Credit: Rob ShanahanElton John will be heading back to Las Vegas for even more dates of his residency show, The Million Dollar Piano.

The pop-rock legend announced 27 new shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for this fall and early 2018. The first batch of performances kicks off October 11 and wraps November 4. The dates pick up again February 9 and conclude March 2.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 10, at noon PT.

Elton’s Million Dollar Piano show has been running since 2011, and features hm performing such classic hits as “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock.”

Here are the new dates:

October 2017: 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
November 2017: 1, 3, 4
February 2018: 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 27
March 2018: 1, 2

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Courtesy of Songwriters Hall of FameJon Bon Jovi and Whoopi Goldberg are among the celebrities who will serve as performers and/or presenters at the 48th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner. The ceremony will take place Thursday, June 15, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Among the other notable people who will either perform or present awards at the gala include and the famed songwriting team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff — who are the co-chairmen of the Hall of Fame — music mogul Irving Azoff, Train frontman Pat Monahan, Usher, Johnny Gill, John Leguizamo, and Cassandra Wilson.

As previously announced, this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees are Chicago‘s Robert Lamm and James Pankow, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, rap star Jay Z, and chart-topping songwriter Max Martin. In addition, Broadway and film composer Alan Menken will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, Pitbull will be honored with the Global Ambassador Award, and Ed Sheeran will receive the Hal David Starlight Award.

Tickets for the gala start at $1,250 — you can buy yours via Buckley Hall Events by calling 914-579-1000. Visit SongHall.org for more information.

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Gavin BondBroadway has been good to Cyndi Lauper. After winning a Tony in 2013 for Best Original Score for her work on Kinky Boots, Cyndi is now working on the music for a Broadway adaptation of the 1988 Melanie Griffith movie Working Girl.

“I’m really excited for so many reasons to start composing the score for Working Girl,” Cyndi said in a statement. “I love the film, and its story about a woman’s very unconventional road to success in the ‘80s is something I know a lot about. Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!”

The book for the adaptation will be written by New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock. The movie, directed by Mike Nichols, featured Griffith as a secretary fighting for respect in a male-dominated Wall Street firm.

In the meantime, as previously reported, Cyndi will be touring this summer with Rod Stewart in a joint trek that begins July 6 in Hollywood, Florida and runs through August 12 in Houston. Maybe after that Cyndi will have time to get to work on her new musical. No word yet on the timeline for Working Girl.

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Neil Lupin/RedfernsApril 21, which marks the date of Prince‘s death, may have been declared as “Prince Day” in the state of Minnesota earlier this year. But today, June 7, which would have been the late icon’s 59th birthday, is the day fans all over the world have dubbed #PrinceDay.

Loyal devotees of The Purple One flooded Twitter Wednesday with messages, vintage photos, clips of performances, and quotes to honor the artist’s legacy.

Prince died April 21 of last year at age 57 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

In other Prince news, his longtime friend, former drummer and musical director, Sheila E., has recorded a cover version of Prince’s 1985 song, “America,” which is included on her forthcoming covers album, ICONIC.

She’s posted the track on Rolling Stone in honor of Prince’s birthday.

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Neil Lupin/RedfernsApril 21, which marks the date of Prince‘s death, may have been declared as “Prince Day” in the state of Minnesota earlier this year.

But June 7, which would have been the late icon’s 59th birthday, is the day fans all over the world have dubbed #PrinceDay.

Loyal devotees of The Purple One flooded Twitter Wednesday with messages, vintage photos, clips of performances, and quotes to honor the artist’s legacy.

Prince died April 21 of last year at age 57 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

In other Prince news, his longtime friend, former drummer and musical director, Sheila E., has recorded a cover version of Prince’s 1985 song, “America,” which is included on her forthcoming covers album, ICONIC.

She’s posted the track on Rolling Stone in honor of Prince’s birthday.

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Udo Spreitzenbarth; Courtesy of The Four TopsThe Beach Boys and Motown greats The Four Tops are among the performers set to take part in the 2017 edition of the annual PBS Independence Day special, A Capitol Fourth.

The event will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 4. Actor John Stamos will host the patriotic extravaganza, and also will pull double duty by playing drums with The Beach Boys. In addition, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath will make a guest appearance during the legendary rock group’s set.

Also on the bill: The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, The Voice Season 12 winner Chris Blue, Tony-nominated Broadway actress Phillipa Soo, and country star Trace Adkins, who will pay special tribute to the U.S. military with a performance of his new single, “Still a Soldier.”

A Capitol Fourth also will feature the National Symphony Orchestra, and, of course, a fireworks extravaganza.

The show will air at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on PBS.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCLooks like it’s official, the Cher biographical musical is on its way to Broadway.

On Tuesday night Cher tweeted, “Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS?? IT’ll ON BROADWAY 2018”

Last month Cher told Billboard she was working on the musical with Jersey Boys writer Rick Elice and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.

In January, after a secret workshop performance of the show, Cher tweeted, “Just walked Of the musical I SOBBED & LAUGHED,& I WAS PREPARED NOT 2LIKE IT. AUDIENCE CLAPPED AFTER SONGS,& GAVE IT STANDING OVATION”

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MVD Entertainment GroupNew DVD and Blu-ray versions of the 1984 documentary Gospel According to Al Green, which examines the Memphis soul legend’s decision to abandon his pop career to become a preacher and gospel singer, will be released on July 7.

The film, which was directed by Robert Mugge, features Al Green leading a special seventh anniversary church service at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in December 1983, as well as interviews with the singer, Hi Records producer Willie Mitchell and Philadelphia music critic Ken Tucker.

The documentary also includes footage of Green rehearsing in a studio with his backing musicians, and performances from a February 1984 concert Al gave for non-commissioned officers at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

The film also includes appearances by Green’s frequent songwriting partner and Hi Records session guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges and Al’s longtime band director and one-time Jimi Hendrix rhythm guitarist Larry Lee.

In addition, the new version of Gospel According to Al Green contains a number of extras, including a new 17-minute feature on the making of the documentary, audio of the entire interview Green gave for the film, extended footage of one of Al’s performances during the December ’83 church service and a personal telephone message Green recorded for Mugge in the mid-1980s.

Among the many highlights of the movie is Green’s recounting of the dramatic incident that motivated him to give up pop music: a spurned girlfriend poured boiling hot grits on him while he was showering at his home, and then shot and killed herself.

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earMUSICThe cover of Alice Cooper‘s forthcoming studio album, Paranormal, has been revealed at the shock rocker’s official website and at the earMUSIC label’s site. The album features a composite photo by Rob Fenn making it appear that Cooper has two heads.

Meanwhile, the record’s lead single, a track called “Paranoic Personality,” will arrive this Friday, June 9.

As previously reported, Paranormal is scheduled to be released on July 28, and was produced by Alice’s longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 12-track collection features guest appearances by U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, as well as by the three surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band — bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce.

Cooper collaborated on three new songs with Dunaway, Smith and Bruce, and those tracks will appear on a special bonus mini-album packaged with Paranormal that also will feature select live recordings. The album will be available as a two-CD digipack, two-LP collection, limited-edition box set and digital download.

Cooper currently is busy with a U.S. headlining tour that winds down on June 24 in El Paso, Texas. His next show takes place tonight, June 7, in Appleton, Wisconsin. After the current trek, Alice will mount a European summer tour leg running from early July to early August, after which he’ll return to North America for his previously announced late-summer trek with Deep Purple and The Edgar Winter Band.

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Courtesy of The Recording AcademyThe latest edition of the Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, which celebrates the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards winners, will take place July 11 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The gala will feature various tribute performances saluting the honorees, which were announced this past December and include the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Sly and the Family Stone frontman Sly Stone and the influential Lou Reed-led band The Velvet Underground, as well as jazz-soul great Nina Simone, powerhouse gospel singer Shirley Caesar, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, and country legends Charley Pride and Jimmie Rodgers.

Among the confirmed performers at the event is Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Randy Newman, who’ll salute veteran record executive and Trustees Award honoree Mo Ostin. The gala’s lineup also includes country singer/songwriter Dwight Yoakam, R&B artist Andra Day and gospel star Kirk Franklin, while Paul Shaffer will serve as musical director. More performers will be announced soon.

Tickets for the 2017 Grammy Salute to Music Legends are available now via Ticketmaster. The show will be recorded and will air as an episode of the long-running PBS series Great Performances later this year.

For more details, visit Grammy.org.

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Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImageToday would have been the 25th wedding anniversary of David Bowie and his wife, supermodel Iman. To mark the occasion, Iman has posted a touching tribute to her late husband on her social media sites — a black-and-white photo of Bowie holding an umbrella while gently kissing her forehead.”

Along with the image, which was taken by Bruce Weber, is a note that reads, “I would walk forever, just to be in your arms again.”

Iman has posted a number of online tributes declaring her enduring love for the rock icon since his death on January 10, 2016 from cancer at the age of 69. The couple were married in June, 6, 1992 in Florence, Italy. Iman gave birth to their only child together, daughter Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones, in August of 2000.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentThis September, The Who‘s Pete Townshend will bring the orchestral version of his band’s classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia to the U.S. for a handful of special performances.

Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia will be presented on September 2 in Lenox, Massachusetts, September 9 and 10 in New York City and September 16 in Los Angeles.

The show will feature Townshend and, in the lead role of Jimmy, lauded U.K. tenor Alfie Boe performing with accompaniment from an orchestra and a choir. Billy Idol is also part of the cast; he’s played the Ace Face in previous Quadrophenia productions.

The Boston Pops Orchestra, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, will take part in the Lenox concert, while conductor Robert Ziegler will lead the performances in New York and L.A.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing Classic Quadrophenia stateside through the month of September,” says Townshend. “Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike.”

Tickets for the four shows go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. local time. Citi card holders will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting this Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. local time.

Classic Quadrophenia premiered in July 2015 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, while an album version of the production was released in June of that year. Townshend’s longtime girlfriend, singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller, created the orchestrations for the project.

The Classic Quadrophenia performances take place after The Who’s North American summer tour, which runs from a July 13 concert in Quebec City through an August 16 show in Stateline, Nevada.

Here are details about the Classic Quadrophenia shows:

9/2 — Lenox, MA, Tanglewood
9/9 — New York, NY, Metropolitan Opera House
9/10 — New York, NY, Metropolitan Opera House
9/16 — Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre

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Credit: Patrick BallsPhil Collins kicked off his first tour in over a decade over the weekend and he’s currently in the middle of a five-night stand at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. The longtime Genesis frontman and solo star, who announced his retirement in 2011, says he decided to return to the road because his youngest children kept asking him to.

“They were very, very keen,” Phil tells ABC Radio about his sons Matt and Nic. “When…I was taking them to school, they’d always wanna hear ‘dad’s music,’ be it Genesis Live or a live CD that I had in my car of my First Final [Farewell] tour.”

Collins continues, “They’re always saying, ‘Oh, when you gonna go out again, Dad? When you gonna write some new songs?’ And I started to think, ‘Why aren’t I doing it?'”

So last year, Phil decided to dip his toe back into the water by doing a few shows with his son Nic, who’s now 16, on drums.

Collins says those shows were “fantastic,” adding, “I’d come back in the dressing room and I’d think, ‘Well, am I not doing this because I’d said I retired?’ ‘Cause…in the big picture, that’s a pretty lame reason. So with Nic playing drums, I figured, let’s have a crack at it.”

Though Nic is just 16, Phil says his son does just fine playing songs like “In the Air Tonight,” “Sussudio,” “Invisible Touch” and “Easy Lover.”

“There’s a lot of me in him, and he plays a lot like me,” says Collins. “He has that attitude and aggression, which is good. [It’s] nice to bring some youth and aggression to what I do!”

So far, Phil’s tour schedule only includes shows in Europe, and will wrap up in London’s Hyde Park on June 30.

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Austin Lord; Stuart LevineA new group of guest performers has been announced for this Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards, including a pair of lauded rock guitarists: Peter Frampton and ex-Allman Brothers Band member Derek Trucks.

Frampton will team up with the popular sibling country duo Brothers Osborne, while Trucks will take part in the previously reported tribute to late Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman. The latter performance also will feature Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley.

Other stage collaborations at the 2017 CMT Music Awards include a previously announced performance featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum.

The ceremony airs live from Nashville this Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Live Nation/PR NewswireU2 has expanded their 30th anniversary The Joshua Tree tour into the fall. The newly added U.S. dates will fun from September 3 in Detroit to September 22 in San Diego.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 12, but if you’re a U2.com subscriber, you’ll receive access to a pre-sale starting this Thursday, June 8. All ticket info is available at U2.com.

Along with the U.S. dates, U2 has also added an October 3 show in Mexico City, as well as a batch of South American dates. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will provide support for the Mexico and South American dates. The special guest for the U.S. dates will be announced shortly.

U2 is currently traveling North America on the summer leg of The Joshua Tree tour, which continues this Wednesday, June 7 in Pittsburgh. On Friday, the Irish rockers will headline the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

Last week, U2 released a 30th anniversary reissue of The Joshua Tree that includes a variety of live performances, rarities, B-sides and newly remixed tracks.

Here are U2’s newly added U.S. tour dates:

9/3 — Detroit, MI, Ford Field
9/5 — Buffalo, NY, New Era Field
9/8 — Minneapolis, MN, US Bank Stadium
9/10 — Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium
9/12 — Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium
9/16 — St. Louis, MO, The Dome At America’s Center
9/22 — San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium

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