Talk about going out with a bang. Luke Bryan performed a cover of Elvis Presley’s “The Wonder of You,” during his final performance as part of his Luke Bryan VEGAS residency, which concluded on Saturday, January 6, at Resorts World Theatre.
“Listened to this over and over as a kid,” Bryan captioned the video. “Fun to do a small clip on my last night in Vegas. Happy Birthday Elvis.”
Listened to this over and over as a kid. Fun to do a small clip on my last night in vegas. Happy Birthday Elvis pic.twitter.com/5kbKFQs6o1
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan) January 9, 2024
Bryan admitted that it was bittersweet to see his time in Las Vegas come to an end, nearly two years after he performed his first residency show.
“It is unbelievable that we’ve reached the end of our two-year run at Resorts World Theatre,” Bryan says. “Las Vegas has been a home away from home the last two years, and I am grateful to all the fans who have joined us night after night to experience this production. This has truly been an experience I’ll never forget.”
Bryan won’t have too much time to rest, in spite of not performing in Las Vegas. He is returning once again to judge American Idol, and hints he has a big tour planned in 2024 as well, which he will likely announce after he comes back from his annual Crash My Play event, taking place this year from January 17 to 20.
“For 2024, we haven’t announced our tour, but there’ll be a tour, and we’ve got Crash My Playa coming up right at the top of the year,” Bryan told his record label. “We’ve got Dierks [Bentley] and Jelly Roll and Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry – he and I are gonna do some songs together. I’m really excited about that. We got Dustin Lynch getting ready for the pool party, so Playa’s just been a great thing. Just about the time it gets too cold to be in Nashville, we fly to Mexico and get warm. Every time we’re driving to the airport, it’s a snowstorm.”
This year will be busy for Bryan, but not as busy as in years past, an intentional decision on his part fo spend more time with his family.
“Four years ago, I knew that my last two years were going to be really, really busy,” he recently explained on Audacy‘s Katie & Company. “I’m ready to take a little breath. I love working. I love staying busy. I love being out there, but I’m certainly ready to sit in a duck blind, a deer blind, just sit somewhere and just clear the brain … I’ve been feeling the pressure for ol’ Dad to be home a little bit. They’re excited.”
All of Bryan’s music and upcoming shows can be found at LukeBryan.com.