Las Vegas is known for many things, including its world-class entertainment. Long known as being the place for nightly musical acts, many entertainers in recent years — including Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez — have taken to long-term residencies. For many entertainers, this is a good way to perform and make a living without the costs and added headaches of being on the road and touring across the country or around the world.
Blink-182 has just announced that it will be launching a Las Vegas residency of its own beginning May 26. The residency will go on through mid-November, with select weekend dates available for fans who want to catch the band live.
The residency will take place at Palms Casino Hotel. Although it is not located on the famed Las Vegas Strip, Palms isn’t far from the Strip and was once known as a top hotspot for nightlife and fun for the younger crowd. Recently purchased by Stations Casinos, which operates top off-Strip casinos like Palace Station, Palms is looking to relaunch itself as the perfect destination for a younger crowd that is looking for nightlife, entertainment and fun. This same crowd might find themselves interested in seeing Blink-182.
The band seems to be excited about the deal, and they agreed to the residency without hesitation. It’s unsure of what the set list will really be like, but the band has mentioned showgirls and classic Vegas songs — such as hits by Frank Sinatra — possibly being a part of the show. Whatever the band members might have in mind, they are sure to put on a great performance for their long-time fans and new fans alike.