I'll be performing at THE VENETIAN in friggin' LAS VEGAS December 12-24...
Here's the press release:
To celebrate the spirit of the holidays, Las Vegas headliners Human Nature will launch a brand new show titled “Christmas, Motown and More” in The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas. This show will be presented beginning Friday, Dec. 12 with tickets going on sale Thursday, Oct. 30. Featuring an 11-piece band with a string section, a spectacular new stage production, and the vocal harmonies of Human Nature, “Christmas, Motown and More” will include a special guest appearance from Robin Meade, country music artist and host of HLN's “Morning Express with Robin Meade.”
“After 20 years of helming the morning news, it still comes as a surprise to many people that I’ve been a vocalist longer than that! I relish this chance to join Human Nature for their Christmas show,” said Meade. “If the experience is anything like our ‘Sleigh Ride’ duet on their new album, the energy for the audience is going to be combustible! Honored, and pumped!”
The acclaimed Las Vegas group will perform 14 Christmas classics from their new chart-topping record, The Christmas Album, including “Please Come Home For Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride” (duet with Robin Meade), “Silent Night - O Holy Night,” and “Winter Wonderland.” They will also perform a selection of Motown hits they have become famous for, including “My Girl” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” The blending of holiday cheer with Human Nature’s signature Motown sound makes “Christmas,Motown, and More” the ultimate family Christmas experience in Las Vegas.
“Like everyone, the holidays are a special time of year for us and we want to share that feeling,” said Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney. “We had so much fun recording our Christmas album that we thought we should let our fans in on that fun. That’s what the new show is all about: bringing the spirit of the season to you.”
Human Nature’s “Christmas, Motown, and More” will perform for eleven days beginning Friday, Dec. 12 with a special 1 p.m. matinee show on Christmas Eve. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.humannaturelive.com or http://www.venetian.com/ or call (702) 414-9000.
Tickets for the limited-engagement holiday show on sale October 30.
Tweet it! ‘Tis the season! @HumanNatureLive & @RobinMeade celebrate the holidays w/ limited run of #ChristmasMotownandMore at @VenetianVegas, Dec. 12 - 24
UPDATE: Here's more from the ACJ.com interview I did about the VEGAS gig. VEGAS BABY.
“When I realized I was going to be on a stage in Vegas, I kinda freaked out. They move around a lot!” Meade said with a laugh.
To prepare, she is working with North Carolina-based trainer Jen Hendershott, a Fitness Olympia champ who is whipping Meade into even better shape during four-times-weekly Skype sessions.
Meade has also contacted designer Tony Bowls – the keynote address speaker from this year’s Vision market during Atlanta Apparel at AmericasMart – to assist with wardrobe.
“I’m thinking spangly because it’s Vegas,” she said.
Meade will take a break from her morning TV show for the performances – “I’m taking off work so I can work,” she joked – but said it was worth using her stored-up vacation time.
“It’s a great opportunity that doesn’t come every day,” she said. “And I’m still grateful to work for news bosses who understand that other side of me.”
Before heading to Las Vegas, Meade will perform at the Nov. 26 tree lighting ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton by Lake Oconee and return to Eddie’s Attic for her patented “Round Robin” show with heralded Nashville songwriters Rivers Rutherford and Kelley Lovelace.
While Meade has shared musical space with Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Richard Marx and other artists, the Vegas gig is her first consistent show featuring her name on the marquee.
“I said to the folks (in Vegas), I’ve been in TV for 20 years, but I’ve been a singer for longer than that,” Meade said. “So it’s always fun to hear people say, ‘I didn’t know you did that!’”