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Building a residency: Sarah McLachlan heads to Vegas next week for “intimate, informal” three-night engagement


Kharen Hill

As she preps for a three-night engagement next week at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas, Sarah McLachlan says an extended residency in Sin City is "definitely something to consider in the future."

The Canadian singer, who hasn't played in Las Vegas for nearly 10 years, will appear at the Wynn on April 24, 26 and 27. But unlike most Las Vegas concerts by pop stars, hers won't be your typical over-the-top, glitzy production.

"I think this show is kind of the antithesis of what you might expect from a Vegas show," Sarah tells ABC Radio. "There's no big light production, no dancers. It's about stripping everything away and bringing the songs back to their original first forms, like when I wrote them in my living room. Very intimate and informal."

Sarah says she'll also offer a lot of between-song commentary, as well as rarities.

"I share stories about where the songs come from and also I play a bunch of songs that I haven't played for a long time," she says. "As well as, of course, the tried and true songs that I think, or hope, everybody is a fan of and would want to hear."

As for returning for an actual Vegas residency, like the ones everyone from Lady Gaga to The Backstreet Boys to Mariah Carey have done for the past several years, Sarah says, "I think it'd be really interesting….I think I might have to wait 'til my kids get a little older…I'm a bit of a full-on dance mom these days!"

"But definitely something to consider in the future, if Vegas would have me," Sarah admits.

Sarah's shows are nearly sold out but visit WynnLasVegas.com to see if you can still grab a ticket.

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