• 07-OCT-2019

Las Vegas News Briefs - October 2019

Aerosmith "AEROSMITH DEUCES ARE WILD" residency at Park Theater at Park MGM.
Aerosmith Announces 15 Additional Dates for Las Vegas Residency
Due to extraordinary demand, America's all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Aerosmith, has announced 15 additional dates through June 2020 for their Las Vegas residency AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Additionally, fans now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to party on stage right alongside Aerosmith with the new “VIP ON-STAGE THX-PERIENCE” packages, which are now available for purchase for all shows. The package includes one on-stage seated or standing ticket, one pair of 1more THX-certified Triple Driver Headphones to keep, on-stage VIP bar access and entry access through a separate VIP entrance. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
 
Plaza Hotel & Casino Officially Debuts New Luxe Rooms and Suites
Exemplifying the growth of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino recently debuted its new Luxe guest rooms and suites. Downtown’s newest premium hotel accommodations feature redesigned floor plans paired with a variety of high-end décor, technology and energy efficiency upgrades. The $15 million renovation transformed more than 120 guest rooms on the top floors of the Plaza’s North Tower. Significant infrastructure changes were made to create the Luxe rooms that average 325 square feet. Adjoining doors were removed to offer more storage options with modern wardrobes, and 16 rooms were combined to create eight new suites. Every room has an Amazon Echo Dot in the alarm clock enabling guests to easily use Alexa commands to check the weather, play music and contact hotel staff for assistance, such as requesting housekeeping, reserving a pool cabana, or making dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse. The eight new Luxe suites also include a wet bar, and all Luxe rooms offer stunning mountain views or overlook the high energy activity of Fremont Street. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, Faiss Foley Warren, amy@ffwpr.com.
 
RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas Set to Take Over the Iconic Flamingo Las Vegas
All tea, no shade! Some of the most famous drag queens in the world are taking over the Las Vegas Strip when RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! hits the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas in early 2020. From the creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will be the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory. The revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. Seven queens will be featured in each show from a rotating cast of Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry, Eureka O'Hara, India Ferrah, Kahanna Montrese, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Shannel and Yvie Oddly. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
 
Las Vegas Aviators Led All Teams in Total and Average Attendance in 2019
The Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators led all teams in total attendance (650,934) and average attendance (9,299), while becoming the first team since 2015 to top the 650,000 mark in total attendance. The Aviators recorded 43 sellouts in their inaugural season in Las Vegas Ballpark. The Frisco RoughRiders (455,765) led the Double-A level for the 15th consecutive season, the Dayton Dragons (545,108) led the Class-A level and the Vancouver Canadians (235,980) topped the Short Season and Rookie level leagues. A total of 41,504,077 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2019, marking the 15th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans. The increase of 1,053,740 fans over the 2018 attendance total was a 2.6% increase and marked Minor League Baseball’s largest year-over-year increase since the 2006–2007 seasons and marks the ninth-largest single season total in Minor League Baseball history. Average attendance across Minor League Baseball (4,044) was up 84 fans per game (2.1%) over 2018. For more information, contact Jim Gemma, Las Vegas Aviators, jgemma@aviatorslv.com.
 
Wynn Las Vegas and Drake Announce OVO Pop-Up Boutique at Wynn Plaza
Wynn Las Vegas announces the opening of an October’s Very Own (OVO) pop-up boutique at Wynn Plaza. In celebration of Drake’s exclusive partnership with Wynn Las Vegas, the pop-up will run through mid-January, 2020. The 700-square-foot store opened during Drake’s recent performance at XS Nightclub. Wynn Las Vegas engaged in a comprehensive partnership with Drake earlier this year. In addition, Wynn Nightlife has been working to bring new and diverse formats into their already renowned roster of artists, and the opening of the OVO boutique is reflective of this exclusive commitment with him. OVO at Wynn Plaza will feature weekly drops debuting every Friday, including an exclusive OVO Wynn shop tee, OVO collaboration items, the staple OVO Essentials Collection and new in-line pieces from OVO Fall/Holiday 2019. For more information, contact Amanda Mondre, Narrative, Amanda.mondre@narrativemediagroup.com.
 
David Lee Roth ROCKS VEGAS! Residency at House of Blues Begins January 2020
David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – is coming to Las Vegas. Toastmaster general of the immoral majority Diamond Dave is bringing the rock to the House of Blues Las Vegas with a residency beginning on Jan. 8, 10, and 11, and continues March 18, 20-21, 25, 27-28 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS will delight fans with an explosive two-guitar sound, bringing his long list of mega familiar hits to life that you’ve only heard on the radio till now. With a changing set of 26 instantly recognizable songs, including “Jump,” “Panama,” and “California Girls,” it is the sound of a generational prison break. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, alissa@prpluslv.com.
 
Caesars Entertainment Officially Relaunches The Colosseum
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace unveiled significant technical and design upgrades in early September. Upgrades include The Colosseum’s new state-of-the-art sound system, new moving light fixtures and high-definition LED video wall. While the newly reimagined landmark venue now features the latest in audio and lighting advancements, entirely refurbished seating, none of which is more than 145 feet from the stage, and the ability for flexible configurations through the city’s only automated lift seating system, the enhanced design of the venue still preserves the integrity, celebrated character and prestige of the iconic theater. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
 
DLVEC Announces PRIDE Weekend Entertainment Lineup
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) is bringing the heat to this year’s PRIDE Festival on October 11-12 with exhilarating acts from Kiesza, Vassy and Cazwell as well as performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Manila Luzon and Bob The Drag Queen. The yearly celebration promises good eats, great music and an evening of entertainment hosted by Jennifer Warner, Drew Dixon, Edie and J.Son. The two-day event will also include entertainment by Inaya Day, DJ Rex Von Rex, DJ Jaydean, Dollface, Empire Records, Zumba Group, Joey Jay, Joey Suarez, Lady Q, Nick Ayler, Nikki Exotika and Sonora Mar Y Mar. In addition to the elaborate lineup, the event will also house: A delicious selection of food trucks; Pop-up drag shows with some of the country’s top performers; Over 100 vendors with PRIDE merchandise; An all-ages “Family Fun Zone”; An animal lovers’ pet parade; 18 and over “After Dark” celebrations. For more information, contact Kirsten Leeds, Kirvin Doak Communications, kleeds@kirvindoak.com.
 
Country's Largest Collection of Mezcal and Tequila Now Available at Park MGM
Las Vegas is now home to the country’s most extensive collection of tequila and mezcal including agave-based spirits that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. In collaboration with James Beard Award-winning mezcal pioneer Bricia Lopez, Park MGM debuts Mama Rabbit Bar – a true Oaxacan experience featuring modern Mexican cocktails, live entertainment, a pop-surrealist art installation from Okuda San Miguel and more than 500 labels of tequila and mezcal. For more information, contact Robert Flicker, Kirvin Doak Communications, rflicker@kirvindoak.com.
 
Wynn Las Vegas Announces Free Valet Parking For All Guests
Wynn Las Vegas announces free valet parking at Wynn and Encore for all guests, without limitation, and without the need for validation. The new policy went into effect at midnight on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. In addition to free valet parking, self-parking remains free for all visitors at both Wynn and Encore self-park garages. For more information, contact Jesse Williams, Wynn Las Vegas, pr@wynnlasvegas.com.
 
Christina Aguilera Announces 10 Additional Residency Dates
Christina Aguilera, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter, has announced ten additional dates through March 2020 for Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience is a multi-sensory immersive experience engaging the audience with enigmatic vocals, spectacular visuals and surprising scents. Christina brings her audience through a journey of her music, showcasing some of her global hits including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” “Lady Marmalade” and “Ain’t No Other Man.” The new dates are set for December 2019 and February and March 2020. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab for Live Nation Las Vegas, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
 
Billy Idol Extends Vegas Residency at The Pearl Into 2020
Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation recently announced the extension of Billy Idol: Las Vegas Presented by SiriusXM. The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. Billy Idol: Las Vegas has received numerous accolades since launching in 2019. The performances have featured material from throughout Idol’s career, from Idol’s days fronting the seminal British punk band Generation X to his hits the world has come to know and love, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” and many more. Billy Idol will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of the Billy Idol band. The new dates are set for March 2020. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, alissa@prpluslv.com.
 
Rail Explorers Announces 2019 Opening
After several successful seasons of springtime operations, Rail Explorers, the family-friendly, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin year-round tours in Southern Nevada on Oct. 11. Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam. Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. For more information, contact Vanessa Thill, The Vox Agency, vanessa@thevoxagency.com.
 
Plaza Hotel & Casino to give away vintage coin operated slot and video poker machines in October
Paying homage to its vintage Vegas gambling roots, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will have two special casino contests to give away a dozen classic coin machines, including traditional slot, keno and video poker games, some of which are more than 25 years old. While the coin machines like Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Catch the Heat have nostalgic popularity, they are not compatible with new slot technologies and cannot track points and play. The vintage machines have also become increasingly harder to maintain. As a result, the Plaza will be taking them out of service and giving them away as part of two casino promotions in October. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, Faiss Foley Warren, amy@ffwpr.com.
 
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition Launches Makeup Line
Devoted fans of The Hunger Games films from Lionsgate are now able to purchase themed makeup from The Hunger Games cosmetic line at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, recently opened attraction at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Designed and developed by the manufacturer of LASplash Cosmetics, a Jon Davler, Inc. company, the masstige line was specifically created for entertainment and exhibition company, Cityneon Holdings Limited, and its subsidiary Victory Hill Exhibitions, the creative companies behind The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. All products are cruelty-free formulas developed and manufactured in Los Angeles and are currently available for purchase at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, and will debut for sale online in time for the holiday shopping season. For more information, contact Gina Yager, GYC Vegas, Public Relations, gina@gycvegas.com.
 
Gwen Stefani Announces Final Dates for Headlining Residency
Multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani has announced the final 16 performance dates for her headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the eye-popping spectacular celebrates the breadth of the star’s illustrious musical career with fan-favorite hits, including “Hollaback Girl,” “Sweet Escape” and “What You Waiting For.” Stefani’s residency returns to Las Vegas in October and November 2019. The final 16 performances are set for February and May 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
 
Magic Mike Live! Moves to Sahara Las Vegas in 2020
Magic Mike Live Las Vegas, which recently celebrated its 1,000th performance, will complete its celebrated introductory run at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 24, 2019, and re-open at SAHARA Las Vegas in Spring of 2020. Heralded as “the modern strip show we deserve” by USA TODAY and “the sizzling-hot (and surprisingly empowering!) show women deserve” by Pop Sugar, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas continues to receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike since opening in April 2017. Opening date, ticket on-sale and additional information will be announced in the months ahead. For more information, contact Thomas Judd, Kirvin Doak Communications, tjudd@kirvindoak.com.