Friday, June 20, 2008
Red Piano Turns 200
British rock 'n' roll icon Elton John is to give his 200th performance of "The Red Piano" show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week.
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said the popular show's milestone will be reached Saturday.
John's critically acclaimed "The Red Piano" debuted at the Colosseum in February 2004.
"People from virtually every major country have traveled to Caesars to see Elton John's 'The Red Piano,' and long after the standing ovations have ended, they leave us with treasured memories of one of the great performer/songwriters of this or any era," Gary Selesner, the resort's president, said in a statement. "We are deeply grateful to Elton and his talented band for giving so much joy to hundreds of thousands of Caesars Palace guests."
The show is to return to Caesars Palace for additional engagements, starting July 23 and then again beginning Oct. 22.
Later this year, fans in Europe will also have the opportunity to experience "The Red Piano" as John takes the show on the road to England, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France.