Over the years, Las Vegas has hosted some of the biggest names in music history to present shows in its halls. Liberace in the 1950s was perhaps the first world-class name to occur regularly here. The legendary “ Rat Pack & # 39; & # 39; made up of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. made the big city their home in the 1960s, selling shows every night to an audience that just couldn't get enough of the talented trio and Elvis Presley was a regular on the music scene in the 1970s, performing regularly to sell crowds until his unfortunate death in 1977.
In recent years vacation tourists have been able to book tickets for Elton John, Tom Jones, Cher, Celine Dion and many others who have signed lucrative contracts with some of the larger hotels for a series of shows. Many more famous artists and bands play several nights in the city as part of a long American tour like Madonna, U2, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney to name a few.
If you are going to vacation and want to see a concert while you are there, then current "residents" include Garth Brooks at Wynn, Cher at Caesars Palace (to be replaced by Céline Dion from March 2011), Matt Goss, also at Caesars Palace, Barry Manilow in Paris Las Vegas and Joan Rivers at the Venetian.
Popular resorts for concerts and one-off shows include the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which will see Meat Loaf, Sheryl Crow, Van Morrison and The Black Crowes and a host of others performing before the end of the night year. In addition, MGM Grand will welcome Michael Bublé, Nickelback and others in the coming months.