Christina Aguilera and Richard Branson @ GRAND-OPENING
Christina Aguilera and Richard Branson are co-headlining the grand-opening celebration at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas this month.
Branson and Aguilera are both set to appear 8 p.m. June 10 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels. Aguilera also plans to return to her paused residency at Zappos Theater. Also, rapper Flo Rida and DJ Mix Master Mike are set to appear at the show at The Theater, which was The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel days (tickets start at $49, minus fees, and are available at virginhotelslv.com).
The entire party runs June 10-13 and is billed “Unstoppable Weekend,” for a hotel that has been open to the public since March 25.
If it seems this is a second opening event, it is. But the opening of the doors in March was considered just the tease to this larger party. The date was picked to accommodate Branson, whose company is an investment partner to allow its brand to be splashed across the property.
“He might surprise everybody with a stunt,” Bosworth said recently. “But I have no knowledge of him jumping off a Virgin Galactic spacecraft into one of our pools, for example.”
The planned night of entertainment, hosted by Mark Shunock, should suffice.
“We have been working diligently to bring world-class performances and we cannot wait to celebrate this monumental grand opening weekend and welcome back entertainment to Las Vegas with performances by such exceptional artists,” JC Hospitality COO Gary Scott said in a statement.
The Virgin Hotel has opened its first residency production show, “27,” the rock retrospective, in 24 Oxford. We also expect a Journey residency in The Theater in December, a half-dozen dates, with details forthcoming.