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Hollywood Descends on Las Vegas for U2’s Sphere Kick-Off: “This Is Arguably The Greatest Music Venue on the Planet”

Timed perfectly to Friday’s harvest moon that illuminated the dusty Las Vegas skyline, Sphere — Madison Square Garden’s epic $2.3 billion immersive live entertainment venue and the world’s largest spherical structure — opened its doors for the first time. Joining the packed house of 20,000 attendees, a parade of music-loving celebrities made their way to […]

U2 Opens Las Vegas Sphere With a Dazzling Musical and Visual Odyssey Before 18,000 Fans

Given U2’s reputation for pushing technical and creative boundaries with its live concerts, it seemed fitting that the band opened the anticipated Sphere in Las Vegas on Friday with its most ambitious and transportive live show ever: an electrifying live performance and visual odyssey that unfolds on Sphere’s enveloping 160,000-square-foot wraparound interior LED display. Built […]

The Best Las Vegas Residencies This Season, from U2 and Usher to Carrie Underwood and More

In a town — where on any given night — you can see the most downloaded pop artist of all time, the top Grammy-award winning country artist of the last three decades, or the first artist to reach over three billion views on a music video on YouTube, deciding who to see is the toughest […]

From Adele to Usher, Why Vegas Has Become More than a Pit Stop for Performers

Forget the clichés about the Vegas residency being a déclassé prelude to retirement. Since 2003, when Céline Dion began her $681.3 million residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, talent has been clamoring for coveted spots on Vegas stages. Chart toppers who could fill arenas across the country are setting up shop in Vegas to […]

The Las Vegas Venues Reinventing the Theatrical Experience

Roughly a mile from the Las Vegas Strip and off the 15 freeway is Area15, a massive experimental entertainment “district” that includes food, bars, tech-driven art installations and immersive experiences involving VR, projection mapping and all-enveloping sound. These can take visitors on a safari, for instance, or to space. Area15 is one of a number […]

Why Mark Wahlberg and the ‘CSI’ Creator Are Buying Into Vegas’ Luxury Real Estate Boom

“We are thankful for the Californians because you are helping our market,” says real estate agent Trish Nash, of Douglas Elliman. “What started all this was COVID. We started to see people make lifestyle changes and really take a look at what their living situation was. And we started to see this influx of buyers […]

How Las Vegas, Once a Sports Desert, Became a Super Bowl-Hosting Sports Capital

Before the 2017 NHL season and the debut of the Golden Knights, Las Vegas had no professional sports franchises — in fact, the idea of allowing teams to play in a city where sports betting was legal seemed dicey at best. This year, the Knights and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces both won championships. The […]

The Las Vegas Sphere Is a “Mind-Boggling” Vision of the Future of Entertainment

An instantly iconic addition to Las Vegas’ skyline, Sphere is not only the world’s largest spherical structure but also a technological marvel whose innovations could offer a glimpse of entertainment’s future. The venue near The Venetian will make its long-anticipated debut Sept. 29 with a U2 residency, closely followed by the launch of the first movie […]

The 16-Year Saga to Build the Fontainebleau, Las Vegas’ Hottest New Hotel: “It Could Be a Very Good Movie” (Exclusive) 

The cinematic quality of the long journey to open the doors of Fontainebleau Las Vegas is not lost on Jeff Soffer, the resort’s chairman and CEO. “It could be a very good book or movie,” Soffer says of the dramatic sequence of events surrounding one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the […]

The $560M Challenge of Turning the Las Vegas Strip Into an F1 Race Track

Revamping one of the most well-known streets in the world — the Las Vegas Strip — into a racing circuit might seem an impossible challenge. But the inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, set for Nov. 16 to 18, is hustling to do just that in a $560 million civil-planning and engineering […]

Las Vegas Impresario Bets Big on Atlantic City with The Hook (Exclusive First Look)

It took Spiegelworld’s Ross Mollison more than a decade to agree to do a show in Atlantic City. The self-dubbed “impresario extraordinaire,” who holds the keys to three of Las Vegas’ most successful productions — Absinthe at Caesars Palace, neon-Western extravaganza Atomic Saloon at Venetian and salacious interplanetary odyssey OPM at The Cosmopolitan — was […]

Tao Group’s Cathédrale Restaurant in Las Vegas Set to Open May 1

On the heels of CinemaCon wrapping up in Las Vegas with its headlining-making appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford and the cast of Barbie, Tao Group Hospitality (creators of Tao, Beauty & Essex and Lavo in L.A., NYC and Las Vegas) are putting the very final touches on their latest reveal, Cathédrale at Aria Resort […]