Miranda Lambert revealed she’s “a little scared” about her upcoming Las Vegas residency.
During a recent conversation with Billboard, Lambert discussed preparations for her first Las Vegas residency, which kicks off in September at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater.
“[The music is] always No. 1,” Lambert told Billboard. “The style will evolve, the outfits will evolve, the brands will evolve, but it all starts with, ‘What’s this new evolution of music?’ And we go off that for everything else.”
“I’m a little scared, which I like, because being nervous means I have such a passion for what I do,” she admitted. “I’m writing out the set list and getting a feel for where I think it should go. I haven’t even started with wardrobe and all that stuff yet, but the idea of more fringe and rhinestones sounds pretty cool to me.”
In addition, Lambert cited Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, and George Strait as some of the artists who she’s looking to for inspiration while planning her own show.
“In December a bunch of my road team went with me to see Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain and George Strait,” Lambert explained. “What I learned from those shows alone was that you’re in Vegas because you built a catalog, so play the songs that people know and love from you. That’s really what I’m sticking with.”
For Lambert, planning her Vegas residency is all about not getting “wrapped up” in her new material.
“Sometimes on the road or with new record cycles, we get all wrapped up in our new songs, but there’s a certain amount of trust the fans put in this catalog,” she continued. “But there are also so many more shows I want to see, Silk Sonic [the duo comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak] being one of them. I’m coming for you, Bruno. I also want to see Céline [Dion] whenever she comes back.”
Lambert previously promised fans that her 24-date Velvet Rodeo Residency would be a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Texas native said she might change the set list, which will span her career hits, from night to night; that the production will be top-notch, and that the show will be “intimate,” yet feel like a “big honky-tonk.”
A dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation.
Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Residency will run through April 2023. She released her latest album, Palomino this spring.