Showbiz reporter Robin Leach has noticed that Elton has done two recent benefits in Las Vegas. And he has been hearing ''solid rumours that the legendary entertainer has begun seriously thinking of a return residency here.''
Over the weekend--just a couple of weeks after playing Andre Agassi's Grand Slam, Elton was in town for Justin Timberlakes Shriners Hospitals for Children concert.
Robin says that ''his business folks have talked with Las Vegas entertainment directors about a possible return here next fall -- 2011 or spring 2012. It would be far less scheduled than he had during the three-year contract he signed with AEG at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. It would be a guaranteed number of weeks or long weekends, similar to Garth Brooks deal with Steve Wynn -- and this time it might be at another property.''
''Its definitely a story to watch, and Elton might be here again in another two weeks to check out fellow British star Rod Stewart, who begins his own testing of the waters. Rod has said his engagement starting November 7 will be looked at to see if he would agree to regular concerts here.''