Concert Confessions: Usher Looks Forward to Vegas 2021 and More

It’s been a rough 6 months. Fortunately, Grammy winning entertainer Usher is giving us all something to look forward to—his first Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace, kicking off summer of 2021. Being off the road is giving Usher the time to envision and plan the biggest and best string of shows Sin City has ever seen. Ahead of that, he’s opened up a bit for this episode of Concert Confessions. See it here:

Before there was Usher:

"I didn't call myself Usher when I first started.  I was called Cha Cha. So I'm just thinking maybe how would that have gone? Live at Caesars Palace! Cha Cha residency! I don't know."

Proud moment: 

"One of the most significant and also too proud moments in my career that I've ever had was on Confessions. It sold 1.1 million units in the first week, and that had not been done by an R&B artist. That was something very significant to me, and it really felt like I arrived in a place where I was able to do something that other people can't do."

Creating embarrassing moments:

"The most embarrassing thing. (laughs) I'm the dad who jumps out of the car while we're in the drop off line, and I'm going to pull the lotion out, lather it up, wipe your knees and your legs down. (laughs) They don't like that."

Making music memories:

"When you're putting together a show, how do you create music that everybody's gonna love? And how do you create a moment  that everybody will remember? The thing that makes me unique is the fact that I bring it all together. I try and offer every bit of who I am when I perform. And by the end of the night, I left it all on the stage. If you're in the front row, you might get a little bit more sweat. So I'm gonna just apologize in advance. Need I say more?"

His legacy:

"There's many ways to define your legacy. I would hope that my legacy would be the fact that I was an ultimate entertainer, and was able to do all of these things with passion, and hopefully help other people find their passion."

Looking forward:

"I would say the one thing that I look forward and have left to check off of my bucket list would be to play Las Vegas. Talking about it, it hadn't happened yet. As I am in the process of collecting all of the moments that have happened in my life, be it videos or live performances and trying to figure out how to recreate those, 'Cause I want the people who have been fans of mine to enjoy them and know that, oh, wow, that was a special moment that happened. And you'll see it in the wardrobe or even you're looking, say, man, I remember that video or those moves. It's definitely going to be over the top. That's all I can say; it’s just going to definitely be all of the things that you would have expected, and then some. But that's the whole point of making sure you get your tickets early because I got something for you that's going to be really amazing. See you there."
Twelve performances are set for July 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30 and 31, as well as Dec. 28, 29 and 31 of next year and Jan. 1, 2022. Tickets for those shows go on sale September 10 at 10 a.m.
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Last updated: 19 Sep 2020, 21:18 Etc/UTC