We guess that’s why they call it the blues. We can’t say we aren’t super-sad about the news that Elton John is ending his “The Million Dollar Piano” Las Vegas residency next year. According to the Associated Press, the legendary singer, 70, is calling it quits on his long-running concert series.
Elton’s final performance in Sin City will be next spring, after more than 200 shows. Tickets for the last leg of his residency — which includes 14 shows that will take place at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace between April 28 and May 19, 2018 — will go on sale Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PT. You can pick up tickets in person at the venue box office or purchase them via the AXS or Colosseum websites.
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Back in April, the “Candle in the Wind” crooner had to cancel several shows after contracting a bacterial infection while touring South America. At the time, he took to Instagram to thank fans for their support and well-wishes. “Woke up this morning to an avalanche of kindness and well wishes. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude,” he wrote. “Thanks so much to everyone for reaching out. I'm resting well and getting stronger every day. I'm looking forward to getting back on tour in June.”
“The Million Dollar Piano” isn’t Elton’s first Vegas residency. From 2004 to 2009, he performed on The Strip in his “The Red Piano” show, also held at Caesars Palace. Though he’s saying goodbye to Vegas — for now, at least — fans can expect to see more of Elton when he appears alongside Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Mark Ronson in George Michael: Freedom, an upcoming documentary about the late pop star, which airs Oct. 21 on Showtime.
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