The Las Vegas Strip is known for hosting superstar headliners for long-term performance residencies that draw thousands of visitors to Sin City.
While the city was known for hosting Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack at the Sands Hotel and Casino on the Strip and Elvis Presley at the International Hotel in the 1960s, the Strip’s residencies have become even more popular in recent years.
The top-grossing residencies in Las Vegas, according to Billboard, were younger artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Cher and Bette Midler. And for the summer alone, even more well-known acts have been booked for residencies.
Current summer residencies in Las Vegas include: Usher in the Park MGM, July 27, 29, 30; Katy Perry at Resorts World 29-30 July and 3rd-13th August, Usher’s; John Legend at Planet Hollywood, select dates August 5-20; Shania Twain at Planet Hollywood, 26-31 August and 2-10 September; Santana at Mandalay Bay, 14-25 September; Aerosmith in the Park MGM 14-29 September; Barry Manilow at Westgate, 15-24 September; and Rod Stewart at Caesars Palace, 23-30. September.
One of the biggest superstars to announce a Las Vegas residency, Adele, confirmed on July 25 that she would resume her 24-show residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on November 18.
Adele had earlier this year planned to perform 24 shows under the ‘Weekends With Adele’ moniker every Friday and Saturday from January 21 to April 16, but has had to cancel those performances as members of her crew fell ill with Covid and some of the set pieces were designed for the performance were not ready.
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MSG Sphere hosts highest earning band
U2, one of the highest-grossing touring bands of all time – second only to The Rolling Stones – will reportedly be the first group to perform at The Venetian’s new $1.8 billion high-tech arena MSG Sphere when they open in 2023 is opening, according to Billboard. According to Billboard Boxscore, U2 has earned $2.2 billion from 28.3 million ticket sales.
The MSG Sphere at The Venetian is located on the corner of Sands Avenue and South Koval Lane across from The Venetian on the Strip.
MSG Entertainment, the arena’s developer, has not yet set a date for the opening but plans to open the arena in time for participation in the FIA Formula One World Championship, which will be held in Las Vegas in November 2023.
U2 is planning a residency at MSG Sphere that will span several months and be performed on non-consecutive days, Billboard said. MSG Entertainment reportedly declined comment to Billboard
MSG Sphere is described as the next generation of live entertainment, offering audiences a multi-sensory experience of sound and light in the largest spherical structure ever created, according to MSG Entertainment. The arena has 20,000 standing places, 17,500 seats and has 23 VIP suites.
Owner MSG said in May it was ready to round out the project, which had cost the company $1.3 billion up to that point, according to the company’s most recent conference call.
Another sphere is built
“Our first MSG Sphere venue remains on track to open in Las Vegas in the second half of calendar 2023,” said David Byrnes, CFO of MSG Entertainment during the conference call. “…We plan to complete the building’s Steel Exosphere later this month, a key milestone in our construction process. It will be a high-impact showcase for partners to showcase their brands, create unique activations and promote content.” “
MSG plans to build a second Sphere arena in London, which Billboard said was approved in March.