Cher, who announced her retirement from touring in 2005 but not from performing, will headline the 4,100-seat Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for approximately 200 shows over a three-year period beginning May 6. The 90-minute show will be presented four nights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Cher will share theater time with Bette Midler, who begins her stint Feb. 20. Cher will take center stage May 6-June 1 and Aug. 12-31, while Midler is booked June 24-July 27.
Cher’s performance agreement is in partnership with AEG Live, the same producers behind Celine Dion’s recently ended 5-year residency.
The show will feature countless hits from the award-winning singer/actress’ unparalleled career that spans 25 albums and more than 100 million records sold worldwide. Doriana Sanchez will choreograph the show, which will also boast state-of-the-art lighting and special effects and costumes designed by Cher’s longtime designer, Bob Mackie.
“I started in Vegas at Caesars, so I’ve come full circle,” Cher said in a statement. “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.”
“The fan anticipation leading up to this announcement has been unprecedented,” added 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.”
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