The biggest rock bands to play in Las Vegas

Although Las Vegas is known worldwide as the birthplace of gambling with its world famous casinos, the city has become a hot spot for all different forms of entertainment. Many of the biggest sporting events in the world of combat sports, such as MMA/UFC and boxing, regularly take place on the Vegas Strip. Additionally, there are many musical acts that all perform regularly in the city.

In the past, Las Vegas was perhaps considered pop-centric with its musical choices, as artists such as Cher, Calvin Harris, Celine Dion and Britney Spears have all hosted residencies there in the past. However, the good news for rock fans is that there has been a noticeable change in recent years.

Here’s a quick pick of some of the biggest rock bands to call Vegas home recently.


If you enjoy playing in online casinos, you may have already played a slot machine themed around Boston’s most famous rock and roll band, similar to those in this list of games available at Platincasino. However, those who decide to go to a physical casino in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see this legendary band doing what they do best on stage.

Aerosmith has a residency at the Park Theater, part of the famed MGM Resort in Vegas. The complex has hosted some of the biggest artists to have a residency in the city, so, unsurprisingly, Aerosmith decided to choose it for themselves.

The group’s residency took place in April, June and July 2019, with action-packed sets featuring their greatest hits. Many performances were sold out, as thousands of fans flocked to attend.

Def Leppard

Like Aerosmith, Def Leppard is another rock band that has a slot game based on them. And, like Aerosmith, they’re one of a handful of huge rock bands to host a Las Vegas residency.

The group performed over a six-week period at Planet Hollywood in August and September 2019, titled their show “Def Leppard Hit Vegas: Sin City Residency.” Planet Hollywood is a global name, but in Las Vegas it’s best known for its fantastic casino and hotel right in the middle of Miracle Mile. To be able to perform there was a feat in itself, because the place only reserves the best of the best.


Although Journey has had several big hits over the years, “Don’t Stop Believin'” is unquestionably their biggest, and for many music fans, it’s the only song from the band they know. Journey has remained popular with Las Vegas rockers as they have played there multiple times over the decades in addition to one residency.

Journey called the world famous Caesars Palace home in the Colosseum in 2019. Caesars Palace also has a live casino in the UK and is one of the biggest gambling brands around. The band performed to sold-out crowds between October 9 and October 26, 2019.


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Virginia F. Goins