mardi 9 décembre 2014
L'extraordinaire nouvelle du jour est donc bien l'extension de la résidence, qui n'est plus si temporaire, d'Olivia Newton-John au Flamingo Hotel & Casino de Las Vegas !
La star rempile jusqu'en septembre de l'année 2015 !!
Et c'est confirmé par le Flamingo Hotel ... via son compte Twitter ! Le show SUMMER NIGHTS ne sera pas non plus différent (semble t-il)... ( pourquoi changer un concept qui perdure et qui fonctionne à merveille ! )
Les places seront mises en vente le 12 décembre prochain !
- Olivia Newton-John is the one Flamingo wants, renews into 2015
By Robin Leach (contact)
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 | 5 a.m.
Comfortably enjoying her new home in Las Vegas, singer Olivia Newton-John is thrilled that her residency “Summer Nights” at the Flamingo has been extended through 2015.
“I may have to change the name to ‘Winter Nights’ now, though,” she laughed.
Expect the official announcement this morning that her show in Donny & Marie Showroom, also home of “Legends in Concert,” has been extended through at least next September.
I talked with my longtime friend when she received the renewal news: “I am so looking forward to it. I’ve had a really nice time this year taking audiences on a musical journey through my life in film and music. Now we can continue for next year.
“I’m loving the Flamingo, loving the stage and loving the audiences. It’s really been good.”
- When you arrived here in April, “Summer Nights” was appropriate. Can it be the same show now that you’re here in the winter?
To be honest, I haven’t really thought about it yet. This all just happened. We haven’t discussed if it will remain the same or I will change it. We’ll probably change a few songs, but I’ve got to do my hit songs. “Winter Nights,” can you imagine that?
- What’s the experience of being in Las Vegas been like? Is it what you expected?
No, it’s different than I expected it to be because it’s much more than the Strip in Las Vegas. I’m discovering the community and how much goes on, and I’m loving the countryside. We take our dogs out to Red Rock and take them hiking, and I like to get outside the city into the country.
- Do you know how long the run of shows is yet?
I think we’re doing them in three-week stints with tickets on sale through September for now. I am really excited because it’s been so much fun.
- Does this renewal change your life as a part-time resident here?
Well, it does change your life. I have another home to add in to my list of places I live. It’s really nice being here. We have friends here already, which is lovely. Wayne Newton, who I haven’t seen in a long, long time (they finally reunited Saturday morning at the 2014 Great Santa Run), he has horses and has invited me to ride them, so I’m looking forward to going to see them.
My friend Susan George is coming out for New Year, as I have two shows Dec. 31. We’ll both go to see Wayne — hopefully he’ll be in town so we can go see his horses because she brings ours out, too. She has a beautiful breeding facility.
- Have you ever worked with Wayne anywhere ?
No, we’ve never sung together. I’m going to invite him to the show and have him come onstage as a Thunderbird. That would be fun. I think he’d be amazing.
- What’s the main thing you’ve loved about working and living in Las Vegas?
Being in the same bed every night instead of traveling. Having consistency of a wonderful crew. I’ve got my own soundmen, so it’s always the same. I’ve never had a routine before. This time I’m getting picked up, and I go to work and it’s wonderful.
When you’re touring, you’re on a bus, you’re on a plane, and it’s different every day. There’s excitement in that, but it’s much more wearing than being in one place. I like being here, and now I’m here for next year.
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Olivia continued in the news release this morning from Caesars Entertainment: “It has been amazing to be able to call Las Vegas home for the past year, and I look forward to performing at Flamingo Las Vegas for another year. I am thankful to the fans who have come from all over the world to see the show.
“A portion of every ticket sold benefits the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center. In the past year alone, we have raised thousands of dollars for the Wellness Program, which helps people going through their cancer journey.”
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Pre-sale for official Olivia Newton-John and Flamingo Las Vegas Facebook page fans starts Wednesday, and then the following dates go on sale to the public on Friday: March: 3-7, 10-14 and 17-21; May 26-30; June 2-6 and 9-13; July: 7-11, 14-18 and 21-25; Aug. 4-8, 11-15 and 18-22; and Sept. 1-5 and 8-12.
Olivia is at the Flamingo as of Wednesday through Saturday, then returns Dec. 30 through Jan. 3.