Bryan Adams and Alanis Morissette line up for Vegas reboot
The Vegas entertainment scene is a lot like one of those “cash grab” machines, with money flying through a wind tunnel as you try to grab as much cash as possible. We have plenty of information on the lineup, updates and various events of the last few days.
We will run it with:
Adams switches to Encore
canadian rocker Bryan adams (which is known to rock outside of Canada) further improves the cast of resident artists of Encore Theater. Adams is booked on November 10, 12-13, 17 and 19-20. Tickets on sale Friday 10 a.m., $ 59.50 (excluding fees) at the Wynn box office or on ticketmaster.com.
Adams’ hits include “Cuts Like a Knife” (his album and single), “Straight From the Heart”, “Run To You” and “Summer of ’69”. But his appeal extends beyond the music charts, one of the main reasons he deserves a half-dozen dates on the Strip.
Adams has been nominated three times for an Oscar for Best Original Song, for “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” from “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, “Have you ever really loved a woman?” from “Don Juan DeMarco” and “” I Finally Found Someone “from” The Mirror Has Two Faces “.
Adams dates follow that of Lionel Richie series of five shows in October. Standing star Sebastien Mansiscalco reopens the theater on June 18-19, followed on June 25-26 by Brad Paisley “Acoustic storyteller” showcase.
Cooking at Cosmo
About Telling Stories, a popular Vegas raffle Danish cook headlining the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on August 21. Tickets on sale at 10 am Friday cosmopolitanlasvegas.
I was sold on Cook’s box office call about a decade ago when he filled The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was also featured on “Dave Attell Insomniac Tour, ”which originated in Las Vegas in 2006. The late Sean Rouse and Greg Giraldo were also on this show, a great Vegas party tale. You can still catch it on YouTube, too.
Tosh, ‘Ka’ and you
Daniel Tosh returns to the K Theater of the MGM Grand, even before “Ka”. Tosh is headlining the first-ever comedy show at Cirque Theater, at 7:30 p.m. on August 14. Tosh is also still at the heart of the “Aces of Comedy” series at the Mirage Theater. Tickets are $ 59.99 (minus fees), on sale now on Ticketmaster and mgmgrand.com.
Alanis Morissette announced its tour stop at T-Mobile Arena at 7 p.m. on October 2. Her next tour marks the 25th anniversary of her breakout album, “Jagged Little Pill”, which makes some of us feel a little older. She plays the album in its entirety. Tickets start at $ 49.50 (excluding fees) on axs.com.
Morissette recently performed at the Pearl Concert Theater in April 2019, a show notable for the power of Morissette and her backing band, and also because she was seven months pregnant at the time. Morissette and her rapper husband Mario treadway, which bears the stage name SoulEye, welcomed Winter Mercy Morissette-Treadway the following August.
Play in time
“Tournament of Kings,” a show that kind of lagged in its own category during the pandemic halt, is set to return to Excalibur on July 14. The show occurs at 6 pm Monday and Friday; 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $ 41.87 (excluding fees) at excalibur.com.
“ToK” has been in existence since June 1990, employs 30 actors and musicians, and performs in a custom-designed 900-seat circular theater. This is the type of show where social distancing of any measure was not possible. But the production, telling the story of King Arthur’s court with awe-inspiring pyro, fake spears and real horses, trotted 520 shows a year before COVID.
The general result is, ExCal is poppin ‘, as the kids say, post-pandemic. “ToK” production has just been announced Mac King join “The Australian Bee Gees Show” and Thunder from below, all at the Thunderland Showroom.
Bono shows a go
“The Dennis bono Show ”is back at the South Point Showroom starting at 2 p.m. (doors 1 p.m.) on June 24. Upcoming guests must be announced, but the format is unchanged. Bono remains the host and master of ceremonies, hosting a VegasVille all-star variety show, telling jokes and singing the standards. Corrie Sachs is back as Bono’s singing companion.
For the first time, Bono’s show will be chargeable, $ 5 per seat, which includes a drink (if you order the right drink you might save a few dollars). All tickets are reserved seats, to skip the line before the show. Contact the South Point Box Office at (702) 797-8055 for reservations and information
Guests of the show over the years have included Steve Lawrence, Wayne Newton, Tony Orlando, Rich Little and Gayle Crystal. Bono’s show has also served as the stage for countless Vegas salon, showroom, and club performers. I have often compared the show to “The Love Boat”. Finally, everyone takes a walk.
Bono’s show remains the only show of its kind in town. It debuted at Sunset Station in 2000, moved to Sam’s Town in 2000 and South Point in 2010. The show will air and stream on KDWN (106.5-FM and 720-AM) at 6 p.m. on Sundays, on the subscribed platform CRN Radio Réseau on Saturday noon and Sunday noon and 3 p.m., and also in rebroadcast on the armed forces radio.
Cool Hang Alert (s)
Space is hosting an upcoming series of shows related to Philippine Independence Day. Cheryl Daro, who operates the Space with her husband, Marc Shunock, is Filipino-American and directs the production of this festival.
So we have:
Wednesday at 8 pm is “Time of Our Lives”, a series of musical theater numbers from a Filipino distribution. Thursday at 8 p.m. is “OPM Night”, an original music jam. Friday at 7 pm Broadway Barkada presents “Broadway Stripped”, a nod to Broadway songs and stories featuring Filipino stars from “Hamilton”, Phantom of the Opera, “School of Rock” and “Miss Saigon” . Saturday at 7pm, it’s “Philipino All-Star Comedy” with the best stand-ups Rex Navarrete and JR from Guzman. This show is followed at 9 pm by the festival-capper “The After Party” with DJ Slammin ‘ sat.
Go to thespacelv.com for more information on all of these shows and all things The Space.
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