Las Vegas Strip Welcomes Back Rock Legend Van Morrison
The Las Vegas Strip offers a diverse lineup of entertainment, including magic acts and big-name music performances.
To keep guests entertained when they are not gambling, hotel casinos on the Strip have turned to activities such as museums and stage performances.
Magic shows have been a staple on the Strip for many years, with David Copperfield performing since 1996, and Penn & Teller performing at the Rio since 2001. Siegfried and Roy were also a part of the entertainment lineup at the Mirage from 1990 to 2003.
In addition to the various casinos, the Strip is home to several museums, including the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum, the Pinball Hall of Fame, and Madame Tussauds. The Punk Rock Museum is set to debut on March 10th.
The Strip has also attracted classic rock performers such as John Fogerty, who appeared at the Encore Theater at the Wynn in November for a six-show run. Lionel Richie, the former lead singer of the Commodores, performed at the Wynn for six shows in October.
Jimmy Buffett, the king of tropical rock, will perform his “Life on the Flipside” concerts at the MGM Grand Garden on March 3rd and 11th. Meanwhile, Foreigner, the band behind “Juke Box Hero,” will take the stage eight times as part of their “Best of Foreigner 4 & More Live” residency at the Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort in March and April.
Rock legend John Mellencamp will perform two shows on March 24th and 25th at the Encore Theatre, while James Taylor and his All-Star Band will join the lineup of classic music performers on the Strip this year with performances at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, and 10th.
The Return of Van Morrison to the Strip
Van Morrison, also referred to as “Van the Man” by his fans, will perform three gigs on the Las Vegas Strip in September, hosted by Caesars Entertainment. The shows will take place on September 6th, 8th, and 9th at the Planet Hollywood Zappos Theater. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster on February 10th at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
From 10 a.m. Pacific Time on February 7th to 10 p.m. Pacific Time on February 9th, American Express cardholders can purchase tickets ahead of the general public. Members of Caesars Rewards, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and subscribers of Spotify, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster will have access to a presale starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on February 8th and ending at 10 p.m. Pacific Time on February 9th.
In February 2022, Morrison gave his final three performances at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.
Van the Man, as he is affectionately referred to by his fans, rose to fame with the 1965 single “Gloria” by his band Them, and went on to have a successful solo career with songs like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Domino,” “Wild Night,” “Jackie Wilson Said,” “Wavelength,” and “Have I Told You Lately,” among others.
One of Morrison’s career milestones was his participation in The Band’s farewell concert on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, which was documented in the 1978 CD and film “The Last Waltz.” He also went on a seven-city West Coast tour with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell in 1998.
In 2016, the Belfast native was knighted as Sir Van Morrison by King Charles III (formerly Prince of Wales) at Buckingham Palace for his contributions to the music industry and Northern Ireland’s tourism.