Britney Spears’ first multiweek deal as a Las Vegas resident headliner is being discussed with the Hard Rock Hotel.
Vegas Confidential has learned Hard Rock President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Pusateri and Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, have been talking. Spears, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, would perform at The Joint, the Hard Rock’s concert venue that can accommodate 4,000.
“The queen of pop will be the queen of the Hard Rock if all goes according to plan,” a source close to the talks said.
Talks intensified after the success of Mötley Crüe’s recent two-week engagement, “the most successful shows in the hotel’s history,” the source said. The Hard Rock’s new management team wants to change the fan experience by offering more accessibility to celebrities.
“People will be able to rub shoulders with the celebs. Gone are the days of hiding them behind velvet ropes,” the source added. “You’ll be able to gamble with DJ Pauly D, have dinner with Britney and have drinks with Mötley Crüe.”
Now 30, Spears continues to be a force in pop music. Last year, her seventh studio album, “Femme Fatale,” was her first to yield three top 10 singles in the United States. She ranks among Twitter’s most popular personalities with nearly 16 million followers .
According to reports, Spears is close to a deal that would earn her $15 million as a judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor.”