The 80s are alive and thriving in Vegas. Travel back in time to parachute pants and fingerless gloves but more importantly, timeless music.
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Las Vegas is home to all sorts of entertainment and spectacular shows, and the bands and artists of the 1980s provide nothing short of nostalgic and electrifying performances. From Lost 80’s Live to stand-alone performances like Paula Abdul, here are all of the 80s concerts happening in Las Vegas: past, present, and future events you’ll want to attend time after time.
THE TIME OF MY LIFE: LAS VEGAS 80S CONCERTS
We sing these songs at karaoke bars, in cars, and on the jukebox. But the only real way to experience the 80s and this era of soaring anthems is with a crowd of fellow, die-hard fans.
FAN AND LOCAL FAVORITE FESTIVALS
A Sin City and fan favorite, Lost 80’s Live celebrated their 16th anniversary last year, featuring bands: A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Wang Chung, The Tubes, Farrington and Mann the original vocalists of “When in Rome UK”, and The Motels… the list goes on.
If this sounds like a party, it certainly was and will be as this 80s festival visits every year. All music tastes were satiated with varieties of new wave, synthpop, rock, pop and electronic music, including all the reasons to love and relive the 80s.
The real test to your 80s knowledge and obsession happens at Retro Futura. While this tour doesn’t make its way all the way to our desert, it’s a hard one to miss if you love the likes of Belinda Carlisle, Modern English, and ABC—to name a few.
RELIVING THE 80S in 2020
Occasionally, you’ll get the classic bands who just want to visit Vegas and her natives.
The B’52s and the Thompson Twin’s Tom Bailey joined the Culture Club concert right here at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. As one of their last stops in their 40-statewide tour, the Culture Club brought with them all of the fan favorites and even some new ones.
On March 21, Kansas will stop by the Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas as part of their Point of Know Return tour. Don’t miss classics like the haunting Dust in the Wind.
If you miss the soft rock of the Australian tracks, Little River Band, the group will return to Las Vegas on January 18 at the Orleans.
English singer and lead vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne, is coming to the Grand Garden Arena, July 31st, while on his No More Tours 2 tour. Don’t miss this one-time concert event with the “Prince of Darkness” himself.
Television personality and songwriter, 80s princess Paula Abdul will play through 2019 fall into the winter at Flamingo’s Donna and Marie showroom.
The Chicago-based band, Styx, famous for the catchy masterpiece, Mr. Roboto, will be at the Pearl. Get your tickets for the one-night event on January 19m 2020.
ONGOING 80S CONCERTS
Hop back into the Delorean, next year promises more 80s pop, punk, and rock’n’roll.
In 2020, the bad-boy legend of pop himself, Billy Idol, will continue his residency in Las Vegas. He has shows at the Palms Casino starting and throughout March. Billy said regarding performing in the valley: “[M]y band and I have played Vegas many times and it’s always been a blast. We can’t stay away!”
Once the lead singer of Van Halen, David Lee Roth continues his solo career, sticking around the valley through January 11 to March 28th. See him and his band at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.
While not originally from the 80s, The Righteous Brothers can make you feel nostalgic for the earlier music eras. Visit Harrah’s to see when they’re scheduled next.
You don’t want to miss a moment of Steven Tyler’s performances at Monte Carlo’s Park Theater. Aerosmith is scheduled to play at the venue until June 4, 2020.
Touted as one of the best-selling artists of all time, Rod Stewart and his timeless tracks are scheduled to perform at Caesars Palace, starting March 6 through October 3rd.
Speaking of spectacular performances at Caesers Palace, Sting will play his popular songs at Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum from May 22 through the summer.
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