Luke Bryan Reveals What Fans Can Expect From His Las Vegas Residency
“The thing for me is to keep it real authentic…,” Bryan shared.
Luke Bryan; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA
On Friday (Feb. 11), Luke Bryan will embark on an exciting new chapter of his career with the launch of his first-ever Las Vegas residency, Luke Bryan: Vegas, at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.
With six shows on the books throughout the month (Feb. 11-12, 16, 18, 19 and 20), Bryan is ready to leave his mark on Sin City, but don’t expect the five-time Entertainer of the Year to deliver a show packed with theatrics. In a recent interview with People, Bryan opened up about his Vegas show and shared how he plans to thrill fans (hint: it’s not with dancers!).
“The thing for me is to keep it real authentic to what I have always been, but just use the technology behind me to really have moments where fans can be wowed,” the Georgia native shared.
Bryan’s residency comes on the heels of Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry‘s shows at Resorts World. Bryan acknowledged that the superstars may be tough acts to follow given their larger-than-life production elements, but he’s not worried about how things will play out.
“The girls are able to really make it more theatrical,” he noted. “My thing is, I’m gonna throw my band on stage.”
The stage alone is quite impressive as it’s the largest and tallest in Vegas.
“The backdrop of the stage and the ability of the sound and lighting is way bigger than what we’re able to do in arenas and amphitheaters,” he explained. “When fans see it, that’s the first thing that really hits you is the size of the stage.”
Those who have seen Bryan in concert previously can expect some of the same showmanship, however, he plans to turn it up a notch with these shows.
“When you’re in the entertainment capital of the world, you don’t wanna go up there and lay any eggs,” he said. “I’m going to come out there and deliver the energy, deliver the entertainment. I think in Vegas, I’ve always been able to get away with really being myself, being free, and reacting with the fans in the moment. I think in Vegas, you can get away with that a little more than some conservative country music markets across the country.”
The show will take fans through the journey of Bryan’s career, from his humble beginnings to his Farm Tour and Spring Break shows, to stadiums and everything in between. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for Luke Bryan: Vegas can click HERE.
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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.