Who will re­place El­ton in Ve­gas

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

The Who are in talks about a huge deal to re­place Sir El­ton John in Las Ve­gas.

In­sid­ers claim rock icons Pete Town­shend, 73, and Roger Dal­trey, 72, will seal a deal to play The Colos­seum The­atre at Cae­sars Palace for at least two years.

The deal could range from £12mil­lion to £ 35mil­lion de­pend­ing on how many per­for­mances they agree.

The fee works out at about £ 250,000 a night for the group, who en­joyed a short sel l - out r un ea r l i e r this year.

Sir El­ton wi l l end his 13-year and 450-show run – dur­ing which he has played to more than 1.8mil­lion fans – in May 2018.

And con­cert pro­mot­ers AEG and Cae­sars chiefs hope to have Roger and Pete on stage by July.

A Ve­gas in­sider said: “El­ton is leav­ing, so the pro­mot­ers and re­sor t wanted to bring in an act of equal stature.

“The Who’s shows this sum­mer were a crit­i­cal suc­cess and a sell-out, with Roger’s voice sound­ing bet­ter than ever.

“They en­joyed the gigs and unique op­por­tu­nity of a res­i­dency and were open to re­peat­ing it for a longer run.

“The talks have been go­ing well and there is a gen­uine hope that a deal will be done.”

ICON Pete Town­shend

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