Summer Nights (concert tour)

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Summer Nights
Summernights2014.jpg
Residency show by Olivia Newton-John
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Venue The Showroom at The Flamingo
Start date 8 April 2014 (2014-04-08)
End date 12 September 2015 (2015-09-12)
Legs 13
Shows 135
Box office $4,274,414
Website Official website
Olivia Newton-John concert chronology
  • Summer Nights
  • (2014–15)

Summer Nights is the debut residency show by Australian recording artist, Olivia Newton-John.[2] The show takes place in the Donny & Marie Showroom, at the Flamingo Las Vegas. The show began April 2014 and is slated to complete September 2015.

Background and development[edit]

Rumors of a Vegas residency were first reported in June 2012.[3] Initially, Newton-John was to perform in the summer of 2013.[4] However, her sister’s brain cancer and death postponed the residency indefinitely.[5] On 4 February 2014, the residency was officially announced/resumed for 45 shows beginning April 2014.[6] Entitled, "Summer Nights", the shows were intended to be intimate, not the usual Vegas-style spectacular.[7] Newton-John performed with an eight-piece band and simple staging.[8] She performed her greatest hits, including songs from hit films Grease and Xanadu.[8] During an interview with Closer Weekly, Newton John revealed with former co-star, John Travolta was to come to a show, she would try to get him onstage for a duet.[9] In July 2014, Newton-John confirmed the extension of Summer Nights, with twenty-four additional dates which ran until January 2015.[10]

When asked on her decision to perform in Vegas, Newton-John explained that her previous tours of the United States included performing in casinos in small towns, outside of the metro area. She was told many fans were not willing to travel to the towns however some would travel to Vegas for the Vegas experience.[7] She also stated the comfort of performing at one venue for the tenure. Speaking of the concerts, Newton-John stated:

"I am thrilled to be able to call Las Vegas home for a while. I have performed here many times through the years and have had nothing but wonderful memories and I look forward to even more fun at the Flamingo. I am especially thrilled that a portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre".[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Mike Weatherford of Las Vegas Review-Journal stated that "Newton-John said herself in an interview that she’s not a 'razzmatazz' performer. But not long into this by-the-numbers retrospective, I realized she is an entertainer" and "If you expect anything more ambitious from the forever 'nice girl' at this point, well that would just be mean".[12] Steve Bornfeld of Vegas Seven described Summer Nights as a show which "reflects what [Newton-John] has always been: a lovely woman with a pretty voice singing sweet ballads and catchy pop tunes without an ounce of artifice or affectation".[13] Sam Masseur of Vegas Chatter wrote: "For anyone who’s ever enjoyed an Olivia Newton-John song, Summer Nights will be a perfect evening of entertainment".[14]

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on 8 April 2014. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the residency.[15]

Shows[edit]

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[16]
8 April 2014 5,234 / 6,933 $594,888
9 April 2014
10 April 2014
11 April 2014
12 April 2014
6 May 2014
7 May 2014
8 May 2014
9 May 2014
10 May 2014
Leg 2[17]
27 May 2014 3,071 / 3,570 $365,935
28 May 2014
29 May 2014
30 May 2014
31 May 2014
Leg 3[18]
1 July 2014 2,146 / 3,916 $264,924
2 July 2014
3 July 2014
4 July 2014
5 July 2014
Leg 4[19]
29 July 2014 9,020 / 14,210 $1,064,310
30 July 2014
31 July 2014
1 August 2014
2 August 2014
5 August 2014
6 August 2014
7 August 2014
8 August 2014
9 August 2014
12 August 2014
13 August 2014
14 August 2014
15 August 2014
16 August 2014
19 August 2014
20 August 2014
21 August 2014
22 August 2014
23 August 2014
26 August 2014 2,569 / 3,560 $281,105
27 August 2014
28 August 2014
29 August 2014
30 August 2014
Leg 5[20]
7 October 2014 2,126 / 3,859 $239,558
8 October 2014
9 October 2014
10 October 2014
11 October 2014
Leg 6[21]
11 November 2014 2,360 / 3,805 $266,769
12 November 2014
13 November 2014
14 November 2014
15 November 2014
Leg 7[22][23]
2 December 2014 3,429 / 7,082 $356,923
3 December 2014
4 December 2014
5 December 2014
6 December 2014
9 December 2014
10 December 2014
11 December 2014
12 December 2014
13 December 2014
30 December 2014 2,564 / 3,638 $348,859
31 December 2004
1 January 2015
2 January 2015
3 January 2015
Leg 9[24]
3 March 2015 4,969 / 10,490 $491,143
4 March 2015
5 March 2015
6 March 2015
7 March 2015
10 March 2015
11 March 2015
12 March 2015
13 March 2015
14 March 2015
17 March 2015
18 March 2015
19 March 2015
20 March 2015
21 March 2015
Leg 10
26 May 2015
27 May 2015
28 may 2015
29 May 2015
30 May 2015
2 June 2015
3 June 2015
4 June 2015
5 June 2015
6 June 2015
9 June 2015
10 June 2015
11 June 2015
12 June 2015
13 June 2015
Leg 11
7 July 2015
8 July 2015
9 July 2015
10 July 2015
11 July 2015
14 July 2015
15 July 2015
16 July 2015
17 July 2015
18 July 2015
21 July 2015
22 July 2015
23 July 2015
24 July 2015
25 July 2015
Leg 12
4 August 2015
5 August 2015
6 August 2015
7 August 2015
8 August 2015
11 August 2015
12 August 2015
13 August 2015
14 August 2015
15 August 2015
18 August 2015
19 August 2015
20 August 2015
21 August 2015
22 August 2015
Leg 13
1 September 2015
2 September 2015
3 September 2015
4 September 2015
5 September 2015
8 September 2015
9 September 2015
10 September 2015
11 September 2015
12 September 2015
Total 37,488 / 61,063 $4,274,414

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. February 18, 2015. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Smith, Jay (4 February 2014). "Olivia Newton-John Announces ‘Summer Nights’ Vegas Residency". Pollstar. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Leach, Robin (23 April 2012). "Strip Scribbles: Olivia Newton-John headlining in L.V.? Let’s get physical!". Las Vegas Sun. The Greenspun Corporation. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Leach, Robin (11 April 2013). "Heart attack! Olivia Newton-John heads to the Flamingo this spring". Las Vegas Sun. The Greenspun Corporation. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Wilder, Jessica (29 May 2013). "Olivia Newton-John’s Sister Dies". ABC News. American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Olivia Newton-John to begin Las Vegas residency". CBS News. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Olivia Newton-John Kicks Off Vegas Residency Tonight: Will She Wear Those Black Spandex Pants?". WFJA. Cumulus Media Networks. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Chareunsy, Don (4 February 2014). "Confirmed! Olivia Newton-John is the one that fans want at the Flamingo". Las Vegas Sun. The Greenspun Corporation. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Cacich, Alison (26 February 2014). "Exclusive: Olivia Newton-John Spills About Upcoming Vegas Residency & Reveals The Set List!". Closer Weekly. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Houston, Jack (9 July 2014). "Olivia Newton-John extends run at Flamingo". Las Vegas Magazine. The Greenspun Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Malec, Brett (4 February 2014). "Olivia Newton-John Makes Like Britney Spears, Gets Her Own Las Vegas Show!". E!. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Weatherford, Mike (2 May 2014). "Olivia Newton-John no bad girl, and that’s good". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Stephens Media. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Bornfeld, Steve (14 April 2014). "Olivia Newton-John Brings Elegance and a Catalog of Hits to the Flamingo". Vegas Seven. Wendoh Media. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Masseur, Sam (16 April 2014). "We Honestly Love You, Olivia... And Your New Show, Too!". Vegas Chatter. Condé Nast. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Set List: Olivia Newton-John @ The Flamingo, Las Vegas". Vintage Vinyl News. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 4 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  19. ^ Leg 4 box score:
  20. ^ "Billboard Boxscore : Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 5 November 2014. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 26 November 2014. Archived from the original on 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 17 December 2014. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. February 18, 2015. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 25, 2015. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. 

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