The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the state-of-the-art Las Vegas showroom built for Celine Dion, is getting some new, high-profile guests, Billboard Bulletin reports. Gloria Estefan will play seven sho

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the state-of-the-art Las Vegas showroom built for Celine Dion, is getting some new, high-profile guests. Gloria Estefan will play seven shows Oct. 10-19 at the Colosseum. What's more, Bulletin has learned that Elton John is in negotiations for a three-year, $54 million engagement beginning in 2004.

Dion completed her first run of dates at the 4,100-capacity, $95 million showplace on July 6, wrapping up 65 sellouts that grossed about $36 million. Other artists scheduled to perform at the venue include Tim McGraw (July 18-19) and Mariah Carey (July 26).

"We always intended for other artists to play this venue," says John Meglen, co-president of Concerts West, producers of the Dion extravaganza and promoters for the Colosseum. "There are 12 weeks a year when Celine is not playing."

Estefan's stint, "Gloria Estefan Live & Unwrapped," will be choreographed by film and television director Kenny Ortega ("Dirty Dancing," "Ally McBeal"). Tickets go on sale July 21 via the Colosseum box office, Caesars Palace and Ticketmaster, and are priced at $175, $150, $127.50 and $87.50.

Dion resumes her three-year engagement at the Colosseum on Aug. 6.

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