As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accom

As first tipped here in July, Elton John has signed on for a three-year, 75-show run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. John's engagement kicks off Feb. 13 in the theater, built to accommodate a lavish Celine Dion production that will call the venue home for at least three years.

Tickets for John's first series of shows, Feb. 13-22 in the Colosseum, go on sale tomorrow (Oct. 22) at 10 a.m. PT via the Caesars Palace box office, Ticketmaster and 888-4-ELTONJ (888-435-8665). Seats are priced at $250, $175 and $100.

John's performances will not alter the show schedule for Dion's "A New Day..." During breaks in that show's run, the Colosseum has already hosted performances by Gloria Estefan, Jerry Seinfeld, Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw.

A consistent touring act, John will hit the road again early next month for a slate of U.S. dates. He'll follow that run with a European tour that will stretch into mid-December. His latest release is the November 2002 retrospective "Greatest Hits 1970-2002" (Rocket/UTV), which debuted at No. 12 on The Billboard 200.

Here are John's scheduled tour dates:

Nov. 8: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Nov. 14: Norfolk, Va. (Norfolk Scope Arena)
Nov. 15: Atlantic City, N.J. (Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall)
Nov. 19: Duluth, Ga. (Arena @ Gwinnett Center)
Nov. 21: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
Nov. 22: Tallahassee, Fla. (Leon County Civic Center)
Nov. 27: Barcelona (Palau Sant Jordi)
Nov. 29: Zurich (Hallenstadion Zurich)
Nov. 30: Paris (Olympia)
Dec. 2: Paris (Palais Omnisports)
Dec. 3: Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)
Dec. 5: London (Wembley Arena)
Dec. 7: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
Dec. 8: Birmingham, England (NEC Arena)
Dec. 10: Glasgow (S.E.C.C.)
Dec. 12: Luxembourg (La Coque Arena)
Dec. 13: Hamburg (Color Line Arena)
Dec. 15: Cannes, France (Palais Des Festival)
Dec. 16: Milan (Fila Forum)
Dec. 18: Rome (Palaeur)
Feb. 18-22: Las Vegas (The Colosseum at Caesars Palace)

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