Friday, 18 April, 2008 10:16 PM
to Launch New Era June 19
Colosseum centerpiece of world-class entertainment complex
credit: Casino Windsor
Colosseum, Convention Centre, and Augustus Hotel Tower Open this
-- Plans to revitalize Windsor as a premier entertainment
destination will take a major step forward on Thursday, June 19,
2008, as the newly re-branded Caesars Windsor opens the doors to
its expanded facilities at a gala celebration.
Legendary rock star Billy
Joel will perform for invited guests at the Gala Opening event -
a signal of the high-caliber entertainment to be featured in the
spectacular new 5,000-seat Colosseum theatre.
Other headliners already
booked for this summer include Patti LaBelle (June 26/27), Michael
Bolton (June 28), Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band (July 11),
Reba McEntire (July 17/18) and Donna Summer (August 27/28). Tickets
for these shows will be available to the public, through caesarswindsor.com,
starting on April 29.
In addition, Howie Mandell
will be taping six episodes of a new show at Caesars Windsor July
27-29. This show will be on the NBC network and on Global TV in
"We are very excited
about launching a new era for Windsor as a travel and entertainment
hot-spot," said Kevin Laforet, President and CEO of Windsor
In addition to the Colosseum,
the expanded property will include a new luxury hotel tower - the
369-room Augustus Tower, which, at 27 stories, will be the tallest
building on Windsor's skyline - as well as 100,000-square feet of
convention space, making it the largest casino resort in the Windsor-Detroit
market, and the largest casino resort in all of Canada.
"We are proud to
have invested close to $430 million to date in this exciting expanded
facility," said Kelly McDougald, CEO of the Ontario Lottery
and Gaming Corporation. "We look forward to attracting new
and repeat visitors to Caesars."
When it opens June 19,
Caesars Windsor will be the first Caesars property in Canada, and
the Colosseum will be the largest entertainment venue at any Caesars
"The name 'Caesars'
instantly conveys an image of excellence, high-quality amenities
and superb service - and I can assure you Caesars Windsor will live
up to that reputation," Laforet said. "We are ready to
compete and we look forward to showing the world the best Windsor
has to offer."
is the first in a series of exciting events building up to the Gala
Opening June 19. Other milestones will include the installation
of giant, 112-foot Caesars Windsor neon signs atop each hotel tower
(on April 23 and April 30), and property tours for employees and
media starting in late May.
Source: Casino Windsor
on sale April 29 (Ticket details for other shows to be announced)
Starr and His all Starr Band*
entertainers to be released as confirmed