Bell Biv DeVoe to Perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, January 27
SWV, Whodini and EPMD to Join the Music Legends; Tickets on Sale Now
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring its smooth sounds to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Jan. 27. The legendary group has been bridging the gap between R&B and hip-hop music for more than 20 years and will perform alongside SWV, Whodini and EPMD. The show will be hosted by DJ Biz Markie and feature a special performance by Dana Dane. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the concert start at $39 (not including applicable services charges) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online through axs.com or in person at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office.
Bell Biv DeVoe is a direct result of the hugely successful vocal quintet New Edition. Merging the irresistible sounds of hip-hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe started fresh with a more street-oriented approach to contemporary R&B. The result was the group’s explosive debut album Poison, which sold more than 4 million copies.
With its 1992 debut “It’s About Time,” SWV has scored a string of Top 10 R&B hits that have established the group as one of the most popular R&B groups of the ‘90s. The group’s name is an acronym for “sisters with voices” and include three school friends Coko, Taj and Lelee.
Coming out of the early ‘80s New York rap scene, Whodini was one of the first rap groups to add a straight R&B twist to its music. This laid the groundwork for the New Jack Swing movement. The group features rappers Jalil Hutchins, John “Ecstasy” Fletcher and legendary DJ Drew “Grandmaster Dee” Carter.
EPMD, the duo of Erik Sermon and Parrish Smit, was among the best in hip-hop’s underground scene during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. They had a feel for a good groove, and created numerous hip-hop classics including “It’s My Thing,” “You Gots to Chill,” “Get the Bozack,” “Strictly Business” and “Rampage.”
About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool and DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other resort highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium, Spa Mandalay and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay also is home to Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop. Mandalay Bay is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB OPENS THURSDAYS AND DEBUTS POPLIFE, A WEEKLY ‘80s And ‘90s THROWBACK EVENT, BEGINNING FEB. 13
Color Me Badd with DJs Hass Deniro & Mikey Swift – Feb. 13 DJs Hass Deniro & Mikey Swift – Feb. 20
Vanilla Ice with DJs Hass Deniro & Mikey Swift – Feb. 27
Starting Thursday, Feb. 13, Body English Nightclub debuts POPLIFE, a new weekly throwback experience on Thursdays for fans of the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Body English will take revelers on a journey back in time by offering a fully-immersive experience featuring the fashion, fun and of course, hottest music of the two decades remixed by DJs Hass Deniro and Mikey Swift. POPLIFE will feature weekly hosts and performances by some of the biggest artists and celebrities of each era.
Top-selling R&B/pop act Color Me Badd will kick off the first throwback event on Feb. 13. The trio will dip into its musical archives and perform classics including “I Adore Mi Amor,” “All For Love,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” and more. Color Me Badd’s debut album sold more than six million copies worldwide and went triple platinum in the United States.
On Feb. 20, resident DJs Deniro and Swift will take over the dance floor with their remix of ‘80s and ‘90s videos and club classics. In addition to Color Me Badd and Vanilla Ice, the duo will play artists such as RUN-DMC, Madonna, Bell Biv DeVoe, Lisa Lisa, Sir Mix-A-Lot and much more.
Rapper Vanilla Ice will have partiers reminiscing about the times of neon, shoulder pads and side ponytails when he hosts on Feb. 27. Vanilla Ice’s mega-smash hit “Ice Ice Baby” was an instant hit when it debuted in 1990, propelling Vanilla Ice to mainstream success, and was the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts. Since launching his career in the early ‘90s, Vanilla Ice has won numerous awards including “Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist” and “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” by the American Music Awards. He’s also been featured in several movies and hosted his own documentary “The Vanilla Ice Project.”
For more information on POPLIFE and Body English Nightclub, visit www.hardrockhotel.com. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. For table and VIP booth reservations, call 702.693.5555.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
No Shirt? No Shoes? No Problem at Mandalay Bay Beach!
With the sun shining and temperatures rising, beach season at Mandalay Bay is in full swing. In true Las Vegas fashion, the good time doesn’t end when the sun goes down. On select weekends through September, the sandy sanctuary of Mandalay Bay Beach will host entertainment’s biggest names while concert-goers wade in the surf under the desert moon.
The Beach Concert Series spotlights some of the best names in music with a one-of-a-kind stage above the water. The 2013 summer schedule will heat up with Lifehouse (May 17), Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion (May 25), Bell Biv DeVoe (May 26), Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (June 8), Counting Crows (July 20), Sublime with Rome (August 17) and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley (Sept. 1). For a full list of performances and ticket information, please visit MandalayBay.com.
The atmosphere at Mandalay Bay Beach is just as important as the musicians performing at the unique venue. As the stars shine above them, guests are invited to sit on the sand or relax in the water while enjoying live music in the tropical paradise with a cocktail in hand.
For those looking for an exclusive poolside experience, the beachside bungalows and cabanas are available for rental during concerts and host up to 12. Adding unparalleled comfort to the Beach, this private setting offers plush furniture along with refreshing amenities. Moorea Beach Club, located adjacent to the Beach, is the ultimate location for hosting a private party while taking in a concert. Combining an elevated view with its own pools, daybeds, lounge chairs and bar, Moorea offers an extensive catering menu during performances.
OUTDOOR BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY RETURNS WITH INCREDIBLE 2013 LINEUP
Tickets for All Shows Now on Sale
Each summer music enthusiasts and outdoor lovers unite for the best of both worlds at the beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino ! The 2013 series kicks off next month featuring a wide range of musical genres and an outstanding lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. Mandalay Bay’s Beach stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this beloved series
Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying to the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The 2013 festivities kick off Saturday, May 11 with country music singer Gary Allan when he performs at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event. Additional performers scheduled throughout the summer include Lifehouse, Bell Biv DeVoe, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sublime with Rome and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley. Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit www.mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets.
Gary Allan – Saturday, May 11
Multi-platinum, chart-topping country music artist Gary Allan will perform at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event Saturday, May 11. The country singer is scheduled to take the Mandalay Bay Beach stage at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Allan’s most recent album, Set You Free, was released in January and made its debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 (all genre album chart) and the Billboard Country Album Chart. The album’s first single, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” topped the radio charts, marking Allan’s fifth No. 1 single. Additionally, Allan has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits including “Watching Airplanes,” “Her Man,” “The One” and “Best I Ever Had.”
Lifehouse – Friday, May 17
In conjunction with the 15th annual Tiger Jam weekend celebration benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation, American rock band Lifehouse will perform its hits at the Mandalay Bay Beach Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
The band’s current album Almeria was released in December 2012 and features the poignant track “Between the Raindrops” with vocals from Natasha Bedingfield. Lifehouse came to mainstream prominence in 2001 with the hit single “Hanging by a Moment” from its debut album No Name Face. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year after spending 20 weeks in the Top 10. After nearly 13 years, the band’s music can be heard on a variety of TV series including “Smallville,” “Falcon Beach,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” “One Tree Hill,” “Criminal Minds,” as well as in films including “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
Bell Biv DeVoe – Sunday, May 26
Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD), comprised of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens and Ron DeVoe, will perform Memorial Day Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $32.50, not including applicable service charges.
An offshoot of the hugely popular ‘80s vocal group New Edition, BBD fused hip-hop beats, b-boy attitude and R&B harmonies. The result was the group’s explosive debut album Poison, which went on to sell four million copies and included the platinum title cut “Do Me,” the popular “BBD (I Thought it Was Me)” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?” In 1996, the group participated in the New Edition reunion that resulted in the multi-platinum album Home Again.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Saturday, June 8
Indie-rock band Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
Potter, who has been called “…one of the rock world’s reigning elite female vocalists…,” and her band have cultivated a growing following with a steady stream of releases, tours and late night TV appearances. They’ve opened for Dave Matthews Band and the Avett Brothers, played numerous festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Coachella, and have collaborated with members of The Black Keys, Kenny Chesney and Gov’t Mule. Grace and her band The Nocturnals recently performed in stadiums across the U.S. on the Brothers of The Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. They also recently wrapped a nearly sold-out U.S. headlining tour. GPN’s fourth studio album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, was released in June debuting at No. 17 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and No. 10 on Billboard’s Digital chart. The band’s current single “Stars” reached No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Song chart.
Under the Sun featuring Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon and Fastball – Saturday, July 6
The Under the Sun tour boasts some of the greatest bands of the ‘90s including Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms, all of whom will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 6 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Hosted by Sugar Ray’s one and only Mark McGrath, the multi-artist bill also will include performances by Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Totaling cumulative album sales of 25 million in the U.S. alone, the bands featured on Under The Sun stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll. Under The Sun follows 2012’s smash Summerland Tour, a 31-date trek that packed arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Marcy Playground and Lit.
Lost 80’s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other artists – Saturday, Aug. 10
The unique Lost 80’s Live summer tour featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other performers, arrives at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a Saturday, Aug. 10 performance at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
The Lost 80’s 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.
Sublime with Rome – Saturday, Aug. 17
Ska-punk band Sublime with Rome will bring its distinctive sound to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a performance scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.
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 followed in March 2010 and that fall, Sublime with Rome entered 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 www.sublimewithrome.com.
Ziggy Marley – Sunday, Sept. 1
Popular reggae musician Ziggy Marley will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, not including applicable service charges.
Marley, the oldest son of music legend Bob Marley, made his recording debut in 1979 with a group comprised of his father and three siblings. The group became known as The Melody Makers and released 14 albums over three decades. Ziggy Marley began his solo career in 2003 when he released Dragonfly (Ghetto Youths Crew), a record label he created while working with the United Nations. In 2006, he released his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, which won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time, was released in 2009 and was dedicated to all of the children in the world. It featured his mother, Rita Marley, as well as musicians Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson, among others. Marley later earned another GRAMMY for “Best Musical Album for Children.”