Celine Returns To Vegas

Celine Dion and AEG Live announced Feb. 10 the details of the singer’s three-year return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Dion is expected to begin her residency March 15, 2011, in a show that will feature 31 musicians that includes full orchestra. It is apparently not a return of “A New Day” but rather will center upon “the romance of classic Hollywood movies” and will include a visual presentation.

Ticket sales launch a year from Feb. 12.

“I’m coming back home to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and I’m very excited about it,” Dion said in a statement. “It’s going to be a very beautiful show, and I think we’ll be raising the bar higher than we’ve ever done before.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the departure of Bette Midler’s “The Showgirl Must Go On,” which didn’t see the stratospheric success of “A New Day.” Dion consistently drew sellouts at her five-year stay at the Colosseum.

She spent 2008-09 on a worldwide tour that sold nearly 400,000 tickets in North America. Dion recently had an unsuccessful attempt at in vitro fertilization, which led to speculation whether she would return to the stage.

“Celine’s impact on the entertainment standard in Las Vegas is the bar all others compare to,” said AEG Live/Concerts West co-CEO John Meglen. “We are excited about continuing our success with Caesars Palace and are optimistic on the future of Las Vegas.”