Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett Heat Up Summer Line-Up at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

June 27, 2012 by  

Aretha Franklin
Continuing its rich tradition of playing host to the biggest names in music and entertainment, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes a number of icons to the stage this summer including the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin for one show only on Sunday, July 15 and the legendary Tony Bennett on Saturday, Sept. 1. 

With a world-renowned reputation for bringing stellar entertainers to the stage, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is the proud home to a distinctive portfolio of resident artists featuring the greatest entertainers in the world, including: Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain (who begins her run on Dec. 1, 2012). Previously, The Colosseum has brought music legends and icons such as Sting, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross and Paul Simon to Las Vegas audiences.

“The ongoing success of The Colosseum can be credited to a seemingly magic formula of presenting iconic resident artists in rotation along with top-notch touring performers,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. “This gives us the ability to offer an unforgettable entertainment experience to nearly every visitor to Las Vegas. It’s why people love to visit The Colosseum.”

“The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a venue unlike any other, and we select only those who are legends to perform there,” said Jason Gastwirth, senior vice president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “There is no doubt that all of our resident headliners – Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and soon, Shania Twain – as well upcoming guest performers like Aretha Franklin and Tony Bennett exceed that measure of greatness.”

Jointly presented by Caesars Palace and AEG Live, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” and one of the most influential and important voices in the history of pop music brings her soulful voice to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday, July 15 for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show range from $49.50 to $155 and can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000, online by visiting or keyword “Aretha Franklin.” Why not make a night of it and enjoy an exclusive dinner and show package that includes a premium ticket in orchestra seating and a special three-course prix-fix meal at Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace. Packages start at $181.50 per person and are available on

Tony Bennett, one of America’s most beloved crooners with unforgettable classics spanning more than six decades, will perform a special intimate performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by special guest Antonia Bennett. Tickets range from $59.50 to $196 and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online by visiting or keyword “Tony Bennett.”

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