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Barry Manilow Set to Break Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas Record By Booking 105 Shows Through 2023


Barry Manilow is set to break a long running Las Vegas record set by Elvis Presley.

But we always knew Barry, Mr. Show Man, would wind up conquering Vegas, didn’t we? From the time he hit the airwaves with “Mandy” through “Copacabana” and “I Write the Songs.”

I just had the opportunity to see Barry do a soundcheck in Central Park for the now infamous rain-drenched “Welcome Back New York” concert. Nobody does it better.

Manilow is returning to Vegas October 14th with a bunch of shows, then more in 2022 and 2023. All the shows are at the legendary Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

“I love it there,” Barry told me.  “Westgate Las Vegas is my home away from home and I look forward to performing there for a long, long time.”

Elvis basically lived at the Westgate after it opened in 1969. At the time, it was the largest hotel and casino in the world. Thirty days after the opening in August,  it would become home his home away from home.

Elvis performed 837 consecutive shows at the International Theater over seven years with the theater often packed with stars like Cary Grant and Carole Channing. His last show was in December of 1976. Several months later in the summer of 1977, the king of rock and roll was dead.

No performer since then has played more shows. Barry will hit that mark in 2023 with his latest commitment. If you watched “Hacks” on HBO Max, you know that a casino booking one act like this is a big deal!

Tickets are on

Here are the upcoming dates, with more to come:


 October 14 – 16, 2021

October 21 – 23, 2021

November 11 – 13, 2021

December 2 – 4, 2021

February 10 – 12, 2022

February 17 – 19, 2022

March 3 – 5, 2022

April 7 – 9, 2022

April 21 – 23, 2022

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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