Vegas' Mandalay Bay to Present Performances by David Alan Grier, Rihanna & More
The Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay will present Lilith Fair on Friday, July 9. It has been nearly 11 years since the last tour and Lilith is back. The tour will feature a rotating list of more than 80 eclectic and notable female acts. Much like the original Lilith Fair, there will be 11 artists on each date with only two consistencies per show - the Lilith Local Talent Search ourstage.com winner, who will kick off the show, and headliner Sarah McLachlan. Additional artists scheduled to perform include Elizaveta, Miranda Lambert, Susan Justice, Queen Latifah, The Bangles, A Fine Frenzy, Emmylou Harris and Marina & the Diamonds.
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning superstar Rihanna is bringing her "Last Girl On Earth" tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 17. A dynamic performer renowned for her cutting-edge stage looks and designs, Rihanna promises to create a visual spectacle on a scale unlike anything she has accomplished in her already legendary career. Rihanna is in the midst of her fourth critically acclaimed album "Rated R" and is the only female artist of the past decade to have six No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. She will be joined on stage by rising star Ke$ha.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and record producer Shakira, one of the most exciting and successful global artists in recent history with more than 214 award nominations and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide, has announced her 2010 global tour which includes a performance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Oct. 16. Shakira has toured the United States only twice in her career, once in 2002 for the "Tour of the Mongoose", and the second time in 2006 for her "Oral Fixation" tour which grossed more than $100 million.
The multi-talented actor, singer and comedian David Alan Grier will take the stage at Mandalay Bay performing his hilarious routine for one-night only Friday, July 2. Grier, known for his work on the stage and screen, will perform at 9 p.m. The classically trained Grier received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and began his career on Broadway in the role of Jackie Robinson in "The First," where he earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Grier's television work includes the Emmy winning show "In Living Color," as well as "DAG" and "Life with Bonnie." He also was a fan favorite on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Grier recently returned to his theatrical roots starring opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington in David Mamet's acclaimed play RACE.
There will also be a number of concerts at Mandalay Bay Beach as a part of the "Concerts on the Beach" Series. Performers include Rick Springfield (June 19), The Backstreet Boys (July 2), One Republic (July 3), The Wailers (July 10), Gipsy Kings (July 16), Ziggy Marley (July 17), Jimmy Cliff (July 24), Sublime with Rome (July 25), Adam Lambert with Orianthi (July 31), Blondie and the B-52s (August 7), The Lost 80s Live Tour (August 14), and Michael Franti & Spearhead (August 21).
Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay 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 Mandalay Bay Box Office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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