Cher to Headline The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Thu Feb 7, 2008 10:00am EST

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World's Number One Pop Icon inks three-year deal with AEG Live

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary Cher today confirmed a
long-lived rumor that she will headline in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at
Caesars Palace beginning May 6.
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    The performance agreement, which is in partnership with AEG Live, includes
approximately 200 shows over a span of three years.
    Cher at The Colosseum, an impressive spectacle designed exclusively for
the 4,300-seat venue, will feature countless chart-topping hits from the
artist's unparalleled career. The show will be complemented by extraordinary
choreography from Doriana Sanchez, state-of-the-art lighting and special
effects and breathtaking costumes designed by the world-renowned fashion icon,
Bob Mackie.
    "I started in Vegas at Caesars, so I've come full circle," Cher said. "I'm
back and I plan to give my fans the best experience yet. I think everybody
knows I only do things in a big way."
    A world famous superstar for more than 40 years, the Oscar and
Emmy-winning performer has conquered every endeavor -- concerts, recordings,
Broadway, TV, movies, film directing and books.  Cher has released more than
25 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide in her Grammy-winning
solo recording career.
    "The fan anticipation leading up to this announcement has been
unprecedented," said John Meglen, co-CEO and President of AEG Live/Concerts
West. "Cher's talent is legendary around the globe and there is simply no one
like her. AEG Live is proud to be involved with Cher in a project that once
again reinforces Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world."
    "Cher's name in one word encapsulates icon, award-winning legend, and
captivating performer. There is only one home for someone of that legendary
status -- the most recognized casino brand in the world, Caesars Palace," said
Caesars Palace President, Gary Selesner. "Caesars is pleased to welcome Cher
back to Las Vegas' most prestigious entertainment address, The Colosseum,
joining Bette Midler and Elton John."
    Tickets for Cher go on sale today. The 90-minute show will be presented at
7:30 p.m. four nights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (dark
Monday, Thursday and Friday). Tickets for performances from May 6 through
August 31 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-866-510-CHER
(2437) or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, keyword "Cher". Tickets may
also be purchased in person 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.
    Ticket prices are $95, $140, $175 and $250. Visit cher.aeglive.com for
more information on Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
    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. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks
among the world's top luxury resorts known for their originality and beauty
and features 3,348 hotel guest rooms and suites, 25 unique restaurants and
cafes, 4.5-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, 50,000 square foot Qua
Baths & Spa and 240,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space.
The 4,100-seat Colosseum sits just steps from celebrity chef restaurants and
the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars and spotlights world class entertainers
such as Bette Midler, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld and starting in May 2008,
Cher. Journalists can access media materials and request high-resolution image
downloads at media.harrahs.com.
SOURCE  AEG Live

Christi Reynolds of AEG Live, Las Vegas, +1-702-866-1451,
creynolds@concertswest.com; or Terri Maruca, tmaruca@kirvindoak.com, or
Michelle St. Angelo, mstangelo@kirvindoak.com, both of Kirvin Doak
Communications, +1-702-737-3100, for AEG Live; or Alyssa Bushey of Caesars
Palace, +1-702-731-7216, abushey@caesarspalace.com; or Liz Rosenberg of Warner
Bros. Records, +1-212-707-3256, liz.rosenberg@wbr.com, for Cher
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