If you’ve never attended a performance in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, prepare to be amazed by “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano.” If you’re a returning patron to the extravagant concert venue well, “The Bitch is Back,” and his show will leave you astonished… We are talking about Sir Elton John, after all.
As Vegas Insiders, we have witnessed the transformation of this one-of-a-kind concert venue to suit the needs of entertainment icons including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Shania Twain but we have never seen it in the regal glory in which it was presented to us last night.
Once all 4,000-plus seats in the massive venue were filled, the house lights dimmed and the “2001: Space Odyssey” theme song (aka “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”) ushered the band onto the stage. Composed of an impressive mix of musicians and instruments, some of whom have been playing with Elton from his beginning, there was not a single sound lacking from the band except for that seemingly magical piano and its master.
But just as the audience’s anticipation reached its peak, Sir Elton, in all his rhinestone glory (P.S. we want his wardrobe), took his seat behind the LED-screen paneled piano and without wasting a moment, his fingers began their keyboard dancing.
With the concert in full swing from the get go, audiences not only gawked at the incredible talent that was before them, but marveled at Sir Elton’s elaborate set.
Utilizing The Colosseum’s massive video monitors, viewers were taken on visual journeys with every song through regal hallways, outer space (for “Rocket Man,” of course), and video of a beautiful dancer (we know you can guess which song this video was played with), but there were several other video montages with deeper meanings.
Among these more touching videos was a video of his memories and time spent with John Lennon, a journey through the various stages and triumphs of his life, as well as a touching tribute to New York City where he played a September 11th memorial concert at Madison Square Garden.
While there are no meet and greets with this music legend, for the die-hard Elton fans out there, be sure to book your tickets for the first row. When he fires up his piano for his hit “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting),” a select group of lucky concert-goers from the first rows are invited onstage for what turns into a dance party surrounding Elton and his piano.
Other songs played included “Mona Lisa & Mad Hatters,” “Your Song,” “Bennie & The Jets” and of course, an encore of “Circle of Life.”
For an evening of pure talent, legendary music and a visual experience as grand as Sir Elton John himself, don’t miss your chance to see “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” while he is back in Vegas for a limited time engagement.