Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer, Elton John, and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas announced today that the artist will extend his exclusive show “The Red Piano” at Caesars Palace through 2008. “The Red Piano” originally was scheduled for 75 shows over a three-year period, beginning February 13, 2004. Responding to overwhelming popular demand, the resort accelerated the initially planned 25 shows per year, completing the original commitment in fewer than 18 months. The new agreement provides for an additional 150 shows through 2008.
“I am absolutely delighted with the extension of ‘The Red Piano,’” said the famed entertainer. “I love playing at The Colosseum and it is the best venue in Las Vegas. Thank You Caesars!!”,
“We are delighted with the run-away success of ‘The Red Piano’ and Elton’s agreement to extend his association with Caesars,” said Caesars Palace President Mark Juliano. “Caesars has a long-standing commitment to presenting premiere talent. The Palace’s entertainment philosophy is a departure from the market’s prevailing entertainment strategies, and it uniquely positions Caesars Palace as a Las Vegas destination where guests have an opportunity to see the world’s greatest entertainers.”,
Performed exclusively at Caesars Palace, “The Red Piano” was directed and designed by David LaChappelle, with stunning visuals in the 4,100-seat Colosseum theatre. Performing with the artist in “The Red Piano” are his band: musical director Davey Johnstone on guitar; Guy Babylon on keyboards; Bob Birch on bass guitar; John Mahon on percussion; and Nigel Olsson on drums.,