October is set to be a fantastic month in Las Vegas with a huge range of shows that cater to all the family. You can see world famous musicians, comedians, magicians, wrestlers, dancers, and more during your visit to the Strip. Be sure to take a careful look at what is happening when planning your visit so that you can book your tickets before they sell out. Here are some of October’s highlights:
October 1st – 30th: Wayne Newton
Known across the world as Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton will be taking to the stage at Caesars Palace throughout October. He will be performing crowd favourites such as the platinum record hit “Danke Schoen” and many other singles. The show, Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal, is designed to present the legendary entertainer in a more intimate setting, allowing him to interact with the audience, perform favourite songs, share highlights from his career, tell anecdotes and answer questions from the audience.
Newton has been entertaining audiences with his collection of signature songs for decades. He has more than 40 million fans and he has performed over 30,000 live shows on the Las Vegas Strip alone. He is the USO’s Celebrity Circle Chairman and over the years, he has hosted countless shows for US troops overseas.
October 2nd – 5th: Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart will be performing at Caesars Palace for three nights only this October. His exciting show, Rod Stewart: The Hits, is backed by a 13-piece band and is a night that fans of the legendary rocker will never forget. The show is packed with a roster of his chart-topping singles and it even features an appearance from the notorious Celtic Football Club fan, who kicks footballs into the audience and interacts with fans.
Rod Stewart is a true musical icon. He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has sold an astonishing 250 million albums and singles, and he is still releasing new albums to this day. He promises to get the audience on their feet with hits such as Maggie May, You Wear it Well, Hot Legs, You’re in My Heart, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Tonight’s The Night and Some Guys Have All the Luck. Be sure to book your tickets now, as this will be the only opportunity to see him in Vegas this year.
October 6th: Steve Martin & Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t
These two legends of comedy are appearing together for one night only at Caesars Palace this October. Their stand up gig is guaranteed to have you rolling around with laughter and they will be joined by special musical guest Steep Canyon Rangers.
Steve Martin began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in the 1960s. He won his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. From there, he continued to attract fans with his stand-up comedy on mainstream television shows and movies including “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, HBO’s “On Location” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. Martin has also appeared in many popular films including “The Jerk” (1979), “Parenthood” (1989), “Father of the Bride” (1991) and “Bowfinger” (1999).
Martin Short’s career began in the 1970s and he has become a household name for comedy fans around the world. He has appeared on many popular television shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” and in a number of films such as “Three Amigos”, “Father of the Bride”, and “Pure Luck”. He also won a Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Musical for the 1999 Broadway rendition of “Little Me”.
Don’t miss you chance to catch these to hilarious men in action next month.
October 9th – 26th: Journey
One of the world’s greatest rock bands, Journey will be headlining at Caesars Palace throughout October. Since they first rose to prominence in San Francisco 35 years ago, Journey has become one of America’s most popular bands. They are behind iconic hits such as “Lights”, “Faithfully”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Wheel In The Sky”, “Separate Ways”, “Who’s Crying Now”, and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’” which is the top-selling digital catalogue track in history.
The band has had 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums, in total they have sold close to 100 million albums across the world. Their album of greatest hits is certified 15 times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band has received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” award, and their tour last year with Def Leppard was their most successful to date. The band has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they have been inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and they were the subject of the award-winning documentary, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.”
October 10th – 31st: Dionne Warwick
The six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with her limited engagement, “An Evening with Dionne Warwick” at Cleopatra’s Barge over the coming weeks. This year Warwick won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and she will be entertaining audiences with a stunning musical journey comprised of her multitude of hit songs that have made her the second-most charted female vocalist of all time.
The audience will be treated to a variety of her hits such as “What the World Needs Now”, “Heart Breaker”, “Love Power”, and “Reach Out for Me”. The show is filled with stunning choreography and is complete with a live band and plenty of multimedia effects. This is a rare chance to see why Dionne won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her legacy of endless entertaining appearances around the world so be sure to book your tickets today before they are sold out.
October 27th: Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa will be at Caesars Palace for one night only this October. The two time Grammy nominated blue-rock guitar icon is on tour supporting his all-original album Redemption. He is known across the world as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and he is credited with almost single-handily redefining the blues-rock genre and bringing it to the mainstream.
He will be backed by a top band of legendary musicians including Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (drums), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass) and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (piano/organ) and featuring soulful background singers and fantastic horns to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favourites. It promises to be a night to remember so book your tickets today before it is too late.
October 11th: WWE Smackdown
Fans of wrestling should be sure not to miss the chance to see The New Day vs. Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Rowan! Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe. Plus, Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley and many more of your favourite WWE Superstars at T-Mobile Arena. It is sure to be an action packed evening that fans will never forget. Tickets are selling fast so book yours today to make sure that you don’t miss out.
October 19th: Phil Collins
Phil Collins is coming to the T-Mobile Arena with his “Still Not Dead Yet” tour for one night this October. The legendary musician began playing the drums at the age of five and his career began in earnest when he joined Genesis as a drummer in 1970, later becoming the group’s lead vocalist in 1975 when Peter Gabriel departed. Collins launched his solo career in 1981 with a string of pop albums that brought him global recognition. Over the course of his career, he has released eight studio albums along with three compilations, two soundtracks and more than forty singles. He is a member of the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, and Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame. His albums have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. He has been nominated for more than 20 Grammy Awards. He has won 7 Grammys, along with various American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Brit Awards and more.
The show will include hits such as “Against All Odds”, “Another Day in Paradise”, “One More Night”, “Throwing It All Away”, “Can’t Turn Back the Years”, “I Missed Again”, “You’ll Be In My Heart”, “In The Air Tonight”, “Easy Lover” and “Take Me Home”. It is a night that fans of Collins will never forget so be sure to book your tickets now before it is too late.
October 1st – 31st: Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is one of the hottest venues in Vegas and certainly worth a visit for anyone who wants to laugh. Run by the man who is best known for playing Robert in Everybody Loves Raymond, each month Garrett invites a range of exciting talent to perform at his club.
Garrett doesn’t perform every week at the club, but he does make regular appearances. This October he will be there from the 3rd to the 5th together with Mitch Fatel and Jeff Arcuri. Also performing in October Erik Griffen, Jack Coen, Ralph Harris, Gerry Bednob, Michael Somerville, Andy Pitz, Tom Mctigue and Landry. If you enjoy comedy, be sure to book your tickets today.
October 5th: The Eagles
The Eagles will be performing at the MGM Grand for one night this October. They will be performing their ground-breaking album “Hotel California” live and in its entirety for the first time in their career. The band will also be doing an additional set of their greatest hits, which fans are sure to love. Featuring Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, The Eagles are one of the most successful bands of all time and there is massive demand for tickets to their concerts. They won’t be performing anywhere else in North America this year, so if you are a fan be sure to book your tickets today and make sure that you are in Vegas this October.
October 18th: Jonas Brothers
Having sold over 20 million albums, the Jonas Brothers are a hugely successful group with fans across the worlds. They combine pop, rock, classic R&B, techno and dance genres in their music, ensuring that they always sound fresh and relevant. Back in 2012 when the band did a one-night exclusive engagement at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, the tickets sold out in minutes and tickets to this show are selling just as fast. The Jonas Brothers became the first band ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once: Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer and the Camp Rock soundtrack. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, a global hit that became their second #1 album in one year. They have earned over 40 Gold and Platinum record certifications and have the Guinness World Record for “Most Singles to Enter Straight into the U.S. Top 20 in a Year by a Group” with five singles in 2009. They received their first Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best New Artist and they have won nearly 50 awards across the globe, including an American Music Award. Book your tickets today to make sure that you don’t miss out.
October 19th: Jimmy Buffett
Over the years, Jimmy Buffett has released countless classics such as “Son of a Son of a Sailor”, “Pirate Looking at 40” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and his stage performances are unmissable. He will be joining his Coral Reefer Band to take you to “Margaritaville” in this special performance.
Put on your aloha shirt and head to the MGM Grand with all the other Parrotheads for a show that is sure to be packed with humour, island escapism and lots of fun. Grab yourself a margarita on your way to the show, as it is always 5 o’clock somewhere, and then sing along to Buffett’s classic hits.
Complete with songs such as “Too Drunk to Karaoke”, “Something ‘Bout a Boat”, “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” and “Fins”, the show is sure to be a fantastic experience and one you won’t soon forget. It promises to be an evening those of a certain age will be talking about for years to come.
October 30th: Twenty One Pilots
At the core of Twenty One Pilots is a spirit of fearlessness. The duo of front man Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun have built up a he fan base over the years and will be performing in Vegas for one night this October. They are best known for the singles “Stressed Out”, “Ride”, and “Heathens” and they received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Their album Blurryface, released in 2015, because the first album in history on which every track received at least a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The release of the single “Heathens” also made the group the first alternative artist to have two concurrent top ten singles in the United States. The group’s popularity continues to grow, so if you want the chance to see them live in Vegas, be sure to book your tickets now before it is too late.
October 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th: Aerosmith
America’s all-time best-selling rock ‘n’ roll band will be continuing their heading residency at the Park MGM this October with four more concerts. Aerosmith began their show Deuces Are Wild in April and it received rave reviews. The concerts give fans the chance to experience one of the all-time great rock ‘n’ roll bands in one of the most immersive audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas. In addition to hearing some of the bands greatest hits, the show also features brand new visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions.
The concert takes place on a specially customised stage with flaming wings and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members bring a huge amount of energy to the show. From beginning to end it is an experience that is guaranteed to thrill all fans of the band, and while there are many more opportunities to see them in Vegas this year, there is a great deal of demand for tickets, so be sure to book yours as soon as you can.
October 17th – 31st: Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s residency at the Park MGM continues in the second half of October. The six-time Grammy award winner, Golden Globe award winner and Academy Award nominee is in Vegas with two separate shows, Lady Gaga Enigma and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano. The Enigma show takes you through all of her popular hits while the Jazz & Piano show is a more intimate affair with stripped-down versions of her hits and other numbers from the Great American Songbook.
Since beginning her residency, Gaga has received nothing but rave reviews. People’s Mark Gray praised the residency as a “highly energetic show.” “Simply put, it lived up to the hype,” Gray said. “Enigma was very theatrical and very ‘Gaga.’” Andreas Hale in Billboard said that Gaga delivered “an absolutely delicious smorgasbord of pop music, performance art and fantastic futurism during her 90-minute set that kicked off in true Gaga fashion.”
“Enigma is a full theatrical production with an overarching theme of Lady Gaga seeking to find her inner voice in a narrative that is part ‘Wizard of Oz’ and part ‘Ghost in the Shell’ as Gaga interacted with an artificial lifeform known as ‘Enigma’ on the oversized screens,” Hale continued. “The set pieces were just as grandiose and over-the-top as the performances themselves.”
If you are a fan of the sensation that is Lady Gaga, be sure to book your tickets as soon as possible.
Much More to Enjoy This October
There is far more going on in Vegas this October with plenty to cater to every taste. Whatever you are looking for, sports, comedy, theatre, dance, music, and so on, there is bound to be something happening during your visit. Be sure to take a careful look now so that you don’t miss out.