After multiple sold-out weekends, legendary singer and composer Van Morrison is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a five-night engagement in 2019. The British R&B icon is scheduled to perform Friday, Jan. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 2 (Photo credit: Bradley Quinn).
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18 at noon PST. The shows are presented jointly by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment.
The five new 2019 shows going on-sale are:
- Jan: 25, 26, 30
- Feb: 1, 2
Van Morrison grew up on his father’s collection of blues, country and gospel music early in life and by the age of 13 was working as a travelling musician playing guitar and saxophone in several bands. In 1964, he formed the group Them, which would go on to record the much-covered hits “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night.” A few years later, he released the Top 40 pop sensation “Brown Eyed Girl” and began his career as a successful solo musician. He has since released over 35 albums and has created one of the most revered catalogues in music history, including singles “Moondance,” “Have I Told You Lately” and “Days Like This.”
Morrison has continued to advance his status as a game changing artist with numerous awards and accolades, including a knighthood, honorary degrees from two prestigious universities, a Brit Award, an OBE (Order of the British Empire), six Grammys and entry into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Last year, Van released his 37th and 38th studio albums, the first of which, Roll With The Punches, is a blues-flavored offering with 15 tracks that reconnected Morrison with artists such as Leadbelly and Bo Diddley. Following shortly after was the aptly titled Versatile. This album sees Morrison cross the genres of blues and soul and reconnecting with his love of jazz.
2018 is a significant year in Morrison’s career, marking 50 years since the release of the iconic Astral Weeks album in 1968. Morrison shows no sign of slowing things down, continuing to work on new material and exciting upcoming projects, including the release of his latest album, You’re Driving Me Crazy, a musical collaboration with Hammond organ virtuoso and trumpet master Joey DeFrancesco, which was released on April 27.
Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763 or online by visiting thecolosseum.com or ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $250/ $199.50/ $150/ $99.50/ $59.50 (prices include 9% Live Entertainment Tax). Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. Show times are scheduled for 8 p.m.