Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 - cancelled

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby SoulForHire » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:10 pm

After one day of going on sale to the public, the premium bundles and Price Level 1 tickets (i.e., the first five rows) and the limited cheap seats (the corners of the last few rows of the mezzanine) are now all sold out for ALL of the shows. However, none of the shows have completely sold out yet.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby erey » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:55 pm

Thanks for your reportage, SoulForHire.

Do you happen to know if the Wynn holds acts to the 90-minute limit for show duration stated on the website?

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby SoulForHire » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:07 pm

Don't know for sure, but I think so.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:13 pm

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:22 pm

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... -interview

(....)
You start a run of six shows in Las Vegas in February. What can people expect?

That’s called Now/Not Now. Detour was very much anecdotal, and then there was the Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers tour, where we took a specific folio of songs and tried to find songs that naturally lived with them. In Now/Not Now, we have an opportunity to choose different songs from my catalog. There are always going to be half a dozen songs that everybody assumes are going to be in your show -- and you should be really glad. That’s a compliment. I fought that for some time, and I’m starting to get around to the way of thinking that I should show some gratitude for the fact that people still want to hear them and find the best way to play them. I’ve got a lot of new songs that I’ve never recorded. I don’t know how many of them I can put in there. In Vegas, they don’t want you to play too long. Instead of that being something inhibiting, maybe that’s a good pressure. People are used to 2-and-a-1/2 hour shows. What’s the 90-minute version of this?
(...)
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:32 am

The good thing about playing 90 minute shows for Elvis is that over the residency it gives him a good opportunity to really vary the set each night.
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby stricttime81 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:20 pm

Anyone else here going? I am going to 3 of these shows, 3/7, 3/9 and 3/10. Let me know if you want to meet up and I'll buy you a drink!
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am

stricttime81 wrote:Anyone else here going? I am going to 3 of these shows, 3/7, 3/9 and 3/10. Let me know if you want to meet up and I'll buy you a drink!


WISH I COULD MIKE...PLEASE ENJOY FOR US ALL THAT CAN NOT BE THERE. WISH YOU WERE GOING TO ALL SIX! find me any ticket stubs you can please.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018 -'only shows of 2018' !?!

Postby stricttime81 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:31 am

bronxapostle wrote:
stricttime81 wrote:Anyone else here going? I am going to 3 of these shows, 3/7, 3/9 and 3/10. Let me know if you want to meet up and I'll buy you a drink!


WISH I COULD MIKE...PLEASE ENJOY FOR US ALL THAT CAN NOT BE THERE. WISH YOU WERE GOING TO ALL SIX! find me any ticket stubs you can please.


You got it!!
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby supplydavid » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:41 am

Not decided which weekend I can make yet but do plan to attend , David

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:16 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the
performances of Elvis Costello & The Imposters
scheduled for February 28 and March 2, 3, 7, 9
and 10 at the Encore Theatre inside the Wynn
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada have
been cancelled. Ticket purchasers may receive a
full refund from their point of purchase. Orders
processed with a credit card will be refunded to
the credit card used for purchase.

Shit!!!!!!!

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:28 pm

:shock:

I wonder if we’ll hear why :?
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby MOJO » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:54 pm

I wouldn't want to walk into that hotel/casino. Wynn is a major tool (or so it seems based on his news quotes and recent allegations.) They should move the shows to San Franciso!!

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby erey » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:04 pm

The terse and nonspecific nature of the announcement suggests the venue was not the issue.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:56 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:01 am

No difficulty in reading between the lines on that...
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby TX_Fan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am

Bummer

I had tickets....glad I hadn't purchased plane tickets yet.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby supplydavid » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:53 am

either not selling as anticipated.....I was in Vegas a few weeks ago and it was very quiet everywhere or 2, the fall out from the Wynn harassment issue?

I was hoping for a new city to see Elvis in and "celebrating" my 40th anniversary, March 1978 my first show

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:08 pm

These six concerts were near sold out!
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby erey » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:12 pm

I'm not sure which lines other people are reading between, but I'm reading between these: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10753#p7733805

My guess is the past week was spent trying to figure out if they could make the Vegas run work without a little bit of Toast. And then reconciling to the reality that they couldn't.

Best wishes to Chris for a swift and definitive diagnosis, easy treatment, and speedy recovery.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby Shatteredmannequin » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 pm

Damn.
Had tickets, hotel and airfare already booked.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby stricttime81 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:10 pm

Shatteredmannequin wrote:Damn.
Had tickets, hotel and airfare already booked.


Me too. Fuck my life. The Wynn comped me one ticket and I was going to buy two more shows on StubHub. At least I didn't pay for any tickets.

I am beyond disappointed, was looking forward to it so much. Why Elvis, WHY??????
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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby Neil. » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:43 pm

Yes, it's disappointing, especially if you've booked flights, hotels etc.

But this does sound like some sort of unavoidable issue that wasn't taken lightly - either a serious moral reason or a serious personal reason.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby chickendinna » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:31 am

I lived in Vegas for over 30 years. I still have a lot of family and friends there. I was trying to arrange a trip to LV to attend at least one of the shows. There are some pretty serious sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn. I would think that has to be the reason.

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Re: Elvis playing Vegas, Feb/March 2018

Postby erey » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:27 am

chickendinna wrote:I lived in Vegas for over 30 years. I still have a lot of family and friends there. I was trying to arrange a trip to LV to attend at least one of the shows. There are some pretty serious sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn. I would think that has to be the reason.


There would seem to be more proximate reasons for the cancelation, but I think the Wynn factor has to be the reason no hint of a reschedule was mentioned. I doubt there will be one.


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