Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” came out of Legend’s soulful pipes, and the crowd began cheering. With two hours till midnight, Legend sang his hits “Coming Home” and “Good Morning,” but it was his intimate performance of new single “Dreams” that had the audience listening silently. “I see a lot of couples in the crowd tonight, it’s time to slow dance,” said Legend as he played soulful rhythm and blues. Legend pulled a smitten audience member onstage to slow dance, giving her a red rose to end the song as she returned to her seat. The Grammy Award-winner closed the show with “Green Light,” and returned to the stage with an encore performance of his most popular single, “Ordinary People.” The concert was over, and it was only 11:15 p.m. “Follow me to Moon nightclub upstairs, and ring in the new year with me!” Legend exclaimed. So after paying a minimum of $99 to see Legend’s New Year’s Eve concert, fans would have to pay nightclub admission to experience the climax of the night. Normally, a New Year’s concert includes the countdown, and this break from tradition cast a shadow over an otherwise terrific concert.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.