Hundreds of adoring fans came out to the famed Las Vegas Strip in front of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to welcome multi-platinum recording artist Gwen Stefani to Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora and Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien greeted the global pop star and fashion icon, who will launch her residency show, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Stefani’s arrival to Planet Hollywood Friday morning was nothing short of spectacular. The celebration kicked off with an all-girl drum corps from local Foothill High School. The event also featured a troupe of dancers, skaters, cheerleaders and skateboarders who performed to a medley of Stefani’s greatest hits. Decked out in attire reflecting Stefani’s recording career and fashion evolution, the dancers delighted the crowd of well-wishers as they anxiously awaited the star’s arrival.
Minutes in to the dance medley, the crowd’s attention turned toward The Strip, where a full-size semi-truck made its way down Las Vegas Boulevard. The truck, wrapped in “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” show art, drew gasps of delight from fans who were treated to a colorful daytime pyrotechnic show. Stopping in front of Planet Hollywood, the truck halted traffic along The Strip, allowing the dance performance to spill out into the street. Another group of dancers emerged from the truck, as showgirls lined the truck’s staircase in feathers. To the surprise of the crowd, as the showgirls pulled their fans back Stefani stood at the top of the stairs to reveal her grand entrance as more fireworks set off. Making her way up the steps to the property, Stefani stopped to greet fans and sign autographs as her most iconic hits, including “Sweet Escape” and “Hollaback Girl,” played overhead.
Greeted by Caesars Entertainment, the parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and Live Nation executives, Stefani humbly addressed the crowd promising to deliver a great show.
“I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my story and my music here in Vegas and am honored to be able to bring my show to the Zappos Theater,” said Stefani.
Caesars Entertainment’s Frissora noted Stefani’s contribution to pop culture with a nod to the event’s theme, saying: “We could not think of a more perfect artist to add to our already amazing roster of legendary performers. Gwen Stefani is an inspiration to so many creative spirits and her passion for empowering others is remarkable. These are traits Caesars Entertainment greatly values and we are honored to welcome Gwen to the team.”
While Live Nation’s Melien remarked, “There is only a short list of artists that meet the criteria for a headlining Las Vegas residency. They must have a deep catalogue of hits, top-notch production and status as a globally-recognized artist. Gwen, like those handful of other artists that are immediately recognized by just one name, meets all the criteria and more. We couldn’t think of a more fitting Las Vegas property for a Southern California girl to call home than Planet Hollywood.”
Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater, Stefani will take the stage with a spectacular show like no other, celebrating the breadth of her illustrious musical career. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, will further cement Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world.
Stefani, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have also announced their partnership with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, where $1 of every ticket purchased to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to the non-profit organization. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization that provides medical treatment to children facing a number of life-threatening conditions. The donation will also allow Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to move into a state-of-the-art building, increasing the number of exam rooms and improving the patient treatment experience.
Tickets to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” are now on sale for the following performance dates:
- June 2018: 27, 29, 30
- July 2018: 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21
- Dec. 2018: 27, 29, 30, 31
- Feb. 2019: 27
- March 2019: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16
General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com/gwen or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 9 p.m. For more information on the show, visit gwenstefani.com.