CHRISTINA Aguilera is set to announce her return to Las Vegas for a multi-million dollar residency, The U.S. Sun has been told.
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An announcement for an initial 20 dates running into Spring 2024 is believed to be imminent.
Christina is expected to earn over $4 million initially for the first run, The U.S. Sun understands.
The new residency is likely to begin in late December and include a New Year’s Eve show.
It comes after the What a Girl Wants singer’s hit concert residency at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas’ Zappo theater, which ran from May 2019 to March 2020.
She is understood to be currently in rehearsals in Los Angeles working to create her “most intimate show ever” at the venue, which holds around 1,000 people.
Christina is said to have been plotting the stage experience with the Venetian’s creative team for the last year.
A Las Vegas source confirmed: “Christina will be a resident at Voltaire, which is terrifically exciting.
“She has been working on the show secretly for months with the team there to create a unique show with a real sense of old fashioned cabaret.
“She loves the concept of fans being very close to her on stage in a compact classy venue.”
The insider continued: “She has been planning the show and rehearsing to deliver a set of her biggest hits in a unique way, offering audiences a feeling of being with her inside a private setting rather than a venue.
“There is a lot of excitement because Christina is a huge star with a large fan base and a terrific voice.
“These shows will go back to showcasing just what a tremendous vocalist she is.”
The hitmaker will follow Kylie Minogue as custom built cabaret-style venue Voltaire’s second resident artist.
Kylie has announced residency dates there from November this year to May 2024.
Christina’s previous residency, titled The Xperience, was prevented from going on its final run by Covid lockdowns and restrictions in 2020.
The insider added: “Christina enjoyed those shows and loved the audience reactions.
“But those were more like mini-concerts.
“These Voltaire shows will be a more sensuous, intimate experience with Christina and her band staring in the eyes of their audience up close and personal.”
The performer’s run at Voltaire is likely to coincide with the 25th anniversary of her debut single Genie in a Bottle, which was number one in 21 countries upon release in May 1999.
It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Christina remains one of the best-selling music artists ever thanks to estimated sales of over 100 million records sold worldwide.
She has won five Grammy Awards, two Latin Grammy Awards, six ALMA Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), one Billboard Music Award, one Guinness World Record, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Last year she released her ninth studio album, titled Aguilera, paying tribute to Latin music.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Christina’s rep and The Venetian for comment.
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