Las Vegas is the land of residency. And honestly, most of the residencies I’ve seen are spectacular.

From the Cirque du Soleil shows to the plethora of other magic and illusionist shows, there is an entertainment option for everyone.

For this article, we will be focusing on musical concert residencies only.

What Was The First Residency In Las Vegas?

According to Casino.com, Liberace is credited as being the first star with a Las Vegas residency. Liberace’s first residency night was at the Hotel Last Frontier in November 1944.

His branding, style and amazing talent attracted people from across the globe. Casino.com further reports that he played on The Strip for the rest of his life, engraining his showmanship into the current-day standards for performers.

The Sands Hotel was another iconic building that housed some of the world’s most-famous singers. It’s truly where the allure of Las Vegas and the glamourous idea associated with the city came from. The Sands’ famous Copa Room, “Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. performed in the 1950s and 1960s surrounded by legions of glamorous Copa Girls in beautiful costumes,” a report from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas says.

Eventually, singers flocked to Las Vegas for lucrative contracts. Now, we have the famous Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond and so much more.

The Economics Of Las Vegas Residencies

Although the big production of Las Vegas residencies may appear that these casinos are making a big profit, this isn’t quite the case. Casino.org reports that many residencies cause casinos to lose money in a way. The casino doesn’t make a huge profit from the ticket prices alone. These residencies aim to attract players to the casinos, so that’s how many casinos are able to cultivate a profit through that avenue.

According to the Genting Casino Insight, Celina Dion’s residencies from 2011-2019 and 2003-2007 were the highest-grossing residencies.

As we enter 2024, Las Vegas will host some of the most-talented and most-coveted artists. Scroll down below to see some of the most exciting upcoming residencies for 2024.

  • The Killers

    This announcement nearly broke the internet. The Killers will finally have a residency in their hometown and celebrate 20 years of “Hot Fuss.” This alternative rock band will be performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for eight days. For ticket information, click here

    “Hot Fuss,” is the album that gave us smash hits like “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and more. In an Instagram post, The Killers said, “It’s good to be home.”  

  • Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera will be performing at the Voltaire located inside of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Aguilera will be hosting her shows throughout February and March.

    According to The Venetian’s website, “What I love about the intimacy at Voltaire at The Venetian Resort is how up-close-and-personal I can be with the audience…a truly modern twist on the performance experience,” Christina shares.

    Recently, she performed on New Year’s Eve at the Voltaire, and it was a stunning performance. She counted down to 2024 at her recent show on the Las Vegas Strip. The venue is intimate, and you’ll hear Christina like you’ve never heard her before. Tickets for this amazing residency can be found here.

  • Kylie Minogue: More Than Just a Residency

    Kylie Minogue will be performing at this exclusive residency at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ Voltaire venue. According to the Venetian’s website, “Kylie Minogue’s glittering career has seen her amass sales of over 80 million records worldwide, 5 billion streams and 8 UK No 1 albums.”

    Kylie’s most-famous songs include, “Padam Padam,” “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” and “Come into My World.” Tickets can be found here. 

  • Wu-Tang Clan The Saga Continues: The Las Vegas Residency

    This residency is historic because it’s the first hip-hop residency to happen in Las Vegas. Wu-Tang Clan will perform at The Theater inside of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas throughout February and March. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas’ website states, “his residency is more than a concert – it serves as a tribute to their prolific careers as individuals and as the most storied group in hip-hop history. A Wu-Tang experience like never before.” 

    This will be a prolific and amazing experience that any Wu-Tang fan will love. Get your tickets here.

     

  • Jodeci: The Show, The After Party, The Vegas Residency

    Jodeci will be hosting a residency called, “Jodeci: The Show, The After Party, The Vegas Residency.” This iconic R&B group will be the House of Blues in March and July. This will be a night of slow jams and great music that has entertained us for years. Edge, style and voices of gold, Jodeci is a must-see band that will grace the Las Vegas Strip.

    Get your tickets here.

  • Phish

    Phish will be bringing their talent to the famous Sphere! Phish has never played the same show twice, so each night at the Sphere will be a different setlist. The visuals will be an experience like no other. The band will be playing on April 18 until April 21, 2024. For more information, click here.

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