SAND AND SURF, SIP AND SING AT THE 2015 BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY
Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.
This summer will be HOT and heating it up even further is the Beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino! The 2015 series will kick off in May, featuring an incredible lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. The stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this fan favorite series.
Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The line-up includes:
Sublime with Rome – Friday, May 22
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez. Their first big show as Sublime with Rome was in October 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival where they performed in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour in March 2010 led to Sublime with Rome entering the studio to begin recording its debut album Yours Truly, released in the summer of 2011. Songs like “Panic,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen” are reminiscent of vintage Sublime, while songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” pick up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996. Bringing things full circle, the band’s first performance of 2012 was at the Smokeout Festival where they were joined by celebrated drummer and longtime friend Josh Freese. To make up for lost time, the trio plans to stay out on the road as long as they can. For more information about the band, visit sublimewithrome.com.
Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.
The Script – Friday, May 30
The Irish three-piece band The Script recently released their fourth album No Sound Without Silence which landed at No. 10 on the U.S. charts. The Script has acquired global success selling more than 20 million records while all four albums have earned multi-platinum status worldwide. In the U.S., The Script has picked up five platinum singles and sold more than one million albums. Its current world tour began in South Africa earlier this year and will later hit the UK.
Tickets are priced at $44.50, not including applicable service charges.
Lee Brice (Friday, June 5) and Chris Young (Saturday, June 6)
Lee Brice’s new album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Brice is now known as a reliable chart-topping, Nashville hit-maker who has won “Song of the Year” and performed at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record for the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that earned Gold status and features three No. 1 Country singles including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won “Song of the Year” at both the CMA and ACM Awards.
At the age of 29, Chris Young has accomplished more than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, he’s also a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow” and “Who I Am With You.” With four albums to his credit, Young has amassed six No. 1 singles, seven Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Dublin to The Late Show with David Letterman. With the release of A.M., featuring the hit “Lonely Eyes,” Young is as well known for his classic baritone as he is melt-your-heart ballads while winning audiences across the globe.
Tickets are priced individually at $45 or celebrate Country Weekend at Mandalay Bay by purchasing tickets to both shows for $75, not including applicable service charges.
NEEDTOBREATHE Presents Tour De Compadres featuring NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House – Friday, July 10
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace, the band had its big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The years to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s critically acclaimed fifth studio album, Rivers In the Wasteland was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
As they enter its 17th year as a band, Switchfoot has achieved a level of success that brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and high-school friend Chad Butler never anticipated. The SoCal natives have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of its eight studio albums (including its 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s GRAMMY Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You To Move,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” “Dark Horses,” and “Afterlife”), performed sold-out world tours, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.
Also supporting this show are Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House. Since releasing its first album in 2005, Washed In Blue, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos and NEEDTOBREATHE, among others. Its songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials, most notably in TNT’s Emmy Award-winning 2011 Christmas Day NBA Forever spot, which paired the song “Live Forever” with a mesmerizing montage of past and present NBA video footage. Colony House, an indie-rock trio from Nashville, released its debut album When I Was Younger this past summer via Descendent Records. Upon its release, they hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart and No. 7 on the iTunes Alternative chart. The band’s single “Silhouettes” reached No. 1 on Sirius XM’s AltNation and continues to be in heavy rotation.
Tickets are priced at $33.50, not including applicable service charges.
Pepper and Iration – Friday, July 17
Pepper has toured extensively with groups including 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, Sublime with Rome and their music has been featured in movies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck.” After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in its storied career. The resulting album, self-titled to accentuate where the band feels they are presently, broadens Pepper’s style, veering into new sonic territory while still retaining all the fun elements that make the band so beloved by their fans. The ever-present sense of life surges through the tracks, bolstering the sense of optimism throughout. The band’s music – both live and on their releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience, a sensibility that’s very familiar to the three musicians currently in their career. From its debut Give’n It to its 2006 standout album No Shame, Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches worldwide, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, Calf. The band’s 2010 album Time Bomb hit No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The group has been touring nationally since 2007, performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Iration has headlined several successful national club tours with numerous sold out shows nationwide. Its third full-length album, Automatic, combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae charts. Multiple songs by Iration have topped alternative radio station charts throughout the country, including Time Bomb’s “Turn Around” and “Falling,” as well as Automatic’s “Back Around” and title track. The title track was recently remixed for the radio and is starting to receive play nationwide.
Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Ziggy Marley – Friday, July 31
A seven-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMY award, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a GRAMMY in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a fifth GRAMMY award for “Best Children’s Album.” In 2011, Ziggy released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Wild And Free, which earned him a GRAMMY nomination, as well as his first ever comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN. Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, was started in 2012. The products are distributed throughout the US and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide. His 2012 live album Ziggy Marley In Concert, recently earned him his sixth GRAMMY award for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album Fly Rasta, (which earned his seventh GRAMMY Award) Ziggy released his debut children’s book I Love You Too, a coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide. Involved with a breadth of charities, Ziggy leads his own, U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations.
Tickets are priced at $42.50, not including applicable service charges.
Lost 80’s Live Featuring ABC, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, A Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Flirts and the long-awaited return of Farrington + Mann + Juarez the original members of WHEN IN ROME UK “I Promise,” among other artists – Saturday, Sept 26
The Lost ‘80s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. The moment is timeless and fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ’80s.” Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Hosted By 80’s Actor Comedian BARRY SOBEL
Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
VIP cabanas are available for purchase during each concert. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and availability.
Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets. All show times are 9 p.m.