the-beatles-509069_1280The Beatles, one of the most influential and best-selling bands rising to fame in 1963, who received numerous awards for their performances, among which their induction into the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, have a reason to love Las Vegas.

Also known as the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas has hosted many artists through the years, while the city itself boasts about its excellence on casino gaming, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Beatles of course knew that already, yet the only time they had visited Vegas to perform, their fans had surrounded the hotel, obliging the band members to shut themselves in their room throughout their whole stay. However, they did perform on a legendary concert back in 1964, leaving the best impression to any person who was lucky enough to see them live that night, proving to Vegas that rock n’ roll was here to stay.

Even if they had originally formed in Liverpool, the Fab Four managed to show the world how music has no borders, marking the ‘British Invasion’ in the United States in the mid-60s, spreading Beatlemania culture all around the world.

Members of the band have returned to Vegas -not as group, but separately – various times and in multiple occasions, to enjoy everything that this city has to offer. In fact, John Lennon was back several times, says Elliot Mintz, a TV reporter and friend to the artist, saying “(Gambling) seemed like a very childlike experience to him. John was immediately enchanted“.

Similarly, Paul McCartney has been back in Vegas, mostly during his tours around the world. Last time he performed there was the 19 June 2011 during his Up and Coming Tour, where he had arranged to complete his series of concerts with an unforgettable performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, the famous known drummer of The Beatles, Ringo Starr, currently has planned to give not one, but eight concerts this fall in Las Vegas with his All-Starr Band at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Las Vegas seems to equally love them back, since visitors at the city can enjoy a stay at hotels in themed rooms to the Beatlemania. Likewise, casinos have followed the same pattern, creating slot games with Beatle themes, such as the now-vintage Yellow Submarine slot machine. Slot games fashioned on pop culture icons also abound in online casinos with slots for Michael Jackson, Motorhead or even Abba fans – as explained in this blog.

In all, Las Vegas has become a home to the world’s most popular artists, among which The Beatles, who loved it, thanks to its music venues – from large arenas to concert halls – which are considered to be of the highest quality in the globe, with plenty of different stages to perform, such as ‘The Colosseum at Caesars Palace’ which was originally created for Celine Dion, and it has hosted some of the greatest artists since 2003.

Here’s a great guide, updated and comprehensive, on the 100 best things to do in Vegas. It’s packed with practical tips and advice and completely free (do not miss Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil):


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