Stefani stoked for Planet Hollywood run
APRIL 1997 when the band filled Thomas & Mack Center. Even arena officials were surprised at the widespread popularity of this emerging ska band from Orange County, Calif.
Having built an impressive career with No Doubt and beyond, superstar Gwen Stefani is back with her “Gwen Stefani — Just a Girl” extended engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort. The 25-show series opens with three performances June 27-30. Shows continue in July, December (including New Year’s Eve), February and March.
“To be able to do a show in Vegas is such an incredible honor. Growing up in Anaheim, California, I could never have imagined one day having my own Vegas residency,” Stefani said in a statement. “I have been so fortunate to tour throughout my career, but to create a show for Vegas is something I’ve never experienced and I can’t wait.”
Stefani will perform songs through her entire career in a show designed expressly for Zappos Theater (the former Axis theater, renamed in February). As part of her residency, Stefani will donate $1 of every ticket sold to the Las Vegas Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which treats children with life-threatening diseases.
Stefani has also appeared with No Doubt and solo at the Pearl at the Palms, at both Joints at the Hard Rock Hotel and headlined Rock in Rio in 2015. In a memorable moment from November 2001, the band opened for U2, also at the Thomas & Mack Center, and Stefani later joined Bono for a spirited cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”
Logic is in!
The NHL made it official Monday. Rapper Logic will host a free performance at Toshiba Plaza at T-mobile Arena at 5 p.m. Wednesday, leading into the Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup playoffs opener against the Los Angeles Kings.
Billed “The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Party,” the concert is open to the public, all ages, and no ticket is required. The concert is presented as the opening to the entire Cup playoffs and tied to the Golden Knights’ first-ever postseason game.
Marino goes interactive
The indisputable “Queen of the Strip,” Frank Marino, and his stage show “Divas
Las Vegas” are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at his lavishly appointed dressing room at The Linq Hotel. During this video tour, Marino is allowing his online audience on Facebook Live to vote for which legends will be portrayed in each show, which is performed at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Marino is also about to release his memoir, “Drags to Riches,” in May. The book is an extensive account of his 33-year career as a Strip headliner.
On the topic of headliners …
Siegfried & Roy were among the attendees at Sunday’s premiere of “Opium” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The legendary duo was seated in a VIP box, where I stopped by to visit prior to the performance.
Siegfried asked me if I’d seen the show during previews. I told him I had.
“And? How was it?” he asked.
“It’s weird, Siegfried,” I said. “Good!” he said. “I like weird!”
So, I expect he loved “Opium,” and I know the cast loved meeting S&R after the show.
No. 250? Wow!
“WOW,” the variety show with the aquatic stage, is wading to its 250th performance at the Rio on April
22. As its director, Hanoch Rosenn, said just before its September opening, “The water is more like an element of the show. I wouldn’t call it a water show, per se. It’s an element in the show, but many acts are dry.” Rosenn will be on hand to celebrate the 250th show.
Cool Hang Alert
Ronnie Rose, a master of Vegas lounges for many a year, headlines “Four Women and a Man” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Copa Room at Bootlegger Bistro. Rose is joined by Rita Lim, C.C. Spencer, Dana Daye and Amanda King.
Rose is a throwback who has performed at various venues around the city (Stirling Club at Turnberry Place, Italian American Club and Eastside Lounge at Encore
Las Vegas among them). The man knows how to win over a room. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating; $25 general admission.
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Gwen Stefani, shown at T-mobile Arena on Aug. 19, 2016, will begin a series of 25 shows at Planet Hollywood Resort on June 27.