Kool & the Gang bring “Keepin’ the Funk Alive” Tour to Orleans Arena Aug. 27
Influential R&B group Kool & the Gang, accompanied by Morris Day & the Time, Bootsy Collins and Doug E. Fresh, will bring the “Keepin’ the Funk Alive” Tour to Orleans Arena on Aug. 27.
One of the longest-touring R&B groups, Kool & the Gang is known for their funky style and their 25 top-ten hits, including “Celebration” and “Jungle Boogie.” Kool & the Gang has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards and has influenced R&B music for more than 45 years.
With his dynamic dancing and smooth vocals, Morris Day played a crucial role in the Twin City dance club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince’s band the Time, Day performed and recorded with the group until launching his solo career. During his solo career, Day released the album “Daydreaming”, which included the chart-topping hit “Fishnets.” He later returned to the group in the early 1990s.
Mentored by James Brown, Bootsy Collins is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has been making legendary music for more than 40 years. Known for being the “original funk ‘n’ roll wild child” and his signature knee-high platform boots, Collins’ most recent album is the 2011 “Tha Funk Capital of the World.”
Doug E. Fresh is known as the “first human beatbox” and has been wowing audiences with his drum machine imitations for more than 30 years. His classics include “The Show/La Di Da Di” and “Play This Only at Night.”
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. and are available from $49 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.
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