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VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: Bon Jovi’s Sphere of Failure, Daryl and Elvis’ House

Posted on: March 15, 2024, 12:08h. 

Last updated on: March 15, 2024, 12:54h.

Jon Bon Jovi recently confirmed that his band, Bon Jovi, was offered a residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas and, shockingly, turned the offer down.

A photo composite showing Jon Bon Jovi and a dejected Sphere. (Images: Yahoo and San Diego Union-Tribune)

The 62-year-old singer made the revelation during an interview this week with the web’s Ultimate Classic Rock. While Bon Jovi didn’t say exactly how much Sphere CEO James Dolan offered the pop-metal band from New Jersey to follow U2‘s inaugural residency, money apparently wasn’t the issue.

Bon Jovi said he got cold feet after attending U2’s opening of the $2.3 billion spherical concert venue on September 29.

That’s the first thing that goes through your mind, ‘How would I present this?’” Bon Jovi said. “I was like, ‘Wow, how do I even wrap my arms around this? And how much time would it take to develop all this, to capture something that would be worthy that could follow this incredible production?’”

“I don’t see, necessarily, how I could pull that one off.”

Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall collaborated on the 1984 video for Costello’s “The Only Flame in Town.” (Image: elviscostello.info)

Hall & Elvis

Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Daryl Hall will bring their co-headlining tour, opened by Charlie Sexton to the Fontainebleau’s BleauLive Theater on June 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning at fontainebleaulasvegas.com.

The Imposters consist of keyboardist Steve Nieve and drummer Pete Thomas, who were also part of Costello’s original backing group, The Attractions.

In a release, Hall said, “It’s fantastic to be able to rekindle a musical relationship. Get ready for lots of great music.” Costello echoed: “We are looking forward to kicking off the show in style, in the certainty that Daryl will deliver a slam-bang finish.”

Also at the Fontainebleau, Australian EDM star Dom Dolla will perform a residency at both the LIV  nightclub and beach. The dates include March 30; May 5, 17, and 24; June 15 and 29; September 1 and 14; and October 5. Tickets are available at livnightclub.com.

 


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