Since Las Vegas first grew out of the desert dust, powerful female entertainers have always found a home in the main showrooms of Las Vegas casinos and hotels. In just the past year, Las Vegas marquis have invited tourists to spend an evening with Celine Dion, Cher, Bette Midler,Taylor Swift, Rita Rudner, and coming this July, appearing at the Encore Theatre, in Steve Wynn’s latest and greatest Wynn Las Vegas hotel – Beyonce.
Beyonce Knowles began her “I am…Sasha Fierce” tour in Edmonton Canada in March 2009. After several dates in Canada, the tour moved on to Europe in April with stops in Austria, France, Germany and Spain along the way and ending with a series of performances in England.
On June 21 Knowles’ Sasha tour makes its way stateside to Madison Square Garden in New York and continues across the country until July 30 when her tour arrives for four nights in Las Vegas.
The title of Beyonce’s current album is a play on the persona she created over the past few years. One half of the tracks of “I am…” are personal stories and come from the singer’s soul. The other half of the album, “….Sasha Fierce” is full of the spark and flame that has come from the stage persona of Sasha. And Beyonce will be bringing her all-female band and this high octane combination to Las Vegas for their joint Encore Theater marquis moment in July.
Mike Ross of the Edmonton Sun recently gave Beyonce’s performance at Rexall Place 4.5 out of 5 stars rating stating, “Beyonce can sing traditional R&B if she wants. She proved it late last night – wailing on the Etta James classic At Last, which she performed for the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.”
Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 25. And – the good news – Beyonce is making first 2,000 seats available for $20 (plus applicable service charges).