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Gwen Stefani sets restart date on the Strip

Updated May 24, 2021 - 9:11 am

Break out the bananas. Dust off the tubas. Gwen Stefani is coming back to Zappos Theater.

Stefani is resetting her dropped dates over COVID from Oct. 22-Nov. 6. Eight shows are set, running Oct. 22, 23, 27, 29, 30

and Nov. 3, 5 and 6. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketmaster.com. More details to follow.

In an industry-wide trend, Stefani was forced to push back her 2020 dates because of the pandemic. The October-November dates effectively close out her “Just a Girl” run. Stefani opened at Zappos in July 2018.

Along with fiance Blake Shelton, Stefani is performing Tuesday’s season finale of “The Voice” on NBC. Shelton will perform his single “Minimum Wage” from his new album, “Body Language,” during his duet with Stefani, who has taken this season off from the show.

Stefani also is performing her latest single, “Slow Clap,” with Saweetie.

Stefani’s Zappos Theater stage show is an advanced view of classic Las Vegas. “Hollaback Girl” opens in a flourish of giant bananas, tubas and showgirls striding up a double staircase. She samples hits from her solo career and her days with No Doubt, “The Sweet Escape,” “Sunday Morning,” “Running” and “What You Waiting For?”

“I wanted to start with, ‘I’m in Vegas. This is what I see Vegas as.’ And ‘Hollaback’ is like my biggest song in the sense that when people see me, they spell ‘Banana’ for me,” Stefani said in July 2019, nearly a year into the run. “The staircase, the old-style props where everything has glitter, the feathers and showgirls, is definitely me trying to be everything I love about Vegas and putting a modern song to it.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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