Seal, Bret Michaels and Sunset Rockfest highlight Station Casinos’ July 2019 headliners

Station Casinos announces July 2019 headliners

PALMS CASINO RESORT

Hammer’s House Party
Featuring MC Hammer with special house guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew & more
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B
Dates:  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $49.95, $69.95, $89.95, $139.95 and $239.95 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Hammer’s House Party invites fans to reminisce with some of the most iconic names in pop, hip-hop and R&B. With featured lineups from city to city, the artists will perform the biggest hits of a generation. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit,” Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” and many, many more during this nostalgia-themed night out that will bring the hits and get you dancing. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event.

Hammer’s House Party is the latest iconic package tour created by Universal Attractions Agency in partnership with MC Hammer. With Hammer being largely off the touring scene and deeply involved in tech, philanthropy, and prison reform (The Last Mile) over the last decade, he decided it was time to give his fans what they wanted – a proper tour. Hammer says of UAA’s co-owner Jeff Epstein, “When Jeff pitched the idea to me for Hammers House Party, I loved the concept and the potential lineups and we collectively hit the ground running…it’s Hammertime”. “Hammer is one of our top clients for a very long time, and he’s one of the hardest working and most giving people I know,” says Epstein, “The demand for him as a performer has actually increased while he’s been off the touring circuit. He truly is 2 legit to quit!”

SiriusXM FLY plays Hip Hop and R&B songs from the ‘90s and 2000s. Listeners will hear music from artists including Snoop Dogg, Boys II Men, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Jodeci, Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill, Fugees, 2Pac, Missy Elliott and Notorious B.I.G.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Gary Owen
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: Comedy
Dates:  Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $34.95, $45.95, $59.95, $69.95 and $89.95 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian.”

Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime. Recently, Owen starred in his eponymous docuseries “The Gary Owen Show” on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. The series marked the first time a Caucasian actor had starred in his own series on the network.

Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen having appeared in “Meet the Blacks,” “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Ride Along,” “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care,” “College,” and more. On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” (2013). After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

In addition to his memorable series roles, Owen has starred in multiple televised standup specials, including “I Agree with Myself” and his one-hour comedy special “True Story,” both of which aired on Showtime in 2015. In 2014, he served as the host of the hugely popular comedy special “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando.” Other standout comedy performances include “Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia” as well as “Breakin’ out the Park” and “Urban Legend,” the latter two which he also produced. He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment,” which aired on Starz in 2005.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Seal
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: AC/Soul
Dates:  Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $49.95, $69.95, $89.95, $129.95 and $249.95 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: In a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, London-born multi-platinum singer-songwriter Seal has been focused on a single creative pursuit: expressing the full experience of love through song.

Known for his one-of-a-kind soaring, husky baritone voice and classic songwriting, Seal has seen success across numerous genres of music. His smooth vocal delivery on hits like “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose” quickly cemented his status as a formidable singer, and over the years he’s extended his influence with a wide catalog of original music and soulful covers earning him multiple GRAMMY awards and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Rick Springfield
Best in Show Tour with special guests Eddie Money and Tommy Tutone
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: 80s Pop/Rock
Dates:  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $49.95, $69.95, $79.95, $119.95 and $199.95 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash,” gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama “True Detective,” earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer on the CW hit “Supernatural” and most recently played Pastor Charles on “American Horror Story.” In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971. Springfield’s upcoming album Orchestrating My Life is due out April 2019.

Eddie Money joins Rick for the Best in Show Tour. With a legendary career spanning more than 40 years, Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more. Money continues to tour across the country with his band, which includes three of his equally talented offspring who also appear with him currently along with the rest of his family in AXS network’s “Real Money” which is entering its second season.

Rounding out the tour, Tommy Tutone will perform to open up the night. In 1982, Tommy Tutone exploded onto the music scene with what is one of the best known songs in history. The song that sparked millions of prank calls is none other than “Jenny/867-5309.” Coming on the scene at the same time as MTV certainly didn’t hurt at all either, thus cementing him a place in the culture of the ’80s.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

RED ROCK RESORT

Bret Michaels
Unbroken World Tour with special guest Jack Russell’s Great White
Venue: Sandbar Poolside Stage
Genre: Rock
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25 plus applicable fees for general admission and $50 plus applicable fees for VIP standing room only
Artist Info: As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day, he’s a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison front man, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. Michaels first rose to fame as the front man of Poison. As one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock ‘n roll scene. Since the band’s beginning, Poison has achieved massive success- releasing eight studio albums, four live albums, and selling more than 30 million records worldwide and 16.5 million records in the U.S. alone. The band has charted 10 singles in the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 including the number-one single, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.” Twenty-five years after their debut, Poison is still recording music and performing together.

Bret Michaels’ solo career has been equally successful with his hit solo album Custom Built, which was released in July of 2010 and topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. Michaels continues to stretch himself and challenge himself to take on new projects in music, business, and beyond. He recently partnered with legendary guitar company, Dean Guitars, to design his first ever signature Bret Michaels series. Michaels calls Dean Guitars “the only guitars that can keep up with me, holding up tour after tour.”

Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of a legacy. Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the front man welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist—lead guitarist Robby Lochner, and drummer Dicki Fliszar.  In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987’s Once Bitten and 1989’s Twice Shy. Moving more than eight million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell’s Great White.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Gipsy Kings
Venue: Sandbar Poolside Stage
Genre: Rumba/Flamenco
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $40, $65 and $85 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: It has been 25 years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost 20 million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.

Now the Gipsy Kings return with SAVOR FLAMENCO, their ninth studio album and first new release in six years. The project marks the first time in their storied career that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of the material. It also starts a relationship between France’s most successful musical group of all time and a new label, Knitting Factory Records.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT

Sinbad
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Comedy
Date: Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25, $35 and $45 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: A Michigan native, Sinbad began his comedy career in the 1980s after appearing on “Star Search,” which soon led to roles on “The Redd Foxx Show” and “A Different World.” By the early 1990s, Sinbad was a household name, with a number of television and film credits to his name, including “The Sinbad Show,” his first HBO special, “Sinbad: Brain Damaged,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest,” “First Kid,” “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger” He continues to perform around the world and recently lent his voice to Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard.” Sinbad currently stars in the hit series “Rel.”
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Rock/Pop
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Kenny was hired as a vocalist on Chicago 17, which broke all previous sales records for the band and is still Chicago’s best-selling album. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, featuring Kenny singing lead on classic songs by the super group Chicago, returns a fundamental blend of a genuine Cetera voice and these brass-rock classics. Whether belting them out with the rhythm driving and horn section blaring or singing them stripped down to their acoustic essence, a concert with Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience is an engaging musical event that is sure to capture audiences of many ages and genres and be a highlight of your concert series.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Eclipse
80s Dance & Rock Experience
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Rock
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Voted “Best Local Band” five years in a row by Inland Empire Magazine, Eclipse is a high energy dance band with an emphasis on classic rock music. This female fronted four-piece group is able to satisfy diverse listeners and bring a new flavor to classic rock hits.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
SUNSET STATION

John Conlee
Venue: Club Madrid
Genre: Classic Country
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25, $35 and $45 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: One of the most respected vocalists to emerge during the urban cowboy era, John Conlee was known for his superb taste in material and his distinctively melancholy voice. Conlee was born and raised on a tobacco farm in Versailles, KY, in 1946, and took up the guitar as a child, performing on local radio at age 10. He went on to sing with the town barbershop chorus, but didn’t initially pursue music as a career, instead becoming a licensed mortician. He also worked as a disc jockey at numerous area radio stations and made important industry connections via that area when he moved to Nashville in 1971. Five years later, Conlee’s demo tape got him a contract with ABC. He released a few singles, but didn’t find acceptance until 1978’s “Rose Colored Glasses,” a song he’d co-written with a newsman at his radio station, rocketed into the country Top Five. Conlee spent the next decade or so scoring hit after hit, nearly all of them helmed by producer Bud Logan. He had two number ones in 1979 alone – “Lady Lay Down” and “Backside of Thirty” — and four number two hits through 1981, which included “Before My Time,” “Friday Night Blues,” “She Can’t Say That Anymore,” and “Miss Emily’s Picture.” Conlee returned to the top of the charts three times over 1983-1984 with “Common Man,” “I’m Only in It for the Love” and “In My Eyes,” and had his last number one in 1986 with “Got My Heart Set on You.”

All told, Conlee made the Top Ten 19 times through 1987, when he moved from MCA to Columbia and reached the Top Five with “Domestic Life.” Never much for touring, Conlee subsequently curtailed his recording activities as well, instead devoting his time to charity work (often on behalf of American farmers), raising his family, and running his own farm outside Nashville.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn
40th Anniversary Tour
Venue: Club Madrid
Genre: Rock
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $30 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: BERLIN will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics.  Few bands emerging from the era of BERLIN have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves.  The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away” that took the band to another level.  The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, helped solidify BERLIN’s everlasting place in American pop-culture.  The song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.

The band released its seventh studio album, Animal, in 2013. The album explored contemporary electronic dance music, while remaining true to the groundbreaking sound and Nunn’s signature vocals that continue to define BERLIN.  The band’s first full length LP, Love Life, hit in 1984 and was certified gold. In 1986, BERLIN topped the charts with the unforgettable, intimate and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away.” The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film Top Gun has also helped solidify BERLIN’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. Nunn’s ongoing influence earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock,” while, as an actress, she played leading roles in films including Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold with Kim Basinger, and Thank God It’s Friday with Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger.

Currently, Nunn is recording a brand new BERLIN studio album with her original BERLIN band members and co-writers, John Crawford (bass) and David Diamond (keyboards).  The album is scheduled for release in mid-2019.  The album is being produced by Australian producers Andy and Thom Mak.  The album marks the first collaboration by Nunn, Crawford and Diamond since Love Life, the third BERLIN album, released in 1984.

BERLIN’s discography has yielded 12 gold and platinum album awards. The band—founded by Nunn, bassist John Crawford, and keyboard player David Diamond—made its everlasting place in American pop-culture. Nunn’s ongoing influence earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock,” while, as an actress, she played leading roles in films including Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold with Kim Basinger, and Thank God It’s Friday with Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger. Along with comedienne, Wendy Liebman, Nunn also previously hosted the critically-acclaimed radio show Unbound with Terri Nunn on 88.5 FM KCSN Los Angeles.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

SUNSET ROCKFEST
With Dee Snider, Dokken and L.A. Guns featuring Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels
Venue: Sunset Amphitheater
Genre: Rock
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 and $45 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: Of course, best known as the lead singer of the acclaimed rock band, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider is more than a musician. Dee is a radio personality, television host, author, screenplay writer, actor, and most of all he is a doting husband of 27 years, and father of four children. In radio, Dee begins his eighth year hosting the nationally-syndicated “House of Hair.” The weekly show is heard in more than 175 markets across the country. Never setting limits, Dee wrote, produced, and acted in “Dee Snider’s Strangeland.” This horror flick immediately struck a resonant chord with a legion of horror fans, elevating the movie to one of the most rented movies in its class. But don’t think music is in Dee’s past. While he recently reunited with his original Twisted Sister mates, he keeps creating. His latest creation Van Helsing’s Curse is an 18 piece rock orchestra that mixes everything from Black Sabbath to Beethoven. Set to a spooky story line, written and narrated by Snider himself, Van Helsing’s Curse has been hailed by critics as the new soundtrack for Halloween.

Dokken is an American heavy metal and hard rock band formed in 1978. They split up in 1989 but reformed four years later. The group accumulated numerous charting singles, has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 1989. After success with their debut album Breaking the Chains, the band released three consecutive platinum-selling albums, including 1984’s Tooth and Nail, 1985’s Under Lock and Key and 1987’s Back for the Attack. The band’s success continued into the 2000s, with their most recent release, 2018’s Return to the East Live.

L.A. Guns was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled L.A. Guns, went on to sell more than 750,000 copies and earned the band its first gold album. Tours with AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band a gold video award. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, Cocked and Loaded, in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away with the release of “Rip and Tear” as the first single and video. “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” followed, pushing album sales over 1,000,000 and earning the band its first platinum record. The band’s third album, Hollywood Vampires, was recorded in the fall of 1990. With the release of “Kiss My Love Goodbye” as the first single and video, and another successful world tour, the album went on to sell 700,000 copies and earned the band its third consecutive gold album. With more than 30 years’ worth of noteworthy material, the band have proved to be true warriors of the 80s genre and are geared to tear it up across the world giving audiences the high octane rock ‘n roll that is L.A. Guns.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

BOULDER STATION

The Rising
A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Tribute
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: The Rising is a brotherhood of friends, some with ties that date back nearly two decades. Much like Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, they take the stage more like a gang, than a band. They collectively roll up their sleeves and go to work, night after night. They were all cut from the worn denim of blue collar towns and paid musical dues playing dive bars and juke joints. What you hear is the musical truth. What you see is the embodiment of friendship and what you feel is the “spiritual healing” that can only be supplied by a great rock n roll band. Performing songs spanning the nearly five decades of Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue, they deliver each song with the same power, heart, and soul as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
Guests must be 21 years or older

Boulder Blues
Eric Sardinas
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door
Artist Info: Known for his unbelievable live performances, during many of which he has set his guitars on fire, Eric Sardinas has pushed the boundaries of blues and rock and become one of the music industry’s most respected guitarists. His latest album, Boomerang, was released in 2014.
Guests must be 21 years or older

Boulder Blues
Coco Montoya
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door
Artist Info: Coco Montoya began his career as a drummer in the mid 1970s and soon moved on to play guitar for the newly formed band, Bluesbreakers, which he remained a member of for 10 years. Montoya has released several solo albums, including his debut Gotta Mind To Travel and most recent album, Songs From The Road. Montoya has also been featured on albums with the Cate Brothers and Bo Diddley.
Guests must be 21 years or older

SANTA FE STATION

Pyromania
Tribute to Def Leppard
Venue: Chrome Showroom
Genre: Tribute
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: GUNTER, GLIEBEN, GLAUSEN, GLOBEN. Four nonsensical words that mean nothing. But to the millions of Def Leppard fans they signify that a ceremony of both sight and sound has just begun.  Being called “The Next Best Thing to Def Leppard” is an honor that PYROMANIA: The Def Leppard Experience doesn’t take lightly. Fourteen years in the making, the band captures the music and the essence of a rock band that has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Grabbing the bull by the horns, PYROMANIA has stunned audiences all over the world with their amazing recreation of one of the most memorable rock bands and rock songs ever written.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

TEXAS STATION

Natural Wonder
Stevie Wonder Tribute
Venue: Dallas Events Center
Genre: Tribute
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 plus applicable fees
Artist Info: While Stevie Wonder impersonators dot the landscape, backing tracks in hand, Natural Wonder rolls into town with the full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres. Whether it’s the Motown-era hits like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “My Cherie Amour,” the fusion-flavored 70’s platters like “Master Blaster” and “Do I Do,” the genius of Songs in the Key of Life, the signature harmonica solo of “Isn’t She Lovely,” or Stevie’s modern masterpieces like “My Love is on Fire,” Gabriel Bello and the industry veterans who comprise Natural Wonder recreate the look, feel, and sound of a Stevie set with all the musicianship necessary to blow audiences away with a seemingly unending barrage of hit songs that span the Stevie Wonder catalog.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.StationCasinosLive.com or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the Palms concerts can be purchased at the Palms Box Office, online at www.palms.com or by calling 702.944.3200.

 

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom March 3-4

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom March 3-4

Comedian and actor Gary Owen will come to The Orleans Showroom on March 3-4.

Owen got his start performing stand-up comedy in Southern California, including a regular gig at The Comedy Story in Hollywood. In 1997, Owen auditioned for BET’s “Comic View,” which led to two appearances and later, his own one-hour “Grandstand” show.

In 2011, Owen was named “Black America’s Favorite White Comic” by Ebony magazine, and was invited to be one of the headlining comedians on STARZ’s “Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Stand-Up.” He was last seen on the big screen in “Ride Along,” alongside Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. He also appeared in Steve Harvey’s romantic comedy series “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like A Man Too.” Most recently, he starred in his own reality show on BET, “The Gary Owen Show,” as well as starred in TruTV’s video and sketch comedy show, “Upload,” which he co-hosted with Shaquille O’Neal.

Owen’s performances include his one-hour Showtime special “True Story,” which is currently available on DVD and Netflix, as well as early specials “Breakin’ Out the Park” and “Urban Legend.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $39.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at The Orleans box office or gift shops at Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

American Actor and Comedian, Gary Owen, Brings Side-Splitting Stand-Up Act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13-14

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American Actor and Comedian, Gary Owen, Brings Side-Splitting Stand-Up Act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13-14

Comedian Gary Owen will bring his fearless and entertaining stand-up comedy act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13 and 14.

Owen’s comedy career began at a young age after he earned the title of “class clown” while growing up in Cincinnati. After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer, Owen realized that stand-up comedy was his true passion, and after a year of performing, Owen was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” His popularity continued to soar, and with his large African-American fan base, Owen went on to win “Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego.”

In 1997, Owen auditioned for BET’s “Comic View,” and after two appearances on the multicultural comedy show, he landed his own hour-long “Grandstand” show. At season’s end, Owen was selected from the year’s four “Grandstanders” to be the host. He was also the only white man to ever host “Comic View.” Owen continued his rise to stardom in 2011 when he was crowned “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian” by EBONY magazine.

Owen made appearances in three Showtime comedy specials in the same year; a one-hour comedy special called “True Story,” as host of “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando,” and as a stand-out performer on “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.”

In addition to “True Story,” Owen starred in two other stand-up comedy DVDs – “Breakin’ Out the Park” and “Urban Legend.” His latest comedy special, “I Agree With Myself,” premiered on Showtime in January.

In addition to stand-up and comedy specials, Owen held a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” Owen can also be seen on the big screen where he’s known for his role as Bennett in “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too,” as well as his recent role as Crazy Cody where he starred alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the comedy “Ride Along.” Owen also had supporting roles in “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care” and “College.”

The show begins at 8 p.m, and tickets are available from $39.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.