Entertainment & Arts

Sir Elton John starts Vegas residency

Sir Elton John has begun his three year headlining stint at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The five-time Grammy award-winner has called his show The Million Dollar Piano after his new grand piano, which taken four years to build.

"It has a spin cycle washer... a microwave and an aquarium," he joked.

It is just over two years since his last residency in the city, which ended in 2009. It was extended from three to five years due to popular demand.

The first 16 dates of The Million Dollar Piano will be performed throughout October.