Rod Stewart Announces Two-Year Las Vegas Residency

Singer will perform his greatest hits at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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Rod Stewart performs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 5, 2011 in Philadelphia. Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Rod Stewart has signed on for a two-year residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the same venue that also hosts ongoing shows by Elton John and Celine Dion. Stewart's show, titled Rod Stewart: The Hits, will focus on the singer's most famous tunes, such as "Maggie May," "The First Cut is the Deepest" and "Reason to Believe."

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In an interview with Billboard, Stewart says that intends to give his fans a straight-ahead rock show: "We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won't be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show." The singer previewed the show with eight performances at the venue last year. Those 18-song sets included a generous helping of hits along with covers such as Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary" and the pop standard "I Get A Kick Out of You."

The first 18 concerts of Stewart's residency will go on sale May 15th.