THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE: HOME TO SUPERSTAR RESIDENT PERFORMERS, THE RETURN OF CELINE DION ON MARCH 15

The Greatest Entertainers in the World Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS (March 2011) /PRNewswire/ — As it marks its eighth anniversary this month, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will host the return of Celine Dion, the world-renowned artist who originally graced the stage when the venue opened its doors on March 25, 2003. As the “Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World,” The Colosseum enters into the new decade ready to continue to provide a global audience with not only the best in entertainment, but also the best venue for enjoying superstar talent, events and special performances set for 2011.

Having ushered in the modern-day concept of Superstar Resident Performers which had all but been forgotten since Elvis left the stage, The Colosseum launched a new decade of great entertainment featuring such box office heavyweights as Celine Dion, Elton John, Bette Midler, Cher and Jerry Seinfeld. Add the incredible list of featured performances over the past eight years ranging from Bob Dylan to Diana Ross to Rod Stewart to Ellen DeGeneres to Mariah Carey, Dave Chappelle, Faith Hill, Stevie Nicks, Jamie Foxx and Kathy Griffin and it is not surprising since its opening, The Colosseum has received some of the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards, including:

  • Named Venue of the Decade for 2000 – 2009 by Billboard Magazine for venues with capacities of 5,000 or less.
  • Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Touring Awards all five years the award was offered: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
  • Named one of the 100 Top Selling Theater Venues by Pollstar in 2006.
  • Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Backstage Pass Awards in 2004.
  • Received five “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 from Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Today, The Colosseum is once again preparing to welcome fans from across the world as Celine Dion returns to the stage on March 15, 2011 with an exciting and entirely new show featuring 31 musicians, consisting of a full orchestra and band.

“I’m coming back home to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and I’m very excited about it,” says Celine. “With the orchestra and the band we’re going to be able to perform our songs like never before. The repertoire is going to be extraordinary, a mix of timeless hit songs made famous by some incredible artists, along with all the favorites my fans like to hear me sing. It’s going to be a very beautiful show and I think we’ll be raising the bar higher than we’ve ever done before. There’ll be some truly wonderful moments. I can’t wait!”

Additionally, The Colosseum is hosting an incredible line-up of exciting entertainment with upcoming shows featuring Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and more.

Built in 2003 for the premiere of Celine Dion A New Day…, The Colosseum is a modern replica of Rome’s architectural wonder, complete with world class acoustics and a classic style. After Dion’s legendary five-year run ended in December 2007, The Colosseum underwent an extensive transformation to prepare for the next generation of resident artists. Designed to accommodate stage shows of all varieties, The Colosseum seats an impressive 4,298 with no seat farther than 120-feet from the stage and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual elements, including one of the largest indoor high-definition LED screens in North America (120-feet wide by 33-feet tall).

“We refer to The Colosseum as being the Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World; we have to live up to that billing every day. It reflects everything we do here, from our bookings to continuously updating the venue to take advantage of the best technologies to our customer service and the experience we offer once you enter our doors,” says John Meglen, president and co-CEO, AEG Live/Concerts West.

“We couldn’t be more excited for the return of Celine and the slate of upcoming performances headed to The Colosseum in 2011”, concludes Gary Selesner, president, Caesars Palace. “We have no doubt that in 2011, with the shows already announced and the shows we will be announcing soon, The Colosseum will play host to some of the most incredible moments in music and entertainment this year.”

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 ranks among the world’s top luxury resorts known for its originality and beauty. The resort 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. The resort spotlights world class entertainers such as Cher, and Jerry Seinfeld, and returning March 15, 2011, Celine Dion. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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Media Contacts:

Christi Reynolds
AEG Live
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Marina Nicola
Wagner/Junker Agency
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Celine Dion Publicity Contact:

Kim Jakwerth
Marleah Leslie & Associates
(323) 464-9669