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Elton John Filling in For Celine Dion at Caesars Palace

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Veteran British musician and global pop star Elton John is heading to Las Vegas to give new mom Celine Dion a break. In the meantime, Elton’s new son gets his first public airing.

Elton John (64) will take over from Celine Dion as resident performer at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in September.

On Christmas Day 2010, Elton John welcomed a surrogate son with his long-term partner, David Furnish. Now, Elton is preparing for a tour of the UK – but will be taking his Million Dollar Piano Show to Caesars Palace in September, 2011. He had previously been a massive hit there with The Red Piano spectacular.

Elton John will do sixteen dates in Vegas, which will allow Celine to take a four-month break to be with twins Eddie and Nelson. She will return to her residency in December.

Elton is thrilled by the opportunity. “Caesars Palace is just a perfect, idyllic place to play, and the show will be a gargantuan feast of music and imagery,” he promised.

The name of the show comes from a piano that Yamaha has been working on for four years, especially for the extravagant performer.

Meanwhile, Elton John’s baby, Zachary Furnish John, who is now three months old, has been spotted for the first time in public without his famous Dad, pushed through Manhattan by his nanny.

The responsibility of raising a child in his position obviously weighs heavy on Elton. He said, “I’m ready to have a child and lavish my love on our son and not spoil him materially”. And soon, it will be the end of paternity leave for Elton John!

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