Five New Year’s Eve Acts Worth Staying Up For

Becky Bain | December 29, 2009 4:52 pm

Jay-Z, Rihanna and Green Day are headlining NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly on Thursday—during which Hova will even premiere the video for his next single, “On To The Next One.”

And, sure, the only thing better than ringing in 2010 with some of the hottest musical acts is doing it from the comfort of your own home and not having to spend one dime on admission fees. But for those of you who live in L.A., New York, Miami or Sin City and have an itch to head out—not to mention, have some major cash to burn—we’ve got your New Year’s plans covered. Check after the jump for five live acts worth catching as you kiss 2009 goodbye.


Lady Gaga at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami

Tickets: $500 for General Admission to $25,000 for a Grand Oasis Pool Cabana fit for 25 of your fellow monsters. Could be a pretty tight fit if everyone in your party dons bubble suits.

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Black Eyed Peas at LAX, Las Vegas

Tickets: $300 for general admission to $50,000 for 18 bottles of booze and your own photographer for 100 of your closest Top 40-loving amigos.

Adam Lambert at Gridlock on the Paramount Lot, Los Angeles

Tickets: $150 for General Admission to $3,500 for a Main Stage VIP Package. But staring at host Pamela Anderson’s age-defying cleavege all night? Priceless.


Kid Cudi and John Legend at the W Hotel, Miami Tickets: $300 General Admission—unless you’re a girl, then it’s only $50. Sorry fellas, but it costs moolah to party next to hottie hostess AnnaLynne McCord (90210). Of course, the only tables left to purchase are VIP ones that seat eight, which will set you and your seven pals back $5,000.


Pete Wentz at Mirage Nightclub, Las Vegas Tickets: $150, which includes open bar for two hours. Thankfully it’s 21-and-over, so you won’t have to worry about spilling on underage Fall Out Boy fans on the dancefloor.


Leighton Meester at Dusk, Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City

Tickets: $100, includes two-hour open bar. Earplugs not included.