Wayne Newton has been a Las Vegas
Headliner for 65 yrs
Wayne Newton will surpass his 65th anniversary in Las Vegas the old-fashioned way — by performing.
Mr. Las Vegas has extended his “Up Close and Personal” multimedia production at the Flamingo into June. The announced dates cover Jan. 13 to June 12, a total of 62 dates. Tickets start at $82, not including fees. on sale at caesars.com/shows.
The extension crosses Newton’s 65th anniversary of when the Newton Brothers — Wayne and Jerry — debuted at Carnival Room at Fremont Hotel on May 16, 1959.
“One of the important things to me is that I live in Las Vegas. If I’m leaving Vegas it’s to do a date somewhere and come back home,” Newton says. “I am a resident, and I have a residency.”
Newton’s career as a showroom headliner was launched at Flamingo in 1963. The “Danke Schoen” singer has only referenced retirement as a joke.
“I don’t want to quit,” the lifelong entertainer says. “I would have to get a real job.”
Newton will continue to perform with his three-piece backing band, playing fiddle, guitar and steel guitar. The 81-year-old Vegas icon sings his classics “Danke Schoen,” “Red Roses For a Blue Lady,” and “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast.”
Newton spins stories over a career spanning eight decades, alongside videos of Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Elvis, the Rat Pack, Ed Sullivan and a medley with Glen Campbell. Newton is also shown in a duet with Sammy Davis Jr