*Usher recently announced his own Las Vegas residency will go down next year. In an interview this week, he teases fans with a sneak peek of what they can expect.
“I’m in the process of collecting all of the moments that have happened in my life, be it videos [or] live performances,” he tells Entertainment Tonight,. “I’m trying to figure out how to recreate those. [People] can look and say, ‘Man, I remember that video or those moves.”
In a separate interview with Rolling Stone, Usher further dished about the show.
“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 said. “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.”
“[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’s residency announcement coincided with news that he is expecting a child with girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea.
His first Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace is slated to kick off July 16, 2021.
“I cannot wait to perform for an audience,” Usher said 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 Las Vegas Residency 2021-2022 Dates:
July 16, 2021
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