LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celine Dion recently wrapped the Spring/Summer run of her chart-topping Las Vegas show with 54 consecutive sold out performances that played to 230,000 fans from March through August, 2011 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Celine's triumphant return to Las Vegas opened to unanimous critical acclaim and is being called the number one show in North America by Billboard Magazine Boxscore listings and the "biggest act since Elvis" by Newsweek.
"We did not know how Celine could top her first five-year run in The Colosseum but she has certainly done it," said John Meglen, President and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. "She is a force of nature and has brought to us an extraordinary show. It's selling stronger than the first run."
"Caesars Palace is thrilled with the overwhelming response we have received for Celine's return to The Colosseum," said Gary Selesner, president of the famed resort. "Fans from all over the world have traveled to Las Vegas to experience her show, and I am confident that we will continue to see this in 2012."
Celine returns to The Colosseum on December 28, 2011 to ring in the New Year with performances already on-sale through January 22, 2012 including a performance on New Year's Eve. Now, due to overwhelming demand, 52 more performances from February 22 through August 19, 2012 will be going on-sale on Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m. (PDT).
For tickets, call 877-4-CELINE (423-5463) or log on to www.ticketmaster.com keyword "Celine Dion." Prices range from $55 to $250, not including fees. 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.
The glamorous show, directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich, features a 31-piece orchestra and band and includes Celine's biggest hits mixed with timeless classics that pay tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time.
For an intimate look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the show as Celine balances the life of an international superstar with her responsibilities as a mother, fans can tune in to the primetime special, Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, October 1 at 9p.m. ET/PT.
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 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
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, including the addition of the 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard set to open summer 2011; 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 renown celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; the acclaimed 683,000-square-foot Forum Shops offering more than 180 boutiques and shops; 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 (returning September 24, 2011) and Shania Twain (beginning in December 2012).
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