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January 23, 2018

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LDW celebrity preview: Keith Urban, Nico & Vinz, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Lil Jon, Puff Daddy


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Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country Music’s “Party for a Cause Festival” Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Keith Urban at The Joint

Keith Urban performs at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on April 23, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Editor’s Note: Today is Robin Leach’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Robin!

It’s a holiday weekend almost as big as New Year’s and certainly with as many big-name entertainers and star-DJ party people as you would expect for Dec. 31. Our Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority is predicting that Labor Day Weekend will attract 313,000 visitors, giving us a $208 million economic boost.

Yes, the summer holidaze comes to an official end, and the calendar ticks toward Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re counting, there are now just 17 weeks — 117 days — until Dec. 25.

The weather looks great for the myriad go-out-with-a-bang pool parties with celebrity DJs and music personalities ranging from Lil Jon to Puff Diddy along with the official openings for Life Nightclub and The Sayers Club at the new SLS Las Vegas.

The party parade includes the Tropic Beauties glamour girls at Haze in Aria and the Bank in Bellagio for three consecutive nights and pool parties with Jason Derulo at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel, Taryn Manning at Palazzo’s Azure Luxury Pool and Havana Brown next door at Tao Beach in the Venetian.

It’s four days of fun and frolic, so enjoy the party, which in this week’s Royal Robin Rundown we’ve broken into two sections of names and events. Without further ado, we fire up the confetti cannons and blast off!



Air Supply is at Orleans Showroom through Sunday.

Ed Sheeran with guest Rudimental is at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan for two nights.

Mark and The Martinis are at Chandelier in the Cosmopolitan through Sunday.

Matisyahu and Ozomatli with guest Makua Rothman are at the Hard Rock Pool.

The Avett Brothers are at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade through Sunday.

Bill Medley with McKenna Medley is at South Point through Sunday.

Michael Grimm at Ovation Lounge

Bill Medley and Michael Grimm perform at Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch on May 9, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Michael Grimm is at Ravello Lounge in M Resort.

Blackberry Smoke is at Aliante.

The Dan Band is at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

High Voltage is at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Spazmatics are at Double Barrel Roadhouse.


Tickets go on sale for Sara Evans at Golden Nugget on Dec. 10.

The Second Annual King of Pop Birthday Exclusive All-Day Party is at Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay.

Men of the Strip

Men of the Strip. Launch slideshow »

Men of the Strip take the stage at The D Las Vegas through Sunday.



David Gray is at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Fuel, Drowning Pool, Royal Bliss and Local H are at Fremont Street Experience downtown.

Fayne & Friends is at Viva Las Vegas Event Center.

The Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava) is Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan.

Fortunate Youth is at Veil Pavilion in Silverton Casino Lodge.

Bachman & Turner is at Cannery.

Fiji with Haleamano is at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.

Charlie Wilson is at Primm Valley Resorts.

Justin Shandor is at M Pavilion.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers is at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

The Strip is at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Simply the Best and Stephen Wonder are at Texas Station.


Sommore is at Suncoast Showroom for two nights.

Ron White is at the Mirage through Sunday.


Zowie Bowie Opens at Monte Carlo

Zowie Bowies Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor perform during the gala premiere of Vintage Vegas at the Lance Burton Theater at the Monte Carlo on Sunday night. Launch slideshow »

Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie throws his opening-night party for a new run of shows at Club Madrid in Sunset Station ‪with gorgeous sexy backup singers and musicians Lydia Ansel and Nieve Malanda.

King of the Cage is at Eastside Cannery.

Mayweather Promotions presents J’Leon Love vs. Rogelio Medina at Pearl at the Palms.

Westgate Las Vegas hosts the 2014 North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament through Monday.

The 2nd Annual Bikini Beer Festival is at Downtown Grand Las Vegas.



Keith Urban with guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge is at The Chelsea.

The Blackjacks are at Vinyl.

Origin is at Backstage Bar & Billiards.


The second-annual fireworks show is at Primm Valley.



Ashley Red is at Brooklyn Bowl.


The “Dive-In” movie series features “Kung Fu Panda” and “Skyfall” at Boulevard Pool.



Adam Carolla hosts at Crazy Horse III.

DJ Ravi Drums is at Azure Luxury Pool.

Clockwork with Tony Arzadon is at Light in Mandalay Bay.

Kryoman is at Haze in Aria for two nights.

Tropic Beauties hosts at Haze.

DJ Sincere is at Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage.

Norman Doray is at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

Sayers Sessions is at Hyde Bellagio.

Jeremih is at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas.

SoMo is at Body English.

Havana Brown is at Tao Beach.

DJ Khaled is at Tao Nightclub.

The Sayers Club debuts Battle Fridays: 2 DJs vs. 2 Drummers at SLS Las Vegas.

Fedde LeGrand is at Encore Beach Club.

Lil' Jon at Vanity

Lil' Jone at Vanity in the Hard Rock Hotel on Sept. 5, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Lil Jon is at Surrender Nightclub in Encore.

MAKJ is at Drai’s Beach Club at the Cromwell.

Adventure Club is at Drai’s Nightclub at the Cromwell.

Chuckie is at Marquee Dayclub in the Cosmopolitan.

Dash Berlin is at Marquee Nightclub.

Third Anniversary of XS With DJ Skrillex

The third anniversary of XS in the Encore with DJ Skrillex on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Skrillex is at XS in Wynn.

Khloe Terae and Brooke Evers are at Palms Pool.

Above & Beyond is at Hakkasan at MGM Grand.

Steve Aoki with Nervo is at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.

Laid Back Luke is at Life Nightclub’s opening weekend.


The Snoopadelic Cabaret is at Tao Nightclub.

Taryn Manning is at Azure.

Alesso is at Light.

Krewella is at Haze.

Trey Songz is at 1OAK.

Tropic Beauties hosts at Bare Pool Lounge and the Bank.

GTA is at Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria.

Alesso is at Daylight.

Miguel is at Hyde Bellagio.

Tyga is at Chateau.

Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo at Boulevard's Summer Pool Fiesta with headliner Robin Thicke at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Jason Derulo is at Rehab, then Body English.

Nico & Vinz are at Foxtail’s opening weekend.

Sayers Sessions is at SLS Las Vegas’ opening weekend for two nights.

Steve Angello is at Encore Beach Club.

Diplo is at Surrender.

“Up All Night” 24 Hours of Arty is at Drai’s in the Cromwell.

Kaskade is at Marquee Dayclub and Nightclub.

David Guetta is at XS.

Cowboy Boots & Bathing Suits is at Palms Pool.

Afrojack Debuts at Hakkasan

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack makes his debut at Hakkasan on Friday, March 21, 2014, in MGM Grand. Launch slideshow »

Tiesto, Calvin Harris and R3hab at Hakkasan and Wet Republic

DJ Tiesto at Hakkasan Las Vegas in MGM Grand on Friday, May 3, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Afrojack is at Hakkasan.

Tiesto is at Wet Republic.

Dirty South is at Life.


Puff Daddy is at Rehab.

DJ Jerzy is at Azure.

Carl Cox’s after-hours set is at Light.

DJ Whoo Kid is at the Bank.

Tropic Beauties host at Liquid Pool.

Trey Songz is at Daylight.

Nicky Romero is at Eclipse at Daylight.

Tyga is at Vanity Nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel.

DJ Khaled is at Tao Beach.

A$AP Rocky is at Tao Nightclub.

David Guetta is at Encore Beach Club.

Unmet Ozcan is at Drai’s Beach Club.

Skratchy is at Drai’s Nightclub.

Benny Benassi is at Marquee Dayclub.

Armin Van Buuren is at Marquee Nightclub.

Zedd is at XS.

Till Dawn Group Takeover is at Palms Pool.

Calvin Harris is at Hakkasan.

Martin Garrix is at Wet Republic.

Deep Dish with guest Pete Tong is at Life.


Major Lazer is at Encore Beach Club.

Helena is at Drai’s Beach Club.

Tritonal is at Marquee Dayclub.

Carnage is at Marquee Nightclub.

Skrillex and Diplo are at XS.

Calvin Harris and Rehab are at Wet Republic.

Please make it a fun and safe weekend. Enjoy it all or as much as you want, and we’ll be back here Sunday and then Tuesday with reports and photos as it’s time to resume a regular schedule with the onset of the fabulous fall season.

Goodbye, summer, hello, autumn!

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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