VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Wayne Newton’s Vegas Career Turns 65, Foreigner, Travis Scott

Posted on: August 30, 2023, 06:21h. 

Last updated on: August 30, 2023, 08:42h.

Wayne Newton, at 81, has extended his latest Las Vegas residency by 62 dates.

“Wayne: Up Close and Personal” at the Flamingo will now run through June 12, 2024, taking Mr. Las Vegas past the 65th anniversary of his first appearance on a Vegas stage.

Wayne and Jerry Newton, 1959
Wayne Newton (right) played his first Vegas concert in 1959 with his brother Jerry at the Fremont Hotel. He has extended his latest residency at the Flamingo through next year. (Image:

That historical occasion occurred on May 19, 1959, when Newton and his older brother, Jerry, played the Carnival Room at the Fremont Hotel downtown as the Newton Brothers. Wayne was 16 at the time.

“I went to Vegas two weeks before my junior year was finished in Phoenix,” he told the Arizona Republic recently. “And I thought the Flamingo, for example, would just be, like, a big flamingo standing there, and the elevators are going up the legs. I had no touch of reality of what Las Vegas was about.”

Tickets, starting at $82, are available now at

Mick Jones, Foreigner
Mick Jones is the last original man standing in the ’70s rock band Foreigner. (Image:

Feels Like the Last Time

Foreigner claims to be calling it quits with a two-leg new run at The Venetian next year.

The “Cold As Ice” hitmakers — of whom guitarist Mick Jones is the sole remaining original member — will perform at the Venetian Theatre on March 22, 23, 37, 29, and 30. The second leg is Oct. 25, 26, and 30, and November 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, through

Travis Scott will visit Vegas on his new “UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour.” Tickets to see the rapper play at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, Oct. 29, start at $59.50 when they go on sale Thursday, Aug. 31, through

Zach & Shaq

Country crooner Zach Bryan brings his “The Quittin Time Tour” to the T-Mobile Arena on June 7 and 8. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 8, via, with registration open now for presale.

John Legend and Jennifer Hudson lead the all-star cast performing at Shaquille O’Neal’s “The Event” gala on Oct. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Comics Joel McHale with Ray Romano will host the third annual charity show benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities In Schools. Tickets, $50-$250, are on sale to the general public at