Mariah Carey is headed to Vegas.
The diva supreme stopped by The Ellen Show to make the announcement. “I’m going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars,” Carey said in the episode, which airs today.
She continued: “Hopefully other people will enjoy this. I’ve never done this before.” She’s just being humble, though: there’s little doubt that all her lambs will be lining up to purchase tickets to see the five-time Grammy winner perform smashes like “We Belong Together,” “Visions of Love,” and “Emotions.”
A teary-eyed Carey went on to explain that the residency was inspired by her album Number 1’s, which compiled Mimi’s 13 number one singles, including “Honey” and “Hero”, as well as four brand-new songs. “This is now the updated version with 18 of them,” said Carey.
That said, it doesn’t sound like she’s completely keen on the full trip down musical memory lane: “Some of these songs I’m like, ‘Really? I’m gonna do this again? OK,'” Carey admitted.
A start date for the residency has yet to be announced.
Mimi won’t be the only star camped out in Sin City, though. Céline Dion is scheduled to return to The Colosseum in March, although she may delay her shows due to her husband’s poor health, and Britney Spears’ residency at Planet Hollywood has been extended through 2017. Hopefully Vegas can handle that many divas.
Update: Carey’s residency at Caesar’s Palace begins Wednesday, May 6, 2015 and will run for the following dates:
May: 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24
July 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26
Tickets to the first 18 performances in 2015 are on-sale now and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com
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