If you were wondering, “What would Diplo do?” when his Las Vegas deal was up …
The answer: Stick around for more.
The Wynn Nightlife headliner—currently ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ 2017 list of “The World’s Top-Earning DJs—will extend his stay on the Strip through 2019, solidifying his status as Wynn’s longest-running resident DJ.
Terms of the deal and new show dates weren’t announced during the October 26 announcement, but Diplo will continue to headline at Intrigue Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and XS Las Vegas.
Since his arrival at Wynn in 2012, the 38-year-old has won two Grammy Awards, and his exhaustive touring schedule has enhanced his reputation as a solo artist and as a member of EDM outfit Major Lazer.
In August, Viceland debuted a comedy series titled What Would Diplo Do? starring James Van Der Beek as the titular DJ. In November, Apple Music will premiere the documentary Give Me Future, which chronicles Major Lazer’s groundbreaking 2016 concert in downtown Havana following the “Cuban Thaw.”
Despite overtures by Wynn competitors—including Drai’s and Mandalay Bay’s Light and Daylight—to bring the town into a new era of live concerts and hip-hop headliners, retaining Diplo sends a message that EDM will reign supreme at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore for the foreseeable future.
“The Wynn has been my second home,” Diplo said in a statement announcing the extension. “I grew up there as a DJ, and I feel like they have created the culture in Vegas around electronic music and parties over the last few years.”
At the time of the announcement, Diplo had scheduled October 27 and 29 performances at Intrigue and XS, respectively, as well as an Intrigue show on November 22 (leading into the Thanksgiving holiday) and a New Year’s weekend gig at XS on December 30.