The Who are trying to get residency in Las Vegas

music news 15/11/2017

The Who walked away from large scale touring with the intention of settling into extended residencies instead.

It looks like they may have found the spot to do so - Las Vegas.

According to the Daily Mirror, the band plans to set up shop in a venue they've already given the residency treatment at the Colosseum Theatre at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where they played a series of shows earlier this year.

The Mirror said an insider has knowledge of negotiations between the band and the venue, where promoters are looking for a new top-drawer headliner to replace Elton John.

"Elton is leaving, so the promoters and resort wanted to bring in an act of equal stature," the Mirror's source said. "Their shows this summer were a critical success and a sellout, 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."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock