Live Nation and promoter Andrew Hewitt have entered into a multi-year deal to become the official booker of the Pearl, located at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort.

Hewitt has already worked in the Las Vegas market for more than 11 years, booking acts such as the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and others. He has also booked concerts at the Joint, located inside the city's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The Pearl, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the spring of 2007, will accommodate between 1,100 and 2,500 concertgoers. The venue will be hard-wired, giving artists the option to record a live album. It will also be set up for hosting live television programs and awards shows.

Additionally, the Pearl will feature 18 private and semi-private sky boxes with private bars and restrooms.