Las Vegas Hilton Signs Barry Manilow to Long-Term Engagement

Superstar to Make Las Vegas Hilton Theater
His Home for 2005 and Beyond

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Las Vegas Hilton has signed Barry Manilow to a long-term engagement through 2005 and beyond, it was announced today by Las Vegas Hilton executives. The superstar begins the first part of his engagement on February 23, 2005, with tickets going on sale Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

"This agreement with Barry Manilow, a superstar with worldwide appeal, helps extend and solidify the Las Vegas Hilton brand and the Resorts International brand overall," said Rudy Prieto, CEO and general manager of the Las Vegas Hilton. "The Las Vegas Hilton, in signing this long-term agreement, is recapturing its entertainment glory with one of the most popular singers of our time." The formal announcement of the agreement was made today at a news conference at the property featuring Manilow.

Barry Manilow will debut his show "Manilow: Music and Passion" to the public on February 24, 2005, exclusively at the Las Vegas Hilton. After more than three decades of performing and a career that has produced more than 50 albums, Manilow has signed on to perform for crowds with 5 shows a week for 24 weeks throughout 2005 and into 2006.

Manilow just completed his final road tour "One Night Live! One Last Time!", selling out venues in 22 cities in which he performed for 250,000 fans and promoted his latest album "SCORES - Songs from Copacabana and Harmony." Said Manilow, "I've spent the last three months telling audiences that since I wouldn't be touring again, the only way to see me is if you come to my home! Well, I've got a new home...The Las Vegas Hilton! Las Vegas is now the home to a large number of talented performers and I feel lucky to be joining the group."

The Las Vegas Hilton ranks among the world's most famous and popular resort destinations, located blocks from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, offering 3,000 luxurious rooms and suites situated on 59 acres. The property is one of the largest hotels in the world and features top-name entertainment, 15 distinctive restaurants, a full-service health club and spa, Star Trek: The Experience(R) and much more.

Manilow will perform Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 p.m. and 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday in the legendary Hilton Theater beginning February 23, 2005. Tickets are $145 (plus tax and service charge); $115 (plus tax and service charge) and $85 (plus tax and service charge) and can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office. Visit or phone 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Source: Las Vegas Hilton

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