“We’re bringing not only a bit of who we are as a band as Lady A, but also a little Nashville to Vegas,” says Hillary Scott, one third of Grammy and ACM award-winning country group Lady Antebellum, which announced today its first-ever residency in Las Vegas at the Palms’ Pearl Concert Theater beginning in February.
“We want to showcase our catalog of music but also give you some of the stories behind these songs,” she explains. “We want to be able to incorporate that into our show in a new way, creating some moments that are bright and vibrant and big along with others where we bring it down into a more intimate space where it feels like, here’s where we were when we wrote them and how we wrote them. Bringing that piece of what Nashville is to Vegas is what I’m most excited about.”
Promoted by Live Nation, the show is dubbed “Our Kind of Vegas” and it marks the first headlining residency by a country act at the Pearl. It launches February 8 at 9 p.m. followed by concerts on February 9, 13, 15 and 16. Ten more dates are scheduled for May and August and tickets (which start at $35) go on sale November 2 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
It’s the third residency-style show to be scheduled at the Pearl, where pop-punk band Blink-182 returns this week and 1980s icon Billy Idol will open in January.
Las Vegas has always been a special place for Lady Antebellum, says Scott, as the group won its first major award, the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Vocal Group, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2008.
“And for the past 11 years or so, the ACMs always fall on my birthday so I always get to have a birthday party in Las Vegas, which is awesome,” she says. “But there is something synonymous about country music and Las Vegas from the headliner shows that have been there like Shania Twain and Reba, Brooks & Dunn. There’s just such a presence and we’re fired up to be part of that. I love the variety you can find there now, from the staples that have been there so long and now you’re seeing Gwen Stefani and Aerosmith and Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. It’s such an incredible representation of music across the board.”
Teaming Scott with bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum has recorded seven studio albums including 2017’s “Heart Break,” which hit No. 1 on the U.S. country charts after the group took a few years off. Lady A toured for much of last year and took a short break when Scott gave birth to twin girls in late January, then resumed life on the road with a co-headlining tour with Darius Rucker.
Scott says the group has been writing new music and will most likely spend some time at the Pearl-adjacent Studio at the Palms working on its next album.
“We definitely absorb our surroundings wherever we are. I don’t know how it will come to fruition, musically or lyrically or production-wise, but we can’t be there and not be inspired by what’s around us,” she says.