Luke Bryan Sores Reaches New Heights on Las Vegas Residency Opening Night
Just when you thought it couldn’t get hotter in Las Vegas, Luke Bryan kicked off his headlining residency, Luke BryanVegas at the new Resorts World Theater on Friday night (February 11).
“I’m not really sure what I’m going to do having a residency in Las Vegas. I already lost my ass this week at Blackjack which made me double my typical NFL bets,” joked Bryan with the opening night audience “It’s an amazing night guys. It’s an amazing situation to have a place here in Las Vegas to call home and gamble every night and have fun.
Bringing the heat (pyrotechnics filled the stage), the five-time Entertainer of the Year showed a sold-out crowd exactly why he won the coveted title. Bryan burst onto the stage singing “That’s My Kinda Night,” as fans enthusiastically rose to greet the country singer.
Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling screens that displayed everything from fire and rain to stars and ocean waves throughout the night, Bryan made sure to use every inch of a changing scene that took him and his band members to new heights. The Georgia native even ventured into the crowd to interact with his guests while singing “All My Friends Say.”
Dressed in all black, from his baseball cap to his cowboy boots, Bryan didn’t miss a beat. Keeping fans entertained and on their feet for the full 90-minute performance, which included hit after hit – “One Margarita”, “Knockin’ Boots”, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”, “Roller Coaster”, “Waves”, “Huntin , ‘Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” and “Rain Is a Good Thing”
Because Bryan is too successful to fit into one show, he treated the energetic crowd to a medley of fan favorites including “Drunk on You”, “Crash My Party”, “Down to One” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby”. .” “It’s the very first medley I’ve done in my life,” he told the crowd.
Bryan then slowed him down for an intimate performance of “Do I” — “The very first song I ever wrote on the piano,” he shared — and “Strip It Down” featuring just himself and a piano on a background of dim lights.
At the end of the show, Bryan left his audience with a stellar version of “Play it Again.” But that was not all. It wouldn’t be a Luke Bryan show without a return visit to the stage for an encore performance. Bryan took his show to the next level, literally, by performing “Country Girl” and the utterances “I don’t want this night to end,” on a 45-foot-tall elevated catwalk that took Bryan to the top of the theater , bringing it face-to-face with upper-tier fans, much to their delight.
“It was the best night ever in Las Vegas,” Bryan said. “Thank you very much.”
Bryan is scheduled to perform at Resorts World Las Vegas on February 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25 and 26. Due to overwhelming demand, nine new show dates are being added. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, February 21 at 10 a.m. PST.
The new dates are:
- June 2022: 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25
- August 2022: 31
- September 2022: 3, 4
For more information on Resorts World, visit them HERE.
Photos by John Shearer/Getty Images for Luke Bryan: Vegas @ Resorts World Theater