Saturday, October 23, 2010

Elton Negotiating New Vegas Residency...

For the second time in just two weeks, superstar Sir Elton John is back in Las Vegas -- for charity. But I’m hearing solid rumors that the legendary entertainer has begun seriously thinking of a return residency here.

Just 14 days ago, the pianist and singer-songwriter wowed Andre Agassi’s guestsat the 15th Annual Grand Slam at the Wynn. Now this weekend, he’s set to dazzle again as the headliner of an all-star lineup for Justin Timberlake’s Shriners Hospitals for Children.

That’s the word I’m hearing, and his business folks have talked with Las Vegas entertainment directors about a possible return here next fall -- 2011 or spring 2012. It would be far less scheduled than he had during the three-year contract he signed with AEG at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace. It would be a guaranteed number of weeks or long weekends similar to Garth Brooks’ deal with Steve Wynn -- and this time it might be at another property.

It’s definitely a story to watch, and Elton might be here again in another two weeks to check out fellow British star Rod Stewart, who begins his own testing of the waters. Rod has said his engagement starting Nov. 7 will be looked at to see if he would agree to regular concerts here.

- Las Vegas Weekly

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