Rascal Flatts Promise ‘Tailor-Made’ Vegas Shows, Big 2018 Tour
Rascal Flatts will kick off their newest Las Vegas residency, Rascal Flatts — A Night to Shine, on Oct. 6 at the Venetian. The fall gigs will be the trio’s third time playing a series of shows in Sin City, and Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus couldn’t be happier to return.
“It’s just going to be fun, exciting. We always tailor-make the shows just for that crowd,” LeVox shared with The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. “It will be the first time that we’ve been on the West Coast [this year], and that’s the only place you can see us, because we didn’t do a West Coast run this year.
“I think there will be some players, friends, that come out, and that will be really exciting,” LeVox continues. “But we’re just going to tailor-make it for that intimate setting, and just have a blast. It will be completely different than our residency at the Hard Rock, for sure. It’s going to be fun.”
Rascal Flatts released their latest album, Back to Us, in May, but decided not to do a major tour behind it just yet. That decision came in part from wisdom that fellow superstar Faith Hill shared when her career was busier than ever.
“[In an interview], she was talking about how she finally learned to say no,” Rooney recalls to The Boot. “Because, if you’re fortunate enough as an artist to come to a place where you can say no, it’s a pretty powerful thing to be able to have control to your schedule.”
But, for those who are unable to get to Vegas, Rascal Flatts promise they will hit the road in 2018. They’re planning to return to some of their favorite cities, although they are keeping quiet on a few of the details for now.
“We’ve got a big 2018,” promises DeMarcus. “We’ve got an exciting announcement about that tour. We’ve already put it together. It’s going to be really fun. I think you guys are going to laugh when you hear it.”
In addition to their busy music careers, the Flatts are also opening their own chain of restaurants. The first location is already open in Stanford, Conn., with the next one set to open in Los Angeles, Calif., and more coming in the near future.
“It’s exciting,” Rooney says of that business venture. “It’s an adventure.”
A list of all of Rascal Flatts’ upcoming concerts, including their A Night to Shine shows, is available on their website.
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