Taylor returned to the Lyric Theater for a Joe Cocker themed Show. He performed a set of his own songs and then returned after a short break to perform the Joe Cocker set. Notably, the theater fire alarm was set off by the fog machine during “A Little Help From My Friends.” The band played on.
This finding-a-niche-in-Las-Vegas approach seems to be working well for Taylor Hicks.
Formally and finally announced this morning is Hicks’ return to Indigo at Bally’s, the venue of his well-received summer stint and entry point to a Strip residency. In what is specified as a yearlong commitment, Hicks is back Oct. 17-Nov. 12 and Dec. 3-16, with dates next year to be announced.
Taylor Hicks’ first residency at the Indigo, Bally’s, Las Vegas was a huge success and met with rave reviews from the Vegas press and fans alike. Backed by a six-piece band featuring guest guitarist Jamie McClean of Jamie McClean Band, For two months in the summer of 2012, five nights a week, Hicks roared through an eclectic set featuring Southeren Rock, Country, Original Tunes, American Idol favorites, and songs by Quintessential Vegas artists such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
Within the intimate Indigo showroom, crowds kept getting bigger as buzz of Taylor’s high-energy show was spread by word-of-mouth. Eventually the show was extended an extra week, and rumors abound that talks are in the works for the Taylor Hicks show be extended long-term.
Further dates will be announced at http://taylorhicks.com
The Birmingham, Ala., native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for a three-month residency starting June 26. “It’s a true full-circle moment for me,” Hicks tellsThe Hollywood Reporter.
This marks the first time an American Idol alum has secured a residency on the Las Vegas Strip.
Advance ticket sales begin Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. and are available by calling (888) 746-7784 or (702) 777-7776, and will be available in person at the Bally’s Box Office and online at ballyslasvegas.com beginning Monday, May 21, 2012.
Taylor played a rousing show at the Flamingo Room in Houston, Texas on 9/16/2011. Many thanks to Bonnie C. who recorded the set. Taylorography has split and tagged the songs for easy playback on your media devices.
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The legendary Flora Bama, sometimes known as “The Last American Roadhouse”, held a Labor Day Weekend concert featuring Taylor Hicks, with special guests Rollin In The Hay and Spoonful James. Tropical storm Lee put a damper on what was planned to be an outdoor beach concert, but the festivities were moved inside.
Taylor played a rousing set to a packed house as the storm raged outside. Later On, various members of Hay and Spoonful James joined him onstage for an encore.
On August 6th, 2011, Taylor played a spirited, high altitude-high energy set at the Telluride Jazz Celebration. Thanks to Telluride Jazz, Livesauce and UStream for the recording. Watch it after the jump: