Is Justin Timberlake bringing sexy back to Las Vegas? It seems like it.
For months, there have been whispers around Sin City that the "Can't Stop The Feeling" singer is on the verge of inking a residency show deal, similar to that of Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.
On June 1, the Las Vegas Sun, a local newspaper, said JT and his team have begun "first negotiations" about a deal. Several industry insiders, though, have told Wonderwall.com that this is a done deal and that the ink has essentially dried.
"They're not announcing yet, but it's happening," a music insider said, adding that the Timberlake-to-Vegas rumor is "well known" in the music industry.
When the show will begin isn't publicly known yet, but the location is. If the murmurs of a residency deal are true, Justin will play at the Monte Carlo in a brand new 5,000-seat theater that is in the final stages of construction. The theater is located directly across from the brand new T-Mobile Arena, which recently welcomed the Billboard Music Awards and has a residency deal with country music icon George Strait.
Details of Justin's deal aren't known, but it will likely include a clause that, unless there are mitigating circumstances, he will only be allowed to play concerts in Las Vegas and do a show specific to the theater during the length of the contract. In other words, he will not be able to take his Vegas show on tour.
The Monte Carlo hotel, whose named is set to change, has been in need of facelift and brand change for some time and Justin certainly helps that.
Justin is well-versed in all things Vegas. He took multiple tours to the city. He even bought his 14-month 20/20 tour to the city three times and played five concerts during that stretch. He also once held a golf tournament in the city for five years from 2008 to 2012.
The entertainment capital of the world is getting more entertaining.