Caesars Palace Sings Matt Goss’ Praises
Singer Matt Goss joined Caesars Palace VIPs, journalists and appreciative fans yesterday (Jan. 28) to officially announce his new run at Caesars Palace, set to start Mar. 12.
Goss performed a few numbers at the event, joined by his dancers dubbed “The Dirty Virgins,” as well as two sultry back-up singers. The sexy component of the performance (and the new show) should come as no surprise, since Matt Goss’ show is being produced by Robin Antin, creator of the famed Pussycat Dolls.
The new show will take place 10:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays in the hotel’s iconic Cleopatra’s Barge lounge, known around the world as a must-stop location for gamblers seeking good luck on their way to the Caesars Palace casino. (Vegas lore says touching the statue of Cleopatra that extends over the walkway in front of the lounge is good luck, but we won’t go into detail about what parts of the statue are most often touched. Use your imagination!)
The soon-to-be revamped lounge will be referred to as the “Gossy Room at Cleopatra’s Barge” in honor of Matt Goss’ new show.
When asked about what changes might be made at Cleopatra’s Barge, Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner said a facelift will make it ”less Egyptian, more retro,” to suit Matt Goss’ throwback musical style.
We’ve got exclusive photos from the press conference at Caesars Palace, so take a look, and plan to see Matt Goss when his new show launches in March.
Our unsolicited two cents: Aside from having a winning, soulful voice, we also found Matt Goss to be a completely gracious in person. After his appearance, he mingled with fans (many of whom had British accents, we should note, since Goss is HUGE in the U.K.) and accommodated every request for fan photos and autographs. Being a cool guy goes a long way toward success in any field of endeavor, so if this first impression of Matt Goss is any indication, Caesars Palace is going to have a standing-room-only hit on its hands.
Now for the photos!