Country legend Willie Nelson has announced that he is canceling his six Las Vegas shows planned for October due to health reasons. The shows were originally planned for October 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th and the 26th at the Venetian, ticket holders for these shows should contact their place of purchase for a refund. The exact reason for the concerts being canceled was Willie Nelson having breathing problems so hopefully he gets better soon.
Rock legends Journey have announced they are adding four additional dates to their planned nine dates previously announced for October at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The additional dates are for December on the 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st if you are interested tickets for the new shows go on sale tomorrow.
If you plan on getting to the Las Vegas Speedway early today to attend the Opening Ceremonies there is a shuttle option for it as an add on when you buy you shuttles passes at the EDC website.
If you pay for the add on then you can take a shuttle from Circus Circus between 3 pm and 6 pm today to attend the Opening Ceremonies with Premier shuttle pass holders having expedited loading on the shuttles.
Tomorrow before the whole of the Electric Daisy Carnival opens is a grand opening show at the Cosmic Lounge with Rick Trainer performing at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm when Malaa takes over to 6:45 pm when a special guest Bill Nye the science guy takes over to officially open the events and all the grounds at 7 pm. Yes i don’t know why they picked Bill Nye the science guy to open the show but he is a well known name i guess.
EDC Week started yesterday with events running until May 22nd with concerts at all the big nightclubs and dayclubs all over town. For more information check with your resort or the EDC website for the numerous events which are too many to list here.
Its Electric Daisy Carnival time in Las Vegas again as the huge crowds head out this weekend to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for three nights of dancing and partying. One drawback of such a popular event is always getting from your hotel to the event and getting back again after everyone leaves; Well one company is offering a solution albeit an expensive one Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is offering helicopter flights from McCarren International Airport to the Las Vegas Speedway and back again all three nights of EDC.
The price for a helicopter to the event isn’t inexpensive as you would expect with the price of $499 per person for each night of the event and, that includes limousine pickup and drop off after the event to your hotel. The companies seven seat helicopters will depart McCarren each night at 6 pm 6:30 pm as well as 7 pm and 7:30 pm with the flight to EDC taking about 12 minutes and although it sounds expensive i’m sure they will do well.
The Tenors of Rock has closed at Harrahs after a couple of years, but fans of the five Australians singing classic rock songs shouldn’t worry as its reopening at Planet Hollywood. The show is set to reopen next week in the Sin City Theater which is a small space on the second floor behind the poker tables; The room is more like a lounge with a bar and a stage which means most likely the noise level in the room will be high, but at least you have a place to see them.
Celine Dion has returned to the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace to perform her final shows after over 15 years performing in Las Vegas with six shows this month and then shows in May with her final shows in June. The shows features 31 musicians in the orchestra and band with a show that has stunning backdrops while the multiple Grammy Award winner performs.
I went to watch Celine Dion perform at the Colosseum and to be honest it was because my friend had the tickets i would never have purchased the tickets for myself as not really my taste in music. I also couldn’t forgive Celine for listening to the Titanic movie song everywhere i went for several months; I was expecting to not enjoy the show that much but Celine Dion is an amazing performer and i actually loved the show so if you get a chance before the show ends i would suggest you see it.
The popular Australian performers Human Nature have announced they have signed a new contract for another three years performing their show at Venetian’s Sands Showroom with their show called “Jukebox.” The Aussie quartet is mostly known for their performance of Motown songs but they also do classic pop songs as well as soul and doo-wop during their popular show. Human Nature has been together for thirty years including ten years in Las Vegas and put on a really good show, its always one of the shows i would recommend for a visitor to Las Vegas. One note is a couple of times a year the show is on a break as they return to their native Australia to tour.
Longtime Las Vegas performer Santana who just ended his residency at the House Of Blues has announced that he will return to the House Of Blues with 20 new performances starting in May with shows running in to November. The residency is being called “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live”with dates in May, September, October and November, tickets go on sale this Friday starting at $99.50 plus the usual taxes and fees.
The American crossover thrash band Dirty Rotten Imbeciles plays tonight at the Beauty Bar in Downtown, Las Vegas. The band stared in 1982 and their music has punk and trash metal influences and was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries most notably is Suicidal Tendencies.
Location: 517 Fremont St #A, Las Vegas NV 89101