Elton John to end Las Vegas residency


Elton John, arriving for the World premiere of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London, on Sept 18, 2017.  The British pop legend will close The Million Dollar Piano on May 19, 2018.
Elton John, arriving for the World premiere of Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London, on Sept 18, 2017. The British pop legend will close The Million Dollar Piano on May 19, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Elton John, one of the major musical draws in Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar's Palace next year.

The British pop legend will on May 19 close The Million Dollar Piano, his show since 2011 at the casino's Colosseum theatre in which he performs his hits amid an elaborate visual display that includes dozens of video screens.

Caesar's Palace said John will have performed 207 shows. It was his second residency at the casino after his 243-show The Red Piano from 2004 to 2009.

He returned to the Vegas residency last week after cancelling dates earlier this year due to a bacterial infection contracted while touring South America.

There were no indications of lingering health concerns for the 70-year-old who, since the infection, has gone on to tour Europe and Australia.

With hits reaching back 40 years, the Rocket Man remains one of the highest-grossing musicians on the live circuit and in record sales, with a new box set due for release next month.