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The Who set to replace Elton John in Las Vegas residency – report

The Who are reportedly in the running to take over Elton John’s residency in Las Vegas.
Veteran musicians Roger Daltrey, 73, and Pete Townshend, 72, are negotiating a two-year contract to play The Colosseum Theatre at Caesars Palace, according to U.K. newspaper Daily Mirror.
The Brit rockers, who have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, might be in for a huge payday as the deal could potentially range from $15.8 million (£12 million) to $46 million (£35 million).
Rocket Man hitmaker Elton, who has two sons with husband David Furnish, is set to end his 13-year run at the Caesars Palace venue in May next year (18).
“Elton is leaving, so the promoters and resort wanted to bring in an act of equal stature,” a source told the newspaper. “Their 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. The issues are simply the volume of shows and total length of the run.”
Executives at Caesars Palace and AEG reportedly hope to have Roger and Pete on stage by next July.
The Who aren’t the only rockers lined up to grace the stage in Sin City. Nickelback recently sealed a deal to play a five-night residency at The Joint venue at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in February and March next year.
While Rod Stewart and Elvis Costello have also booked Las Vegas residencies for 2018.

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