Keith City, regardless of the Strip venue, retains his viewers rocking
Courtesy of John Shearer
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 2 a.m.
Three songs into his live performance Saturday evening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Keith City took time to replicate on the second.
“It’s Saturday evening in Las Vegas!” he reminded the viewers, urging these in attendance to concentrate to the indicators all through the venue to face and dance all through the night.
As if he actually had to try this.
Who may sit whereas City, the four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, and his band pounded out hit after high-energy hit throughout the almost two-hour sold-out present?
Saturday, March 4, setlist
“The place the Blacktop Ends”
“Brown Eyes Child”
“The Fighter” (with Carrie Underwood)
“Days Go By”
“Fear ’Bout Nothin’”
“With out You”
“I Advised You So”
“Kiss a Woman”
“Someplace In My Automobile”
“All of Me” (John Legend cowl), sung by bassist Jerry Flowers
“Are You Gonna Go My Method” (Lenny Kravitz cowl) sung by instrumentalist Nathan Barlowe
“Lengthy Sizzling Summer season”
“One Too Many” (with Pink)
“You’ll Suppose Of Me”
“Any individual Like You”
“Blue Ain’t Your Coloration”
“Days Go By”
Encore: “Elevate ‘Em Up”
These included his requirements “Days Go By,” “Someplace in My Automobile,” “Blue Ain’t Your Coloration,” and “Wasted Time,” amongst others. Added in had been digital duets with Carrie Underwood (“The Fighter”) and Pink (“One Too Many”).
For good measure, his bassist, Jerry Flowers, chimed in with a spell-binding rendition of John Legend’s “All of Me,” and guitarist/do-everything-guy Nathan Barlowe wowed the viewers along with his model of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Method.”
However the present belonged to the headliner. City is solely masterly on the guitar (and confirmed some savvy along with his banjo-picking talents, as well). His enjoying and power, mixed along with his tales and viewers engagement, make for a memorable evening.
From inviting a (comparatively) newly engaged couple from North Carolina on stage for an up-close selfie, to venturing out into the standing room-only pit in entrance of the stage for an acoustic rendition of “You’ll Consider Me,” City went past making a connection along with his viewers.
He even autographed the guitar and gave it to an astonished fan at track’s finish.
Zappos Theater is the second Strip venue to host a residency for the Australian-born singer who belies his 55 years along with his onstage exuberance. His first Las Vegas residency was up the Strip on the famed Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The factor about City is that he’s labeled as a rustic artist, little question an interesting attribute to the various followers sporting NASCAR paraphernalia within the viewers.However he’s not nation in the identical vein as a Morgan Wallen, George Strait or Toby Keith. The man can flat-out jam on his guitar with the very best of any rock ’n’ curler.
It’s a system that has labored effectively for City, and it’s prone to proceed for him.
“Keith City: The Las Vegas Residency” continues at 8 p.m. at present, Friday, Saturday, plus March 15, 17 and 18; June 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28 and 30; and July 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. For ticket info, go to ticketmaster.com/keithurbanvegas.