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Wayne Newton is back, with a new Las Vegas show that's 'Up Close and Personal'

Wayne Newton is back, with a new Las Vegas show that's 'Up Close and Personal'
Singer Wayne Newton,a fixture on the Las VegasStrip for decades, will launch a new show later this month at Bally's. (Michael Underwood)

Wayne Newton has been performing since he was 6 years old. He turned 74 last Sunday -- and he's not even close to calling it quits.

Newton, the crooner known as Mr. Las Vegas, will begin a new residency on the Strip starting April 21. The singer will be performing in the Windows Showroom at Bally's Las Vegas.

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Tickets go on sale Thursday.

In the new show, "Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal," Newton does more than sing.

In addition to performing hits such as "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast," "Danke Schoen" and "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," Newton also will play guitar and piano -- and take questions from the audience about his life and career.

Wayne Newton, a.k.a. Mr. Las Vegas, was one of the performers who helped open the new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
Wayne Newton, a.k.a. Mr. Las Vegas, was one of the performers who helped open the new 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Newton helped launch Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena during an opening concert that included the Killers and Shamir.

His last extended run on the Strip was a 2010 gig at the Tropicana. Before that, Newton's name was on the marquee of the now-defunct Stardust, where he performed from 2000-05.

Newton has performed more than 30,000 shows in Sin City, a news release says.

Tickets to "Up Close and Personal" start at $75, with a VIP package that includes a meet-and-greet priced at $150. You can buy tickets online or by calling (702) 777-2782.

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