VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Ed Sheeran Cancels Stadium Gig, Aguilera Residency Coming NYE
Posted on: September 9, 2023, 09:07h.
Last updated on: September 11, 2023, 01:07h.
Ed Sheeran postponed his Allegiant Stadium concert on Saturday night, Sept. 9 — only 90 minutes before his opening act was to take the stage! That left at least 40,000 devastated fans, most of whom flew into Las Vegas just for the show.
“I can’t believe I’m typing this but there’s been some challenges encountered during the load in of our Vegas show,” Sheeran posted to Instagram at 5:45 p.m. PT. “It’s impossible to go forward with the show. I’m so sorry. I know everyone has travelled in for this and I wish I could change it.”
The show was postponed to Saturday, Oct. 28, with all of Saturday’s tickets valid for the new date.
According to one unconfirmed report, the stage was shut down by Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials following a collapse that was the fault of a local contractor.
At least some fans got a nice consolation prize. After the postponement, Sheeran personally apologized to a few dozen people gathered in one section of the empty stadium, posing for selfies with them. The impromptu session lasted about 30 minutes.
Check out the video here.
Aguilera Coming NYE
Christina Aguilera plans the next residency after Kylie Minogue’s at Voltaire at The Venetian. According to multiple sources quoting reliable insiders, the residency will kick off with a pair of New Year’s Eve shows Dec. 30-31. A run of 16-20 dates is on the table.
Aguilera’s residency will dovetail nicely with Minogue’s inaugural stint of 20 sold-out dates at the 1,000-capacity theater. The Aussie superstar takes a break after Dec. 15-16 and doesn’t resume her run until March 8. Audiences for the two artists would dovetail nicely, too. Minogue and Aguilera are both icons of the LGBTQ+ community.
Aguilera’s previous residency, “The Xperience,” played 24 dates at Planet Hollywood before being cut short by the pandemic shutdown in 2020.
Manilow Looks to Set Records
Country superstar Leann Rimes brings her holiday tour to The Venetian Theatre on Dec. 15 and 16. Tickets to “Joy: The Holiday Tour,” starting at $40, are on sale now through Ticketmaster.
Though tickets for the debut Las Vegas residency of sixth-season Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne are still on sale through Ticketmaster and Live Nation for their original price of $69, resale sites such as StubHub and Vivid Seats have seats to see her at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues for as little as $7.
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