John Legend is living it up in Sin City and giving fans the musical experience of a lifetime on his new show, Love in Las Vegas. The famous crooner quit his residency over the weekend and spoke to ET’s Denny Directo about how he prepared for the big event.
New Residency Show
“I’ve gone to see my friend Usher, I’ve gone to Bruno [Tues] and Anderson [Pak] to see their Silk Sonic show and Gwen Stefani,” Legend explained. “It’s great to see them all.
“I definitely took notes on all of their shows, to see what was really amazing and what was really effective in all those shows, and then thought about how I could do my version,” Legend shared. , whose own residence in Zappos closed Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The concert series showcases the Legend of his biggest and best-known hits – but it also tells his story and includes several large set pieces and wardrobe changes.
Legend’s career story
Now, the show kind of tells the story of Legend’s career in broad strokes, and each set piece and stage design elevates the music in a meaningful way.
“I loved being able to weave my own story into the show,” he said. “So we started in a church, moved it downtown, then took it down and had a piano bar section, then eventually grew it up in Vegas.”