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Ring in 2023 with Gwen Stefani, Bruno Mars, Tenacious D and more in Las Vegas

Orange County Register 12/7/2022 Charlie Vargas, The Orange County Register

If staying put and making local plans for New Year’s Eve doesn’t sound appealing this year, plenty of major concerts and other live performances are happening inside Las Vegas casinos, on the Strip and beyond.

If you’re planning the trip, make travel arrangements and any reservations as early as possible to ensure you don’t set your eyes on something that ends up selling out.

Here are some shows to consider if you’re planning to kiss 2022 goodbye in Las Vegas.

Kevin Hart

Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart will perform New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Las Vegas. He’s known for stand-up specials such as “Seriously Funny,” “Laugh at My Pain” and “Let Me Explain” as well as roles in films like “Ride Along,” “Get Hard” and the latest movie in the “Jumanji” franchise. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1. Resorts World Las Vegas, 3000 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Tickets start at $89.50 at For more information, call 702-676-7030 or

The Killers

One of the biggest bands to come out of Las Vegas is The Killers and they’ll be playing their hometown on New Year’s Eve. The four-piece band is known for the hits “Mr. Brightside,” “All These Things That I’ve Done” and “When You Were Young.” 8 p.m. The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard. Tickets are sold out, but can be bought through third-party sellers. For more information, call 702-698-7000 or

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars will bring his mix of soul, funk and pop into 2023. Mars and rapper Anderson .Paak’s duo project Silk Sonic had a residency in Las Vegas that wrapped up in August. If you’re a fan of Mars’ solo work and songs like “Uptown Funk,” “That’s What I Like” and “The Lazy Song,” you’ll want to secure tickets before this show sells out. 9 p.m. Park MGM, 3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Tickets start at $350 at For more information, call 844-600-7275 or

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Ru Paul’s Drag Race LIVE

The hit reality show “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” will host a series of live shows on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The live experience features a mix of original music, lip-syncing, comedy and dance numbers with drag queens including Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo, Eureka O’Hara, Jada Essence Hall, Plastique Tiara and Trinity K Bonet. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1. Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3555 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Tickets are $49-$179 at

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Gwen Stefani

Grammy-award-winning singer and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Gwen Stefani, will ring in the New Year on Las Vegas Boulevard with style. Stefani rose to prominence in Southern California, fronting the rock band No Doubt. As a solo artist, she found success with hits like “Rich Girl,” “What Are You Waiting For?” and “Hollaback Girl.” She’s also moved onto the Billboard county charts with “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere” with her husband and fellow “The Voice” coach, Blake Shelton. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31. The Venetian Resort, 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard. Tickets start at $275.18 at, can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian Resort or by calling 702-414-9000. For more information, go to

Tenacious D

Rock and comedy band Tenacious D, consisting of actors and musicians Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will bring their epic stage show to Las Vegas for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve. For a small sample of what to expect from this dynamic duo, check out the band’s musical film “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.” 9 p.m. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (formerly Hard Rock Hotel), 4455 Paradise Road. Tickets are $49.95-$100 at  For more information, call 702-693-5000 or

Time of Your Life Festival

Fremont Street is hosting the Time of Your Life Festival, which will wash fans in ’90s nostalgia as they sing and dance the night away to acts like Bush, Sugar Ray and The Wailers featuring Julian Marley. There will be a New Year’s Eve countdown, multiple stages, pyrotechnics and digital fireworks. 2 p.m. Fremont Street, 425 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas. Tickets start at $50 at Guests must be 21-or-older.

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