Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas each year in search of entertainment. Sin City is the home to so many unique and wonderful experiences that suit anyone’s needs. Foodies can check out the best eating spots on Trip Advisor while music fans can check out the show schedule at Bandsintown. There are hundreds of live shows across the Vegas strip each and every week. It has been that way for over half a century and shows no sign of stopping.
But Vegas has come a long way since the days of Elvis and the Rat Pack. Today, some of the biggest artists on the planet spend weeks or even months performing in the city of lights. Las Vegas residencies have become something of a peak for many artists during their careers. Genre is no restriction from rock to EDM. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest acts with Vegas residencies in 2019.
She’s one of the biggest acts on the planet and Lady Gaga is bringing her catalogue of songs to Las Vegas. Gaga is playing the MGM Park Theater throughout October and November and will return in the new year. The ‘Poker Face’ singer has notched up nine Grammy awards since her career breakthrough a decade ago.
Gaga has had an impressive couple of years. She earned praise for her role on screen in ‘A Star Is Born’ but is returning to music for her residency shows. Gaga’s time in Sin City will be split between two shows: ‘Enigma’ and ‘Jazz and Piano’.
Another worldwide artist is taking on a Las Vegas residency. Bruno Mars is one of the biggest acts on the planet and is also taking his show to the MGM Park Theater. But this isn’t Mars’ first taste of a Vegas residency. The 33-year-old played some dates at the newly-opened Chelsea theatre at the Cosmopolitan.
A lot has changed for Mars since then. He’s won ten Grammy awards and headlined the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He’s become a global star after collaborations with some of the biggest names in music like David Guetta. Surely, his next residency will surely be bigger than his first. Mars will play songs like ‘Grenade’ and ‘Uptown Funk’ during his residency in September.
They’re one of the most iconic American rock bands of all time and Aerosmith are heading for Sin City in 2019. Of course, Vegas is best known for gambling. Be it at the tables or the slot machines, Vegas is a haven for betting fans as much as it is for more casual gamblers. The latter category may want to practice at an online casino like Betway before jumping into Vegas gambling.
This rich gambling history in Vegas forms the inspiration behind Aerosmith’s residency. The ‘Deuces are Wild’ tour is also taking place at the MGM Park Theater with shows throughout 2019. The name refers to a couple of things. It’s named after a popular Aerosmith song but also references a popular additional rule in poker. Vegas is also playing host to a pop-up Aerosmith museum to coincide with their residency.
Perhaps a little more popular with European tourists, Robbie Williams is playing a residency show in Vegas this year. The former-Take That star is playing his first ever Sin City residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. Only a handful of British solo artists have sold more records than Williams’ 75 million.
The nineties have finally hit Vegas residencies. Gwen Stefani – formerly of No Doubt – is well into her stint on The Strip. The ‘Just a Girl’ tour began in June 2018 and will run until November 2019. The five-leg event at the Zappos Theater has already been a smash hit for the 49-year-old. That will surely continue with the popular vocalist closing off 2019 in style.
From one end of the Vegas residency spectrum to the other. Cher knows Sin City like few other artists after playing in Vegas for over 40 years. Now, she is back with ‘Classic Cher’, a show which runs through the catalogue of a six-decade career. The 73-year-old has sold over 100 million records worldwide and won numerous awards down the years. She takes to the stage at the MGM Park Theater during August and September 2019.
No artist has as many digital music sales as Drake. The Canadian rapper has sold over 140 million certified units online and is known the world over. Drake is one of the biggest names in music today with awards, number one singles, and collaborations with other huge names. Drake took to Las Vegas earlier this year to play a show at XS Nightclub at Wynn Casino. He took it as an opportunity to announce a residency tour which will see him return to the venue. Drake will play at least 10 shows at the venue over the next couple of years in a deal which will reportedly earn him over $10 million. No dates are announced but fans won’t want to miss out.