Mariah Carey announces Vegas residency ‘The Butterfly Returns’

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Vegas is a magical place, and it seems once it gets its hooks into you, it doesn’t let go – especially if you’re a diva. Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and even CHER have had long-running residencies in Sin City and keep coming back for more. Heck, even long time Vegas standard Barry Manilow is coming back for yet another residency. You can now add Mariah Carey to this ever-growing list of performers who can’t leave Las Vegas.

The 48-year-old chanteuse wrapped up her “Mariah #1 to Infinity,” show last year, after a two-year run. She also did an annual holiday residency, “All I Want for Christmas Is You, a Night of Joy and Festivity” from December 2014 to December 2017 and in 2009, she did four intimate shows at The Pearl at The Palms. Mariah announced via Twitter on Monday that she is heading back to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace​ for a new show, titled The Butterfly Returns. This new residency kicks off on July 5th and runs select dates through September.

In addition to the Vegas shows, Mariah is scheduled to take her “The Number 1s” tour through Australia, New Zealand and Asia. On these upcoming shows, Mariah may also be introducing some new songs, as she is currently working on a new album. She shared a photo from the recording studio on Instagram on Sunday.

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I’m not a huge fan of her music, but I’m rooting for Mariah, especially after she revealed that she has been suffering from bipolar disorder and could be facing a lawsuit from her former manager. It’s nice to hear some good news from Camp Mariah for a change, and I’m sure her fans are delighted to have the chance to once again see her on the glitzy Vegas stage. As for me, I’m saving up to see Barry and Cher again.

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  1. Nev says:

    Yayyyyy Mariah!!!

  2. Lala says:

    I always thought every musician who reaches a certain level should do a residency in Vegas…that way…they can have a consistent life…and your fans can more bang for their buck vacation wise!

  3. jferber says:

    I would so go to Vegas to see her.

  4. minx says:

    You go, Mimi!

  5. V4Real says:

    I love the pics of her with her kids and in the recording booth. She looks much younger like around 30.

  6. Annaloo. says:

    Las Vegas is actually a very underrated place to live.

  7. Laura says:

    I must be the only person who doesn’t “get” the appeal of Las Vegas. In my opinion, it seems like a tacky/cheesy place and I’ve never had any desire to visit despite many peoole assuring me that it’s a fun city.

    On a side note, I hope Mariah enjoys her residency and that she is feeling well. I liked her music in the 90s and always root for people who struggle with health issues.

    • Cate says:

      Nah, it’s not just you. I have never had a big urge to go either. I get that it’s fun for some people but to me it just seems like doing a typical Vegas vacation would be tiring and not especially rejuvenating. I really like doing outdoors vacations, no TV, no computers, no cell phones. My ideal vacay is a week in a cabin on a lake up in the mountains in a wilderness where there is no phone/internet and limited electricity. I’ve been doing this every year for the past 5 years or so with my husband and it is the BEST. We always get so relaxed and feel so happy when we come back. I would take an extra week there over a trip to Vegas any day.

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  9. Ankhel says:

    Good for her that she got a steady gig (I suspect she needs it financially.) I only hope her voice will hold up.

  10. Vicsy says:

    Went to see JLo in Vegas and it was larger than life. I don’t really understand the appeal of Mariah as a Vegas performer after seeing her videos from the latest tour. She seemed really out of it, but maybe it was pre-diagnosis and she will get better physically and mentally to take the show to Vegas heights…

  11. jferber says:

    I’m still laughing that she got major bucks from her ex-boyfriend for “inconveniencing” her. Maria is and will always be the sh-t!

    • Kosmos says:

      I’ve ALWAYS been a fan of hers, although I’m not a Vegas fan, but Mariah has talent galore and she has earned everything she has by working hard. Very few have her vocal skills. My question is, I’m wonder if and when she will produce some new songs? I’m rather tired of the old songs we’ve heard through the years, although very good, I’m a bit over them. As far as JLo in Vegas, wow, she definitely cannot sing and her talent is limited. She definitely cannot hold a candle to Mariah…..