Getting Personal: Shawn Stockman: The Boyz Are Back in Town
The best-selling R&B group of all-time, Boyz II Men began an extended residency at The Mirage in March 2013 and after a brief hiatus to tour with New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees, the four-time GRAMMY Award-winning group is returning to the Terry Fator Theatre tonight, Friday, Aug. 9. Group member Shawn Stockman looks forward to returning to The Mirage for performances nearly every weekend through the rest of the year.
- You’re about to kick off the second half of your residency. What are you most looking forward to as you return to Vegas after a summer on the road? Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities in the world, but what’s really special for us is to be in one place for an extended period of time so we can focus on the show. Also with Vegas being such a popular tourist destination, it gives fans from all over the opportunity to come see us while they are in town.
- The Terry Fator Theatre is an intimate venue to perform in. Can you talk about the role the audience plays in your performance? The Terry Fator Theatre is a great venue for our show. It’s been incredible performing there while being up close with our fans in such an intimate venue. We have a chance to connect with our audience and feed off their energy.
- Giving roses to ladies in the audience has been a huge hit. Did you expect it to be so popular?
It started off as just a way to show our appreciation and give a little something extra to the ladies in the crowd. We didn’t know it would become something we’re known for, but we love our fans and we’re all about including that little extra special touch.
- How does living in your tour bus compare to staying at The Mirage? We’re used to being a touring group and usually are on the road eight months of the year. Having a residency is great because it gives us a chance to settle in and get to know the crowds and the venue. Of course, what’s better than spending time in Vegas? We love touring and being on the road, but being at The Mirage has been an amazing change of pace.