Luke Bryan Opens Up About Excitement to Have ‘Elvis’ Moment With Las Vegas Residency

by Emily Morgan

Luke Bryan is bringing country music to Sin City. On Wednesday, the “American Idol” judge announced on TODAY that he would embark on his debut Las Vegas residency beginning in February 2022.

Additionally, fans will get the chance to see Bryan at the new 5,000-seat Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.

“I’ve never done a Vegas headlining run, and I’m so excited,” he told the anchors on the TODAY Show. “As a kid I used to have the Elvis 33 (record) of him live in Las Vegas, and I used to sing like, ‘Oh please release me, let me go.’ So now I get to have my Elvis moment in Vegas. Really, really excited for the fans.”

The residency is set to kick off on Feb. 11, 2022, Super Bowl weekend, with tickets going on sale on May 24. “Resorts World is just a big, new, crazy wild, crazy casino, and somehow they let me in the door. I get to be in the theater and have all the bells and whistles,” he added.

However, the Georiga native revealed that he’s taking some precautions as he prepares for his time in Vegas. “I’ve already went and bought all of the self-help gambling books,” he hilariously joked. “The next time I talk, maybe the story won’t be Luke Bryan spends all his money he made playing, he lost it on the craps table.”

Luke Bryan Eager to Get Back to Playing Live Music

Getting serious again, Bryan said he would continue doing his regular headlining shows simultaneously with his Las Vegas residency. His upcoming tour kicks off on May 29 and will continue as restrictions begin to lift.

“We’re excited to be back in front of fans doing what we love so much, playing live music for live human beings,” he said.

During the interview, Luke Bryan also updated the viewers about his family after sharing a sweet photo on Instagram. On Monday, Bryan posted a pic of his wife Caroline and their two sons in celebrations of Mother’s Day.

“(Bo) is 13 now, and he’s in that stage where he’s growing an inch a day, and then Tate, our little one in the middle, he made big strides. He’s finally sleeping all alone in his own bed in his room.”

The country superstar also opened up about feeling thankful after he got a positive COVID-19 diagnosis last month. Luckily, Bryan didn’t endure any serious symptoms.

“I feel great,” he said. “I was really, really fortunate to not have any long-lasting effects. Just kind of had a couple of cruddy days, and then I kind of got back up, got to moving. It was funny. I had a 100-mile bike ride scheduled in Mississippi, so I kind of had to get back on my bike and get training for that. I was able to do the 100-mile bike ride and felt pretty good, so I didn’t pull any hamstrings or anything.”