Olivia Newton-John has announced an extended run at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel and Casino for her Summer Nights residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom. Vintage Vinyl News reported that Newton-John said in statement announcing the stand: "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."
The run begins on April 8th through the 12th and goes on to play on May 6th through the 10th; May 27th through the 31st; June 1st through the 5th; June 29th through the 31st; July 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, and 30th.
Olivia Newton-John recalled her biggest hit, the 1981 10 week chart-topper "Physical"-- a tune she panicked thinking it was too risque -- not only for her image but for the public at large: "Yeah, I got really anxious after I recorded it, that it was a bit too naughty, y'know? So, I said, 'What we need to do is make a video about exercise! That's it!' Well, that just made it bigger! I remember calling my manger and saying: 'Take it off -- I don't want it to go out, I'm sure about it. . . ' And he said, 'Too late. It's gone to radio.' And of course it went to Number One."