*It’s a year away, but we’ve got some good news for Usher fans. He’s st to his first Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, starting July 16, 2021.
The 4,300-seat venue will host a show that spans his two-decade career, featuring old hits as well as more recent songs and brand-new music. It’s be produced Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment.
“I cannot wait to perform for an audience,” Usher says in an interview with Billboard. “In Vegas, I get a chance to create the show that I want, and I get a chance to be with my fans who’ve been cooped up for months and months.”
Usher also spoke with Rolling Stone and added that he’s hoping to create a “fully immersive” show for long-time fans and new audiences alike.
“Since I was 21 years old, I’ve really anticipated getting to go to Vegas and play the shows the way that they did in the early days,” he says. “The vibe of Las Vegas is everything on steroids — the best clubs, the best shows, the best food, all of it. To finally be able to get this opportunity, to share myself and also to share my history with my audience, I can’t wait for it.”
Assuming Covid will b e a thing of the past this time next year, you can look forward to buying advanced tickets starting Thursday, September 10 at 10am Pacific. General ticket prices begin at $59, plus applicable tax and fees, and a limited number of VIP meet ad greet packages are also available for each show. Additionally, Usher, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to Usher’s Las Vegas residency to Usher’s New Look, Inc. (UNL), with funding going toward programs for underserved youth.
“[UNL] has been a real passion for almost 22 years now, and being able to continue to mentor and prepare young men and women from underserved communities — that right there is my hard work that goes into really helping people to have a greater life, greater opportunities, understand that they can be entrepreneurs,” Usher noted. “Every time that I’ve done anything, I always try my hardest to intertwine for-profit and for-purpose at the same time, and this is an opportunity for me to do.”
Usher Las Vegas Residency 2021-2022 Dates:
July 16, 2021
July 17, 2021
July 21, 2021
July 23, 2021
July 24, 2021
July 28, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021
December 28, 2021
December 29, 2021
December 31, 2021
January 1, 2022