Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” and one of the most influential and important voices in the history of pop music, will be bringing her hits and the great diva classics to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.
She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS.
Aretha’s many countless classics include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”; her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me”; her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer”; and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her worldwide chart-topping duet with George Michael, and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.”
The recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, an 18 (and counting) Grammy Award winner – the most recent of which was for Best Gospel Performance for “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Mary J. Blige in 2008 – a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend awardee, Aretha’s powerful, distinctive gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multi-generations, justifiably earning her Rolling Stone magazine’s No. 1 placing on the list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”
Tickets go on-sale beginning Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m. The one-night engagement is presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Palace.
Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763 or online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $55/ $85/ $99.50/ $159.50 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. Showtime is scheduled for 8 p.m.