Cher plans unbelievable Las Vegas gig

 
Cher beat the odds at every turn in her 44-year career, so it’s no surprise she’s betting on an artistic rebirth in Las Vegas.

The indestructible diva, who retired from touring in 2005, will star in a song-and-dance spectacle starting May 6 at the 4,100-seat Colosseum in Caesars Palace. She’ll perform four shows weekly for one month, then return mid-August through early October, leapfrogging stints with Bette Midler. Her pact with promoter AEG Live extends three years.

Cher, 61, promises a “visually unbelievable” hit parade that entails elaborate choreography, complex staging, eye-popping costumes, 14 dancers and four aerialists.

“Creatively, we’re doing something that’s never been done with sets,” she says. “Getting the whole thing in book form, in pictures, has taken months. Our set moves down from the ceiling, in from the sides, up from the floor. We have screens in the foreground, the center and the back. We can change a city into a forest in two seconds. You’ll see a different stage for every song.”

The will access all chapters of Cher’s career, from her Sonny & Cher start to her recent dance-pop phase, and she’s plotting updates of both old and new hits.

Cher’s extravagant 2002-05 Farewell Tour rang up $192.5 million from 273 shows, the ninth-highest-grossing tour in history, according to Billboard Boxscore.

“Cher definitely achieved elite status as a live performer on her Farewell Tour, which was a remarkable endurance test and a hugely popular draw,” says Billboard touring editor Ray Waddell. “With her elaborate costumes, long list of hits and over-the-top presentation, I can’t think of another artist more suited to Vegas. A Cher concert is just a really good time.”

Cher insists her Vegas splash won’t recycle Farewell’s motifs: “I’d like to be challenged.”

She hasn’t seen Colosseum concerts by previous residents Celine Dion or Elton John, nor the venue itself (“I saw a picture of it”). She’s furiously working out to gear up for rehearsals, and she likes the idea of bouncing between her home in Malibu and a steady gig in Vegas.

But don’t look for her at the craps tables: “Let me have a pair of shoes for my money.”

Cherworld.com has also learned that Bob Mackie will be designing the costumes and Cher will be speaking with GMA and Nightline this Thrusday.


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27 Responses to Cher plans unbelievable Las Vegas gig

  1. franklin

    you look so fabulous !!! Cher i love You so much !!!

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  2. amy

    I am especially excited about Vegas because I’m an Aussie and had already been planning a trip to the states since about year ago, just planning a relaxing holiday so you could probably assume the reaction when I found out that it just so happened that Cher would be playing in Vegas at the exact time I was planning to be holidaying there. I couldn’t be happier that it seems like a reality that I’ll finally get to see a live Cher concert…at long last might I add…haha!
    Really Really Excited…Can’t wait!!! : )

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  3. Ginger

    Finelly I can say see you in Vegas in May.

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  4. its official folks the Diva has spoke as reported in todays “USA Today” paper….great little picture of her too……

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  5. Ginger

    Does any one know when tickets will go on sale? Where can you get them?

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  6. [email protected]

    Ho my God…you looks so great!!!!!!!!!!! and…maybe a new album this year?????????

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  7. Miguel

    this pic its only for the announcement?????

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  8. nathan

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/WinterConcert/Story?id=4255476&page=1 shell be on nightline tonight and grammys this sunday!!!!

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  9. jo uk

    I’ve just bought tickets thru ticketmaster!! So excited! Have now booked a trip from England to Vegas just to see Cher!! Does anybody know if there’s a ticket limit for this one??

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  10. Hello to all Cher fans,

    Great news about Cher in Vegas.

    I hope all you Cher fans will be at the Cher Convnetion this year too, if you haven’t been before its a must go experience.

    go to cherconvention.com for more details.

    x Spirit of Cher

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  11. I AM SOOO EXCITED! At last proper news! CHER IS BACK WOO HOO! X

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  12. I AM SOOO EXCITED! At last proper news! CHER IS BACK WOO HOO! X

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  13. Moonstruck Mermaid

    Im making the trip from England to jo!! So excited she looks amzing in the new pics can hardly control myself so happy!! (when is the convention this year around august right?) xxx

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  14. stephen

    Hi……fans going from the UK to Las Vegas!

    Have you booked your flights? Can you let me know of any good deals?
    I’ve got my tickets for the show but not booked flights yet.

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  15. cher this is really really really really great news girl it sounds like lots of fun be really really really really cool to see you in old and new out fits girl you are so cool cant wait to hear the new songs love always danni cher fan for life

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  16. Moonstruck Mermaid

    Stephen..
    Im looking at going in september but the tickets arnt on sale yet?! ill probably get cold feet and get august ones b4 they release septembers.. =) the cheapest flights I can see are through virgin atlantics official site.. couldnt be doing the american airlines (no offence) there like 16 hours with stop overs!! virgin goes direct frm gatwick for 545.. when did you get tickets for ??

    cant wait! x

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  17. Aww im so excited i have just booked tickets for Two shows in May, i cant wait to see what Cher has planned, from reading above it sounds so magical and astonishing, its gonna be fantastic

    Cher you’re the best!

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  18. jo uk

    I booked 3 flights from LGW direct on Virgin for 1500! Accomodation in Vegas is well expensive around the 20th – but of course, we couldnt miss her birthday!! When are the rest of u uk fans going??

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  19. stephen

    Hey Moonstruck Mermaid!

    thanks for the reply. I got tickets for May 8th…right at the front! OMG, I’m gonna peeeee my pants!!!!!!
    yes, Virgin Atlantic seem the best so far.

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  20. Miguel

    no words about new album???

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  21. Marshall

    WOW…. I cannot believe I just bought tickets to the show!!!!! May 17th 11th row!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!!!
    Taking mom for mother’s day, she will be SO excited. All she has ever wanted is to see Cher in concert!!! :-))

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  22. Cher es genial y la esperamos con muxas muxas ganas

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  23. niko

    this pic has been retouched

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  24. I really wish I could go to Las Vegas to see you in concert, cher. But I can’t afford it right now. I’ll only be 15 on may 12th. but it sounds like the concerts will be alot of fun. You should come to Minneapolis, Minnesota again and perform at the Excel Energy Center again. Then I’d be able to see you. What I really want to do is meet you in person. i’ve never been to Las Vegas, either, but i’ve heard it’s alot of fun and there’s like a ton of casinos and a ton of money to get there.

    Love,your #1 fan,
    Amy Lynn

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  25. plus it wouuld be alot of fun to actually do the concert. well i’m in school now and it’s time for the next class. see you later

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  26. Dee

    Hi Cher

    I was so glad to hear you are performing again
    I only wish I could come and see you but I live in England
    so Good Luck and I know your show will be a huge success

    Your number one fan always

    Dee

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  27. Of course, what a great website and revealing posts, I will bookmark your website.All the Best!

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