THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE;
LAS VEGAS’ HOME TO MUSIC LEGENDS AND ENTERTAINMENT ICONS
Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett Heat Up Summer Line-Up
Continuing its rich tradition of playing host to the biggest names in music and entertainment, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes a number of icons to the stage this summer including the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin for one show only on Sunday, July 15 and the legendary Tony Bennett on Saturday, Sept. 1.
With a world-renowned reputation for bringing stellar entertainers to the stage, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is the proud home to a distinctive portfolio of resident artists 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). Previously, The Colosseum has brought music legends and icons such as Sting, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross and Paul Simon to Las Vegas audiences.
“The ongoing success of The Colosseum can be credited to a seemingly magic formula of presenting iconic resident artists in rotation along with top-notch touring performers,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. “This gives us the ability to offer an unforgettable entertainment experience to nearly every visitor to Las Vegas. It’s why people love to visit The Colosseum.”
“The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a venue unlike any other, and we select only those who are legends to perform there,” said Jason Gastwirth, senior vice president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “There is no doubt that all of our resident headliners – Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and soon, Shania Twain – as well upcoming guest performers like Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett exceed that measure of greatness.”
Jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” and one of the most influential and important voices in the history of pop music brings her soulful voice to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday, July 15 for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $49.50 to $155 and can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000, online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Aretha Franklin.” Why not make a night of it and enjoy an exclusive dinner and show package that includes a premium ticket in orchestra seating and a special three-course prix-fix meal at Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace. Packages start at $181.50 per person and are available on ticketmaster.com.
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. Tickets range from $59.50 to $196 and 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.”
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.