Usher announces a 2021 Las Vegas residency

He’s also expecting a baby next year with his girlfriend!
September 4, 2020 1:51 p.m. EST
September 9, 2020 7:13 a.m. EST
If it’s been a while since you’ve shouted, “Yeah!” in the club, then Usher’s got some good news for you, because the “Yeah” singer announced today that he’s taking over The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas next year for a performing residency. Following in the footsteps of other legendary pop icons who held Vegas residencies like Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Cher, Britney Spears, and Elton John, the R&B crooner announced that his show will set the stage ablaze starting July 16, 2021 until New Year’s Day, 2022.Speaking with Good Morning America on Friday, the “Don’t Waste My Time” singer was still in his silk PJs and eating brekkie in his kitchen when he announced the good news via video-chat. “I’m really excited about it, this is something I’ve been talking about for years with my family, with my fans,” he beamed. “It's really something that I'm looking forward to. It’s gonna be crazy man, it’s really gonna be amazing.” He then took to his official Instagram channel to announce that tickets will go on sale rather soonish, but if you want presale you can actually text his number for a presale code!
“Tickets go on sale Thursday 9/10 at 10 AM PT, but you can get yours starting Monday if you text me at (404) 737-1821,” he captioned the post.  “I’ll hit you back with the presale code this weekend.” Tickets will apparently start at $59.The “Love in the Club” singer also talked about the importance of this occasion with Billboard, calling it a real milestone in his career. “This is a real treat because it’s the first time I've ever done anything quite like this. You have benchmarks, right? You want to have your record played on the radio and then go on to win a Grammy. Vegas was always a benchmark for me that I couldn't wait to be able to do.”[video_embed id='1640132']RELATED: The phenomenon of the Vegas residency[/video_embed]Noting that the residency will include “earlier songs as well as new music,” and will give fans and concert-goers an “up close and personal immersive experience,” Usher, 41, said this is the first time in a long time that he will be playing such an intimate venue as he’s used to playing massive stadiums.The “U Remind Me” singer also told Rolling Stone that announcing this residency is part of what he hopes will help people feel a sense of normalcy again after such a tumultuous 2020 where all concerts and live performances had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “2020 has been extremely complicated — we’ve suppressed this anxiety and energy to do anything social,” he said.This announcement comes on the heels of Usher announcing that he and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea are expecting a baby. He is already a father to Naveid Ely, 11, and Usher V (a.k.a. Cinco), 12, whom he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster. “Babies always bring such joy to a family and [I'm] really excited for my young one — well, my bean's arrival,” he told GMA.Looks like Usher really is going to have his hands full come 2021![video_embed id='-1']Before you go: Super cool Golden Retriever chills out on a raft[/video_embed]

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