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.
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 stopped by Fox 17 Nashville 0n Friday, Feb 24, 2012. As the highlight of American Idol week, Taylor chatted about Idol and his new home in Nashville. He also performed “Country Living”, a song by Jamie McLean.
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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In the audition video that eventually propelled Taylor Hicks to become the 2006 American Idol, he tells Simon Cowell, “I want my voice heard.” Five years later, with the show on the verge of inducting another into its storied ranks, I asked Hicks if he does indeed feel heard. “I think the question is, what would [Simon] say?” Hicks said in our recent interview in New York. “I think America has already answered it. I feel blessed and thankful. I am entertaining people and helping others. That’s kind of what my mantra is.”
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Five years have passed since Taylor Hicks joined the elite group of American Idol winners. During those productive years Hicks released three albums, wrote an autobiography, starred on Broadway, and toured internationally. Considering Hicks’ pre-Idol background as a tireless working musician, there’s nothing surprising about his highly disciplined work ethic. Playing music is simply what Taylor Hicks does.
By THE OTHER CHAD, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
Published 10:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011
“We have found a new ‘American Idol,’ and his name is Steven Tyler,” Taylor tells me. “I enjoy the judges this year, especially Steven, who is the breath of fresh air the show needed. Now all we have to do is find the contest that gives a breath of fresh air and it’s a home run.”