Surprised? Not in the least. Thanks to Celine Dion's sell-out return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in March 2011, the venue has been named the Top U.S. Venue under 5,000 seats for the sixth consecutive year, according to Billboard Boxscore.
In 2011, The Colosseum, operated by AEG Live, was home to the first of 54 Celine performances, along with runs during her breaks from Cher, Rod Stewart and Elton John. Shania Twain will begin performing in December 2012.
“Celine Dion had a triumphant return to The Colosseum, ushering in a whole new era of top-shelf entertainment for the venue and, frankly, the city of Las Vegas, “ said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “Celine’s first 20 shows grossed more than $14 million, and we saw a ripple effect from those ticket sales by way of increased hotel revenue at Caesars Palace.”
Other entertainers who helped make The Colosseum at Caesars Palace the top 2011 venue include Jerry Seinfeld, Luis Miguel, Jeff Dunham, Diana Ross, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson.
Celine will return to Casears Dec. 28.