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The week of Britney Spears and Rolling Stones plans in Las Vegas

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Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 25, 2011.

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Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 25, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Two major music announcements are due within days: News about The Rolling Stones and Britney Spears will make a major impact on Las Vegas entertainment -- and that’s no April Fools’ joke!

First, as we reported in our prediction last week, it’s definite that The Rolling Stones are going back out on tour, and within 48 hours, we will get the official word that Las Vegas will be on the list of arenas they will visit.

On Wednesday, The Rolling Stones will announce the U.S tour dates of the new tour, nicknamed “Doom and Gloom” and tied with their scandalous new video.

The Stones will play MGM Grand Garden Arena, but details of on-sale ticket dates and prices won’t be revealed until Wednesday. Insiders are guessing that with an $80 million guarantee to the veteran rockers, VIP tickets could be nearly $2,000 apiece.

The U.S. stops will be during May now that promoters have successfully juggled NHL and NBA playoff dates with various arenas. The rockers have already set June dates in England and are expected later to confirm Australian venues for their mini-world tour.

It’s highly likely that this will be the last full tour for the group when you realize and marvel that Mick Jagger, who will be 70 in July, and his Rollin’ Stones began in London in July 1962 -- before adding a G to the name!

Surely after 50-plus years of worldwide shows, Mick, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts must claim the world record as the biggest box office and longest-touring group of all time. In 1989, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted them as “the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”; their album sales have surpassed 200 million.

Check back to Vegas DeLuxe on Wednesday and Twitter @robin_leach for coverage of the Las Vegas dates and details.

IT’S BRITNEY …

This also should be the week that full details of the proposed Britney Spears residency at Planet Hollywood’s PH Live are made public. Final minor details are being ironed out today, with contracts being circulated to all the parties for signatures. We should know everything by Friday or early next week.

It was back on Jan. 10 that Vegas DeLuxe revealed the plans for the headliner run planned for the pop princess. It wasn’t until Feb. 8 that Caesars Entertainment confirmed our story. We followed that with more exclusive details on Feb. 11 and Feb. 17, and Britney and her team were here the weekend of March 22.

When the official announcement is made, we’ll learn the proposed starting date of her concerts -- either this fall or early next year. We also should know preliminary details of rehearsals and the show’s content. Check with Vegas DeLuxe for all the Britney residency details over the next five to 10 days.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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  1. I think I'd rather watch female impersonators lip synch to Britney Spears more than watch Britney Spears lip synch to her own music.