One of the most famous rock and roll musicians of all time is planning an exciting new residency in Las Vegas. According to new reports, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency will take place at the STRAT Hotel & Casino in northern Las Vegas. It’s expected to be one of the best new shows in the city.
Las Vegas is home to a huge number of popular musicians. Unfortunately, many fear that the spreading coronavirus may reduce tourism rates here. Today, we’ll look at Hagar’s plans in Las Vegas, and discuss how the city may fare for the rest of 2020.
Let’s get into it!
Las Vegas STRAT Proves to Be a Major Upgrade
There was a time when the Las Vegas Stratosphere was considered one of the coolest properties in Las Vegas. It first opened to the public in 1996 as the second-tallest freestanding observation tower in the Western Hemisphere. It also featured a hotel and casino for guests.
As time went on, however, the Stratosphere began losing revenue. Many felt its location at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip made it unappealing for many visitors. In more recent years, many criticized the hotel’s lack of renovations.
Ownership of this venue has changed hands several times over the years. In June of 2017, it was announced that Golden Entertainment was taking control of this property. The company eventually announced a massive renovation for this venue.
Golden Entertainment renamed this property the STRAT. Half of the hotel’s rooms went over a major renovation. The 80,000 square-foot casino was also changed.
Many famous individuals attended the re-opening of this Las Vegas hotel & casino. This includes Sammy Hagar. Now, it appears that Hagar is preparing a brand new “party” residency in this venue and many are beginning to get excited.
Plans for Sammy Hagar’s LV Residency Are Revealed
Sammy Hagar is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He first launched onto the music scene through his band Montrose. In 1985, he truly became a superstar after replacing David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen.
Back in January, news began to surface that Hagar was planning a residency at the STRAT Hotel & Casino. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is set to begin sometime this June.
“I want to create the ultimate environment where I can throw the ultimate party, like I have done in Cabo for 30 years for my birthday, but at another time of year here in Las Vegas, which is really the party capital of the world,” Hagar told the media. “I hate to put Cabo second to anything, but I feel in this case it’s gotta take second place to Las Vegas.”
Hagar is known for putting on raucous parties. He owns the Cabo Wabo Cantina venue on the Las Vegas Strip which regularly puts on exciting shows for guests. It sounds like he wants to bring something similar to his new residency at the STRAT.
This is just one of many famous Las Vegas residencies. Unfortunately, many now fear that the city’s tourism industry may begin taking a serious hit due to the coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the situation so far.
Coronavirus Fears Continue to Escalate in Las Vegas
For more than two months, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has been spreading around the world. This virus, called Covid-19, is proving extremely difficult to contain. It’s already infected more than 100,000 individuals around the world and killed thousands.
It’s begun to hit the United States. Washington, California and New York are all experiencing major outbreaks. Many feel that in time, every state in the country will become infected.
Cases of the coronavirus in Clark County, Nevada are beginning to emerge. For this reason, many Las Vegas casino companies are seeing their stock prices plummet. There are fears that no one will want to travel to Las Vegas due to the potential to be exposed to Covid-19.
As of now, things don’t appear to be too bad. There hasn’t been a major drop-off in hotel occupancy in the city. If more infections begin to pop up here, however, this is likely to change.
Hopefully, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is a success. He may be able to help bring in more visitors to the STRAT Hotel & Casino. Stay tuned for updates over the next few months!