Cee Lo Green pushes back Las Vegas residency

Singer Cee Lo Green has pushed back the opening of his upcoming Las Vegas residency so he can focus on U.S. reality TV show The Voice.

The Crazy hitmaker was due to stage his first performance of Cee Lo Green Presents Loberace at the Planet Hollywood resort on 29 August, but he's now postponed the show's launch due to his hectic shooting schedule for the TV programme, which is due to premiere on 10 September.

Green has apologised to fans with a statement that reads, "It's always been a dream of mine to be among the great music legends who have had a Las Vegas residency and I was very much looking forward to launching 'Loberace' this year. But as we move into the third season of 'The Voice,' with my dedicated commitment to the filming schedule and love for my role on the show, I will need to postpone the opening of 'Loberace' to early 2013.

"Most importantly, to all my fans who have already purchased tickets, please accept my sincerest apology and I hope you can still join me in Vegas next year, so I can properly and finally introduce you to my brainchild."

The Grammy winner's 28-show engagement will now begin on 27 February.