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Bette Midler signs Caesars Palace deal

4 May 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Thar she blows! Bette Midler today officially announced that she is headed for Las Vegas. The legendary sensation has signed on with entertainment promoter AEG Live for a minimum two year deal as the new resident artist at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting in February 2008. When asked about her upcoming run in Las Vegas -- The Divine Miss M had this to say.

"Get ready Vegas 'cause here I come! Caesars Palace will never be the same and to all those critics who have accused me of being 'tacky,' 'too much' and 'over the top' I say, you ain't seen nuthin' yet!"

The show, which is scheduled to premiere on February 20, 2008, will be the biggest, most imaginative production Bette Midler has ever done. With plenty of girls, gags and guffaws, her incomparable humor, the best song catalogue in American music and her fabulous "Kiss My Brass" section, audiences will be treated to an experience that can only be referred to as "divine."

"All of us at AEG Live are ecstatic about working with Bette and look forward to the fun and success we are going to have together on this project," said John Meglen, Co-CEO and President of AEG Live/Concerts West. "The show is going to be Bette at her absolute best and her fans are going to be blown away!"

For over 40 years, Caesars Palace has set the standard in entertainment by offering its guests world-class performers and musicians. In keeping with that standard, Caesars Palace President, Gary Selesner couldn't be happier that Bette Midler will be coming aboard and calling The Colosseum home for the next two years.

"Caesars Palace has set the standard for entertainment in Las Vegas by continually booking the biggest and best acts the city has ever seen including Celine Dion and Elton John," said Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner. "Adding the inimitable Bette Midler to The Colosseum's family of entertainers adds yet another jewel to our crown."

Tickets on-sale today Thursday, May 3

Bette Midler will perform approximately one hundred shows a year at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. five nights a week and will be dark on Monday and Thursday. Tickets for performances from February 20 through March 9 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or on-line at Ticketmaster.com, keyword "Caesars Palace." Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call 702.731.7208.

Ticket prices are $95, $140, $175, and $250. Visit bette.aeglive.com for more information on Bette Midler at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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