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It was good enough for Elton, but Vegas doesn’t spin Macca’s wheel

Beatles legend snubs idea of a residency on hallowed strip, an ‘elephants’ graveyard’ for stars past their prime

Anita Singh

Elton John’s concert residencies in Las Vegas were, in his own words, a “spectacular and successful” chapter in his career. Just don’t expect Paul McCartney to follow suit.

In remarks unlikely to keep him on John’s Christmas card list, McCartney has described Las Vegas as an “elephants’ graveyard” where stars “go to die”. The former Beatle was asked by an interviewer if he had “ever considered doing a residency in Vegas, like Elton John, or doing what Bruce Springsteen did on Broadway?” Springsteen performed five nights a week for more than a year at a theatre in New York City from 2017 to 2018, while John played 450 shows over two residencies at Caesars Palace to almost two million fans.

“Some people would like me to do it, as they say I’ve got plenty of stories and plenty of songs, but one of the things that’s holding me back at the moment is that Bruce has just done it, you know?..

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