"Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will perform in Las Vegas on Nov. 22 and 23 at the Palms resort's Pearl Concert Theater. The Vegas performance will be the only US appearance for the group this year.
The Vegas dates follow a 10-city Latin American tour by the affable Starr and his band. The All Starr Band includes known musicians Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather (of Toto), Richard Page (of Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera, Gregg Rolie (of Santana), and Todd Rundgren." ~Steve Marinucci, Ringo Starr Examiner
What Can We Learn from This?
1. Las Vegas is still the PREMIERE showcase for great Entertainment.
"Yes, Ringo is coming to Vegas Nov. 22 and 23, and he joins a host of other performers from almost every genera of the entertainment industry to park and ride in Sin City.
1960s and 70s headliners included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Liberace, Bing Crosby, Carol Channing. And Liberace was here forever. Don Rickles still performs here and Jerry Lewis lives here and gets on stage at least once a year."
1980s Vegas stars included Siegfried and Roy, Lance Burton, and the Neville Brothers.
In the 1990s The Hard Rock Hotel opened and rock bands like the Eagles took up residence after Bob Dylan called Vegas “the new hip scene.” Suddenly acts like David Copperfield began appearing in Vegas. Earth, Wind, and Fire burned up the stages in the desert hotels too, and even Jerry Seinfeld began headlining his “comedy about nothing” shows at local hotels.
Since the new millennium began many entertainers have made Vegas a must gig and some even camped out and stayed in Vegas for months and years. Theaters were built for Cher and Celine Dion, and The Phantom of the Opera. Elton John stayed a while, as did Barry Manilow. Even Garth Brooks booked a hotel and began building “Two of Kind, Working on a Full House.” Oh, and don’t forget the “Star Trek Experience.” What a galactic gas that was.
Today’s list of Best Vegas shows include performers like Penn & Teller, Terry Fator, Carrot Top, Cris Angel, Donnie and Marie, and Santana. Cirque Du Soleil has built a almost a dozen shows here, and Michael Jackson and Elvi are everywhere. Underneath all these great night shows are dozens of more intimate afternoon shows, featuring Mac King and his comedy magic, The Red Skelton Tribute Show, and lots of other great smaller but just as spectacular stage shows.
Must see in Vegas today:
1. The Red Skelton Tribute Show
2. Mac King
4. Donnie and Marie
5. Any Elvis show
6. Terry Fator
7. Any Cirque show
8. Penn & Teller
(Oh, yes, The Blue Man Group is still here, too)
Vegas is still hot and Bob Dylan continues to tout Vegas as “the new hip scene.”
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