Just one week after celebrating his 34th birthday, Calvin Harris unwrapped a belated gift from the bosses at Hakkasan Group: A shiny new extension that will keep the Funk Wav Bounces artist behind the decks in Las Vegas through 2020.
The deal means Harris, who is up for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at this week’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards, will retain his headlining status at Hakkasan’s namesake club, Wet Republic and OMNIA Nightclub. He’s poised to dominate Friday nights at OMNIA, with more than two dozen dates already announced beginning with “Calvin Harris Anniversary Weekend” on March 9 and running through September 21.
Harris’ extension is hardly surprising, as Hakkasan Group has been busy locking down its top artists—Tiësto and Zedd among them—and the Scottish superstar is already tapped to headline the debut of Hakkasan’s Vidanta Los Cabos entertainment district in Mexico next month.
But getting the deal done assuages any fear that Las Vegas might have lost one of its most important headliners. Harris boasts nearly 10 million followers on Instagram and more than 13 million on Twitter—numbers that dwarf those of his fellow Hakkasan residents—and every mention of a Friday night at OMNIA or Saturday afternoon at Wet Republic serves as an unsolicited invitation to visit Las Vegas.
For that kind of publicity, Forbes’ highest paid DJ is worth every penny.
Calvin Harris returns to OMNIA Nightclub in March. Tickets are on sale at calvinharrisvegas.com.