The 17 hottest concerts hitting Las Vegas this summer

Frying-eggs-on-sidewalks season is almost here.

What does that mean?

Two things: You’re getting sweaty just reading this, and a loaded concert calendar is nearly upon us.

To help you prepare for the latter (sorry, there is no way to prepare for the former), here’s a forecast for the summer’s hottest shows:

Nine Inch Nails, June 13, 15 and 16, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel: These scabrous industrial rock greats will play their only U.S. shows of the summer here. Those lucky enough to score tickets to this sold-out run can expect to hear the first live performances of material from NIN’s forthcoming new record, “Bad Witch,” out June 22.

Heat index: Blazing

Post Malone, Park Theater at Park MGM, June 22: This singsongy rapper is as hot as they come, having drawn 20,000 fans to his set last month at Electric Daisy Carnival and topping the Billboard album chart for three weeks straight with his latest, “Beer Bongs & Bentleys.”

This show is further proof of his popularity: Only a few resale tickets remain, some priced as high as $999.

Heat index: Blazing

Alanis Morissette, The Pearl at the Palms, June 22; Sept. 29: “You Oughta Know” not to sleep on the staying power of this ’90s alt-rock fireball, whose first show at The Pearl quickly sold out, leading to the addition of a September date, which is also selling well.

Heat index: Blazing

Gwen Stefani, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, June 27, 29 and 30, with multiple dates in July and beyond: Pop’s reigning glamour girl kicks off her first Vegas residency in the room where Britney’s ruled in recent years. The song selection will change; the bare midriffs will probably remain.

Heat index: Hot

Halsey, The Pearl, June 28: This electro-pop chanteuse may be “Bad at Love,” but she’s good at selling concert tickets.

Heat index: Hot

Warped Tour, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, June 29: Easily the hottest tour on this list in literal terms, this all-day, outdoor punk rock endurance test makes its final run as a tour this summer after 24 years. Headliners Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, The Used and dozens of other acts will do their best to somehow avoid heatstroke.

Heat index: Sweat inducing

Mariah Carey, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, July 5, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15, with dates in August and September: “The Butterfly Returns” when the diva of all divas kicks off her Vegas residency with a voice as gilded as all the gold and platinum records she’s racked up.

Heat index: Sweat inducing

Logic, Park Theater, July 21: This steadily ascending, socially aware MC and self-anointed “Young Sinatra” revisits the city where the man who inspired said nickname once reigned.

Heat index: Hot

Car Seat Headrest, The Bunkhouse Saloon, July 22: From lo-fi bedroom pop to full-throated indie rock, Car Seat Headrest’s sound has expanded along with the size of the venues the band now packs to capacity.

Heat index: Blazing

Stevie Wonder, Park Theater, Aug. 3, 4, 8, 19 and 11: It’s a “Stevie Wonder Song Party” and you’re invited! Bring the bean dip.

Heat index: Sweat inducing

Chris Brown, T-Mobile Arena, Aug. 4: Prepare for not-of-this-earth dance moves and out-of-this-world production values when this polarizing R&B star brings his “Heartbreak on the Moon Tour” to town.

Heat index: Hot

Psycho Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel, Aug. 17-19: America’s best heavy music fest returns for year three with Swedish hard rockers Witchcraft, Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir and the bluesy bombast of Danzig occupying the headlining slots. The audience size has grown with each outing and will do so again this year: At least two of the fest’s three days are on track to sell out in advance.

Heat index: Blazing

Avenged Sevenfold, T-Mobile Arena, Aug. 17: These flame-lusting SoCal hard rockers team up with politically minded rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage for an evening of protest and pyro.

Heat index: Sweat inducing

Niall Horan, The Pearl, Aug. 18: This former One Direction heartthrob hits the road on his first solo trek, though he’s bringing some serious support with him: cosmopolitan country it girl Maren Morris, who opens.

Heat index: Hot

Panic! at the Disco, T-Mobile Arena, Aug. 18: Hometown-boy-done-good Brendan Urie returns to the city where Panic! was born to “Pray for the Wicked” in support of the band’s new album of the same name.

Heat index: Hot

Shakira, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Sept. 1: This Latin pop superstar’s locomotive hips will be swaying like palm trees in a hurricane when she brings her “El Dorado World Tour” to Vegas.

Heat index: Hot

Queen + Adam Lambert, Park Theater, Sept. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21: Oh, mama mia, mama mia, are fans of operatic classic rock and painted-on leather pantaloons going to be stoked when this bunch launches this extended engagement.

Heat index: Sweat inducing

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @JasonBracelin on Twitter.

ad-high_impact_4
Entertainment
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas art exhibit
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas gallery exhibit
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with blooming jasmine tea
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with jasmine tea
Benny the Ice Skating Dog
Benny is a Las Vegas Labrador who was rescued by former pro skater Cheryl Del Sanyo, and trained to ice skate. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
Throw a better dinner party
Cash appears at Baseball Winter Meetings
Lights FC mascot Cash plays the electronic drums at the EZ Inflatables’ booth on Tuesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings trade show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
5 albums to soundtrack your holiday gatherings in style
1. Various Artists, “Holidays Rule," with Rufus Wainwright, The Shins, Calexico and more. 2. Various Artists, “We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year," with Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Chuck Billy and others. 3. Various Artists, “Christmas on Death Row," featuring Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg to name but a few. 4. Bright Eyes, “A Christmas Album.” 5. Various Artists, "The Motown Christmas Album." (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
WinterFest
WinterFest in Henderson.
Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show
The 28 women contestants of Miss Rodeo America compete in a fashion show at the Tropicana on Dec. 7, 2018.
Tournament Of Kings Holiday Show
Wizards and warriors are ready for the holidays at Excalibur's Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show.
Take a dive with the Silverton mermaids
A visit to the Silverton Casino Hotel is not complete without taking in the popular, and very unique, mermaid show.
Cowboys and western aficionados can buy virtually anything at Cowboy Christmas
Vegas Golden Knights Christmas Display
In the Las Vegas Valley, the chances of getting a white Christmas are slim. But this year, you can have a “Knight” Christmas. A Henderson resident has a Christmas lights display that is synchronized to the entrance music for the Golden Knights. GG Misa’s Knights light show is played every 30 minutes from 5 to 10 nightly. His light show consists of two songs: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and the entrance music, “Le Castle Vania,” from the movie “John Wick.” The display is located at 730 Bollons Island St. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Reivew-Journal)
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez is Just in Time For Repeal Day And Christmas
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez Is Just In Time For Repeal Day And Christmas. Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal
TV's LGBT superheroes
Green Valley Ranch's Winter's Village
The Mob Museum
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Quick Chat With Criss Angel
James D. Gish and Susan Anton rehearse
Susan Anton will be special guest at James D. Gish’s holiday concerts Dec. 7 at Summerlin Library and Dec. 9 at Clark County Library. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio Winter Wonderland
"Majestic Holiday Magic" at the Bellagio Conservatory.
Underwater Santa At The Silverton
Santa takes a dive Sunday, December 2, at the Silverton Casino Hotel. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Cowabunga Bay Christmas Town
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which opened in 1991, has exhibits of mechanical dinosaurs and taxidermied animals, along with live snakes, fish and sharks. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Magical Forest Lights
Cirque Du Soleil Performers Team Up For New Show "Kinekt"
Through dance, acrobatics and aerial arts, “Kinekt” tells a story all too familiar to modern families: how to maintain a human connection in the digital age. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden
The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas
The Pinball Hall of Fame was created by Tim Arnold and opened in 2006. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
Trainer Lou “Mack” McCammon guides several rescue dogs through a series of tricks and jumps two shows a day weekends through December at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like