Who will replace Elton in Vegas
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.”
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