Las Vegas’ own mini-Coachella is kicking off this weekend, with plenty of spillover shows from the SoCal desert festival coming to the Strip. Be sure to check out the Weekly’s guide to Local-chella for all the details.
After Coachella, though, there’s plenty more music to look forward to, with a slate of bands announcing Las Vegas shows for later this summer:
Prog-rockers Yes will come to the Pearl at the Palms with their Triple-Header Concert Tour on July 12. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Pearl box office.
Also at the Pearl is former Stone Temple Pilots frontmanScott Weiland, who stops in with his Purple at the Core tour on June 1. Tickets start at $34 and go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m. via Ticketmaster and the Pearl box office.
This fall, ’80s icons Depeche Mode will also be at the Pearl for a highly-anticipated show on October 6. Tickets start at $160 and are currently on sale.
Weezer will return to Vegas this summer with a show at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on July 27. Tickets cost $50 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster and online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Also coming to the Boulevard Pool is much-hyped Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, who will perform on Wednesday, May 22. Tickets cost $40 and go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.
The 21st Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival will return once again to the Government Amphitheater April 27 and 28. The festival will feature legendary jazz performers including duo Stanley Clarke and George Duke and vocalist Roy Ayers; R&B performers include vocalist Ledisi and the band Mint Condition. General admission adult tickets cost $91.50; tickets for children 13-17 cost $25 and admission is free for children 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.yourjazz.com
L.A. psych-garage favorites White Fence comes back to Vegas with a new album, Cyclops Reap, on July 30 for a gig at the Bunkhouse Saloon. Ticket information is to be announced.
Finally, ‘80s comeback hero Adam Ant will take Vegas once again with an upcoming show at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on Friday, September 20. Tickets cost $32.50 in advance and $36 the day of the show, and go on sale this Friday, April 12. They can be purchased through www.ticketweb.com