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Top 10 Best Concerts In Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is considered the Entertainment Capital of the World. The city is known for its electrifying entertainment scene.

Over the years, it has hosted several concerts. Many notable artists have performed on its stage, and some of them have left an indelible mark on the city's history.

The live performance and concert plays a vital role in drawing millions of people each year to Las Vegas. Therefore, those performances are considered the driving force behind the city's popularity as an entertainment destination.

The Beatles (1964), Elvis Presley (1969), Grateful Dead (1969), Celine Dion (2003), Nirvana (1990), Circle Jerks (1995), etc., are some of the best concerts in Las Vegas.

Their performances are remembered by the fans for years to come.

Best Concerts In Las Vegas

The Beatles -1964Convention Centre Rotunda
Elvis Presley - 1969International Hotel
Grateful Dead - 1969Ice Palace
Celine Dion - 2003Caesars Palace
Nirvana - 1990Calamity Jayne
Circle Jerks - 1995Huntridge Theatre
Kiss - 1975Sahara Space Centre
Prince - 1997Club Utopia
Pearl Jam - 2000MGM Grand Garden Arena
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 2005Silver Bowl Sports Complex

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The Beatles -1964

The Beatles concert at Convention Centre Rotunda is frequently known as the loudest concert. Not because of the speaker's decibel level but because of the audience.

The Beatles began their first U.S. tour in San Francisco, California, on August 19, 1964
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At that time, the ticket price for the concert was only $2.20. Promoters sold the tickets at an exorbitant price of $5.50 at that time, demonstrating the immense popularity of the Beatles' performance.

Held in a venue with a fire-coded capacity of 7500 people, the concert created a cheerful and unforgettable atmosphere.


The selected setlist for the Beatles concert at the Convention Centre Rotunda is listed below:

  • Twist and Shout
  • You Can't Do That
  • All My Loving
  • She Loves You
  • Things We Said Today
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • If I Fell
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Boys
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Long Tall Sally

Elvis Presley - 1969

Inside a packed International Hotel showroom, Elvis delivered a thrilling performance that left 2000 fans, dignitaries, celebrities, and high rollers in wonder on July 31, 1969.

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During a four-week span, between July 31 and August 28, Elvis graced the stage with his hit songs Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog, which captivated the audience with his vibrant performance.

The concert became one of the most consequential and significant events of his career. Presley's talent and powerful stage presence played a vital role in shaping the appeal of present-day Las Vegas.

Elvis Presley Setlist

A setlist for the Elvis Presley concert at the International Hotel is given below:

  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • I've Got a Woman
  • All Shook Up
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Love Me Tender
  • Baby What You Want Me to Do
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • Hound Dog
  • Memories
  • Runaway

Grateful Dead - 1969

The Grateful Dead performed a concert at the Las Vegas Ice Palace on March 29, 1969. The performance shows the band's most exploratory and concentrated style.

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It was the band's first visit to Vegas, where they played a show that has been widely circulated in recorded form among the band’s horde of tape-trading fans.


The Grateful Dead performed below songs at the Las Vegas Ice Palace:

  • Morning Dew
  • Good Morning, School Girl
  • Doin' That Rag
  • Dark Star
  • St. Stephen
  • The Eleven
  • Turn On Your Love Light

Celine Dion - 2003

Canadian singer Celine Dion performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 25, 2003.

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She is widely known as the most successful artist in Las Vegas since Elvis. Dion's Opening Night Live concert was hosted by Justin Timberlake.

The concert was unlike any other, as a Colosseum-style venue was built specifically to host her performance.


This event shows Dion's biggest hit track and they are listed below:

  • I'm Alive
  • I've Got The World On A String
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • I Wish
  • I Drove All Night
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Love Can Move Mountains

Nirvana - 1990

An American rock band, Nirvana, performed at Calamity Jayne’s in Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. The concert was held on August 16, 1990.

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Vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dale Crover were the artists at the event.

Kurt played his first and only Las Vegas show more than a year before the release of Nevermind and almost two months before Dave Grohl joined his band.


Following are the average setlists for Nirvana:

  • School
  • Floyd the Barber
  • Love Buzz
  • Dive
  • In Bloom
  • Scoff
  • About a Girl
  • Spank Thru
  • Breed
  • Molly's Lips

Circle Jerks - 1995

The punk rock group Circle Jerks performed at the Huntridge Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 28, 1995.

Five members of Circle Jerks in Los Angeles, CA, United States Their group photo was clicked by Atiba Jefferson
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The theatre roofs collapsed just an hour before their expected arrival. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

According to the lead singer, Keith Morris, as soon as they got to the venue, they were told that the roof had collapsed, which led to the cancellation of the show.

They did not have any other options left, so they set up their equipment in the parking lot and played for the 30 and 40 remaining people.


The band only performed a few songs because the venue collapsed but their planned setlist was as follows:

  • Teenage Electric
  • Beat Me Senseless
  • In Your Eyes
  • Grey Life
  • All Wound Up
  • Fable
  • I Don't
  • Brick
  • I Wanna Destroy You
  • Back Against the Wall

Kiss - 1975

The iconic group Kiss performed at the Sahara Space Centre in 1975. It is a large venue at the famous Sahara Hotel and Casino, which is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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A Canadian rock band, Rush, served as the opening act, which brought more enthusiastic audience members to the concert.

This show played a vital role in accelerating Kiss's evolution as a band. It was a huge success, as all 4,500 seats were sold out.

No one had predicted that this band would do well in a venue like the Sahara Space Centre, at that time.


The following are some of the setlists performed by the band "Kiss."

  • Deuce
  • Strutter
  • Got to Choose
  • Hotter than Hell
  • Firehouse
  • She" Ace Frehley guitar solo
  • Nothin' to Lose
  • Room Service
  • Watchin' You
  • C'mon and Love Me

Prince - 1997

In the late 1990s, Prince captured the hearts of thousands in Las Vegas. His performance drew massive crowds of more than 13,000 fans at the MGM Grand.

American singer-songwriter Prince is on stage, captivating the audience with his performance
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His after-show party was scheduled for October 25, 1997, at Club Utopia, which starts at 3:20 a.m. The length of the show was seventy minutes, and the price of the tickets was $25.


He performed his most famous hit song as well as a funky impromptu at the show. Prince performed the following songs during his show at Club Utopia:

  • The Jam
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
  • Face Down
  • I’ll Take You There
  • I Got The Feelin’
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do
  • Shout

Pearl Jam - 2000

The most legendary concert took place in the year 2000, leaving an indelible mark on both Las Vegas and Pearl Jam. This became a significant moment in music history.

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The band kicked off their performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They opened with Pink Floyd’s "Interstellar Overdrive, a cover of Elvis Presley’s "Can't Help Falling in Love," at the event and thrilled the audience with some of their biggest hits, "Corduroy" and "Breakerfall.

Therefore, this concert solidified the band's position as one of the best and most exceptional shows in history.


Pearl Jam performed a variety of songs during his concerts. Here are some of the setlists:

  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • Corduroy
  • Breakerfall
  • Grievance
  • Last Exit
  • Animal
  • Dissident
  • Nothing as It Seems
  • Given to Fly
  • Wishlist
  • Untitled
  • MFC
  • Even Flow
  • Jeremy
  • Insignificance

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 2005

The American rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, along with Weezer and The Adolescents, performed in Las Vegas on July 2, 2005, at Silver Bowl Sports Complex.

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For the centennial celebration, the City of Las Vegas distributed free tickets to the audience, offering music lovers the chance to enjoy their performance.

They delivered an unforgettable performance at the event and attracted a massive crowd of 50,000 people. This concert became a memorable event in music history.


Here are selected songs from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers' performance during their concert at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex.

  • Intro Jam
  • By the Way
  • Scar Tissue
  • Fortune Faded
  • Otherside
  • Throw Away Your Television
  • 21st Century
  • Don't Forget Me
  • I Feel Love
  • Parallel Universe
  • Swan Song
  • Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
  • Get on Top
  • Soul to Squeeze
  • Readymade