Bette Midler Celebrates One Year of the Showgirl Must Go On With More Tickets for Sale

Feb 17, 2009, 17:09 ET from AEG Live

May and June 2009 performances go on sale Feb. 20

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Since February 2008, the "people's diva" has been giving her fans everything they want and more - including plenty of hits and glitz - in her spectacular Vegas show, The Showgirl Must Go On. Now celebrating one year of success, Bette Midler is continuing her 2009 schedule at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with 22 additional performances from May 27 through June 28, 2009.


Over the past year, The Showgirl Must Go On has continuously been on top of the Billboard BoxScore(TM) Concert Sales charts and has celebrated sold-out houses and critical-acclaim. Daily Variety called the show "a razzle dazzle spectacular," The Los Angeles Times proclaimed, "Bette Midler is brash, funny, schmaltzy, surprising, poignant, charming, provocative, witty, bawdy and, of course, Divine," and the New York Daily News says Miss M. "hits the jackpot" with the most exciting show of her career.

"The Showgirl Must Go On is not only the biggest show of my career - it's the biggest show in the history of show business," said Bette Midler. "I can't believe I've already been in Vegas for a year, but if you haven't seen me yet, get your butt down here. I am giving Sin City a roasting and toasting she'll never forget."

On Friday, Feb. 20 - The Showgirl's official one-year anniversary - the following performance dates for The Showgirl Must Go On will be available for sale:

  • May 27, 29, 30, 31
  • June 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28

Ticket prices for The Showgirl Must Go On start at $95 and can be purchased by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or logging on to, keyword "Bette Midler". Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Showgirl Must Go On is performed approximately 100 times a year, five nights per week at 7:30 p.m.; the show is dark on Mondays and Thursdays. Visit for more information on The Showgirl Must Go On at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For additional information on The Divine Miss M., please visit her Web site

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles based AEG is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. One of the largest concert promotion and touring companies in the world, AEG Live is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, and operates and owns numerous state of the art venues nationwide. Recent AEG Live tours and productions include Celine Dion A New Day...,which just ended a landmark five year run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and current promoted concert tours include Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Bon Jovi, Usher, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney. AEG Live also co-produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division, created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

About Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace is the world's best known resort-casino, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre destination location that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury. The 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights renowned headliner entertainers such as Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, visit or call (702) 731-7110 or (800) 634-6001. Journalists can download information and photos at