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Lady Gaga, David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil's KA and More Set for MGM Grand, Dec 2012-Feb 2013

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This winter, MGM Resorts International will present entertainment, nightlife, sports and special events at the MGM Grand, including UFC fights, Lady Gaga, David Copperfield, Cirque du Soleil's  KÀ, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, CSI: The Experience and more. Check out the listing below!

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO vs. Juan Manuel “DINAMITA” MÁRQUEZ 4
Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez will go mano-a-mano and toe-to-toe once again in a 12-round welterweight battle between two of this era’s top pound-for-pound and evenly matched fighters. Pacquiao-Márquez 4, the eagerly anticipated fourth act of the fistoric rivalry that has had fans and media standing on their feet for 36 action-packed rounds, will take place Saturday, Dec. 8.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8           
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $1,200, $900, $600, $400 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC
MGM Grand and the Pac-12 Conference will host the Holiday Hoops Classic at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 22 – 23. Playing four games over two days will be some of the most exciting college basketball teams from around the nation including Oregon State, James Madison, San Diego and San Jose State.

Dates: December 22 and 23
Time: December 22: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; December 23 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Prices: $50 and $25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC 155:  JUNIOR DOS SANTOS vs. CAIN VELASQUEZ II
Last November, Brazilian fighter Junior Dos Santos (15-1) ended Cain Velasquez’s reign as heavyweight champion, knocking out the two-time Division I All-American wrestler in the first round. Now, Velasquez (9-1) seeks revenge at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 29. In addition to the heavyweight title rematch, former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin will meet champion wrestler Phil Davis in a pivotal 205-pound contest.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 29           
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $800, $600, $400, $250, $125 and $75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Dec. 30 with its Long Road Out of Eden tour. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from the chart-topping album Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic selections from the group’s 30-year career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 30                                   
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $157.50, $93.75 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Lady Gaga
Following overwhelming ticket sales and sold-out shows throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Lady Gaga will bring The Born This Way Ball World Tour to North America in 2013. Touring in support of her latest album Born This Way, Lady Gaga will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena

January 25 – 26. The Born This Way Ball World Tour is Lady Gaga’s first since the May 2011 release of her album Born This Way, which has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. The popular entertainer was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World in 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world.

Date: January 25 – 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $99.75 (general admission floor and/or reserved seating) and $57.75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

GEORGE STRAIT AND Martina McBride
George Strait, a legend in the world of country music, comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 2. Strait’s career accomplishments include 59 No. 1 hits, 60 industry awards, more than 65 million albums sold, in addition to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. With the recent announcement that The Cowboy Rides Away Tour would be his last, country fans have jumped at the chance to see one of the best performers in the music industry live. Joining Strait’s tour will be Martina McBride, a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY winner recently known for her hit single “Marry Me” with Train singer, Pat Monahan.

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 2                                   
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $120, $89.75 and $63.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

David Copperfield
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: December 1 – 4; December 16 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Note:  Additional 4 p.m. performances daily December 23 – 31. New Year’s Eve performances Monday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: $99.99, $79.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777. 

Rodney Carrington

Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington returns to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand this fall with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates/Times: December 6 – 15:  10 p.m. nightly
Prices: $89.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation.  For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777. 

Brad Garrett’S Comedy Club

EmmyAward-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat Comedy Club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains Adult Content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59, $49 and $39 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $79, $69 and $59 when Garrett is scheduled to appear:  December 1 –2; December 28 – January 1; January 21 – 27; February 25 – March 3; March 25 – 31; April 22 – 28 (special holiday prices apply). New Year’s Eve performances Monday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777. 

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions. 

Dates:  Tuesday – Saturday           
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: New Year’s Eve performances Monday, Dec. 31 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
The next installment of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, the highly successful music-magic experience, at MGM Grand is January 23 – 27. Headlining the camp will be rock icons Roger Daltrey of the Who and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction. Also joining the camp will be Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield), Simon Townshend (The Who, Jeff Beck) and Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), among others.

The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in master classes and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Daily rock sessions are scheduled at MGM Grand and at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Dates: January 23 – 27
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

Tabú
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination. 

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest new party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida!  Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.   

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday:  Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday:  Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times:  Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75. ***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.com or www.csiexhibit.com. ***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54.  Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

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