Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 | 6:23 p.m.
It will be one of the most unique and exciting concerts of Sir Elton John’s career when the Caesars Palace headliner literally plays an almost in-person concert in numerous countries Jan. 25.
The “Rocket Man” will celebrate Yamaha’s 125th anniversary in the Disneyland Theater in Anaheim, Calif., but his music with a 70-piece orchestra will play simultaneously in concert venues around the globe as if he was actually there.
His performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano will be streamed over the Internet to remote Disklaviers in various countries. Elton’s keystrokes will be re-created note for note in real time on each of the “remote” instruments. The California orchestra will be seen and heard on adjacent monitors in sync with the remote piano performances
“It’s history-making to reach a global audience all at once,” Sir Elton said. “I’m amazed by the inventive skills and versatility of the Yamaha team who have not only built all my touring pianos for the past 20 years, but also my wonderful Million Dollar Piano at Caesars in Las Vegas.
“Now they’ve perfected this Remote Live technology. I can perform live in Anaheim and live in many venues worldwide at the same time.”
2013 also marks the 40th anniversary of his album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and his new studio album. He returns to Caesars in April for additional shows, with a DVD being filmed for release this year.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.