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Adele teases return to touring

Adele has teased she will return to touring when she releases her next album as she approaches the last few months of her Las Vegas residency.

The singer’s 100-night Weekends with Adele run at The Colosseum (cap. 4,100) at Caesars Palace is due to wrap up in June this year. The first 24 dates grossed US$52.8 million (€48.8m).

Opening up to fans onstage during Saturday’s (27 January) show at the venue, she said: “I just don’t think I’m going to write an album for quite some time, but next time I do, I’ll come to wherever it is you live.

“I’m going to miss this so much,” she added. “I really, really, really, really do love this show.”

Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30

The 35-year-old star is represented by Lucy Dickins and Kirk Sommer at WME.

The Live Nation-promoted residency, which was postponed just 24 hours before opening night in January 2022, ultimately kicked off that November before being extended in spring 2023.

Aside from the Vegas run, Adele has played only limited live dates in support of her most recent album, 2021’s 30– performing two nights at the 65,000-cap BST Hyde Park in London, UK in July 2022.

Adele last went out on the road for her 2016/17 Adele Live tour, which grossed US$278.4m across 120 shows at the box office. The Australian leg of the tour made concert history down under after playing to more than 600,000 people over eight stadium dates in 2017, breaking attendance records at all eight venues.

 


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The Killers set for ‘Hot Fuss’ Las Vegas residency

The Killers are to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Hot Fuss with a special residency in their hometown of Las Vegas.

The American rock band, who are represented by WME, have announced eight shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace between 14-30 August.

The dates will see the group – Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr – perform the record front to back for the first time ever.

Prior to the run, The Killers will bring their Rebel Diamonds Tour to the UK and Ireland for 16 arena shows (their first UK arena dates since 2017) in June/July. It will visit Dublin’s 3Arena (12 & 14-15 June), the new Co-0p Live in Manchester (18-19 & 21-22 June) and Glasgow’s OVO Hydro (25-27 June), plus six nights at The O2 in London (4-5, 7-8 & 10-11 July).

This year will also see Wu-Tang Clan become the first hip-hop group to launch a Las Vegas residency

This year will also see Wu-Tang Clan become the first hip-hop group to launch a Las Vegas residency. Announced last month, The Saga Continues shows come in the wake of 2023’s 50th anniversary of hip-hop celebrations.

The rap collective will play the 4,600-cap The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas from 9-10 February and 22-23 March. Tickets are priced from US$65.

“This residency is more than a concert – it serves as a tribute to their prolific careers as individuals and as the most storied group in hip-hop history,” says a Virgin Hotels statement.

Other Sin City residencies in Q1 2024 include Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM, Adele at The Colosseum, U2 at the Sphere, Christina Aguilera at The Venetian, Kylie Minogue at Voltaire, Kelly Clarkson at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, Carrie Underwood at Resorts World Theatre and New Edition at Encore Theater, Wynn Las Vegas.

 


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Kylie Minogue to play Las Vegas residency

Kylie Minogue has been named as the first headliner of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ new 1,000-seat venue, Voltaire.

The venue’s opening on 3 November will mark the start of the Australian pop icon’s first Vegas residency, where she will perform tracks from her upcoming new album Tension, alongside many of her greatest hits.

Billed as “blurring the lines between an intimate club, concert, and non-stop entertainment venue”,  Voltaire is the vision of producer Michael Gruber.

“Everything about Kylie reflects the essence of Voltaire,” says Gruber. “Her music is fun. Her spirit is absolutely infectious. And she’s at the top of her game, which makes this a truly special moment for fans to connect in such an intimate environment.”

Voltaire, which will showcase top DJs, cabaret, burlesque and headline talent, also boasts table service including fine spirits and champagne to caviar and cookies.

“Voltaire will lead a revival in high-calibre nightlife giving guests an unexpected night out, but also the opportunity to see some of their favourite artists in an intimate way”

“Voltaire will lead a revival in high-calibre nightlife giving guests an unexpected night out, but also the opportunity to see some of their favourite artists in an intimate way. It’s a pretty remarkable shift for the market,” says Patrick Nichols, president and CEO of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

The space itself “brings to life an immersive key-hole themed room design, centred around modern-day art deco fantasy” by Emmy and Tony Award winning production designer Derek McLane, who has credits for shows such as Moulin Rouge and MJ on Broadway, the Academy Awards, and most recently as designer for the 2023 Met Gala.

“I really wanted it to feel like an escape from the environment of the casino floor. Something that felt like a completely different world. An intimate, exciting, and inviting world,” says McLane.

Tickets, tables, and packages for Kylie’s opening show and ongoing residency go on sale 9 August.

Other ongoing Vegas residencies include Kelly Clarkson at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, Maroon 5 at Dolby Theatre, Park MGM, Adele at the Colosseum, Caesar’s Palace and Luke Bryan at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World, with U2’s UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere run due to launch MSG Entertainment’s 17,500-seat/20,000-cap Sphere at The Venetian in September.

 


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