July 20, 2024
‘I must get an actual job’: Wayne Newton extends Flamingo residency

Wayne Newton will surpass his sixty fifth anniversary in Las Vegas the old school manner — by performing.

Mr. Las Vegas has prolonged his “Up Shut and Private” multimedia manufacturing on the Flamingo into June. The introduced dates cowl Jan. 13 to June 12, a complete of 62 dates. Tickets begin at $82, not together with charges. on sale at caesars.com/reveals.

The extension crosses Newton’s sixty fifth anniversary of when the Newton Brothers — Wayne and Jerry — debuted at Carnival Room at Fremont Lodge on Might 16, 1959.

“One of many essential issues to me is that I dwell in Las Vegas. If I’m leaving Vegas it’s to do a date someplace and are available again residence,” Newton says. “I’m a resident, and I’ve a residency.”

Newton has solely referenced retirement as a joke.

“I don’t wish to give up,” the lifelong entertainer says. “I must get an actual job.”

Newton appeared on NBC’s “At present” present Tuesday morning to announce the extension.

Newton will proceed to carry out along with his three-piece backing band, enjoying fiddle, guitar and metal guitar. The 81-year-old Vegas icon sings his classics “Danke Schoen,” “Crimson Roses For a Blue Woman,” and “Daddy Don’t You Stroll So Quick.”

Newton spins tales over a profession spanning eight a long time, alongside movies of Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Elvis, the Rat Pack, Ed Sullivan and a medley with Glen Campbell. Newton can also be proven in a duet with Sammy Davis Jr.

Newton has famous his present is now a “bucket record” expertise for these in search of a real, vintage-Vegas showman.

“We’ve had much more youthful individuals, and particularly much more youthful guys, come to the present recently,” Newton stated. “They wish to expertise what Las Vegas was like.”

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