Venue: The Colosseum
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 18, 2013 - September 25, 2013
Show Times: 7:30pm
Show Length: 90 minutes.
$55 - $500
The Rocket Man is back. Legendary singer - songwriter Elton John returns to the stage at Caesars Palace's Colosseum with "The Million Dollar Piano."
"The show will be a gargantuan feast of music and imagery," promises Elton. "I'm going to have a fabulous piano that Yamaha has been working on for four years, and that's the reason why the show is called 'The Million Dollar Piano.'"
The September shows kick off Elton's three-year residency at The Colosseum, his second as a Caesars Palace headliner.
Elton is known for shows that feature dramatic imagery, whether it's the outrageous costumes of his early career performances or the enormous neon props and stunning David LaChapelle videos in his previous Caesars show - the critically-acclaimed "The Red Piano."
While the visual spectacle of Elton's shows is always entertaining, it is the phenomenal music and Elton's amazing performances that make his show a must-see when in Vegas.
In his new show Elton will be accompanied by his band, including Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.
With more than five decades of composing hit songs and performing, Elton continues to be one of the most successful acts on the road today. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and has sold more than 250-million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind," which sold 37-million copies. Since his career began in 1969, he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. Elton is a five-time Grammy award-winner.
In 1996, Elton was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 1998, the Queen of England knighted him Sir Elton John in recognition of both his contributions to music and his longstanding charitable work. The following year he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Elton received the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture and excellence through the performing arts.
His new album with Leon Russell, "The Union," was released in fall 2010. Music from the album is featured in Cameron Crowe's documentary also titled "The Union."
In addition to his work as a recording artist, Elton has had incredible success as a composer. He wrote the music for the smash-hit stage production of "Billy Elliot." The show originally opened in London and garnered him a top-five hit in the United Kingdom with the song "Electricity." "Billy Elliot" was nominated for a record nine Olivier Awards, winning Best Musical among others.
He also received an Academy Award for "The Lion King" and Tony awards for both "The Lion King" and "Aida." Elton served as the executive producer for the successful animated feature "Gnomeo & Juliet," which opened in February 2011.