Monday, March 25, 2013 | 6 p.m.
The normally reliable Celine Dion News fan website reported late this afternoon that Celine Dion’s husband and manager Rene Angelil has announced that Celine will extend her headliner run at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace to 2019.
The announcement came on the same day that The Colosseum marked its 10th anniversary; it opened with Celine’s “A New Day” on March 25, 2003. If confirmed from more than one source, it would be a tremendous birthday gift from Celine to the hotel, the theater and the producing partners.
On Feb. 14, I reported: As superstar singer Celine Dion ends her second consecutive year of sold-out performances and starts her third and final year of her current contract, I am reliably told that she’ll be extending at least two years, and maybe two more after that.
Celine returns to The Colosseum on June 4 with tickets now on sale for performances through Sept. 1 and will take the stage with her 31-piece orchestra.
“She’s definitely planning to go for years four and five,” I was told. “If all continues to go well, there will be years six and seven -- and, who knows, maybe even beyond that. She’s very happy and feels right at home on the Strip.”
I am awaiting further confirmation from Caesars Palace and AEG, the entertainment conglomerate who produce her shows at The Colosseum.
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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.