Cher to Headline The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Thu. February 7, 2008 12:00 AM by Kevin Wayne

Las Vegas, NV - Legendary performer and gay icon Cher returns from retirement to headline a show at the 4,300-seat Colosseum in Caesars Palace, taking over for Celine Dion.

Today's announcement confirmed a long-lived rumor that she will headline in Las Vegas.

The "impressive spectacle", designed exclusively for the venue, will feature hits from the artist's career that has spanned more than 40 years.

Doriana Sanchez will choreography the new Vegas show, complemented by 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 have 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."

"Cher's name in one word encapsulates icon, award-winning legend, and captivating performer," said Caesars Palace President, Gary Selesner.

The Oscar and Emmy-winning performer conquered nearly every endeavor including 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.

Speaking about her gay fans, Cher tells USA Today in a recent interview, "Gay men understand that I understand what it's like to be an outsider," Cher said. "To singers, I wasn't a singer. To actors, I wasn't an actor. I know what it's like to fight for your place. Besides, gay men are very choosy, and they have great taste."

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, 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 for more information on Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.