Move over Celine!
After announcing she was to take a leave of absence to care for her ailing husband until next spring, ‘A New Day Has Come’ singer Celine Dion may have seen her decision to do so create a major opportunity for fellow diva Mariah Carey.
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TMZ has learned the Colosseum — where Celine Dion has had a residency for years — would love to sign soon-to-be single Mariah for a very lucrative weekend engagement. Our sources say the offer that went out was $750k for two shows!
We’re told the Colosseum’s operator, AEG is targeting a bunch of other heavy hitters too, including … Adele, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen.
Comedians Chris Rock and Chelsea Handler — who both sell out bigger arenas than the Colosseum which seats about 4,300 — are also wanted.
We’re told this dream list was put together long before Celine’s recent announcement she was taking a leave of absence until next spring to be with her ailing husband.
As it turns out, there will be plenty of open dates to fill. So far no one’s signed on the dotted line.
With Mimi’s album-selling skills seemingly in the gutter, a Vegas residency may be the perfect way for the icon to pave the way for a new era, by introducing the world to a stage show just as magical as her discography.
For as it stands, any expecting Beyonce-sized world tour from the star would be delusional to do so, but would be anything but disappointed if they travelled to Vegas to watch Carey glide through her material in an extravagant show akin to ‘Adventures of Mimi.’