The Associated Press
Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 | 9:04 p.m.
Take That Back for Good
British newspapers screamed headlines over the weekend that the trio Take That has secured a Las Vegas residency.
For 25 years, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald ruled the British pop charts, but the only time they hit the charts here was in 1995 with “Back for Good” from the “Four Weddings and a Funeral” soundtrack starring fellow Brit Hugh Grant.
Heartthrob Robbie Williams was an original member of the group until 1995, when he departed for a successful solo career and returned for a one-album reunion in 2014. Jason Orange was another member of Take That who departed and also returned from the reunion.
The only rumble I’ve heard here is that they might be considered for dates at Axis at Planet Hollywood, home to Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” residency and soon-to-be home to Jennifer Lopez’s “All I Have.”
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.