Bette Opens The Venue

Bette Midler is scheduled to perform at the grand opening of The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Chicago August 8th.

The 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art facility will also host Smashing Pumpkins August 9th, Stone Temple Pilots August 14th, Billy Idol August 16th and Liza Minnelli August 30th in its inaugural season.

AEG Live has a multiyear deal to book and co-promote the new room, which is part of the casino’s $500 million, 350,000-square-foot expansion project.