The Colosseum at Caesars is Named Top Venue at 2011 Billboard Touring Awards

THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE NAMED TOP VENUE
AT 2011 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS

Sixth Consecutive Win for World-Class Venue

 

For the sixth consecutive year (dating back to 2005 when the category was first introduced), The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been named Top Venue Under 5,000 seats at the recent 2011 Billboard Touring Awards.  The annual award was based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011.

 
The ongoing success of the world-class venue can be credited to the stellar entertainers that grace the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and the distinctive artist residency model featuring the greatest entertainers in the world, including: Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain (who begins her run on Dec. 1, 2012).
 
In 2011, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace was home to Cher’s sell-out run of the final shows of her three-year residency, (which culminated in February), along with the first year of 54 sold-out performances of Celine Dion’s triumphant return that began in March.  In August, Rod Stewart kicked off the first two runs of sell-out performances of his two-year residency of Rod Stewart: The Hits. and in September Elton John returned for his second residency at The Colosseum with the premiere of his sold-out run of The Million Dollar Piano.  
 
The Colosseum is booked and operated by AEG Live. “The past year has been very strong for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  In addition to opening productions with the newest resident performers-Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John- we also announced the addition of Shania Twain to the lineup which begins in December 2012,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. “This rotation along with presenting top-notch touring performers gives us the ability to offer an unforgettable entertainment experience to nearly every visitor to Las Vegas. Our ability to attract the biggest, most diverse group of international superstars is one of the reasons people love to visit The Colosseum.”

 
“Celine Dion had a triumphant return to The Colosseum, ushering in a whole new era of top-shelf entertainment for the venue and, frankly, the city of Las Vegas, “ added Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “Opening March 15, 2011, Celine’s first 20 shows grossed more than $14M, and we saw a ripple effect from those ticket sales by way of increased hotel revenue at Caesars Palace.”
 

Other entertainers who helped make The Colosseum at Caesars Palace a number-one venue in 2011 include Jerry Seinfeld, Luis Miguel, Jeff Dunham, Diana Ross, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Nicks, and Janet Jackson. 

Tickets are available for upcoming performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace including;
 
  •        Sting – Nov. 25
  •        Janet Jackson – Nov. 26
  •        Jeff Dunham – Dec. 2 – 3
  •        Jerry Seinfeld – Dec. 26-27
  •        Celine Dion – Dec. 28 – Jan. 22 and Feb. 22 – Mar. 18
  •        Elton John – Feb. 9 – Feb 18
  •        Rod Stewart – Mar. 24 – Apr. 7 
Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting www.thecolosseum.com.  
  
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 and Paul McCartney.  The company is currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart, and beginning December 2012, Shania Twain at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well as Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com.
 
About Caesars Palace 
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,300 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 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 acclaimed 683,000-square-foot Forum Shops 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, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Shania Twain (beginning December 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 prohibit adding mandatory resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/noresortfees or find details on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noresortfees.

 

 

Show Listing Information for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

***SHOW LISTING INFORMATION***
At The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Name: Celine Dion
Performance
Schedule:
June: 29
July: 1, 2, 3, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31
Aug: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14
Dec 2011: 28, 30, 31
January 2012: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22
**Please note these dates are for 2011 and 2012

Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dark Days: Varies
Tickets: Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175 and $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling 877-4CELINE (423-5463), or by logging on to
ticketmaster.com keyword “Celine Dion.” VIP ticket packages are available on Ticketmaster. Tickets may also be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call 702-731-7208
Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.celineinvegas.com/

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Name: Jerry Seinfeld
Performance
Date:
Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20

Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Ticket prices are $75, $95, $110, $150 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on to http://www.ticketmaster.com/. (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).
Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.caesarspalace.com/

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Name: Rod Stewart: The Hits.
Performance Dates: Aug: 24, 27, 28, 31
Sept: 3, 4, 7, 10, 11
Nov: 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Ticket prices are $49, $69, $99, $165, $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on to
http://www.ticketmaster.com/, keyword “Rod Stewart.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).
Venue:
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.caesarspalace.com/

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Name: Luis Miguel

Show Dates
& Times
: Sept. 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 9 p.m.
Tickets: Ticket prices are $95, $155, $185, $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting or by logging on to
ticketmaster.com keyword “Caesars Palace.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).
Venue:
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.caesarspalace.com/

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Name: Elton John
Performance Schedule:
September 28, 30
October 1-2, 6-9, 13-15, 18-19, 21-23
Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dark Days: Varies

Tickets:
Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175, and $250 plus tax and fees. There is an eight ticket limit per customer Limited VIP tickets are available through the Caesars Palace Box Office. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST, as well as online at ticketmaster.com, keyword “Elton John.” For groups of 20 or more, call 702.731.7208.

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.caesarspalace.com/

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Name: Shania Twain
Performance
Schedule:
December 2012 Dates: (Please Note: 2012 NOT 2011)

December 2012: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15
Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
Dark Days: Varies
Tickets: Ticket prices are $55, $75, $125, $150, $250, plus tax and fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800.745.3000, online at http://www.shaniainvegas.com/ and in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST. For groups of 20 or more, call 702.731.7208.
Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website:
http://www.shaniainvegas.com/

Show Listing Information for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace


Show Listing Information for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Name: Jerry Seinfeld

Show Dates
& Times
: May 20 and May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Ticket prices are $75, $95, $110 and $150 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting or by logging on to ticketmaster.com keyword “Caesars Palace.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/
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Name: Kylie Minogue

Show Dates
& Times:
May 22 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: Ticket prices are $69.50, $79.50, $99.50, $150 and $225 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting or by logging on to ticketmaster.com keyword “Caesars Palace.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/
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Name: Chelsea Handler

Show Dates
& Times:
May 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: Ticket prices are $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $99.50 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting or by logging on to ticketmaster.com keyword “Caesars Palace.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/
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Name: Celine Dion

Performance
Schedule:
June: 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29
July: 1, 2, 3, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31
Aug: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14
Dec 2011: 28, 30, 31
January 2012: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22
**Please note these dates are for 2011 and 2012

Show Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dark Days: Varies

Tickets: Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175 and $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling 877-4CELINE (423-5463), or by logging on to ticketmaster.com keyword “Celine Dion.” VIP ticket packages are also available on Ticketmaster. Tickets may also be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call 702-731-7208

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.celineinvegas.com/
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Name: Rod Stewart: The Hits.

Show Dates
Aug: 24, 27, 28, 31
Sept: 3, 4, 7, 10, 11
Nov: 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:Ticket prices are $49, $69, $99, $165, $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on to http://www.ticketmaster.com/, keyword “Rod Stewart.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/
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Name: Luis Miguel

Show Dates
& Times:
Sept. 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: Ticket prices are $95, $155, $185, $250 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting or by logging on to ticketmaster.com keyword “Caesars Palace.” (All Ticketmaster orders may be subject to additional service charges and fees).

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/
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Name: Elton John

Performance Schedule:
September 28, 30
October 1-2, 6-9, 13-15, 18-19, 21-23

Show Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dark Days: Varies

Tickets:
Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175, and $250 plus tax and fees. There is an eight ticket limit per customer Limited VIP tickets are available through the Caesars Palace Box Office. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PST, as well as online at ticketmaster.com, keyword “Elton John.” For groups of 20 or more, call 702.731.7208.

Venue: The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: http://www.caesarspalace.com/

Celine: Rave Reviews and 20 Sold Out Shows — More to Come!

CELINE DION WRAPS FIRST RUN OF NEW SHOW
AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE.

Rave Reviews and 20 Sold-Out Performances Make it the #1 Show in North America

Celine’s glamorous Las Vegas show returns to Caesars Palace on June 7

Celine Dion made a triumphant return to the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and became the Number #1 show in North America according to Billboard Magazine’s BOXSCORE listings. Celine wrapped the first run of her three year residency at Caesars Palace in mid-April, having played to more than 85,000 fans across 20 sold out shows and receiving rave reviews from critics including:

Dion isn’t here to perform. She’s here to kill it. Again… she isn’t aiming for applause. She’s looking for rapture.” – USA Today
“A magnificent masterpiece! Celine has singlehandedly redefined class and elegance in onstage performances. Her voice is sent from the angels.” – Las Vegas Sun
“Dion magnificent in new Las Vegas show….One hell of a show!…Jaw-dropping…Grandiose, yet intimate…Pure entertainment of the highest order…Worth every penny!! –
Montreal Gazette
“It’s the show of shows, and may not be matched in Las Vegas for a long time!” –
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Celine Dion’s Vegas show more spectacular than ever! If her last show sold out for five years, this one should make it for ten.” – Toronto Star
Celine is Las Vegas’ “biggest act since Elvis.” –
Newsweek

The new show, directed by long time Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich, includes Celine’s biggest hits mixed with timeless classics and pays tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time. Featuring 31 musicians, consisting of a full orchestra and band, the show is set to a visually stunning backdrop designed exclusively for the 4,300 seat state-of-the-art venue.

Tickets for performances June 7 through January 22, 2012 are on-sale now. For tickets, call 877-4-CELINE (877-423-5463) or log on to http://www.ticketmaster.com/ keyword “Celine Dion.” Prices range from $55 to $250, not including fees. VIP ticket packages are available at Ticketmaster. Tickets may also be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call (702) 731-7208.

For additional show and ticket information, visit http://www.celineinvegas.com/, become a fan of The Colosseum on Facebook or follow updates from The Colosseum on Twitter.

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 and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, and Barry Manilow at Paris. The AEG Live exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
http://www.aeglive.com/

ABOUT CAESARS PALACE
Caesars Palace is the world’s best known resort-casino, celebrating the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre destination location that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,300 hotel guest rooms and suites, 23 diverse restaurants and cafes, five-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa and 300,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space. The 4,300-seat Colosseum sits just steps from celebrity chef restaurants and the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars and spotlights world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld.
Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.