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12 can’t-miss Las Vegas concerts for summer 2015

Last updated: February 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Shows. Comments Off on 12 can’t-miss Las Vegas concerts for summer 2015.

Here in Las Vegas, the thermometer has run out of digits, so there’s no denying it: Summer is upon us. The pool parties are hopping, the air conditioning is cranking, and we’re getting excited about all of the upcoming summer concerts in Las Vegas. We’ve pulled together our top picks, ranging from country and rock to R&B and soul.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn

Select dates June 17 – July 4, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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These titans of country music are teaming up for a shared residency inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, “Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas,” that features the two acts performing a two-hour “mingled” set of more than 30 of their individual hits and collaborations, backed by a 10-piece band.

The Weeknd

July 3, Drai’s Beach Club · Nightclub at The Cromwell

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Kick off the Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas with a live performance by alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd, just one of the resident talents in the Drai’s LIVE series, which presents full-length concerts from such hot artists as Chromeo, Chris Brown and Capital Cities.

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Mariah Carey

Select dates July 8 – 26, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mariah #1 to Infinity” returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on July 8 for a three-week run that features all of Mariah Carey’s chart-topping songs performed live in an elegant production featuring a killer backing band. Want a glimpse at what you can expect from Mariah’s hit-heavy Las Vegas show? Check out the video for her latest single, “Infinity,” shot at Caesars Palace:

Chicago and earth, wind & fire

July 17, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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“25 or 6 to 4.” “Saturday in the Park.” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” We know all the hits—and there have been a lot, including 21 Top 10 singles—so expect a singalong night when legendary band Chicago rolls into Zappos Theater along with equally mighty Earth, Wind & Fire for their “Heart and Soul Tour 2015.” You’ll definitely want to stay for the encore, which will see both of these musical titans share the stage at the same time.

The Offspring

July 17, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

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If your tastes are a little less classic rock and a little more punk, then you might want to head over to Brooklyn Bowl to check out The Offspring. The SoCal quartet is on the road in support of their latest single, “Coming For You,” which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. They’ll be joined by twin brother avant-punk duo The Garden.

Bonus: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has teamed up with The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas to offer special room discounts for traveling music fans. Stay where you play!

J. Cole feat. Big Sean

July 18 – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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Grammy-nominated hip-hop sensation J. Cole brings his 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour to Zappos Theater, where he’ll be joined by Detroit rapper Big Sean, who just dropped his third album, “Dark Sky Paradise.” This night of beats and rhymes will include appearances by J. Cole collaborators YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz and Omen.

Rod Stewart

Select dates July 31 – Aug. 16, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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The man. The music. The hair. “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for limited dates in July and August. Don’t miss out on these high-energy Las Vegas concerts packed with Stewart’s timeless songs, including “Maggie May,” “Hot Legs” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.”

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Britney Spears

Various dates beginning Aug. 5, Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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Pop superstar Britney Spears is back at Zappos Theater for her headlining resident show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” packed with dynamic dance choreography, dazzling sets and pulsing lights and sound. Oh, and of course, hit songs like “Toxic,” “Stronger,” and “…Baby One More Time.”

Aretha Franklin

Aug. 14, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Aretha Franklin is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, an 18-time Grammy Award winner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. With a career spanning six decades, expect to hear a bevy of hits when the “Queen of Soul” plays The Colosseum, including “Chain of Fools,” “Think,” and her signature song, “Respect.”

Modest Mouse

Aug. 23, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

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Indie rock powerhouse Modest Mouse comes back to Vegas hot on the heels of its new release, “Strangers to Ourselves,” the band’s first full-length since its 2007 Billboard No. 1 album, “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.”

Jill Scott

Aug. 27, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade

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Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Jill Scott has performed at the White House, written a New York Times-bestselling poetry book, and starred in the Peabody Award-winning TV miniseries “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.” Now she’ll be performing her signature soulful hits on stage live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Plus, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation, which helps students in underserved communities prepare for and excel in college.

Celine Dion

Various dates beginning Aug. 27, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Celine Dion’s acclaimed headlining show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace features the vocal dynamo’s giant pop hits, unexpected cover songs, and a full orchestra and band comprising 31 musicians. “Celine” tickets always sell fast, so don’t hesitate to reserve your seats to see the one of the best-selling female artists in music history.

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