Country band Rascal Flatts have joined the stars booking residencies in Las Vegas after confirming plans to perform a nine-show residency at the gambling mecca's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino next year (15).

The trio announced the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! on Monday (17Nov14), revealing the string of gigs will begin on 25 February (15).

Bassist Jay DeMarcus says, "I really want to make this show more about the music. The people who are going to be in that venue on those shows (sic) are going to expect us to do the songs they've fallen in love with over the years, the songs that have been the soundtrack to their lives.

"I really want to make it more about the music and less about the production and focus on Rascal Flatts' strongest traits - our songs and our signature harmonies."

The band will extend the residency if their nine shows go well.

DeMarcus continues, "If it does well and is successful, it's something we'd be very interested in doing more of in the future."