VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Wu-Tang to Stage Vegas’s First Hip-Hop Residency, 98 Degrees’ Fake NYE, Punk Rock Bowling

Posted on: December 12, 2023, 12:09h. 

Last updated on: December 15, 2023, 10:11h.

Wu-Tang Clan will stage Las Vegas’ first ever hip-hop residency when “Wu-Tang Clan: The Saga Continues … The Las Vegas Residency” kicks off on Super Bowl Weekend at Virgin Hotels.

Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Clan was formed in Staten Island, New York in 1992. (Image: Kyle Christy)

The residency will take place February 9-10, and resume on March Madness weekend, March 22-23. More dates are promised in the coming months.

Hip-hop is rich in its content and what it offers creatively to an audience,” Wu-Tang leader RZA told The New York Times, adding that he wants to “eventually invite more hip-hop artists to come and play in this sandbox with us.”

“BOOMBOX! A Vegas Residency On Shuffle” has recently brought rappers CeeLo Green, Tone Loc, and Kid’ N Play to the Westgate. However, that’s a standing show featuring revolving headliners.

Tickets for the band’s Virgin residency go on sale Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. PST via

98 Degrees
Boy band 98 Degrees consists of founding members Nick Lachey, Justin Jeffre, Jeff Timmons, and Drew Lachey. (Image: Getty)

98 Degrees Fake-Ring in NYE

Boy band 98 Degrees will usher in 2024 as part of a nationwide televised New Year’s Eve celebration.

Only, not really …

The concert/party will be filmed on Friday, December 15 at the Ghost Bar at the Palms. Reservations, with a VIP table minimum of $300, are only available here.

The event will be broadcast in 14 Nexstar television markets, including Los Angeles on KTLA-TV, Las Vegas on KLAS-TV, and San Francisco on KRON-TV.

Madness for Bowling

British ska legends Madness will be among the headliners of Punk Rock Bowling, slated for May 24-27 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

Co-headlining the annual festival — which took 2020 and 2021 off due to the pandemic — will be previous headliners Devo and the Descendents. Performers will also include Billy Bragg, Rocket from the Crypt, and Gorilla Biscuits.

Tickets for the event are on sale at

Carried Over Underwood

Carrie Underwood has added six shows to her “Reflection” residency at Resorts World Theatre in 2024: October 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15 via

I’m thrilled to be announcing six more shows in October 2024, and can’t wait to be back on the Resorts World Theatre stage next year,” Underwood said in a statement.

The 40-year-old former “American Idol” champ is the lone residency headliner booked at Resorts World in 2024 so far, other than Luke Bryan, who is booked  January 3-5.

REO Keeps on Loving You

’80s hitmakers REO Speedwagon will return to The Venetian Theatre with “An Evening of Hi Infidelity … And More,” which debuted on two nights last month. The new dates are May 8, 10, and 11; and Oct. 2, 4, and 5.

Tickets, starting at $50, plus fees, will go on sale to the general public Friday, December 15  at 10 a.m. PST via or