New Edition is taking their show to Las Vegas.
The R&B hitmakers made the announcement on social media Monday, saying they’ve booked a residency at the Encore Theater in early 2024 — with Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill all taking part.
“Fulfilling a career-long dream to solidify ourselves with a residency performance in the Entertainment Capital of the world, we are beyond excited to embark on this fantastical journey at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas,” the group said in a statement.
“On behalf of all of us, including Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny, it is our extreme purpose to give our fans a show that they cannot witness anywhere else in the world,” they added.
The residency runs from Feb 28 to March 9, and tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 10.
New Edition absolutely crushing it covering The Spinners at the Rock Hall inductions tonight. pic.twitter.com/cXXJCQG03w
— Mike Damone (@damone_mike) November 4, 2023
The announcement comes after the group paid tribute to The Spinners on Friday night at the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
After taking the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New Edition sang the iconic group’s hits “I’ll Be Around,” “The Rubberband Man” and “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love.”
Dressed in velvet jackets and matching fedoras, New Edition worked the stage and wowed the audience with Motown-era footwork and vocals.
The group got their start as children in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston in the 1970s.
Originally made up of Ronnie, Ricky, Bobby, Mike and Ralph, their early hits included “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now,” and “Mr. Telephone Man.”
Bobby Brown left the group in 1985 and launched a successful solo career.
New Edition continued as a quartet, before adding Johnny Gill to the lineup in 1987. For fans who had any doubts about Gill, he delivered powerhouse vocals on the group’s 1988 hit “Can You Stand the Rain.”
In 1990, Gill and Tresvant went on to release solo albums, and the remaining three members formed the trio Bell Biv DeVoe.
New Edition has continued to tour, and the group was the subject of the 2017 BET Movie The New Edition Story