Viva Las Vegas: Elton John, Cher, Elvis Costello

Elton John shares final dates of “The Million Dollar Piano” residency  … Cher announces 2018 engagements in Las Vegas and Oxon Hill, Md. … Get ready for six nights of Elvis Costello & The Imposters in Las Vegas.

Elton John
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– Elton John
Apple Music Festival, Roundhouse, London, UK

Elton John is finishing up his residency at Las Vegas’

There are 14 new shows in total and they go on sale Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

The next show in the “Million Dollar Piano” residency schedule is Oct. 18, and it continues until Nov. 4. There is another run scheduled Feb. 9 to March 2.

Sir Elton has small runs in North America and Europe planned before the end of 2018.

The man is still a major draw in arenas, with 296,057 tickets reported this year, with 68 total shows having taken place so far.

To see all things Elton John-tour related, check out his Pollstar artist page.

Here comes Cher! The icon has a whole run of shows planned at

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– Cher
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Most of the shows are in Vegas. The first new dates are in late January, starting the 17th and continue until Feb. 3. Later that month there are six shows at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, starting Feb. 17 and continuing until Feb. 25. There are then more Vegas plays in May.

All the tickets go on sale Oct. 20.

Cher also has more Vegas gigs planned next month, starting Nov. 8. She has only performed in the two venues so far this year, but she has already grossed a reported $19 million with at least $1.3 million for each night reported.

See all of Cher’s plans on her Pollstar artist page.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters is headed to the

Elvis Costello
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– Elvis Costello
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.

The 2,788-capacity Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas is seat to host the shows Feb. 28 to March 10. The “Now/Not Now” gigs will bring “the very finest and the most familiar songs from his remarkable repertoire” to fans for six nights.

The general on sale begins Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

Those are the only dates currently planned for Elvis Costello & The Imposters, but Costello does have some solo shows planned in New York and Montreal Oct. 18 and Nov. 6. 

The Encore Theater has plenty of other shows booked, with Diana Ross already in the middle of a run of shows there. Her next gig at the venue is Oct. 18. Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Alabama, John Fogerty and The Moody Blues are all also scheduled to play the theater.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters tend to play mid-size theaters, as the group’s reported shows for 2017 show an average of 3,075 tickets per show. Costello also did solo shows this year, mostly in Europe, which were generally well attended, but in smaller rooms than he does with the Imposters, according to the reports submitted.

Elvis Costello comes in many flavors. To see his solo plans and his plans with The Imposters, check out the two separate Pollstar artist pages.