BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene blog
Cher fans wondering if the icon would ever return to a stage can exhale – she’ll be back next year for a new residency in Las Vegas.
The inimitable singer will debut her “Classic Cher” production at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo in February. She’s the second act to sign on at the 5,300-seat theater, which opens Dec. 17 with a visit from the Stevie Nicks and Pretenders tour. Bruno Mars has also announced a residency at the venue.
Cher’s return to Vegas – she helmed a stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from 2008-2011 – begins Feb. 8. Additional dates are Feb. 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 22, 24 and 25, and May 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 and 20.
Cher’s last tour – which was cut short due to a serious illness – played Philips Arena in May 2014.
Fans of Mars, meanwhile, can catch him at Park Theater on Dec. 30-31 and again in March. Tickets for his shows are on sale now.