JohnnyQ
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February 21st, 2017 at 12:40:47 PM permalink
Tenors of Rock is a new show on the Strip and a great fit for Harrah’s. Harrah’s is not the biggest and most expensive hotel on the Strip, but it is a good solid place to stay for someone looking for a good balance of amenities and price.

That sums up Tenors of Rock as well, just substitute “show” for “hotel” and “entertainment” for “amenities”. We saw it this past weekend and enjoyed it very much. We will probably go see it again on our next trip.

In a nutshell:

Rating: 4 out of 5
What: Classic 70's/80's/90's Rock Songs
Performing at: Harrah’s
8:00 pm Wedn - Sun, Dark Mon & Tues
Tickets: $ 35 to $ 99
Duration: 90 minutes
Website: http://www.tenorsofrock.com/
- There is a short video at this website, but I don't think the sound clip does justice to the group AT ALL.

The lowest price ticket is $ 35, and that will work if you are on a budget because the showroom at Harrah’s is not huge. I sat in the back row for this show and I could see fine (although I did find it a little awkward to twist around on the last seat in a booth to see the stage). The singers also frequently come out into the seating area to perform. Usually, I like to sit up close, but I let Mrs. Q and a friend's wife sit down front. The guys sat in the back in the cheap seats purchased through Vegas.com. Tickets were also available at the TIX4TONITE booth for the night we saw it.

Several acts with the “classical tenors singing popular songs” have appeared on TV in shows like America’s Got Talent in the past couple of years, but fortunately this version is NOT the stuffy guys in Tuxedos or Cowboy hats version. In this incarnation, five young Broadway type singers from the UK got together and decided to put their own Rock and Roll show together and give it a go.

The concept works because nearly every song they sing is a familiar top 40 hit from the likes of AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, and even the Beatles. I was hoping they would do a David Bowie song, and maybe they rotate songs in and out of their show, but I don't know if they do. I got the impression that they might from time to time.

The highlight for me was their rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody followed by a nice change of pace and very well done version of Night Music from the Phantom of the Opera, which gave them an excellent opportunity to showcase the voices of each of the 5 members.

I wasn’t that familiar with Bon Jovi’s ballad “Bed of Roses”, one of the other songs they featured. But, I guess what do I know, per Wikipedia it hit #5 on the singles chart back in 1993. I think every other song they did, and sometimes it is just a couple of verses in a medley, I had heard before many times.

The guys do a good job of bringing a lot of energy to the show, and there is no question that they are a likeable group. I think the audience appreciates their energy, AND it is clear the performers appreciate the opportunity they have been given to headline a show in Vegas, and they work hard to deliver a good evening of high energy entertainment.

We saw 2 of the singers, Gareth Richards and "little" Jimmy Denning in the Harrah's bar an hour or so after the show, said hello and that we enjoyed the show, and chatted for a couple minutes. Really nice, down to earth guys.

The singers are backed up by a 4 member live rock band, and of course have a group of 5 hot Vegas dancers to spice things up. Mrs. Q even thought one of their outfits was too skimpy. I think it was just right. The show also makes good use of the stage sized projection screen to add a neat visual flare.

For any CET Diamond or higher members, this show is currently on the monthly ticket list.
Last edited by: JohnnyQ on Feb 21, 2017
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February 23rd, 2017 at 1:12:13 PM permalink
Nice review. Not my cup of tea, but a good review lets you know that.
JohnnyQ
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May 29th, 2017 at 3:31:33 PM permalink
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The singers are backed up by a 4 member live rock band, and of course have a group of 4 hot Vegas dancers to spice things up. Mrs. Q even thought one of their outfits was too skimpy. I think it was just right.

For any CET Diamond or higher members, this show is currently on the monthly ticket list.

Minor UPDATE:

The latest/greatest version doesn't have the Female Dancers, which I thought gave the show a nice high energy Vegas / Rock and Roll flair. I don't know exactly if that means the ladies found a better gig, or what.

The attendance on Sunday 05/28 was a bit on the sparse side. (But so was LEGENDS in CONCERT the day before, so maybe it was just not a big weekend for shows). We requested our Diamond Tier tickets the day before, and were able to get great 3rd row center seats. So yep, it is still one of the options for anyone else at the Diamond (or higher) level with Caesars.

The show is still very good and enjoyable and gets JQ's official seal of approval.

But it might have run its course. I hope not. I don't think I saw the same amount of advertising this trip, which MIGHT mean that Harrah's is thinking about moving on to the next thing, whatever that is. So for what it's worth, if this show sounds interesting to you, I would try and go sooner than later.

If I had any input to the show (not that anyone is asking) I would find a better ballad than Bon Jovi's "Bed of Roses" (how 'bout "Tempted by the Fruit of Another" by Squeeze ?). I would also take out the KISS song "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II". It's VEGAS, so ya gotta have at least one nod to the King, right, (even if it is tongue in cheek) ? Personally, my favorite is "Suspicious Minds". Maybe something else would fit nicely too. I like ELO.

Video Snippet:

https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-las-vegas/shows/tenors-of-rock#.WSuuTvnyskI
Last edited by: JohnnyQ on May 29, 2017
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JohnnyQ
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July 9th, 2017 at 11:23:03 AM permalink
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I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes; When you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale; It was still September When your daddy was quite surprised; To find you with the working girls in the county jail; I was smoking with the boys upstairs when I Heard about the whole affair;I said oh no William and Mary won't do
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July 9th, 2017 at 2:21:26 PM permalink
thx for the review.
no pics of the female dancers in skimpy outfits? :)
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