Matt Goss officially has a new home in Las Vegas.
Goss, 49, wrapped his last Las Vegas gig at Caesars Palace in September 2016 and had recently joined brother Luke for a pair of Bros reunion shows in the United Kingdom.
For Hakkasan Group, Goss’ arrival injects some diversity into 1 OAK’s DJ-heavy programming schedule, allowing the company to experiment with a new headlining format without disrupting its bread-and-butter lineup of superstars—Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Kaskade, among others—at Omnia, Jewel and its eponymous nightclub at MGM Grand.
At 16,000 square feet, 1 OAK is among the smaller clubs in the company’s portfolio, making it the ideal testing ground for a performer such as Goss, who previously held court in The Lounge at The Palms and on Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars.
1 OAK also celebrates its sixth anniversary in January, so by Las Vegas standards, it’s getting on in years and a refresh is to be expected.
Goss arrived in Las Vegas back in 2009, christening “The Gossy Room” at Palms in the era before the mega-clubs and six-figure DJ contracts. Backed by a live band and sporting his signature three-piece suit and trilby, the crooner immediately drew Rat Pack comparisons in the media, although his Dirty Virgins backup dancers let you know this wasn’t your grandparents’ lounge act.
The Palms show lasted just a few months before Goss relocated to Cleopatra’s Barge, where he stayed until last fall. He released two albums—Evil and Life You Imagine—during his headlining tenure, and recorded an ode to the city titled “Lovely Las Vegas.”
At The Mirage, Goss joins a headlining roster that includes America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator, Cirque du Soleil’s long-running The Beatles LOVE and SPI Entertainment’s Boyz II Men show.
The first run of Matt Goss at The Mirage comprises 23 dates, including December 29 and 30 (2 Chainz gets the call on New Year’s Eve at 1 OAK), and concludes February 3, 2018. Tickets start at $49.99 and go on sale October 27 at noon.
And don’t worry: The Dirty Virgins are coming too.