It’s been a good year for Maroon Five. Their latest album, V, was a big hit despite mixed reviews and the controversy over their bloody “Animals” video. Maroon Five closes out 2014 with a pair of shows at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Dec. 30-31 ($100-$225).
BENNETT GOES GAGA
Legendary crooner Tony Bennett and musical chameleon Lady Gaga have audiences of all ages swooning over Cheek to Cheek, their collection of pop standards. The unlikely duo will perform at the Chelsea on Dec. 30-31 ($125-$225).
ON SALE NOW
Dr. Dog first caught my attention with its excellent cover of Architecture in Helsinki’s “Heart it Races.” The rockers’ new album, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, will be released in January, and you can catch the band at House of Blues on Feb. 21 ($25).