Residency shows (aka live performances held at one exclusive location) are among the most lucrative gigs in showbiz – and Bruno Mars is in talks to become the next resident act in the prestigious Caesars Palace.
The Grammy award winner – who ranked number one on the Forbes ’30 under 30’ list in 2013 – is reportedly being lined up for a residency at the Las Vegas hotel and is expected to be paid up to £750,000 per show.
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The Roman-themed casino hotel has secured a host of amazing acts over the years, including the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Elton John.
“Caesars feels Bruno will bring something completely different – he can sing, dance and play,” a source told The Sun. “His music appears to many ages and he can draw huge crowds. This will send a shockwave around the industry.
“Bruno will use Vegas as his main home for his next tour rather than just trek around the world. Had things worked out differently Michael Jackson would now have a residency, Bruno is the closest modern version.”
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This news comes after it was recently revealed that Bruno’s highly anticipated third studio album – a follow-up to 2012’s Unorthodox Jukebox – had been delayed.
His father, Pete Hernandez, said: “It was due in March, but by doing the Super Bowl, it threw him back several months.
“Bruno has seven great new songs – I’ve heard ‘em – but the album should now be released in September or October, to qualify for next year’s Grammy Awards.”
We have a feeling that it will be worth the wait!