Shania Twain to confirm Caesars Palace run on Wednesday?
By Robin Leach
Country superstar Shania Twain herself fueled speculation today that she’s about to announce a new Caesars Palace headline residency show in less than 48 hours. It would confirm Vegas DeLuxe rumors that we first exclusively reported as far back as January and as recently as a few weeks ago.
Today, Shania posted a countdown clock on her Web site and then invited all of her Twitter followers to join her Wednesday at noon PT on ShaniaTwain.com for a big announcement. That was followed a short time ago by her ShaniaTwainNews fan site on Twitter that she will headline her own Las Vegas show Still the One at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace starting Dec 1, 2012.
Gossip guru Perez Hilton added to the building excitement and said, “She’s still the one and only.” The Colosseum is currently home to Celine Dion, with Sir Elton John and Rod Stewart joining her as headliners this year. (Elton, like Celine, was a previous Colosseum headliner.)
There is no official announcement at this time from Shania, who has been coy about a residency since recently announcing treatment for her voice, or AEG officials at Caesars Palace who would produce the Las Vegas shows. There is no official indication of the number of shows, the length of the contract or if and when tickets go on sale.
The news of a possible headline run at Caesars by Shania comes just hours before her fellow Canadian songbird Celine resumes the next run of her record-breaking concerts at The Colosseum.
I will be on duty at noon Wednesday for the news announcement on Twitter and then promptly follow that here on Vegas DeLuxe with any reports. For now, everything about this major Las Vegas show business story remains a mystery and is unofficial.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.