Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 3 p.m.
Feel like Fiona Apple’s last two Vegas performances—opening for Coldplay in 2006 and playing the Vegoose festival later that year—ended way too soon? Good news 702 dwellers: You’re about to get the full Fiona experience.
Apple, touring behind new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (yes, that’s the actual title), plays the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, September 15. Tickets are priced from $30-$91 and go on sale Saturday, June 23 at noon.
The only bummer about that booking: Apple touches down in town on an already busy music night. Ex-Wolf Parade man Spencer Krug is set to hit Beauty Bar with his current project Moonface, and the twice-annual Neon Reverb festival will also be in full swing Downtown. Decisions, decisions …
Also on sale this weekend: the Vegas date on what could be Morrissey’s final tour, Friday, November 23 at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Ballroom. The 53-year-old alternative-music icon, who played the same venue last November, reportedly recently disclosed that he plans to retire at age 55. Tickets ($67) go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Legendary crooner Tony Bennett is also headed back to the Strip. He’ll perform Saturday, September 1 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Ticket prices range from $59.50 to $196 and go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Also on sale this weekend, two House of Blues concerts—Hank III (August 18, $20, on sale Friday at 10 a.m.) and Dark Star Orchestra (October 5, $25, on sale Friday at 10 a.m.)—and a handful of shows at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip: Emery (July 21, $12, on sale Friday at 10 a.m.), Black Uhuru (July 28, $22, on sale Friday at 10 a.m., Paul Thorn (August 11, $15, on sale Friday at 10 a.m.) and Meiko (August 17, $12, on sale Friday at 10 a.m.).