Olivia Newton-John to Release SUMMER NIGHTS - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS Two-CD Set Next Month
The CD, recorded live at the Donny & Marie Showroom, will take the listener on a musical journey through the beloved, internationally renowned singer's life in film and music. 2015 also marks Newton-John's 50th year in entertainment, securing her as one of music and film's icons.
"It has been amazing to be able to call Las Vegas home for the past year, and I am thrilled to share 'Summer Nights' with fans around the world who may not have a chance to visit Vegas," says Olivia. "I am thankful to the fans who have come from all over the world to see me at Flamingo Las Vegas, and, this CD commemorates this very special show, not to mention my amazing band!"
With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in Grease catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.
The show and companion CD features an eight-piece band and Newton-John's hits from her early years including "Have You Never Been Mellow," "Let Me Be There," "If You Love Me Let Me Know" and "I Honestly Love You," as well some of her favorites from Grease, "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're The One That I Want," and of course, "Summer Nights." Favorites and hits from her other movies, including Xanadu, as well as her '80s anthem and record breaking song "Physical," keep the room dancing, while new songs from her recent Billboard hit album Grace and Gratitude warm the hearts of the entire audience.
The celebrated singer, actress, songwriter and philanthropist has received rave reviews from fans and media alike since debuting her "Summer Nights" show in April 2014.
Olivia's appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans across the world. Throughout her career, the much-loved star has held many humanitarian and environmental causes close to her heart. Olivia served as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme, was the co-founder of Children's Health Environmental Coalition (now Healthy Child, Healthy World) and, in 1992 she created National Tree Day in Australia, which is responsible for planting more than 10 million trees since its beginning. In 2008 she married "Amazon John" Easterling and together they are spreading the word about the importance of preserving the Rainforest by serving on the board of the ACEER Organization (ACEER.org). With her life today focusing on health and wellness, she and her husband are voices for natural therapies and products like Amazon/Trivita, a leading wellness company, and is the co-founder of the internationally award-winning Gaia Retreat and Spa near Byron Bay in Australia. Most recently she co-founded One Tree Per Child, an international school initiative with the goal of having every child under the age of ten plant at least one tree.
In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her personal triumph against cancer led her to announce her partnership with the Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. After nearly ten years of fundraising close to $200 million, the ONJCWC opened its doors in 2012. The ONJCWC provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research as well as a dedicated wellness center (oliviaappeal.com). Olivia is thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold to her Flamingo shows benefit the Wellness Programs at the ONJCWC. In 2014, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, a not-for-profit medical research institute embedded within the ONJCWC, was launched.
Olivia Newton-John "Summer Nights" at Flamingo Las Vegas 2015 concert schedule:
March: 3 - 7, 10 - 14,17 - 21
May: 26 - 30
June: 2 - 6, 9 - 13
July: 7 -11, 14 - 18, 21 - 25
Aug.: 4 - 8, 11 - 15,18 - 22
Sept.: 1 - 5, 8 - 12
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $70, $110 and $150, and a special meet and greet package is available for $350. Additional service fees apply. Tickets are available at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office, by phone at (702) 777-2782 or (855) 234-7469 or by visiting flamingolasvegas.com. For groups of 10 or more call (866) 574-3851 or email EntertainmentGroupSales@Caesars.com.
A digital version of "Summer Nights - Live in Las Vegas" is available on iTunes for $14.99 (with a special pre-order price of $11.99 - which also includes an immediate free download of the track, "Grace and Gratitude"). The physical 2-CD set will be available at OliviaNewton-John.com, Flamingo Las Vegas and various outlets nationwide for $25. For more information visit OliviaNewton-John.com or follow her on Twitter @OliviaNJ.
Have You Never Been Mellow (John Farrar)
Xanadu (Jeff Lynne)
Magic (John Farrar)
Suddenly (John Farrar) featuring Steve Real
A Little More Love (John Farrar)
If Not For You (Bob Dylan)
Let Me Be There (John Rostill)
Please Mr. Please (Bruce Welch / John Rostill)
Country Roads (John Denver)
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (John Rostill)
Physical (Stephen Kipner / Terry Shaddick)
Cry Me a River (Arthur Hamilton)
Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim)
Not Gonna Give Into It (Olivia Newton-John)
You're the One That I Want (John Farrar) featuring Warren Ham
Hopelessly Devoted to You (John Farrar)
Grace and Gratitude (Olivia Newton-John / Amy Sky)
CD Produced by STEVE REAL & DANE BRYANT
Executive Producers OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN & MARK HARTLEY
Recorded and Mixed by MICHAEL MARTIN
Mastered at THE MASTERING LAB, ERIC BOULANGER
Mixed by JOSHUA P. CONNOLLY at AUDIO MIX HOUSE, LAS VEGAS
Recorded Live at Flamingo Las Vegas