Third time will hopefully be the charm for pop icon Janet Jackson, who cancelled her last two scheduled Vegas appearances in 2015 and 2016, but recently booked a makeup date for October 14 at Mandalay Bay Events Center as part of her new State of the World tour. Tickets range from $59 to $249 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at axs.com. Note: Tickets to Jackson's previously scheduled Unbreakable show will be honored; visit livenation.com for details.
Modern R&B/soul dynamo Erykah Badu last came to the Valley for the Las Vegas Jazz Festival back in 2015, but she’ll headline her next local show on July 20 at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets range from $60 to $119 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at ticketfly.com.
Kings of Leon is no stranger to the Joint, as the alternative rock quartet played there annually from 2007 to 2009, and now again on October 6 with opening act Dawes. Tickets range from $60 to $400 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at AXS.
Opera-pop balladeer quartet Il Divo is the newest Vegas resident act, having just signed a deal with the Venetian. The four tenors will play the Venetian Theatre September 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30. Tickets range from $59 to $295 and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at ticketmaster.com.
Youtube reggae sensation Conkarah, who rose to fame by covering Adele’s “Hello” with Rosie Delmah, will headline a show at Red Rock Resort’s Crimson on July 14 (also featuring Las Vegas’ Band of Braddahs). Tickets are $25 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Ticketmaster.
Pepe Aguilar is the latest Latin superstar to schedule a local show in conjunction with Mexican Independence Day, performing at the Chelsea on September 16. Tickets range from $49 to $109 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Ticketmaster.
Blackberry Smoke continues the uncharacteristic but refreshing wave of Americana bookings in Las Vegas this year. The Southern country/rock act plays July 22 at House of Blues (along with opener The Cadillac Three). Tickets are $27 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Live Nation.
And Sunset Station Amphitheater will add a pair of summertime shows to its schedule: rocker Ted Nugent (July 1) and country star Billy Currington (with opener Walker Hayes; August 4). Tickets for both shows range from $25 to $65 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Ticketmaster.