Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Sun Goes Down on Elton John's Red Piano Show

Elton John's long running and extremely successful Vegas show, "The Red Piano" has officially closed up shop. According to a Yamaha press release,
Originally only booked for 75 shows over three years, the resort accelerated the number of shows presented each year due to overwhelming demand, completing the original commitment in only 18 months and extending the agreement for an additional 166 shows. Elton closed out his spectacular run in America's playground and graced the stage at The Colosseum for the last time on Wednesday, April 22.
But this, of course, doesn't mean that Elton is slowing down - he's currently on tour with Billy Joel, and will take the Red Piano show to Europe this fall. The spirit of the Red Piano show will also live on in Yamaha's Signature Series Red Piano Disklaviers, 50 of which were produced in conjunction with the show.

For more information on the Red Piano, visit Yamaha's official Red Piano site.

- Doug