McGraw, Hill announce 40 shows at The Venetian

As they sat together on a couch just an arm’s-length away, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill seemed very much like the couple you really hope will move in next door. And, in a manner of speaking, they are.

Country’s golden couple on Tuesday announced a 10-weekend, 40-performance schedule at The Venetian. The “Soul2Soul” engagement in the comparatively intimate, 1,800-seat Venetian Theater begins Dec. 7 and extends through April.

Between them, the country superstars have sold 70 million albums and earned eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and dozens of other plaudits. They generally play venues such as the 50,000- to 60,000-seat arenas McGraw currently is filling on his summer tour with Kenny Chesney.

Their “Soul2Soul” debut coincides with the National Finals Rodeo, which annually draws thousands of country music fans to Las Vegas. In an interview in a 35th-floor suite after the morning news conference, McGraw said he hadn’t been aware of the timing, but “it makes sense.”

It also raised a memory. McGraw said he has performed the national anthem twice during his career, once during NFR and once at a minor-league baseball game. The latter performance, he said, was “terrible.”

“I’m batting .500 on the national anthem,” he said. “I’m not going to do it again.”

While McGraw said during the news conference that the key to a happy home life mainly involves him remaining quiet while surrounded by a wife and three daughters, he was the more talkative of the two during the later closed-door interview. He said he had vivid memories of his first visit to Las Vegas when, as a 22-year-old on a “terrible raggedy tour bus,” someone woke him up at 3 a.m. to point out that they were headed up the Strip.

This time around, though, most of their trips to Las Vegas will be family affairs. Their daughters, he said, like to attend Las Vegas shows, particularly those by Cirque du Soleil.

“They like to get away from home, bring a couple of friends and hang out in a hotel room,” McGraw said.

The offspring aren’t dazzled by the thought of their parents’ extended run on the Strip.

“I think they see us as their parents,” Hill said. “They probably think we’re weird.”

“I know they think I’m embarrassing,” McGraw said.

Their daughters, the couple said, are the primary reason for the timing of “Soul2Soul.”

“The Venetian worked around our kids’ school schedule,” Hill said.

The resort approached them, they said, and they have been working out the details since July 2011.

“The Venetian opened the doors here and welcomed us in such a gracious way,” Hill said.

She said the couple have toured together three times, most recently in 2007. Those tours mostly involved each doing some songs by themselves and some songs together. This show, McGraw said, will be mostly the two of them together.

“It’s a different way to see what we’ve done,” he said.

Beyond saying that “the production will be very cutting-edge,” they aren’t revealing many specifics, mainly because the show still is in the process of being built from the ground up.

But asked whether the engagement was likely to be extended, in the manner of Celine Dion’s residency at Caesars Palace, they said tour commitments already being set for next summer make that impossible.

“It’s certainly a moment in time,” McGraw said.

Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7- 8 and 14-15; Jan. 18-19 and 25-26; Feb. 1-2, 15-16 and 22-23; March 1- 2; April 12-13 and 26-27.

Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers may purchase advance tickets starting at 10 a.m. today; general ticket sales begin Aug. 13. Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50, $255.50 and $295.50, including tax. A limited number of VIP packages – including preferred seating, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select Venetian restaurant, two complimentary drinks, a merchandise credit and more – will be available for $1,000.

Tickets are available at any Venetian or Palazzo box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 888-823-7685.

Contact reporter Heidi Knapp Rinella at hrinella@review
journal.com or 702-383-0474.

ad-high_impact_4
Entertainment
This "Alice in Wonderland" cocktail changes colors and flavors while you sip
Take a tour of The Underground at The Mob Museum
Prince death investigation coming to an end
Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement Thursday on the two-year investigation into Prince's death from a drug overdose Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. Search warrants unsealed about a year after Prince died showed that authorities searched his home, cellphone records of associates and his email accounts to try to determine how he got the drug. The county attorney has scheduled a morning announcement at which time charges could be filed.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Big Bounce America visits North Las Vegas
Billing itself as "the biggest bounce house in the world," Big Bounce America visits Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
The attorney for a British man who is suing illusionist David Copperfield said his client suffered serious injuries after being called on stage during Copperfield's show at MGM Grand.
Disneyland debuts new foods for Pixar Fest on Friday
Pixar Fest takes place ahead of California Adventure’s Pixar Pier expansion. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sneak Peek at New Decorations, Merch and Parade for Disneyland's Pixar Fest
Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates 20th anniversary season
Orchestra’s 2018-19 season features premiere, more (Carol Cling/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Downtown Las Vegas' newest bar is a reggae lounge
Jammyland serves island-inspired cocktails. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
5 things connecting Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe
1. Marilyn Monroe, known then as Norma Jeane, obtained her first divorce in Las Vegas at the age of 20 on September 13, 1946. 2. According to some biographers, Monroe lived at 604 S. 3rd Street for four months during the summer of 1946. The house has since been torn down and is now the site of a parking lot. 3. In 1954, Monroe almost married Joe DiMaggio in Las Vegas but the wedding was called off last minute. The wedding was to be held at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas which was located on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. 4. Las Vegas has at least one road dedicated to the star. Marilyn Monroe Avenue is located in east Las Vegas and intersects with Betty Davis Street and Cary Grant Court. 5. There are currently more than 20 Marilyn Monroe impersonators for hire in the Las Vegas Valley.
This boozy milkshake is big enough to share with seven of your best friends
Fiddlestix makes an "8 Man Milkshake" that's packed with alcohol. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Five Chris Stapleton songs you need to hear
D. Michael Evola opened E-String to make New York style pizza
Shamrock Macarons at Morels at Palazzo
Zuma serves a sushi roll topped with 24-karat gold
La Cirque covers their quail and foie gras in real gold
Jean-Georges Steakhouse seves chocolate gold bars
3 ways you can eat gold in Las Vegas
Artist Kathleen Nathan On The Virtues Of Library Galleries
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s art galleries offers artists a more relaxed vibe for showing their work. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada SPCA Competes In Tournament Of Tails
The NSPCA and its mascot cat, Prince, are competing in an online voting challenge for a $5,000 grand prize.
Red carpet at MGM for Dan Reynolds Believer screening
Kats on the red carpet for the VIP screening of "Believer," the documentary by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds about how the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members.
Eureka's cocktail comes with a "buzz button" that will shock your taste buds
‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Film Confirmed
‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Film Confirmed Deadline reports that New Line has purchased Chase and Lawrence Konner’s screenplay for their “Sopranos” prequel film. The working title for the prequel is “The Many Saints of Newark.” Chase created the HBO series, which ran for six seasons, and Konner served as a writer. “The Many Saints of Newark” is set during the 1960s riots in the New Jersey city between the African-American and Italian communities. Multiple characters from the series, albeit younger versions, are expected to star in the film. The Sopranos won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards during its run.
The Big Bounce America is coming to the Las Vegas Valley
The Big Bounce America. (Courtesy Big Bounce America)
The 90th Oscars Were the Least Watched in History
The 90th Oscars Were the Least Watched in History According to The Hollywood Reporter, 26.5 million watched the Oscars, a 20 percent drop from last year. The 26.5 million viewers would be an all-time low for the Oscars. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Last year, 32.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the ceremony. The previous low for viewership was 32 million viewers in 2008 when Jon Stewart was host. The Shape of Water picked up an award for Best Picture, while Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand won Best Actor and Actress, respectively.
March First Friday theme is “Think”
First Friday art, culture, music and food event takes place on the first Friday of every month in and around the studios and galleries of the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon)
Cirque’s One Night for One Drop gets ready for the big night
Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” performed a dress rehearsal for the annual benefit show. This year’s show at Mandalay Bay is based on the life of singer-songwriter Jewel. K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Kosher Experience provides kosher foods to Las Vegas families
2018-19 Broadway Las Vegas at The Smith Center
Ten touring productions are on The Smith Center’s 2018-19 Broadway Las Vegas season schedule. (The Smith Center)
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
ad-infeed_1
ads_infeed_2
Local Spotlight
Events
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like