VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Wayne Newton’s Vegas Career Turns 65, Foreigner, Travis Scott
Posted on: August 30, 2023, 06:21h.
Last updated on: August 30, 2023, 06:22h.
Wayne Newton, at 81, has extended his latest Las Vegas residency by 62 dates.
“Wayne: Up Close and Personal” at the Flamingo will now run through June 12, 2024, taking Mr. Las Vegas past the 65th anniversary of his first appearance on a Vegas stage.
That historical occasion occurred on May 19, 1959, when Newton and his older brother, Jerry, played the Carnival Room at the Fremont Hotel downtown as the Newton Brothers. Wayne was 16 at the time.
“I went to Vegas two weeks before my junior year was finished in Phoenix,” he told the Arizona Republic recently. “And I thought the Flamingo, for example, would just be, like, a big flamingo standing there and the elevators are going up the legs. I had no touch of reality of what Las Vegas was about.”
Tickets, starting at $82, are available now at caesars.com/shows.
Feels Like the Last Time
Foreigner claims to be calling it quits with a two-leg new run at The Venetian next year.
The “Cold As Ice” hitmakers — of whom guitarist Mick Jones is the sole remaining original member — will perform at the Venetian Theatre March 22, 23, 37, 29, and 30. The second leg is Oct. 25, 26, and 30, and November 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9.
Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 through ticketmaster.com.
Travis Scott will visit Vegas on his new “UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour.” Tickets to see the rapper play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, Oct. 29 start at $59.50 when they go on sale Thursday, Aug. 31, through AXS.com.
Zach & Shaq
Country crooner Zach Bryan brings his “The Quittin Time Tour” to the T-Mobile Arena on June 7 and 8. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 8, via AXS.com, with registration open now for presale.
John Legend and Jennifer Hudson lead the all-star cast performing at Shaquille O’Neal’s “The Event” gala, Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The third annual charity show, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities In Schools, will be hosted by comics Joel McHale with Ray Romano. Tickets, $50-$250, are on sale to the general public at AXS.com.