Curtain Up: Imagine Dragons, Usher, Butch Bradley & More Vegas Showbiz News


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Imagine Dragons performs at Chelsea on November 7, 2018.

Absinthe”Reopened again this week, returning to the Spiegeltent stage at Caesars Palace on St. Patrick’s Day, and I was there. I was also present when the acclaimed variety show first reopened on October 28 and although both evenings were filled with fun and energy, the audience was really excited for this week’s comeback performance. . This matches the increase in traffic on the Las Vegas Strip in recent weeks as more travelers visit the city and more people are keen to come back to live entertainment events these days. Elsewhere on the Strip this week, “MJ Live“at the Start and”Terry Fator: Who is the model now?”In New York-New York also returned to action, and David CopperfieldThe Magic Show is next Sunday at the MGM Grand.

In case you missed it, imagine Dragons just released the video for the band’s new single “Follow You” and it’s very Vegas. Starring comedic actors and a real couple Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson from the FX smash series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, the video was shot at Venetian theater and depicts a romantic and hilarious private Dragons concert for the couple, to the new tune written by the singer Dan Reynolds about her marriage to a musician Aja Volkman.

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Usher with Chef Pedro Vidal from Esther’s Kitchen.

Bailiff traveled to Las Vegas this week in preparation for his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which is scheduled to open on July 16. The pop star has been spotted at the Area15 arts complex as well as Esther’s Kitchen, the famous downtown Italian cuisine.

Harrah’s star magician Mac King, who will be my guest on next week’s Sun on the Strip podcast, is set to make his third appearance on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” tonight at 6 p.m. Vegas time on the CW network. The new episode is named after the trick King performs, “The Magic Toilet”. His long-running The Strip show is tentatively set to return on June 1.

Speaking of Harrah’s headliners: Live entertainment is back at the smuggler south of the Strip in the form of Righteous Brother Bucky heard, playing “After Hours” every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. accompanied by the extraordinary blues-rock guitarist Jean Wedemeyer. Space is limited, so make your reservation by calling 702-736-4939.

Space steals some of the Strip’s best comics for a new series called the comedy complex, which kicks off on April 7 as a live show with tickets for $ 25 and a live broadcast for $ 5. Owner Marc Shunock produces the show under its Marshun Entertainment banner and the first edition features the “America’s Got Talent” finalist Vicki Barbolak, who recently occupied a residence at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club on the Linq Promenade; Bret Ernst the Netflix phenomenon “Cobra Kai,” which has a weekly concert at the LA Comedy Club at The Strat; and a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Store Ahmed Ahmed. Also coming to Space: concerts by local bands Thee Mess Arounds on March 27, the Yahz Child Collective on April 2, and the Mega-Scopes on April 3. Original Chaos performing Guns N ‘Roses debut album “Appetite for Destruction”. Visit for more information.

Actor Butch bradley, who has his own residence at Los Angeles Comedy Club, recently signed a distribution agreement with Comedy Dynamics for its debut comedy special “Butch Bradley: From Las Vegas”, now available on iTunes, AppleTV, Prime Video, Google Play and other video-on-demand platforms. It is hosting a series of free shows for first responders and their loved ones starting March 21-28 and more information can be obtained by sending an email [email protected]


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