Singer Cee Lo Green shushes photographers as he poses with the Jubilee! showgirls before the Caesars Entertainment “Escape To Total Rewards” concert in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Simultaneous concert events were held in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the Grammy-winning 2010 single “Forget You” and the 2006 hit “Crazy” is settling down — at least for a few months — in a Las Vegas residency.
Cee Lo Green says his semi-permanent show, “Loberace,” will launch Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, and run at least through the end of the year.
“The production will combine Cee Lo’s flamboyant sense of style and over-the-top creativity,” producers said in a statement, adding that the show “will be as inspired and visually alive as Cee Lo Green.”
Organizers say the show will include a musical journey through time, with tributes to Price and the Rolling Stones. “Mind-twisting magic and sexified showgirls” are also on tap.
The 37-year-old Green, known for his soulful voice and extravagant costumes, is a coach on the NBC show “The Voice.” His break came in the mid-1990s in the southern rap scene, but has evolved to include Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between him and DJ-producer Danger Mouse, and his 2010 solo album “The Lady Killer.”
The 28 shows through the end of December are scheduled for late nights, and some follow Planet Hollywood’s “Peepshow” production in the 1,400-seat theater.
Green told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he sees himself continuing Sin City entertainment tradition.
“I love the city. I can’t wait to be a part of it. I can’t wait to be officially there,” Green said in an interview. “From this generation I would just like to be able to carry on, and pick up the torch and continue to make Vegas a place to be.”