The Biggest Rock Bands to Play in Las Vegas

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Although Las Vegas may be known globally as the home of gambling with its world-famous casinos, the city has become a hotspot for all different forms of entertainment. Many of the most significant sporting events in the combat sporting world, such as MMA/UFC and boxing, regularly take place on the Vegas strip. Additionally, there are numerous musical acts that all take to performing regularly in the city.

In the past, Las Vegas may have been looked upon as pop-centric with its music choices, as acts such as Cher, Calvin Harris, Celine Dion and Britney Spears have all hosted residencies there in the past. However, the good news for rock fans is there has been a notable shift over recent years.

Here’s a quick selection of some of the biggest rock bands to take residency in Vegas of late.


If you are a fan of playing at online casinos, you may have already played a slot game themed around Boston’s most famous rock and roll band similar to those on this list of games available to play at Platincasino. However, those who decide to go to a physical casino in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see this legendary band do what they are best at on stage.

Aerosmith has a residency at the Park Theatre, which makes up part of the world-famous MGM Resort in Vegas. The Resort has played host to some of the biggest acts to have a residency in the city, so, unsurprisingly, Aerosmith decided to pick it for their own.

The band’s residency took place throughout April, June and July of 2019, with action-packed sets consisting of their biggest hits. Many of the performances were a complete sell-out, as thousands of fans flocked to attend.

Def Leppard

Like Aerosmith, Def Leppard are another rock band who have a slot game based on them. And, like Aerosmith, they’re one of a handful of huge rock acts to host a residency in Las Vegas.

The band performed over a six-week period at Planet Hollywood throughout August and September of 2019, titling their show ‘Def Leppard Hit Vegas: Sin City Residency.’ Planet Hollywood is a global name, but in Vegas it is best known for its fantastic casino and hotel right in the middle of Miracle Mile. Being able to perform there at all was an achievement in and of itself as the venue only books the best of the best.


Although Journey have had several big hits throughout the years, “Don’t Stop Believin’” is inarguably their greatest, and for many music fans it’s the only song by the band they know. Journey have remained popular with rockers in Las Vegas as they’ve played there many times over the decades in addition to a residency.

Journey took residence at the world-renowned Caesars Palace in the Colosseum in 2019. Caesars Palace also has a UK live casino and is one of the biggest gambling brands around. The band performed to sold-out crowds between October 9 and 26, 2019.