The 80s are alive and well in Vegas. Travel back in time to parachute pants and fingerless gloves but more importantly, timeless music.
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 80s Live to stand-alone performances from Culture Club, 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 80s Live celebrated their 15th anniversary this year, featuring bands: A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington and Mann the original vocalists of “When in Rome UK”, Animotion, The Romantics, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Oingo Boingo Former Members, Nu Shooz, Book of Love, The Motels, Bow Wow Wow, Dramarama, Gene Loves… 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.
Do you really want to miss another concert like this?
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’s venue. 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.
Back to the future: Upcoming and ongoing 80s concerts
Hop back into the Delorean, next year promises more 80s pop, punk, and rock’n’roll.
In 2019, the bad-boy legend of pop himself, Billy Idol, will have several shows at the Palms Casino. 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!”
Speaking of legendary musicians of the early 80s, hungry for some Duran Duran? Coming to the Chelsea Venue at The Cosmopolitan and Harrah’s in February, the stylish, pop-funk band from England will hit the stage for several shows through early 2019.
It’s so hard to say goodbye so these musicians are staying a bit longer
The Mirage proudly hosts ongoing Boyz II Men shows, scheduling available ticketing for the beginning half of the new year until June. The performance boasts of not only playing everyone’s favorites (“I’ll Make Love to You” and “A Song for Mama”) but also “some serious humor” with more of a personal and engaging concert.
Last but certainly not the least, the immensely talented pianist and songwriter Elton John continues to mesmerize his beloved fans—even those who only know the words to “that one song from Almost Famous.” Performing at the T-Mobile Arena and Caesar’s Palace with his “Million Dollar Piano,” Elton John never disappoints to showcase the glitz glamor that is simultaneously—distinctly—Elton and Vegas.
With this visually spectacular as well as musically satisfying concert, “it’s gonna be a long, long time ‘til touch down” brings you round again. Get your tickets at Caesars or other major ticket holders.