GRAMMY® LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER TONY BENNETT
TO PLAY THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
 
ONE NIGHT ONLY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
 
Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Tony Bennett, one of America’s most beloved crooners with unforgettable classics spanning more than six decades, will perform a special intimate performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by special guest Antonia Bennett.  The show is jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live.

 
Show: Tony Bennett in Concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Show Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $96, $136, and $196, *(all prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax)*
Onsale Date: Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Tickets: Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Tony Bennett.”  All Ticketmaster  orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees.
 
Few pop singers can claim a popularity as enduring as Tony Bennett’s. His warm tenor is famous for its simplicity and emotional directness, as evidenced in his renditions of such hits as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Rags to Riches” and “What a Good Life.”  Bennett began his career performing in various New York clubs before being discovered in 1949 by Bob Hope. During the ’50s, he recorded such songs as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches” and “Cold, Cold Heart.”  In 1962, Bennett recorded his best known song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and won the first of 17 Grammys.  Throughout his career, Bennett has reached out to new generations of fans by crossing over into different spheres of pop culture. He appeared on television shows, such as “The Simpsons” and the MTV Music Video Awards (alongside The Red Hot Chili Peppers). His career experienced a resurgence in the ’80s and ’90s thanks to a series of projects with singers including k.d. lang, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and Billy Joel.  Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.  Now in his 80s, Bennett continues to tour the world for concerts and other engagements.
 
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
 
About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 180 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.  Caesars Palace, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibits adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For more information on No Resort Fees, visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.