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These Shows Will Rock You: Rock Concerts Happening in Las Vegas

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Rock is more than just one genre. Evolving from its “rock and roll” roots, the generic term rock doesn’t fit one style anymore. The music genre has branched off into a myriad of classifications. From classic 80s rock to heavy hitting metal, discover your taste and plan a trip to one of these rock concerts coming to Las Vegas this year.

Las Vegas Rock Concerts in 2019

From classic rock to punk rock, Vegas sees her fair share of rock bands and musicians. Whether you rock on the Strip or headbang in Downtown’s largest playground, find your next soul-searching concert with our Las Vegas rock concerts guide.


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Heavy Metal

Metal’s hard-hitting sounds and virtuosic riffs are unrivaled in a stadium or concert setting. Here’s a few of the heavy rock concerts coming your way.

Las Rageous

The most popular heavy metal rock concert and festival the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center hosts is Las Rageous. It has featured bands like Five Finger Death Punch, A Day to Remember, and many more.

Metal Allegiance

At the House of Blues April 19, the supergroup Metal Allegiance from Long Island New York is touring across the West Coast this spring.

Judas Priest

On June 29 at the Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Judas Priest continue their 2019 FIREPOWER tour. From Japan to the Vegas Strip, the English heavy metal band is touring the world with tracks that helped spearhead the metal genre we know today.

August Burns Red

To celebrate their heavy metal tenure, August Burns Red hits the stage at the House of Blues Las Vegas for their 10 Years Constellations tour. Join the GRAMMY-nominated group on July 23.

Iron Maiden

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is the only stadium fit for the gladiators of metal. For their “Legacy of the Beast”  2019 tour, the maidens of metal will headline on September 13.

Classic Rock

Before there was rock we know today, the legends helped evolve punk and metal into the beloved genre we love today.

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Retro Futura

Retro Futura is one of those tours that doesn’t always make its way to Vegas yet it’s a hard one to miss if you love Belinda Carlisle and Modern English. This tour provides deep cuts to classic 80s and rock.

Lost 80s Live

Lost 80s Live is back at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center for the third year in a row. Featuring headliners like Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Wang Chung, and more.

Las Vegas 80s shows

If you’re looking for more 80s classic rock, the pianist and songwriter Elton John continues to perform at the T-Mobile Arena and Caesar’s Palace with his “Million Dollar Piano.”

Rock and Alternative

Here are the rising alternative and indie stars to go see this year.


The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas also has the privilege of hosting this “dance rock” group on April 16.

Florence and the Machine

After a stunning performance at last year’s Life Is Beautiful, Florence and the Machine is back in Las Vegas on May 17 where vocalist, keyboardist, and the rest of the music machines will perform at the T-Mobile Arena.

Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums

This summer, Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums co-headline at the DLVEC Friday, August 16. The indie and techno rock collectives will be performing at the downtown venue with special guests Coin and Alice Merton.

Papa Roach

As part of their “Who Do You Trust?” tour, Papa Roach will perform at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center Labor Day Weekend. Rock bands Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves are part of the tour as Papa Roach celebrates their 10th studio album release earlier this year.

Life Is Beautiful

A popular festival downtown that sends off our desert summer, Life Is Beautiful is September 20-23.

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