Mariah Carey Announces Holiday Tour to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Her Christmas Album

Mariah Careyis proving to be the Queen of Christmas

The 50-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress and “All I Want for Christmas is You” singer has announced a holiday tour in the form of a limited engagement trek in five cities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her iconic album Merry Christmas.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s festive tour will begin in November with a five-show holiday residency at Caesars Palacein Las Vegas, which was announced earlier this year. The new batch of dates includes five more shows in December, beginning in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on December 7, with the grand finale at New York’s Madison Square Gardenon December 15. 

The All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour will feature tunes from Carey’s Merry Christmas as well as her biggest non-holiday hits. 

In addition to the tour, Carey announced last month that she will re-release Merry Christmas in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary. The two-disc deluxe edition will feature the original album as well as another disc with rare remixes and unreleased live performances.

Tickets for the All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour dates will go on sale October 4 at 10:00 am. local time. Those who pre-order the deluxe editionof Merry Christmas will have access to a pre-sale beginning October 1 at 11:00 am local time, and Mariah Carey fan club members will also be able to purchase tickets on October 1 at 10:00 a.m. local time. 

Additionally, Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning October 2 at 10:00 am local time. All presales will end on October 3 at 10:00 pm local time. (Tickets for her Las Vegas Christmas residency and 2020 shows are already available.)

Carey is spreading the holiday cheer even further with her Christmas tour, as $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Toys for Tots. The superstar also encourages fans to bring unwrapped toys to donate at each tour stop.

Here’s full list of Mariah Carey’s tour dates, including both her holiday shows and 2020 Las Vegas residency:

Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You presented by Hallmark Channel Tour Dates

Nov 22 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Nov 23 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Nov 27 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Nov 29 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Nov 30 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Dec 7 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Dec 9 — Washington, DC @ The Theater MGM National Harbor
Dec 12 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec 13 — Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre​
Dec 15 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

The Butterfly Returns 2020

Feb 14, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb 15, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb 19, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb 21, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Feb 22, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mariah Carey Extends “The Butterfly Returns” Las Vegas Residency into 2019

Mariah Carey is staying in Las Vegas longer…

The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning songstress announced on Monday that her “The Butterfly Returns” Las Vegas residency will extend into 2019.

Mariah Carey

The residency, initially set to wrap in early September, will receive five additional dates in February at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Carey also told PEOPLE that she’s been back in the studio working on a new album.

“Some of the record is lighthearted and fun, and some [songs] I really went deep in terms of the lyrical content. There’s a nice cross-section of things,” Carey said about the future release. The upcoming album will be Carey’s long-awaited follow up to 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah….The Elusive Chanteuse.

Tickets to the extended dates of Carey’s “The Butterfly Returns” Vegas residency go on sale Friday, August 31 at 10:00 am local time, but fan club members will be granted early access.

Though Carey has announced five dates, only four are available through her website at the time of press.

Carey Announces Final Nine Las Vegas “Mariah #1 to Infinity” Shows

It’s the final countdown for Mariah Carey

The 46-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer and actress is wrapping up her two-year stint in Las Vegas with nine shows.

Mariah Carey

Caesars Palace announced Monday that Carey’s final shows at The Colosseum will run April 26 through May 13, with tickets going on sale later this month.

The final show of Mariah #1 to Infinity will take place on May 13.

Tickets for the show range from $55 to $250.

Carey’s show debuted in May 2015 and catalogs her 18 No. 1 singles in chronological order.

E! Orders Eight Hour-Long Episodes of Carey’s Docuseries “Mariah’s World”

Things are about to get real for Mariah Carey

E! has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Mariah’s World, a docuseries centered on the 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer, songwriter and actress.

Mariah Carey

The series will follow Carey as she begins her European Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, all while planning her upcoming wedding to Australian business mogul James Packer.

The series will take an intimate look at Carey, along with family, friends and her inner circle, according to E! Mariah’s World will air globally across E!’s 17 international channels reaching 153 countries in 24 languages.

“Mariah is one of the most captivating pop superstars of our time and one of the rare artists whose first name alone is instantly recognized around the globe,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Programming & Development at E! “The series will present a unique, vulnerable and surprisingly humorous side to Mariah that her fans have never before seen while showcasing her unparalleled celebrity lifestyle filled with true glamour, maximum luxury and ultimate stardom.”

“I’m excited to bring my fans into my life for the next journey I’m about to embark on,” says Carey. “I’m already having so much fun with this documentary, and I know you will too. There is nothing like capturing these moments.”

Carey, a five-time Grammy Award winner, has scored 18 No. 1 singles in the U.S., second only to the Beatles, and was Billboard’s No. 1 artist of the 1990s.

Her tour currently has 28 scheduled performances throughout Europe, Africa and the United Kingdom. The tour will bookend her Las Vegas residency “Mariah #1 to Infinity” at Caesars Palace, which has been extended through the fall.

Carey Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Mariah Carey has new representation…

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) in all areas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mariah CareyCarey was previously at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

UTA will represent the Grammy winner across all areas, including music, touring, film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements. Carey is currently maintaining a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where #1 to Infinity began this May and will run beyond next February.

In December she’ll return to New York City for a series of Christmas concerts before embarking on a European tour in the spring, which UTA will put together. It will be her first tour in that continent in 13 years.

“Mariah is one of the greatest artists of this or any generation,” UTA chairman Jim Berkus said in a statement. “She is a true multi-talent, and we’re thrilled to help her continue to push every creative boundary.”

Carey has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy Awards, starting with best new artist and best pop vocal performance, female in 1990. The latter was for her breakout single “Vision of Love,” and through 2008’s “Touch My Body,” the legendary songstress has had 18 singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any solo artist ever.

In the fall, Carey is slated to direct a TV movie for Hallmark. As an actress, her screen credits include Precious and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Carey Releases the Music Video for Latest Single “Infinity”

It’s too infinity and beyond for Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan singer has released the official music video for her latest single, “Infinity.”

Carey, a five-time Grammy winner, shared the clip overnight with a tweet to her 15.5 million followers.

Mariah Carey

Filmed by Brett Ratner, the video showcases Carey in all her diva glory as she drinks champagne and dabs herself in her very own-branded perfume.

Supermodel Tyson Beckford and Empire actor Jussie Smollett make blink-and-you’ll miss cameos.

“Infinity” is the new single from Carey’s latest album release #1 to Infinity, which was timed to coincide with her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Carey Reveals Track List for Her Greatest Hits Album “#1 To Infinity”

Mariah Carey will have you feeling emotions and more in the near future…

After releasing the album artwork for Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, a comprehensive greatest-hits package consisting of all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, the 45-year-old half-Venezuelan-American singer has confirmed its release date.

Mariah Carey
Due May 18 on Epic Records/Columbia Records/Sony LegacyInfinity reunites Carey with Epic chairman-CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who helped spearhead Carey’s mid-2000’s comeback with The Emancipation of Mimi as then-chairman of Island Def Jam Records. In addition to Carey’s 15 Sony No. 1’s and three Universal No. 1’s, the album will include one brand-new selection, title track “Infinity.” The song will premiere globally on April 27 via all digital services, as well as a video directed by Carey’s longtime collaborator Brett Ratner. Carey is also expected to host a kick-off event for her upcoming Caesars Palace residency in Las Vegas on April 27, with more details to be announced shortly.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be back together again with Mariah,” says Reid in a statement. “There is really no one who comes close to Mariah as both a songwriter and a singer, and as the world knows, her vocal range is legendary and truly incomparable.  Her music is indelibly etched into our culture, and she’s shattered so many chart records that she’s now firmly entrenched in the history books.  With a fierce and loyal fan base that covers every corner of the globe, I have no doubt Mariah will do it again.”

Infinity is the first release in a multi-album deal with Epic, which Carey signed earlier this year. Carey will perform all 18 No. 1s for the first time ever as part of her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and is expected to pepper fan-favorite album cuts and previously never-performed tracks into each set as well. The first 18 confirmed 2015 performances are May 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24; and July 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26. Tickets are available at thecolosseum.com or axs.com.

Here’s the complete Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity Tracklist:
(Includes weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100)

1.  “Vision of Love” (4 weeks, 1990)
2.  “Love Takes Time” (3 weeks, 1990)
3.  “Someday” (MTV Unplugged version) (2 weeks, 1991)
4.  “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (2 weeks, 1991)
5.  “Emotions” (3 weeks, 1991)
6.  “I’ll Be There” (featuring Trey Lorenz) (2 weeks, 1992)
7.  “Dreamlover” (8 weeks, 1993)
8.  “Hero” (4 weeks, 1993)
9.  “Fantasy” (Bad Boy Fantasy featuring O.D.B.) (8 weeks, 1995)
10.  “One Sweet Day” (featuring Boyz II Men) (16 weeks,1995-1996)
11.  “Always Be My Baby” (2 weeks, 1996)
12.  “Honey” (3 weeks, 1997)
13.  “My All” (1 week, 1998)
14.  “Heartbreaker” (featuring Jay-Z) (2 weeks, 1999)
15.  “Thank God I Found You” (featuring Joe & 98 Degrees) (1 week, 2000)
16.  “We Belong Together” (14 weeks, 2005)
17.  “Don’t Forget About Us” (2 weeks, 2005)
18.  “Touch My Body” (2 weeks, 2008)
19.  “Infinity” (2015)

Carey Reportedly Being Eyed to Replace Celine Dion at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum

Mariah Carey is reportedly in the running to take over the Palace for a time…

The 44-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer is reportedly being eyed to replace Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, according to TMZ.

Mariah Careyriah Carey

Dion will soon be taking an indefinite hiatus from her longtime residency at the resort and casino. And, TMZ says that the Colosseum is interested in signing Carey for “a very lucrative weekend engagement.”

They have reportedly offered the soon-to-be-single superstar $750,000 for two shows at the legendary venue.

Carey isn’t the only star wanted to play shows there. The Coloseum operator, AEG, is also targeting other big names like Adele, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Prince and Bruce Springsteen.

Earlier this month, Dion announced she’d put her Las Vegas residency on hold and canceled her remaining tour dates indefinitely to focus on her ailing husband, Rene Angelil.

“I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband’s healing, and to do so, it’s important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children,” she said in a statement.

Saldanha to Receive CinemaCon’s International Filmmaker of the Year Award

Carlos Saldanha will be getting plenty of love at this year’s CinemaCon

The 49-year-old Brazilian director of animated films will receive the international filmmaker of the year award at this year’s edition of CinemaCon, the annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas.

Carlos Saldanha

This year’s convention will take place March 24-27 at Caesars Palace.

Saldanha, an Academy Award nominated filmmaker who works with Blue Sky Studios, is currently wrapping production on Rio 2, his follow up to 20th Century Fox‘s animated hit Rio.

The sequel opens in theaters April 11 and features the return of voice leads Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jermaine Clement, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx.

New voice additions include Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Rita Moreno.

The Rio franchise is from Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios.

Saldanha’s other credits include Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Robots.