Rock in Rio is Just the Icing on the Cake for Vegas’ Spring Concert Season

Rock in Rio is Just the Icing on the Cake for Vegas’ Spring Concert Season

Forget Spring time in Paris, when the flowers start blooming and the birds are chirping it’s time for a trip to Vegas. The bikinis come out and the pool parties start, Spring break takes over the streets and a new City of Rock is born. So grab your speedo (no really, don’t) and your ambition to party like a rock star and pay a visit to the real city of (neon) lights.

Who’s Playing in Vegas This Spring?

Spring Concert season kicks off appropriately with a White Wedding. Billy Idol is taking over the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea on Saturday, February 21st. If that doesn’t rock your world, Jermaine Dupri will be at Surrender and Bob Seger will be at Mandalay Bay.

The one and only Ringo Starr is bringing his All Starr Band to the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on March 15th. Even if you are too young to know that a Beatle is more than a tiny car, this is a must see show for any music fan. In addition to the former Beatle, this years All Starrs include Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, Todd Rundgren formerly of Nazz, Utopia and the New Cars, Richard Page from Mr. Mister, Warren Ham from Bloodrock and AD and David Lee Roth’s former drummer Gregg Bissonette. The show consists of 25 hits, with each of the All Stars getting their chance to shine.

Tease your hair, grab your spandex and neon shirt and head to the Brooklyn Bowl on March 27th. The acclaimed Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl is an ‘80’s tribute band that will instantly bring you back to a time when Tiffany and Madonna ruled the radio.

Speaking of divas, Diana Ross is coming out at the Venetian Theater for two incredible shows on April 1st and 3rd.  The now 70-something year old songstress is still going strong, culling from an immense list of hits both from the Supremes and her lucrative solo career.

The Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand will have the delightful of Fleetwood Mac on April 11th. Stevie Nicks is still front and center, leading the bands wildly successful “On With the Show” tour right into Vegas. Expect to hear your old favorites, as well as new music. These guys haven’t stopped despite all the Rumors you may have heard.

You can catch another blonde haired beauty from a completely different era at the MGM Grand on April 15th. Australian rapper and hotty Iggy Azalea will take the stage, and if her penchant for Trouble is true, this should be one of the most energetic shows of the season.

And since we have moved on to funky names, Dweezil Zappa is bringing his Zappa Plays Zappa tour to Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl on April 25th. The Dweez pays tribute to his dad, Frank, by treating the audience to his renditions of all those classics.

The king of parody is coming to Vegas on May 12th. Weird Al Yankovic will perform the polka along with his long list of his not so original hits at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.

On May 22nd the House of Blues is hosting the King of the guitar. The one and only Santana will be playing at this Mandalay Bay venue so make sure you wear the right shoes.

Another residency starting in the Spring is Mariah Carey’s “Number 1’s”. Slated to start at the Colosseum on May 6th, the pop princess will be playing a total of 18 shows through July.

Rock in Rio

Of course the big, big, big, concert event that has the music world abuzz is the two weekend Rock in Rio taking place in Vegas for the first time this Spring. May 8th and 9th are for the rocksters, while the 15th and 16th is being reserved for the popsters. Musicians are still being added, and we don’t want to give too much away just yet, but here’s a teaser: Metallica and Bruno Mars. You figure out on which weekends.

With this much going on this Spring, there really is no good reason not to come to Vegas. Keep checking back with Vegaster for pool party openings, concert 411 and the skinny on what’s going on at the City of Rock.

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