Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ready for Vegas shows
I like everything there is to like about Tim and Faith. Love the way they sing, love the way they look, even love seeing Tim in the movies. I wonder what I’d think of seeing them on a stage in Vegas. If there are any more of you wondering if you would enjoy a Tim and Faith Vegas production – you are going to get your chance to find out.
The country couple will be performing a 10-weekend run of shows at the Venetian, beginning Dec. 7, 2012. They held a press conference on Tuesday, at the hotel, to announce the upcoming shows. They held a press conference seated on a white, leather sofa, in the 1800 seat theater where the shows will be held. Tim welcomed everyone to what he called their ‘part-time Vegas home.’
Faith said they were thrilled about a new opportunity to be creative, in a way they have never gotten to experience before. “Being in this intimate environment, it will be ‘us’,” Tim said. “I’m very excited.
I can imagine this will be a huge difference for these two. Especially Tim, who has been out on the Brothers of the Sun Tour with Kenny, and playing to an average of 45,000 people every night – a drop to a sell-out crowd of 1,800 is going to seem like a party in their back yard. I personally like the smaller venues. And to me, 1,800 really isn’t ‘small.’ I love our Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tenn., where I’ve seen Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin and others.The Paramount seats only about 750 people. You are really close to the stage, no matter where you are sitting. And Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tenn., seats only about 1,100.
The Vegas show will carry the name ‘Soul2Soul,’ named after their very successful co-headlining tours back in the early 2000s. Pollstar said their 2006-2007, “Soul2Soul II” run remains the highest grossing North American Tour in country music history. (That’s what it says, but with Brothers of the Sun selling more than a million tickets, I’m having trouble believing it. Maybe they aren’t counting ‘stadium tours’ in that.)
The new show in Vegas will be the first time in six years that Tim and Faith have performed a full concert together in the U.S. And, since these guys have three daughters, the Venetian is actually working the show schedule around the kids school schedules. That kind of cooperation is essential if the venue really wants to get the artists in there.
Pre-sale tickets went on sale Wednesday, and tickets will be open to the general public on Monday. this is going to be a great show. I’ve never been to Las Vegas. But I sure wouldn’t mind going out for this. Faith and Tim have more than u0 million albums sold, and charted more than 40 No. 1 hits between them.
I probably won’t get to Vegas, but then – you just never know.
Tags: 2000s, Corbin, country music history, intimate environment, paramount theater, sun tour, Tim McGraw