John took stage in a dazzling, sequined cape and garnered standing ovations from parts of the crowd after each song. John spent about 2 hours going through hit after hit from his lengthy catalogue — though he skipped his top hit, “Candle in the Wind.”The remainder of John’s shows during the three-year run have not yet been announced.
“It has a spin cycle washer in the back, a microwave and an aquarium,” he said. The only thing it’s missing: “A barbecue,” John quipped.
Elton John’s return comes more than two years after that five-year stint that ended in 2009. The run was originally planned for three years but was extended because of demand.
“This isn’t like the old days,” John said of the new show. “It’s going to be certainly different from anything you’ve seen from me before, as was ‘The Red Piano,’” his previous show at Caesars.
“The Red Piano” included risque imagery — with high-tech videos and large, inflatable props — plus the hits John has become known for during a career that’s spanned more than 40 years.
John is one of music’s most decorated stars, known for songs including “Candle in the Wind,” ”Rocket Man” and “Bennie and the Jets.” He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and honored by the Kennedy Center in 2004 for his lifetime contributions to performing arts.