Daydreamers Adele is now ready for her close-up. PHOTO BY SIMON EMMETT
The cooler months in Las Vegas are the most exciting time for shows, and the city is ending 2022 on a particularly strong note. This could mean that tickets on platforms like Ticketmaster, whose prices can be dynamically priced, will rise sky high with demand. But if anyone knows how to game the system, it’s Vegas. Freebies are hard to come by unless you’re a whale, but there are plenty of ticket sources. If seats through online primary ticket sellers seem steep, look for them on second-hand ticket sellers like StubHub, Seatgeek and Ticket Liquidator. Some of your best bets can be found through local services like Vegas. com. And remember that last-minute here never means you’re out of luck. Tix4Tonight and Vegas.com sell tickets to tons of shows, last minute, at discounted prices.
Also consider getting the inside scoop from an artist’s fan club. For instance, Adele will be the toughest ticket in town, so join her official fan club, “Daydreamers,” which keeps members updated on news and ticket information. And as always, becoming a rewards member at your hotel and befriending the concierge can go a long way. This town rewards loyalty, so don’t be shy about making connections.
After the well publicized postponement of her residency at The Colosseum, the superstar is hoping to end the year stronger than it started. Weekends with Adele will now kick off November 18th, and along with the 24 rescheduled shows, eight new dates have been added. The “Easy on Me” star seems to have secured her fans’ solidarity, and they’re going easy on the Grammy winner: shows are largely sold out and ticket prices have been some of the highest on record for Vegas. Insider Tip: Make an early dinner reservation at a restaurant like Gordon Ramsay Pub right across from The Colosseum. You’ll be able to see the pre-show excitement building plus you’ll be just steps from the show. Select dates Nov. 18 – March 25, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Saddle up, country fans: the Velvet Rodeo has arrived in town. Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert has made her Vegas headlining debut at Zappos Theater, giving fans an up-close and personal show highlighting the hits from her seven No. 1 albums. This will also be the first time many fans will hear music from her new Palomino album, performed live. From Sept. 23, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
THE JONAS BROTHERS
After a series of sold-out shows over the summer, the talented trio returns to Vegas in November. They’ll be back at Dolby Live at Park MGM for three dates that many fans are hoping will eventually turn into a full-blown residency. (We’ll keep you posted.) Insider Tip: Keep your eyes open for bonus star sightings since many of their famous friends have popped by shows, as have their supportive celebrity wives. Nov. 10, 11, and 12, Dolby Live at Park MGM
The Jonas Brothers love Vegas so much they opened a restaurant here. PHOTO BY AL POWERS FOR DOLBY LIVE AT PARK MGM
It’ll be a treat, not a trick, when Duran Duran returns Halloween weekend. Their September shows at Wynn were such a sensation, the band has added two additional dates. (The one trick I want to know is how these ’80s superstars remain ageless.) Insider Tip: Make sure you come in costume since no city does Halloween quite like Vegas. Plus, this is the first time ever the band has presented a Halloween-themed performance in celebration of their love for the holiday. Oct. 30 and 31, Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
They may be known for their hit “September,” but the legendary group is actually returning for several shows starting in October. The iconic group just marked their 50th anniversary in entertainment and were recently acknowledged as the prestigious Kennedy Center honorees. They’ll be back at The limited engagement. Oct. 26, 28 and 29; Nov. 2,4,5 and 6 at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort
The comedienne is returning to The Mirage Hotel as part of the Aces of Comedy series in October. After her seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, she launched her talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix and has written six best-selling books. Oct. 22 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino
Kevin Hart is taking his reality check to Netflix, and you could be there. PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN HART
Kevin Hart is no stranger to Vegas, but he’s marking a first this fall. His Reality Check tour will be on of the first comedy shows to play at Resorts World Theater and he’ll be taping some shows for a new live special. Insider Tip: Don’t be surprised if you see Hart’s Me Time co-star Mark Wahlberg in the audience. Wahlberg is a new Vegas resident and became buddies with Hart while filming their Netflix comedy. Nov. 18 and 19, Resorts World
RAY ROMANO AND DAVID SPADE:
Everybody loves Raymond but everyone really loves Ray when he teams up with his funny buddy David Spade. The friends return to share the stage for several dates of hilarious banter and stories at the Mirage. This is also part of the Aces of Comedy series, although the Joker might be the card you pull at this fun show. Oct. 1; Dec. 16 and 17, The Mirage Theater
The longtime Vegas headliner returns for what will surely be an emotional show.
The iconic performer brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour to Allegiant Stadium for a single night. His triumphant return to the stage follows his 75th birthday. As someone who has seen his Vegas residency multiple times, I can tell you that this will be a celebration for the record books. Insider tip: As always with these massive concerts in Allegiant Stadium, you’ll need to come with a tiny or no handbag or you’ll have to check it at the door (for a fee). Check the Allegiant website for the venue’s restrictions. Nov. 1, Allegiant Stadium
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
Vegas’s own Grammy-nominated band brings their global Viva Las Vengeance Tour to T-Mobile Arena for a hometown stop. This philanthropic band will contribute $1 from each ticket to their Highest Hopes Foundation, which supports organizations that advocate for human rights. Insider Tip: Get ready for lots of local love and shout-outs as his band always remember its roots which is clear from the tour’s title. Oct. 1, T-Mobile Arena
MARY J. BLIGE:
She recently told me in an interview how much she loves Vegas, and this vocal superstar and nine-time Grammy winner will show us the love when she comes for a one-night performance. This tour will make fewer than 20 stops across the country and this is a rare opportunity to see one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2022” in person. Oct. 8, Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort
A day in the life of Jeff Beck and touring partner Johnny Depp looks like this. PHOTO COURTESY OF LIVE NATION
JEFF BECK AND JOHNNY DEPP
He may have starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but now Johnny Depp is returning for a different kind of performance—on a live concert stage.
Depp joins Beck on his coming tour, which makes a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater. Think they’re an unlikely duo? Think again: their collaboration on the new studio album 18 debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard charts. Nov. 4, The Pearl at the Palms