Joe Elliott is shown as Def Leppard opens its 12-show residency run at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Kevin Nixon)Joe Elliott is shown as Def Leppard opens its 12-show residency run at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Kevin Nixon)Joe Elliott is shown as Def Leppard opens its 12-show residency run at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Kevin Nixon) You need more than a list of hits and a stack of amps to pull off a Las Vegas Strip residency. “We’re really aware that it’s in Vegas, and residencies that we’ve been witness to when we were building the stage, the kind of examples we were being shown was stuff like Gwen Stefani, or Cher, or any of these big ones — Britney (Spears), where they’ve got dancers and ramps and explosions and God knows what else,” Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott says. “You can’t just come into Vegas with a rock rig … [Read more...] about Def Leppard working ‘the pitch’ in Las Vegas Strip spectacle
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John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal @johnnykats Bruno Mars performs on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.Lady Gaga performs at Park Theater on Sunday, June 10, 2019. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The glut of resident headliners in Las Vegas has forced adjustments of financial performance, say industry officials. Britney Spears made some news midway through her run at Axis Theater (now Zappos Theater) when it was reported she was not selling out every show. No Las Vegas superstars are required to sell every ticket (though Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, for example, consistently sell out). The model is roughly 75 percent ticket sales for a Las Vegas residency show to turn a profit. “Look at a major hotel on the Strip as an example. You might be 78 percent capacity on a Tuesday, with no convention in town,” Live Nation President Kurt Melien says. “You’re going to be at 100 percent on a Saturday, but not every day is Saturday. It’s … [Read more...] about Artists can bring value beyond ticket sales on Las Vegas Strip
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group March 22, 2019 at 11:23 am Singer, actress, Instagram star and overall entertainment force-of-nature Jennifer Lopez will bring her It’s My Party Tour to Northern California in June, with dates in Sacramento on June 12 and San Jose 13. Lopez performs at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Wednesday, June 12 and at Sacramento’s SAP Center on Thursday, June 13. Tickets for both venues go on sale 10 a.m. March 29 at LiveNation.com. As with everything Lopez does, the multi-hyphenate talent is celebrating turning 50 this year in grand, fabulous style by headlining her first U.S. tour, during which she will visit 25 cities across North America this summer. According to a press release from producer Live Nation, “Fans can anticipate a signature Jennifer Lopez show each night: a nonstop party mix of Jennifer’s new and classic anthems, showstopping choreography and dancers, dazzling wardrobe, … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lopez brings her big It’s My Party Tour to San Jose’s SAP Center in June
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Bryan Alexander USA TODAY Published 8:45 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 LOS ANGELES — More than an hour past her scheduled talk time. a game-faced Jennifer Lopez rolls into a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel with an entourage of ten, portable racks of clothes and a mega-suitcase filled with designer heels. Showtime kicks into higher gear as Lopez decides the photo-shoot setting calls for a charcoal Stephane Rolland gown with Tom Ford heels as a table for one with a leafy salad, three glasses of ice water and a perfect cut of filet mignon is rolled in. But when the star's iPhone rings, the world stops. Lopez turns on her speakerphone to take a call from beau Alex Rodriguez, chirping, "Hi, Baby!" "Are you killing it?" Rodriguez asks. "Yes, we're killing it," Lopez says with a smile. "Let me call you back." If Rodriguez needs proof, Lopez, 49, turns on the superstar smolder for a photographer to promote her return to the big screen … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lopez: ‘Second Act’ with Alex Rodriguez will ‘rock hard’