Cher To End Las Vegas Residency In February 2011

Cher To End Las Vegas Residency In February 2011

When Burlesque is finally out of theaters (like that will ever happen), fans can still watch the fantabulous movie, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, on DVD, Blu-ray, or on-demand.

However, when Cher is done with her Las Vegas residency on Feb. 5, 2011, she’s done. There’s no DVD. There’s no Blue-ray. There’s no on-demand. Fans can’t relive the awe inspiring experience of seeing the great Cherilyn Sarkisian perform live at the intimate 4,100-seat theater at Caesars Palace.

To put it bluntly, there are only 16 dates left in Cher’s historic Las Vegas run (her full schedule is listed below). So if you want to see the iconic diva you better get your Cher in Vegas tickets real fast.

The 64-year-old legend started her historic Vegas run in May of 2008. Since that time she has basically dominated Sin City. Cher tickets have been some of the hardest for fans to procure. And throughout her residency she’s outpaced other Vegas regulars like Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, and The Blue Man Group.

Cher is also part of Vegas’ elite $200-a-ticket club. Joining her are performers like Garth Brooks, Elton John, and Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis. A Cher ticket for one of her final 16 concerts will set you back a $250.

Of course, Cher concert tickets need to be pricey. If you remember, she was paid (allegedly) $60 million to come out of retirement and return to Las Vegas.

“I know it’s a lot, but I don’t care. If it’s a lot, if someone says, ‘Ooh, it’s a lot,’ OK. fine. It must be a lot,” said Cher about her robust salary.

CHER AT A GLANCE

  • Star of “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” (1971-1974).
  • Won 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress (Moonstruck).
  • First and most recent number-one singles are separated by 33 years.
  • Released 10 gold or Platinum albums.
  • Charted four number-one singles as a solo artist.

Cher announced her 200-show, three-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas way back in February of 2008. Just three years prior, Cher had finished her “Farewell” tour. Yes, $60 million is a good enough reason for most of us to come out of retirement, but for Cher the opportunity to perform means more than just getting a paycheck. It means keeping depression at bay.

“When you have depression sometimes you feel like, you know, you’re completely alone,” Cher told ABC. “Work helps me a lot. I enjoy the work, but the work keeps you moving as well. It just keeps you moving, it keeps you around people. You don’t get a chance to go, ‘Oh, what’s life about?’ You’re just doing something. You’re being productive.”

In 2008, Cher was forced to cancel some shows due to an illness or as she claims, “Vegas throat.” The medical term for what ailed her was asthma-related bronchitis. Her people claim she contracted it from the dry desert air. Whatever the diagnosis, Cher canceled just eight shows.

Her 90-minute show, titled “Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace,” features hits from her entire career including “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and “Believe.”

Cher’s production features eighteen dancers, four aerialists, and amazing costumes designed by Bob Mackie. The choreography is directed by long time Cher collaborated, Doriana Sanchez.

Don’t feel sorry for Caesar’s Palace (like you would ever shed a tear for a Las Vegas casino). They may be losing a legend but they’re getting one back. Celine Dion begins a two-year engagement at The Colosseum beginning March 15.

CHER – Remaining Las Vegas Dates
Jan. 11 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 12 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 15 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 16 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 18 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 19 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 22 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 23 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 25 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 26 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 29 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan. 30 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Feb. 1 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb. 2 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb. 4 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb. 5 – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
All shows begin at 7:30pm

Learn More About .