Christina Aguilera Announces ‘The Xperience’ Las Vegas Residency
Christina Aguilera is the latest celebrity to land a Las Vegas residency.
The pop star announced on Tuesday that she'll debut The Xperience at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on May 31. The show will include 16 performances throughout 2019. Aguilera announced the residency on Twitter.
"This is the next chapter in something new, exciting, creative and epic for my fans," she told Billboard of the shows.
The Xperience is a collection of ideas Aguilera has been sitting on for several years. She's hopeful audiences will be as excited about it as she is.
"I'm such a visual person and I've been acquiring all these inspirations," she said. "Las Vegas is an amazing place to put all of that together. People visit to experience something new, different, exciting, to escape their everyday world. I wanted to put together a fantasy and let people [slip] into a world of finding their own true selves. It will allow people to come, just for one night, to let go, to explore their own sense of freedom and give the audience a chance to take off whatever mask they might have to wear in their regular lives."
She added, "You know I love a theme and a concept and I'm creating a specific world for this show. [We are] playing with elements of Mother Nature and visual effects. I'm excited where that takes us."
Her residency follows The Liberation Tour, which ended in November. Aguilera, 38, said the tour is what gave way to this upcoming experience.
"Liberation was such a success for me. The last time I had been on tour was when I was pregnant with my son. And being such a mama bear and wanting to take care of my kids and all of that first it was a long time coming," she said. "[I] want[ed] to get back to my fans and definitely [get] back to what my soul needed to do. To be on that stage has always been my first love since I was a tiny little girl."
She added that the Liberation Tour was her was of "getting back in touch with myself." She hopes she'll be able "to take that to Las Vegas."
Tickets to The Xperience go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. PT.