On the Las Vegas stop of his Virtual Reality tour, Paisley gave more than a great musical performance. The 39-year-old award-winner also offered many laughs. “Celebrity” came with jokes about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage and Charlie Sheen’s “winning” moments. And when introducing the song, “I’m Still a Guy,” Paisley riffed on female television-watching habits (“Don’t make us watch The Bachelor and ask us to analyze it with you”). But before the ladies in the audience bristled, he showed his sentimental side with the ballad, “She’s Everything.” Paisley even stopped in the middle of the song to give the microphone to an audience member who proposed to his girlfriend. And as if this singer/songwriter wasn’t perfect enough, Paisley generously shared the spotlight with his opening act Scotty McCreery, inviting the latest American Idol-winner onstage to join in on “Celebrity.” ★★★☆☆
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.