last long! This performance is a continuation of their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, they completed earlier this year. The work of art features the Lady Gaga solo, “Lush Life,” complemented by Tony Bennett’s solo of “Sophisticated Lady.” The two songs were made to go together, as Lady Gaga explains, “I loved making ‘Lush Life,’ Tony mentored me emotionally through the process,” and Tony Bennett adds, “I sang ‘Sophisticated Lady’ to answer her on ‘Lush Life,’ and because Duke Ellington wrote it, who collaborated with Billy Strayhorn, the writer of ‘Lush Life.’” This album took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s foursome, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Ranier. Also featured on the album is Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga, in addition to Newman’s NYC based jazz quintet.

This duo is sure to provide a jaw dropping experience to all attendees wishing to ring in 2015 with style and class!

 

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Dec. 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM

The Cosmopolitan in The Chelsea

All Ages Show

Oct 13 14

Snoop Dogg Rings in the New Year in Las Vegas!

by Katie Miller

Snoop D. O. double G is ringing in the New Year with us in Las Vegas!! Grab your closest friends (ladies get in at nearly half price, obviously; this is Snoop we’re talking about), and get your Snoop Dogg tickets in Las Vegas NOW! You know those won’t last long! The King of Chronic will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve edition of The Snoop Dogg Vegas New Years 2014 2015Snoopadelic Cabaret at TAO Nightclub in the Venetian from 9:00pm to 5:00am! In the nightclub upstairs, Snoop will perform a DJ Snoopadelic set and perform atop the venue’s LED stage overlooking the entire venue; perhaps you will get to hear a tid bit of his 2013 reggae album, Reincarnated! The downstairs dining area will transform into the always lavish Boss Lady Lounge, where guests will have an opportunity to see Snoop and a few lucky guests will be able to take pictures with the star as well. Of course, the entire three story venue will be filled with period-influenced entertainment acts throughout the evening and guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 9pm-Midnight, in addition to being able to indulge in a premium open bar from 9pm-11pm!

Be sure to dress you best as ladies are expected to don their finest pearls and gentlemen will showcase their most dapper suits in true roaring twenties fashion. Don’t miss the hip-hop legend as he will return to the famous nightclub to ring in 2015 in his exclusive residency’s signature 1920′s style!

 

Snoop Dogg

TAO Nightclub, Venetian

December 31st, 9:00PM – 5:00AM