Jul 31 15

NFR Will continue at the Thomas & Mack Center through 2024

by Connie Shearer
NFR Tickets

The National Finals Rodeo has grown so popular that it’s known as, The Super Bowl of rodeos.  And it has been held at the Thomas & Mack Center for the last thirty years.   Las Vegas Events, the nonprofit promoter of the National Finals Rodeo that’s held every December at the Thomas & Mack Center has extended its deal to hold the event at the arena through 2024, according to a news release.  The very first NFR was held at the Thomas & Mack Center in 1985 and has since become a December tradition in Las Vegas with this year’s event set to run from Dec. 3rd thru the 12th.  There was rumor that Las Vegas Events was looking to move the popular event to the new arena being built on the South end of the Strip but decided against it.  Citing Thomas & Mack Center as a better venue for the rodeo than the AEG-MGM arena because the design of the arena fit the rodeo because of good sight lines and two entrances that allow for easy access for the rodeo’s horses and other animals.  Get all your NFR tickets here for this year’s event to save time and ensure you have your spot reserved to come out and see The Super Bowl of rodeos at The Thomas & Mack Center located on the grounds of the University of Las Vegas.  They will be renovating and upgrading the arena to the tune of $72 million, including widening the concourse, adding more bathrooms and concession stands and finding new ways to improve on traffic flow to handle the recent influx of patrons.  This last year the event at Thomas & Mack Center reached an all-time attendance record of 177,565 over the course of the ten-day series.  Over the last three decades the popularity of the NFR in Las Vegas has only grown.  Fans were very happy to hear of this deal between Thomas & Mack and Las Vegas Events that mirrors the deal between Las Vegas Events/LVCVA and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Jul 23 15

Changes Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

by Connie Shearer

Some major changes are coming to the world famous Las Vegas Strip in terms of headlining shows as well as more renovations and additions to make Las Vegas even better, if that’s possible. We recently found out that Jabbawockeez are bringing their dynamic mix of out of this world choreography, music and special effects to MGM Grand starting this fall. The sensational dancing group will be performing in the newly renovated 350-seat theater known as Beacher’s Madhouse, currently occupied by the outrageously funny Vegas showman Jeff Beacher. The new Jabbawockeez show has been reinvented for the move and their last show at Luxor will be August 30th.   You can find all your Jabbawockeez tickets here for any of their shows at the Luxor or the MGM Grand we can meet all your ticket needs! Also making a move this year is the Blue Man Group they will be leaving the Monte Carlo and returning to the property where their ship first landed, The Luxor! The new venue at the Luxor will allow the Blue Man group to transform their already unbelievable show into a custom experience built to maximize the entertainment and take it to a whole new level. With the action, lights, contraptions and ongoing spectacle that is Blue Man Group this new venue brings them closer to the audience than ever before. You can get all your Blue Man Group tickets including tickets to their last show at the Monte Carlo on October 11th on our easy to use website.   Both shows moving just about a year ahead of the newly announced project of MGM Resorts International will be complete. They have plans to build an approximately 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino that will anchor the dynamic new entertainment district that it will be adjacent to, The Park and the 20,000-seat arena currently under construction. The new entertainment district will feature a broad and exciting calendar of special shows by a variety of the industry’s most-recognized names. Seating in the new venue is supposed to offer easy transformations into multiple configurations that will reflect the flexibility and versatility of the space. The park and arena are expected to open in April of 2016, the Monte Carlo theater is hoping to see its first act by the end of 2016. Las Vegas has an exciting year planned for her visitors so come over and check out what’s new and exciting going on in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!

Jul 17 15

USA Basketball Showcase Vegas this August

by Josh Moore
USA Basketball Showcase

The USA Basketball Showcase Tickets Available Now

The August 13th USA Basketball Showcase will feature a Blue-White intrasquad exhibition game between the members of the USA Men’s National Team at the Thomas Mack Center in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.  The USA National Team plans to conduct a mini-camp Aug. 11-13 in Las Vegas that concludes with a Blue-White exhibition game on Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 pm at UNLV’s Thomas Mack Center.  There will be 34 players on the TBA 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team roster.   Duke University’s Hall of Famer coach Mike Kryzewski was named head mentor in 2005 of the USA National Team program compiled a sensational 75-1 record for an amazing .987 percentage is returning to the USA National Team bench.  He won a gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the FIBA World Cup in 2010 and 2014.  Kryzewski will be assisted through the 2016 Olympic Games by Syracuse University Hall of Fame mentor Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams.  Pat Christenson, president of the Las Vegas events said “Las Vegas is proud to once again partner with USA Basketball for their training program.  Since 2006, Las Vegas has served as the summer home to USA Basketball We look forward to continuing that association and serving as the host to the training camp schedule and the Blue vs. White USA Basketball Showcase.”  This is always a high energy and entertaining game for everyone involved so do not miss your chance to watch the USA Men’s National Team.

Jun 23 15

An End of Old Ideas to Support a New Era for Las Vegas Casinos

by Connie Shearer

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of the Strips largest casino company says that there are no new plans to do any further development of hotel-casinos on the strip. MGM Resorts International which operates Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, City Center among others say that there is no value in adding new casinos.  The MGM is still the most active developer on the strip for new restaurants, and retail space like the $66 million, 350,000 square foot expansion to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center which is expected to be open in August 2016 it will add 2 million feet of space.  The company’s non-gaming sports and entertainment arena behind New York New York in partnership with arena developer AEG is a $350 million, 20,000 seat arena that will anchor to the Park, a new outdoor retail and dining district.  The thought is instead of more places to go why not make the places already available more popular and profitable.  While bringing guest a varied experience hoping to entice an even larger crowd to want to frequent the Entertainment capital of the world.  Murren says that “The era of expanding casino floors is over. The evolution of the casino floor will be to shrink them. We’re going to create more modular, dynamic spaces that will include multiple utilities for social interaction.”  The projects going on in the spaces between Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay are going to include retail, dining and other attractions, expected to happen during the 2016 season.  And finally the front entrance of the MGM itself will be getting a facelift bringing more of this new concept to the South end of the strip.  MGM is also currently building casinos in other parts of the country and the world like their $2.9 billion hotel-casino on Macau’s Cotai Strip.   For the person who has never been to Las Vegas because they do not gamble now is the time to come because there are activities for everyone including the shopper, the social butterfly the partier as well as gambling and family activities.  Come out and experience why so many people love Las Vegas.

Jun 19 15

Rock In Rio was a flop in Las Vegas with a $28 million loss

by Connie Shearer

While reviews of Rock In Rio have been overwhelmingly positive when we follow the money the trail stops a long way before the line of successful venture is crossed in terms of Rock In Rio festival in Las Vegas last month.  Hyped as the potential savior for the area at the north end of Las Vegas these numbers are a big letdown for MGM Resorts who along with Rock in Rio USA were putting up half the money for the cost of infrastructure at the music festival’s City of Rock site. A poor musical line-up for the first year is being partially blamed for lackluster ticket sales also. Both parties understand that while Rock in Rio is a huge name in Brazil and Portugal it has no name recognition in America and maybe with time and a bit of patience and some strategic marketing if the festival returns it may grow in popularity here as well but we will have to wait and hear what plans are since all we know is that officially as per the terms of the organizer’s contract with the venue, the festival will be held biennially from 2015 through at least 2019.  There were approximately 120 acts held across two weekends of two days each, and is expected to expand into a three-day, two-weekend format if the festival comes back.   And after investing and losing $20 million, MGM and Rock in Rio reps are saying the Festival is still going to return next year with an expanded, six-day schedule despite tales of unfulfilled expectations along with cultural differences and a breakdown in communications that have possibly caused strife that is unlikely to be repaired.  This is all speculation and gossip though as no official statement has been released by Rock in Rio and MGM Resorts.  MGM is hoping to recoup some of its lost investment in the 40-acre site at the corner of Sahara Ave. and Las Vegas BLVD with other events, concerts and Las Vegas style entertainment.

Jun 15 15

Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Miller Touring

by Connie Shearer

Bill O'Reilly & Dennis MillerTwo of America’s favorite TV personalities are taking to the stage in this cross-country standup comedy tour event featuring Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller both well-known television personalities from the hit Fox show The O’Reilly Factor where fans can hear Bill O’Reilly break down the day’s stories in his “No Spin Zone!”   Dennis Miller is a regular on the show as he and “Billy” discuss their take on daily events with very serious and laughable back and forth banter between the two.  So this new take on their act together will be a fresh one for fans seeing them live together for the first time and on a stage will bring their characters to life and breathe something new and interesting into their show that few other television personalities utilize.  It isn’t often we see an accomplished author, syndicated columnist and political commentator taking to the stage to do live stand up and that is why this show is unique, different and worth the time and effort to come out and watch two of the most intelligent, funniest men performing live today boasting a show of No Pinheads allowed!  The only show touring the country proclaiming that they have the funniest live show you will see all year so take the challenge and get your, Don’t Be A PinHead O’Reilly & Miller on Tour tickets here or on our website for any of their upcoming show dates!  With their unique mix of serious humor this show is a must see. New tour dates will continue to be announced as the tour continues and word spreads of their coming to perform in your local area.  Keep watch here on our websites or call in and contact us directly at 877-467-4697 and one of our helpful courteous staff will assist you.   Our staff may also have access to discounted tickets for other events and concerts coming to the local area be sure to check out our entire website and affiliates for any needs you may have.

Jun 9 15

Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson in Vegas

by Josh Moore

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will be co-headlining a performance at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. As part of their 23-date trek dubbed The End Times Tour, the 90’s alt-rock heroes will be in Sin City on July 10, 2015.

After a two-decade feud, Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson have apparently reconciled to the delight of their fans. Smashing Pumpkins will be promoting their latest album Monuments To An Elegy which was released in December of 2014 while Manson’s performance will be in support of The Pale Emperor, released in January, 2015.smashing pumpkins and marilyn manson

With over 30 million albums sold and multiple Grammy awards, The Smashing Pumpkins has developed quite the global audience despite their tumultuous history along the way. Internal conflict and drug use plagued the band and they were broken up for almost a decade but have returned with a few new parts to provide fans with an amazing experience both musically and technologically. Marilyn Manson always brings a spectacle to the stage and this show should be no different. His intense, unique music style is his own and Manson’s fans certainly appreciate it.

Whether you live in Las Vegas or are just there for the weekend, make sure to grab your Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson tickets to check out one of the best nineties angst shows around.

May 29 15

UFC 189 – July 11th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

by Connie Shearer

UFC 189 will be taking place live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, July 11, 7 PM, in beautiful Las Vegas, NV.  The showdown in the octagon will be between featherweights Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor as the top bout on the fight card with Welterweights, Robbie Lawlar & Rory MacDonald as the next highly anticipated bout the lineup is still TBD.  Robbie Lawler is the current Welterweight title holder, securing the belt with a win over Johny Hendricks in UFC 181 on December 6, 2014.  Dennis Bermudez vs Jeremy Stephens featherweight fight expected to be a great show of transformation to see if Beremudez has what it takes to up his game.  Jose Aldo is the current Featherweight Title holder and has been since UFC 179 with his win over Chad Mendes.  26 year old Featherweight Conor McGregor is a great showman, great fighter, with a record of 17-2-0.  He along with everyone else on the fight card have all worked tirelessly to get the chance to be living the fighters dream.  You can get all your UFC tickets here for any fight night event coming up!   Being a part of the UFC is a dream for many multi-talented fighters.  Having to be exceptionally diverse in multiple fighting styles to even be able to be a contender is the biggest draw for this sport.  MMA fighting is a full-contact sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both from standing and on the ground from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.  Many fighters are at the top of their class styles, some are former Olympic Games contenders, like Ronda Rousey who was the first woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and Daniel Cormier who was an Olympic Wrestler.  This sport is one of their first fast paced, full-contact, unarmed sports that puts fighters in real combat situations. If you enjoy fighting but would like to see something different and unique this is the event for you.  All other sporting events are specialized in usually one area and so that’s all you will see, , come to a MMA fight and you can see boxing, wrestling, judo, Brazilian boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and many other styles.

May 20 15

Mariah Carey Announces her 2016 Residency at The Colosseum

by Connie Shearer
Mariah Carey in Vegas

Mariah Carey is just wrapping up her first run of sold-out shows for her smash hit headlining residency “Mariah #1 To Infinity” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show is scheduled for nine more performances next year starting in Feb. 2016, including a special Valentines performance.  Still in the beginning stages of the show but just loving every minute of the Vegas life, Mariah is excited about this opportunity to perform eighteen of her timeless and loved Number One hits in chronological order for her diehard fans.  This show takes you the audience on an exciting unforgettable journey filled with fan-favorite singles, her new hit song “Infinity” that’s being performed live for the first time, and a variety of other musical works by Carey like, “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” and “Fantasy.”

Find all your Mariah Carey tickets here for her “Mariah #1 To Infinity” tickets here on our website or you can call 877-467-4697 and speak to any member of our courteous professional representatives that will help ensure your needs are adequately met.  This residency is promoting the release of her new album that is a celebration of her career.  Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity is an album that spans her entire career with a chronological listing of her eighteen Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 of which were self-penned), more than any solo artist in history.  With more than 200 million albums sold to date, Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time; Carey is a singer, songwriter, producer that has multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboards “Artist of the Decade Award”, the World’s Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and DMI’s “Icon Award” for achievements in songwriting.   With her signature five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent along with Mariah’s dedication to her music is what has helped make her one of the standard bearers of modern pop performance.

May 14 15

Jennifer Lopez Announces Residency at Planet Hollywood in Vegas

by Josh Moore
Jennifer Lopez Las Vegas

Jennifer Lopez, the star singer, dancer, actress and judge on TV’s American Idol has announced her residency at the Axis Theater inside Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas starting January 20, 2016.

“I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life,” Lopez says in a press statement. “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.”

One would have to assume that the show will include her skin-baring, sequin-covered outfits and they are bound to be next-level. This should be one high energy show, full of dancers, extravagant costumes and state of the art technology within the sets

Lopez will have quite a bit on her plate as Lopez will be juggling numerous jobs once the residency kicks off. She’ll be judging American Idol‘s final season in 2016 and producing and starring in NBC cop drama Shades of Blue.

Be sure to order your tickets early as they will definitely be in demand. You can always order your tickets safely and securely from us at www.vegastickets.com or give one of our ticket specialists a call at 877-467-4697