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Pitbull returning to Zappos Theater on Las Vegas Strip

Pitbull’s club party is coming back to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

The man alternately known as Mr. 305 and Mr. Worldwide is back for eight dates beginning May 10. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday. The series “Time of Our Lives” has played five straight years at the venue, dating to its days as Axis theater.

In March 2017, the headliner said he was eager to gain a tighter grip on a Las Vegas residency.

“Little by little, I’ll be moving in. I would say within the next two or three years, we’re going to be talking about a very long residency in Las Vegas,” he said during an appearance at Sugar Factory at Fashion Show mall.

“But for now, you’ll be seeing a lot more of us in the next couple of years.”

Pitbull has committed to the Las Vegas area with his SLAM Academy — the Southern Nevada expansion of the Sports Leadership and Management school. The school opened in August 2016 at 1095 Fielders St. in Henderson, offering courses in entertainment media and sports business, management, marketing and medicine.

Pitbull’s worldwide appeal is undeniable. He has sold more than 80 million singles, has 84 million social media followers (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and has 13 billion views on YouTube.

“We’re far from being a Sinatra,” he said back in 2017, “but we always do it our way.”

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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