Deep Purple to Perform Rare Las Vegas Concert During
Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience
Hear “Smoke on the Water” live during free concert on August 15
English rock band and one of the pioneers of rock music, Deep Purple, joins the stellar lineup of bands performing in the Rock of Vegas summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience. Renowned for hit songs like “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star,” “Fireball,” and “Speed King,” Deep Purple will rock audiences on Friday, August 15 on the 3rd Street Stage at 9 p.m. in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas.
Each year from May through September, Fremont Street Experience transforms Downtown Las Vegas into the hottest place to be with the Rock of Vegas free summer concert series; one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas featuring four months of rockin’ nightly entertainment, free headliner concerts and Viva Vision shows. This year’s concert series kicks off Sunday, May 18 with Marianas Trench and will also include a Memorial Day Weekend performance from hit pop-duo Karmin on Saturday, May 24 as well as 3 Doors Down on Saturday, June 14 and the Summerland Tour 2014: featuring Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Space Hog on Friday, July 18. Additional concerts to be announced soon.
English rock band Deep Purple is known as one of the pioneers of Rock music. The band got its start in Hertford, England in 1968 and released a trio of albums 1970-73 that catapulted them to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world. Most known for popular songs including “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star,” “Fireball” and “Speed King,” Deep Purple continues to operate on fresh cycles of adrenaline, picking up new listeners from around the world with five new studio albums since 1996 including the most recent 2013 release of Now What?!. Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock, creating new music and performing for audiences around the world, and the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes the SlotZilla zipline attraction, free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com, Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV.