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Post Malone to rock Strip resort on New Year’s Eve, sources say

Updated August 17, 2023 - 7:00 am

Post Malone ringing in New Year’s Eve at Fontainebleau Las Vegas has a nice ring to it.

Expect the inventively tattooed “Rockstar” singer to play the fancy venue Dec. 30-31, according to sources familiar with the theater’s planning.

Outside of the Malone performances, Fontainebleau is certain to draw top-level headliners, with reports of Justin Timberlake playing an invite-only show at the resort in mid-December.

Hotel officials, however, have not yet confirmed any entertainment plans at the resort. The company responded to questions about Malone and Timberlake through a statement from a Fontainebleau Las Vegas rep:

“For 70 years, Fontainebleau has been synonymous with world-class entertainment and globally celebrated artists. In December, that legacy of excellence comes to the Strip. We look forward to announcing a lineup of unforgettable, precedent-setting entertainment experiences at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.”

The company was founded with the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach in 1954. Keep the radar up for further announcements.

The Fontainebleau theater is to seat 4,200 and is in an exclusive booking partnership with heavyweight entertainment company Live Nation, the leading concert promoter in Las Vegas. Given the company’s superstar-laden residency roster, an extended series from Malone is not out of the question.

Malone most recently in Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in November. His greeting to fans is often, “My name is Austin Richard Post, and I’m here to play (crappy) music and get (messed) up.”

The 28-year-old recording star gained national attention on the SoundCloud streaming platform with the 2015 single “White Iverson,” reaching No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Malone followed with his first No. 1, “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. He hit the top spot in 2018 with “Psycho” with Ty Dolla $ign and “Sunflower” with Swae Lee for the “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” soundtrack. In 2019, “Circles” made it to the top spot.

Malone’s album’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” (2018) and “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (2019) went to No. 1. Nicki Minaj, SZA, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Ozzy Osbourne, Meek Mill, Halsey and Future are among his adventurous collaborations.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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