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Cher signs up for Las Vegas run
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Cher said she was "happy and proud" to announce her return
US singer Cher is to return to the stage for a three-year engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Cher's 200-show run - which alternates with performances from Bette Midler and Sir Elton John - begins on 6 May at the 4,300-seat Colosseum.

"I started in Vegas at Caesars so I've come full circle," the 61-year-old said. "I'm back, and I plan to give my fans the best experience yet."

"I think everybody knows I only do things in a big way," she added.

'Captivating'

The all-new concert will feature 18 dancers and aerial performers, costumes by designer Bob Mackie and "dazzling" special effects.

The show will play four nights a week, with ticket prices ranging from $95 to $250 (48 to 128).

"Cher's name in one word encapsulates icon, award-winning legend and captivating performer," said Caesars Palace president Gary Selesner.

Last year Celine Dion completed a mammoth five-year engagement at the Colosseum, built especially to house her A New Day concert.

Midler's concert, entitled The Showgirl Must Go On, opens at Caesars Palace on 20 February.



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