From illusionists to tribute acts, comedy to drag queens, Las Vegas has the market cornered when it comes to some of the world’s most spectacular shows. Famed for the bright lights of the infamous Las Vegas Strip, as well as being billed as ‘The Entertainment Capital OfThe World’, stars from across the globe dream of having a residency in Sin City, with previous performers including Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Prince and more recently, Celine Dion. Among the celebrity hotspots, luxury hotels and thrilling gambling jaunts, there is always time to bask in some truly astonishing talent with some of the best shows Las Vegas has to offer.
The inimitable Cirque du Soleil have more than one show open in Las Vegas at the minute, but none attract more guests from across the world than their ‘The Beatles LOVE’ show. Performing at The Mirage hotel, a cast of 60 international entertainers combine their unique brand of freestyle dance and aerial acrobatics to a soundtrack of the Famous Four’s greatest hits. The show was inspired by the friendship between Beatle George Harrison and the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Gay Laliberte, tickets start at around $90.00 and with two performances per day, there is no excuse for Beatles fans to miss out on this spectacular event. If you’ve already seen The Beatles LOVE, Pocket Vegas Visitor Map and Guide is currently offering Las Vegas coupons subscribers tickets to Mystere from just $55.
For those who love to be mystified, Jan Rouven’s Illusions will thrill and bamboozle audiences with some of the most dangerous and incredible illusions ever performed on stage. Set to a modern soundtrack of hits by Adele and Katy Perry, the master illusionist takes his audience on an electrifying journey full of imagination and mystery at the FAME Theatre, and will surely leave everyone talking about his act for many years to come. Magicians never reveal their secrets, but the secret of one of Las Vegas’ best ever shows is well and truly out – tickets start at £49.99 and often sell out, so it is worth booking in advance.
For something altogether more sedate, the House of Blues Las Vegas show, which has been in residency at the Mandalay Bay Resort since it opened in 1999, is the perfect choice. The venue boasts an open air balcony, perfect to enjoy some soulful music on a balmy summer’s evening, and for true blues fans, there are plenty of traditions adhered to: a metal box of real Delta Mississippi mud is kept under the stage for luck, and a Crazy Quilt is displayed in all its glory. The maximum occupancy is 1,900, and special guests in the coming months include Scissor Sisters, Steel Panther and Santana.