The recently deposed “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien has apparently lined up his first Las Vegas headliner gig.
O’Brien, who took over Jay Leno’s spot last June only to lose it to him in January, has apparently a May 1 engagement at The Pearl, the Palms’ concert venue.
But he’s reportedly still bound to his NBC contract, which paid him $45 million to walk away. His exit agreement with NBC reportedly prohibits him from any form of TV until September, when he is allowed to launch his own show. According to reports that surfaced after his departure from NBC, where he was a late-night host since 1993, he’s not even allowed to give interviews.
But as a way to get around that, keep his name out there and interact with his fans, his people have been talking about some sort of national tour for the past few weeks.
According to rumblings, he’s poised to use his new Twitter account, possibly to circumvent the contract language.
Look for his announcement any day that his national tour will include a stop in Las Vegas. It will be called a revue because it will be a mix of music and comedy.