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CeeLo Green setting up shop in Las Vegas2 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Confirming the buzz that has been circulating for months, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino announced today that mega superstar CeeLo Green will be the resort's newest resident headliner with his new show, "CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE." Hot off an exhilarating Super Bowl halftime show performance with Madonna and the premiere of the second season of NBC's "The Voice," CeeLo's Las Vegas resident show will bring even more star power to one of the Strip's hottest properties. The Wednesday, Aug. 29th premiere of "CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE" in the resort's 1,400-seat showroom will mark the first of 28 performances this year.
This truly unique, new show designed exclusively for Planet Hollywood will be an electrifying journey into the world of CeeLo's brainchild, "LOBERACE." After a big year of huge performances and success, this show and overall concept was a vision that CeeLo's manager Michael "Blue" Williams had and has continued to develop over the last year. More of a spectacle than a show, CeeLo, the conductor/ringmaster "LOBERACE," will take you on a ride through the colorful decades of music, stopping at legendary moments in time, from Prince to Blue Magic to The Rolling Stones, new wave to disco and beyond. Visually, the production will combine CeeLo's flamboyant sense of style & over-the-top creativity, magnified and intensified, with his soulful voice covering some of his favorite music, as well as original songs. Part dance party, part live intimate concert, this energetic, exotic show will be as inspired and visually alive as CeeLo Green. There will be mind-twisting magic and sexified showgirls, and the larger-than-life wardrobe and impressive stage design will out-glam and out-clever anything you've seen from this Muppet-ized, sequin-styled international Lady Killer to date. Guests experiencing "CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE" will be transported inside the incredibly creative, eclectic mind of CeeLo Green and into the supernatural, surreal and the extra-ordinary. The show will be produced by manager Michael "Blue" Williams in conjunction with Primary Wave Talent Management.
Shows will be held after performances of PEEPSHOW on Thursdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 midnight, with additional shows at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays. The performance schedule for "CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE" is as follows:
Aug. 29, 30 and 31
Sept. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29
Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28 and 29
"Planet Hollywood was established by fellow artists, actors, entertainers, my peers; and they've proven to know a thing or two about the art of being an entrepreneur. I am very fortunate to have Planet Hollywood as a partner, allowing me to further extend and embellish on the brand that is CeeLo Green," states recording artist CeeLo Green.
"We are thrilled to welcome CeeLo to the Planet Hollywood family, where 'fame sets the scene'," said David Hoenemeyer, president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "There is no one hotter today than CeeLo. The excitement is everywhere throughout the property, from our team members to our guests and partners."
Singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, actor and professional "lady killer" CeeLo Green first came onto the music scene as a member of the hip-hop group Goodie Mob along with Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo. They released their debut album "Soul Food" in 1995, pioneering them to the top of the emerging Southern rap scene. Goodie Mob released two more albums and is currently back in the studio working on a new album. After CeeLo's success with Goodie Mob, he successfully reinvented himself and formed Gnarls Barkley with deejay-producer Danger Mouse. Gnarls Barkley released the 2006 hit "Crazy", which reached #1 in various singles charts worldwide and won a Grammy® Award in 2007. Following Gnarls Barkley, CeeLo put his time back into a true solo career and released the 2010 album "The Lady Killer," which featured his hit single "Forget You." The smash hit received five 2011 Grammy® nominations, winning the category for "Best Urban/Alternative Performance", and another single off the album, "Fool For You", won two Grammy® Awards in 2012. In addition to the new Goodie Mob album this year, CeeLo is also currently working on a new solo album. Apart from his music career, CeeLo can currently be seen on the second season of NBC's hit show "The Voice" as a judge/mentor alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
A ticket on-sale date will be announced at a later date.