11 Must-See Las Vegas Residencies Of 2019

Is Britney back? That’s what the rumor mill says. According to local and national news sources, Britney Spears is expected to announce her 2019 Las Vegas residency for Park Theater at Park MGM tonight at 7 p.m. during an event at Toshiba Plaza in front of the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

With or without the pop princess, Las Vegas is living up to its rockin’ reputation with a stella lineup of residencies for 2019 including Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy winners and other musical legends. Some performers like Celine Dion, Cher, Gwen Stefani and the Backstreet Boys are holdovers from 2018, while others including James Taylor, Van Morrison, Billy Idol and Aerosmith will start anew.

As we wait in suspense for tonight’s big Britney announcement (which will reportedly be made live on television host Ellen DeGeneres’ YouTube channel) here are 11 Las Vegas residencies you won’t want to miss in 2019.

UPDATE: Britney Spears kicks off her new 2019 residency “Britney: Domination” at the Park Theater at 9 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 27; March 1, 2; May 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26; July 24, 26, 27, 31; and August 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 (tickets are $79 and up).

Lady Gaga: Enigma + Jazz & Piano

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When: Enigma – 8 p.m. Jan. 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; Feb. 2; May 30; June 1, 6, 8, 12, 14; Oct. 17, 19, 23, 25, 31; Nov. 2, 6, 8. Jazz & Piano – 8 p.m. Jan. 20; Feb. 3; June 2, 9
Where: Park Theater at Park MGM
Cost: From $77.90

Pop phenom and “A Star is Born” songstress Lady Gaga trades the silver screen for a Strip stage when she kicks off her residency at the Park MGM Theater in late December. One of the best-selling musicians of all time, the six-time Grammy Award-winning artist will go on to perform two distinctively different shows for her little monsters throughout 2019. The first show, “Lady Gaga Enigma,” features a collection of her greatest hits. The second show, “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano,” is the stripped-down version of the first, along with popular American songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.

Van Morrison

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When: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 30; Feb. 1, 2
Where: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: From $59.50

“Brown Eyed Girl.” “Moondance.” “Gloria.” It’s practically impossible to go through life without hearing and falling in love with one or more of Van Morrison’s acclaimed hits. A Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the legendary singer and composer will release his 40th studio album in December 2018. He is bringing his revered catalog to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a five-night engagement in 2019.

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild

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When: 8 p.m. April 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26; June 19, 22, 24, 27, 29; July 2, 4, 7, 9
Where: Park Theater at Park MGM
Cost: From $75

With four Grammys, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards,12 MTV Video Music Awards and a coveted spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band Aerosmith plans to take Sin City by storm with their “Deuces Are Wild” residency. In addition to performances from the band—Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums)—the show will feature never-seen-before visuals and audio from their recording sessions.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band

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When: 7:30 p.m. April 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27; May 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
Where: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: From $55

Legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for his songs like “Sweet Baby James” and “October Roadin.” A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Kennedy Center Honors as well as several Grammy Awards, Taylor will be jammin’ with his All-Star Band during a limited engagement this spring at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

ZZ Top

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When: 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30; Feb. 1, 2
Where: The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas
Cost: From $59.95 (Limited VIP packages starting at $350)

Beards, check. Cars, check. Shades, check. Rock icons ZZ TOP will keep doing what they’ve always done best when they boogie into the Venetian Theater for a limited time in January and February 2019. Made up of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has sold millions of records over the course of their 50-year career. Now the officially designated “Heroes of The State of Texas” are headed for Nevada.

Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019

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When: Jan. 18, 19, 23, 25, 26; Oct. 4, 5, 9, 11, 12
Where: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Cost: From $34.95

Lip-curling, fist-pumping punk pioneer Billy Idol is headed to the the recently renovated Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas for “Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019.” The show will cover Idol’s prolific career, ranging from his days fronting Generation X to mega-hits like “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself” and many more (Idol has nine top 40 singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K., after all). The global superstar will be joined on stage by longtime guitarist Steve Stevens.

Cher: Classic Cher

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When: 8 p.m. on March 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
Where: Park Theater at The Park Las Vegas
Cost: From $60

When it comes to the classics, not many have aged better than Cher. At 72 years young, the worldwide superstar will be back to wow Las Vegas audiences in March 2019. Designed for Las Vegas, “Classic Cher” celebrates the OscarEmmyGrammy and Golden Globe Award-winning legend’s 50-year career in music, film and TV, with hits including “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Strong Enough” and “I Got You Babe.” Fans will also be treated to songs from her new album “Dancing Queen.”

Gwen Stefani: Just a Girl

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When: Feb. 27; March 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16
Where: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Cost: Tickets start at $59

With three Grammy awards and more than 30 million albums sales worldwide, this girl has proven she has staying power. The fashionable Gwen Stefani continues her Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater in 2019. The Stefani spectacular is performed in true Vegas style with tons of dancers and flashy costumes. Songs include No Doubt hits like “Hollaback Girl” and “Sweet Escape” as well as covers. You may even run into her sweetheart and country superstar Blake Shelton.

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life

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When: 9 p.m. Feb. 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23; April 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27
Where: Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Cost: Tickets start at $55

The Backstreet Boys put on one of the city’s fastest-selling shows, incorporating cutting-edge special FX, elaborate video technology and choreography by some of LA’s top choreographers. Band members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson perform their “Larger Than Life” production through April 2019.

Mariah Carey: The Butterfly Returns

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When: 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 15, 16, 19, 21
Where: Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: From $55

“Songstress Supreme” Mariah Carey will continue her headlining residency “The Butterfly Returns” in February 2019 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Backed by a four-piece live band, three backup singers and seven dancers, the Grammy-winning diva will show off her five-octave vocal range with hits like “Honey,” “Vision of Love, “Emotions” and “We Belong Together–plus, a few surprises.

Céline Dion

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When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20; Feb. 26, 27; March 1,2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16; May 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31; June 1, 4, 5, 7, 8
Where: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Cost: From $55

All good things must come to an end, even in Las Vegas. After more than 15 years performing in Las Vegas, international singing sensation and five-time Grammy winner Céline Dion completes her residency in June 2019. That means that time is limited to catch her custom-designed show, featuring a full orchestra and band, as well as all her greatest hits and covers ranging from Journey to Janis Ian. Her show may be wrapping up, but her heart—and ours—will go on.