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Cee Lo’s coming to Las Vegas. And it’s about time

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Cee Lo Green performs with a showgirl from the ‘Jubilee!’ production show at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s ‘Power of Love Gala’ celebrating Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena February 18, 2012. Planet Hollywood announced Green as its newest headliner starting in August.
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I just want to say it right off the bat—I called it.

Last June, I reviewed Cee Lo Green's Las Vegas-set video for "I Want You," a single from his CD Lady Killler, and after seeing the references in the video to "Loberace," I ended it by asking, "Cee Lo, if this classy-as-f*ck video is your bid to become a Vegas headliner, we say: When can you start?" I knew I was on the right track later that week when Green tweeted a "thank you" to Las Vegas Weekly.

And apparently the answer to my question was, "next August." This week, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino announced Green as its newest headliner, starting August 29, in a show called Cee Lo Green presents Loberace. And we couldn't be more thrilled. Green, one of pop's most recognizable, over-the-top performers of recent memory, is a perfect fit for this town. And he's sure to pack houses nightly while giving the Strip a boost of "old Vegas" spirit in the process.

According to a press release, Green's show "will take you on a ride through the colorful decades of music, stopping at legendary moments in time, from Prince to Blue Magic to The Rolling Stones, new wave to disco and beyond." In addition, it promises a strong visual element, from showgirls to exaggerated wardrobe. Showtimes are August 29-31, September 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-30, December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 28-29. Tickets are not yet available.

Welcome to Las Vegas, Cee Lo.

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