By Andrea Domanick
With Las Vegas gearing up for summer, another slate of concerts fit for a variety of music tastes has been announced this week. From Vince Neil to Jason Mraz to Weird Al, Las Vegas music fans have a lot to look forward to in coming months.
Additionally, Pear Jam frontman Eddie Vedder announced today the postponement of his upcoming solo dates at the Pearl in the Palms due to temporary nerve damage in his right arm. Those shows, on April 10 and 11, have been rescheduled to Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively.
Rock of Vegas at Fremont Street Experience
Vince Neil and Asia and Bret Michaels, oh my! Fremont Street Experience recently announced its free summer concert series, chock full of ’80s rock legends, which kicks off Memorial Day weekend:
May 26: Vince Neil of Motley Crue
June 9: Dennis DeYoung, playing the music of Styx
June 22: Night Ranger
July 7: Asia featuring John Payne
July 21: Warrant and Skid Row
Aug. 4: Bret Michaels’ “Get Your Rock on Tour 2012”
Aug. 18: To be announced
Sept. 1: Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
All concerts are Saturday nights except for June 22, which is a Friday.
Jason Mraz at Red Rock Resort Amphitheater
The Grammy Award-winning charmer returns to Las Vegas on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., touring behind his highly-anticipated new release “Love Is a Four Letter Word” (out April 17). Tickets are $39.50 and go on sale April 14 at 10 a.m. via sclv.com/concerts and Ticketmaster. For more details, visit Jason Mraz’s website.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at Mandalay Bay Events Center
A reunion not to be missed: Former flames J.Lo and Marc Anthony come to Mandalay Bay on May 26 with “Q’Viva! the Chosen Live.” The show will feature a performance by the pair, as well as artists they discovered through their international television show “Q’Viva! the Chosen.” Tickets start at $45 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and MandalayBay.com.
“Weird Al” Yankovic at Primm
If you like a little humor with your music, don’t miss the Grammy-winning satirist April 28 at Primm’s Star of the Desert Arena. Tickets to see his multimedia live rock-comedy show start at $42.95 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
B-52's at Soundwaves
The ’80s rock sweethearts will make a stop at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Soundwaves venue June 9 to play classics like “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack.” Tickets are on sale for $37.50 via the Hard Rock box office and Ticketmaster.
Jimmy Cliff at Soundwaves
Veteran ska and reggae artist Cliff also will stop by Soundwaves this summer for a gig June 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($35) to see the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee go on sale Saturday at noon via the Hard Rock box office and Ticketmaster.