Hundreds of fans came out to the famed Las Vegas Strip on April 12 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 June 27.
The arrival 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.
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, treated fanxs to a colorful daytime pyrotechnic show. Stopping in front of Planet Hollywood, another group of dancers emerged from the truck, as showgirls lined the truck’s staircase in feathers. 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.
“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.”
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. 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.
“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,”Live Nation’s Melien remarked. “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.”
Tickets to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” are now on sale with general ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees.