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Usher’s Las Vegas residency opening summer 2021

The singer, 41, will headline “an extraordinary immersive experience” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Usher performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in January.
Usher performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in January.
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Usher is getting his own Las Vegas residency.

The singer, 41, will headline “an extraordinary immersive experience” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, according to a press release Friday. The residency is set to open on July 16, 2021.

The show is promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment and will include songs from Usher’s 20-year career in music.

“I have missed performing for my fans live and I am so excited to see them in Las Vegas,” Usher said in the release. “My residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be full of surprises and an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before!”

In a video on Live Nation’s Twitter Friday, Usher described the residency as “a celebration of life, love, and of course, all your favorite songs that you don’t want to miss! So I’ll see you there.”

The 2021 dates are as follows: July 16, July 17, July 21, July 23, July 24, July 28, July 30, July 31, Dec. 28, Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. The only date currently set in 2022 is for Jan. 1.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Sept. 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. PT. Presale tickets will be available beginning Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PT to Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. PT.

General ticket prices begin at $59.

Las Vegas has been impacted this year by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic forced the popular destination for concerts, casinos and more to effectively shut down for tourists and travelers.

ZZ Top’s Las Vegas residency at The Venetian, originally set for March 20-28, is now being rescheduled for a later date. The Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson also canceled their respective Las Vegas residencies, both originally set for April.

Bars were closed statewide in March and remained shuttered for 48 days before being allowed to reopen June 30. Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered bars in and around Las Vegas and Reno closed again on July 27 after coronavirus cases soared in those areas. Most Las Vegas casinos, however, have reopened since closure orders were lifted June 4.

Still, overall visitor volume at the region’s hotels was down 61%, the tourism authority regional Convention and Visitors Authority said in August, and the airport tallied fewer than 500,000 passengers earlier this year after regularly handling 4 million people a month before the emergence of COVID-19. It tallied fewer than 153,000 passengers in April and 392,000 in May.

Usher joins other big names who have had residencies in the past, including Paula Abdul.

On May 1, 2019, the “Forever Your Girl” singer and former “American Idol” judge announced she would begin a stint at Flamingo Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2019.

Lady Gaga began her Vegas residency on Dec. 28, 2018, at the Park MGM resort’s Park Theater.

Others stars who have announced residencies include Drake, Cardi B, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera and more.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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