“I’m able to do a lot of stuff I’ve never done on the road before production wise,” Lambert told E! News’ Daily Pop. “There’s a lot of pyro, which I really love and more rhinestones and more fringe. What’s not to love?”
When it comes to love, Lambert has it in spades. Her doting husband Brendan McLoughlin will be along for the Velvet Rodeo ride as well.
“We got the schedule figured out where he can come most of the time,” Lambert said of McLoughlin, who she married in 2019. “We’re taking our dogs so it will feel a little more like home too. I’m excited to be in one spot. I’ve been on a bus since I was 18 years old, so it will be a nice change.”
In a separate interview with ET Online‘s Cassie DiLaura, McLoughlin shared that he will be in attendance daily to support his wife’s residency.
“Every single night I’ll be watching [Miranda] do what she does best,” McLoughlin said.
Lambert shared that she took a “recon trip” to Vegas last December with her road team and saw the residencies of fellow country artists Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, and George Strait.
“I just wanted to see what the set list was like,” she explained. “I have so many more shows I want to see that aren’t country out there, but I’ve always been, ‘Just make it a big honky tonk’ and that’s kind of what we’re doing, just with a lot of flare.”
She told Billboard, “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.”
Lambert admitted she’s a bit apprehensive about her upcoming Las Vegas residency, telling Billboard, “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.”
Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo residency will take place at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas starting September 23 and will run through April 2023. The residency takes its name from Lambert’s song “Actin’ Up,” which is the first song on her latest album, Palomino.
“Well, it’s a line in one of my new songs, called ‘Actin’ Up,’” Lambert explained to iHeartCountry. “I don’t know I feel like I’ve built a career on being feminine and still keeping a badass edge and I think that’s important, and I felt like Velvet Rodeo encompassed that. It sort of felt like my catalog as a whole and it’s a line in a new song and it just felt like very Vegas to me.”
Additionally, Lambert, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have announced that $1 of every ticket purchased to “Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009.
To learn more and buy tickets to the Texas native’s Sin City residency, click here.