We here at the Riviera are proud to host the famed Las Vegas Strip’s only resident rock show! Not only does the Smithereen’s Pat DiNizio wow you with an award-winning, high-octane, brilliant musical journey through his life, but he harnesses his storytelling abilities (the same abilities that got him a gig as a satellite radio host) to bring home intimate, hilarious, rousing stories of what it’s really like to be a badass rock star.
His show is so good, in fact, that it beat out EVERY other show on the Strip to win the staff’s pick for the “Best of Las Vegas” award from the prestigious Las Vegas Review Journal.
As DiNizio himself puts it: the show is the story of “how a 31-year-old Italian American went to bed one night as a garbage man and woke up the next day as a rock star.” He’s honest. He’s refreshing. He’s instantly likeable.
The Smithereens were an 80s sensation (thanks to their 1986 hit Blood & Roses) who made a name for themselves by mixing power chords with sunny, 60s-like, Beatles-esque melodies. They toured with the Ramones and came within centimeters of mega-stardom.
And then Nirvana and the surly grunge movement came along and ruined all that.
Not that DiNizio is bitter. As you’ll see in the show, he’s humble about being in the right place at the right time, enjoying being paid for what he loved to do, and being lucky enough to chase and realize his dream.
Confessions of a Rock Star is a fantastic show that combines Smithereens hits with covers of DiNizio’s heroes. You’ll hear classic songs by the Beatles, Buddy Holly and others who inspired DiNizio to follow his heart into music.
Embodying consummate showmanship, Confessions of a Rock Star was recently voted Las Vegas River-Journal’s “Best Bargain Show” on the Strip! The performers will leave you energized, excited about life, and ready to take on the world. They’ll also leave you an enormous fan of DiNizio and the Smithereens.
Tickets are $29.95, with the show running at 11:00pm every night but Tuesday at the Crazy Girls Theater. Click here to purchase your ticket now: don’t miss the best concert in town!