There is nothing new about musicians taking up residency at a Vegas hotel and performing a nightly show based on their career. Even now, people such as Garth Brooks and Celine Dion do it.
But these shows are usually big huge productions with high ticket prices.
For those who are looking for a quality alternative, check out Confessions of a Rock Star, now playing at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The production is a hybrid of a one-man show, rock concert and multimedia event covering The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio’s 32-year career in rock and roll.
It starts with the hits that shaped DiNizio’s childhood, such as The Beatles and Buddy Holly, and progresses through to present day, including several hits from The Smithereens, like “Only a Memory” and “A Girl Like You.”
The show is well done and the intimacy of the smaller production lends a more personal quality to the delivery. The ticket price is right, too, costing just $29.95 – a steal compared to other shows on the Strip.
[Image courtesy of Riviera Hotel]