That’s right. Some of the biggest names in music from the 90s will be headed to Vegas this year, whether for an extended period of time, or just a show or two. The 1990s seem to be alive and well in this city, at least for the foreseeable future (Pictured: Aerosmith – Photo credit: Zack Whitford).
Nostalgia runs deep in our culture, and that’s a good thing. It helps us to connect with the past and help educate future generations. This happens even through music. And for those that grew up in the 90s, this is one of the most powerful decades of music that there’s ever been. Thanks to the attractional power that the city of Las Vegas has, it tends to be a gathering place for this nostalgia—and it’s the music fans that end up winning thanks to this.
That means that groups like the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Weezer, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Barenaked Ladies will all be headed to Vegas in 2019. All of these are huge names in the music business, and they haven’t seen their star power diminish over the years. That means that these will likely be huge shows. Yes, some of them will be playing shows in other parts of the country if that’s something that appeals to you. However, there’s nothing quite like catching a show in Vegas. If you are able to see your favorite 90s group here, it’s definitely worth your time. A Vegas show is like none other, and at a time when the music from this decade is seemingly bigger than ever, this will likely be a one of a kind experience.
There will also be a lot of bands that might not necessarily fall under the definition of a “90s” group, but definitely saw great successes during this time period that will be hitting up Vegas. For example, Aerosmith will be spending time during June and July playing several shows at the Park Theater at MGM Resorts. Although they saw huge hits during the 90s like “Livin’ on the Edge,” “Cryin’,” and “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” the band was first formed in 1970 and saw their first few big hits in the mid-70s. The band even had major success during the 1980s. However, as the band changed direction with a few power ballads, they redefined themselves in the 90s with a slightly different sound. Now, don’t be confused—the band can still tap into that heavy sound of the 70s and 80s. During their time in Las Vegas, you’re likely to hear a little bit of all of their multi-faceted sound.
Many of the hotels and casinos in and around Vegas will be catering to the nostalgia crowd to really amp up the experience that you will have while you’re there. For example, the Paris Theater has been host to the show I Love the ‘90s for quite a bit. Hosted by the rap group Salt-N-Pepa, this has become one of the must-see shows for those that enjoy this genre of music. It has toured around the country and has even gone overseas. Today, its home is Vegas. That’s perfect timing for the large number of other 90s groups that will be visiting the city in the coming months. Groups like All-4-One, Blackstreet, and Dru Hill have all taken part in this tour and will be gracing Vegas with their presence in upcoming shows. It is proving to be one of the most sought after shows recently.
Many shows are already sold out—even some of those that won’t be kicking off for a few months. If you find yourself having a tough time getting the tickets that you are looking for, be sure to head over to StubHub and check out what they have available. You might even be able to find a discount code from sites like ticketsto.org or other reputable third party sites.
Even if this isn’t music that you grew up listening to, the 90s were a great decade for music and many of these groups and performers have gone on to become huge names. Justin Timberlake, former member of the boy band ‘NSync, is an example of this. Today, he remains one of the biggest and most relevant names in the music business. When you catch a 90s reunion show, you aren’t just indulging in nostalgia, but you are experiencing something that helped shape the music and the culture that we experience today. It’s like walking through a history museum, but a lot more fun.
If this is something you’re interested, you’re not alone. These shows, especially the ones that will be taking place in Vegas, are looking to be some of the hottest ticket items of 2019. It’s not something that you will want to miss, especially because there’s no guarantee that these tours will ever come around again.