In the final stretch of her 2008 residency at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas, Cher is just one of the major acts making her...

In the final stretch of her 2008 residency at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas, Cher is just one of the major acts making her last curtain call during the week ending October 6 as compiled by TicketNews.

The iconic and glitzy singer, who signed a 200-show deal for a three-year period at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace, is ending her 2008 run on October 5. Cher was forced to cancel the remainder of her shows last weekend after falling ill on Friday, so fans who missed out then might want to catch the final performances this week. Bette Midler will take the stage at the 4,100-seat venue following Cher’s departure.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are also winding down the final leg of their 2008 Raising Sand Tour, which began its first North American jaunt in the spring. Following this run, the former Led Zeppelin frontman stated that he will take a lengthy break from the road — no reunion tours on the books. Another powerhouse touring duo is closing a national headlining tour over the weekend. Maroon 5 and Counting Crows wrap their joint venture on October 4, though the Crows will fly on with a batch of solo performances in the U.S. and Europe.

In the wide world of sports, two NASCAR series events will take to the circuit at Talladega Super Speedway this weekend. The Craftsman Truck Series hosts the Mountain Dew 250 on Saturday, followed by the Amp Energy 500 for the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday. Ticket sales are also winding down for Sunday’s WWE No Mercy bout at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR.

“Last Chance” information is compiled at the beginning of the week, based on touring acts whose current itineraries are closing over the course of that week. The availability of tickets for Last Chance events depends on primary and secondary seller inventory, and may vary as tickets are sold in the days leading up to each event.

THIS WEEK’S LAST CHANCE EVENTS

Last Event Date Event
September 30 The Raconteurs
October 2 The Mars Volta
October 3 Kid Rock
October 4 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Mountain Dew 250
October 4 The Swell Season
October 4 Maroon 5 & Counting Crows
October 4 Brian McKnight
October 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Amp Energy 500
October 5 WWE No Mercy
October 5 Cher
October 5 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
October 5 Enrique Iglesias