Lady Gaga, BTS, and more to Headline on the Strip

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Confetti flies through the air during the big finale of Backstreet Boys' concert on April 9th. Photo by Stephanie Overton

With summer just around the corner, more and more residencies are being announced for the Las Vegas Strip in the coming months. Mandates and restrictions are slowly being lifted, and safety precautions put in place, people are starting to feel comfortable attending concerts in person again. 

Kicking off the start of our list is singer and performer Barry Manilow. Manilow has been performing since 1964, creating hits such as “Could It Be Magic” and “Copacabana.” Manilow has been performing at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino several nights a month since March. 

“The Westgate in Las Vegas has become my second home. I am thrilled I will continue to perform my hits for the fans in such an iconic theater and property,” Manilow says, quoted on Westgate’s website. 

Upcoming show dates for Manilow are April 21-23, May 5-7, May 26-28, and June 9-11. 

If you are less of a fan of soft rock, and more interested in boy bands, Backstreet Boys are back in Las Vegas for a limited residency. If you missed their showings at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace over the past weekend, be sure to check them out this coming weekend.

Another boy band visiting Las Vegas this week is BTS. BTS is headlining at Allegiant Stadium over the weekend of April 8 and April 15. The Korean pop band has been gaining popularity in recent years, leading to sold-out shows nearly every time they tour. 

Marisa Lujan, a Las Vegas local who has been a BTS fan for over four years, will be seeing BTS during both weekends of their residency. Marisa has seen BTS in concert before, but is hoping they will have some special surprises for Vegas fans. 

“What I enjoy about BTS so much is how they’ve helped me expand my horizons and work on myself,” Lujan said, “those albums and songs really resonated with me during a tricky time in my life where I was trying to figure out who I should be as a person.”

Starting Thursday, Lady Gaga will be at the Park MGM Dolby Live Theater. After winning her 13th Grammy Award at the 64th Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Lady Gaga will be performing stripped-down acoustic versions of her hits in a show she’s calling Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano. 

Carrie Underwood will be headlining at the Resorts World Theater from May 11-21, with a brand new production called Reflection. She also announced on April 7 that she will be releasing a new album on June 10 called Denim and Rhinestone. 

Underwood isn’t the only star to be performing at the Resorts World Theater. Michael Buble will be performing a limited number of shows between April 27 and May 7, and Katy Perry will be returning for a few shows every month throughout the summer. 

Her show dates are set to be May 27-29, June 3-11, July 29-30, and August 3-13 

The Jonas Brothers will be at the Park MGM Dolby Live Theater for an exclusive five-night residency between June 3-11 titled Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas. This will be the brother’s second attempt at a residency after their 2020 plans fell through due to the pandemic. 

Ashleigh Liebig, a junior journalism student at UNLV and host of the music based podcast, Radio Wave UNLV, says she plans on attending Underwood’s Reflection and hopes to cover The Jonas Brothers on her podcast, Radio Wave, as they are a big name from the childhood of most of her listeners that has only blown up over the years. 

Shania Twain’s Let’s Go! The Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood has announced its final shows will be in September. Twain will be performing at the Zappos Theater on select dates during the summer months with the final show on Sept. 10. 
The Aerosmith Deuces Are WIld residency will be part of a continued celebration for their 50th anniversary. The four-time Grammy winning rock legends will begin their residency On June 17 at Dolby Live at Park MGM and will continue with monthly dates until Dec. 11.

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