Luke Bryan‘s headlining Las Vegas residency, Luke Bryan VEGAS, has come to an end, two years after it began. The Georgia native performed his final show on Saturday, January 6, at Resorts World Theatre, capping off an unforgettable run that began on February 11, 2022.
“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.”
During his final show, the father of two joked that he was entering rehab, after imbibing so much while in Sin City.
“Somehow, somehow I have survived Las Vegas,” he quipped (via People). “I have not died yet, but if you add up all the mornings that I wanted to die it equals three total deaths. Tomorrow morning, Shady Grove Rehab for me. I’m gonna wear pajamas for 45 days.”
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan) January 6, 2024
Bryan will once again return as a judge on American Idol this year, and hints that he will also embark on a major tour. But most importantly, the 47-year-old says he is eager to take a bit of a break, and spend more time with his family.
“Four years ago, I knew that my last two years were going to be really, really busy,” Bryan recently told 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.”
Bryan’s busy 2023 included his headlining Country On Tour, a lengthy run of shows that became the unexpected highlight of his year.
“When I look back at 2023, what stands out the most, literally, is how busy of a year it was and how amazing the Country On Tour was,” Bryan told his record label. “You might prepare yourself for stuff to slow down a little bit, but for me, it was not that way. I mean, the crowds were huge. We were selling them out. The fans were going crazy.
“We had a lot of new baby acts come out with me, and I enjoyed getting to know them and hopefully being a part in taking their career to the next level,” he continued. “So, the Country On Tour was definitely the highlight of the year, as far as just how big it was and how the fans showed up every night.”