Heart Brings “Love Alive Tour” with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to The Pearl Sept. 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Brings ‘Love Alive Tour’ with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Special Guest Elle King to The Pearl Stage for One Night Only

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Tickets on sale – Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

 HEART–ANN and NANCY WILSON–will return to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 39-city outing by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and more, before wrapping September 9 at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The tour features a stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Tickets start at $60.95.

HEART will partner with REVERB for this tour, to reduce the environmental footprint of the events while also engaging fans in local and national causes each night in the concourse. For more information, visit REVERB.org.

Tickets for Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and special guest Elle King start at $60.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

For more information, please visit www.stationcasinoslive.com or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @Palms and Facebook.

Q&A WITH
ANN AND NANCY WILSON OF HEART, 2019

Congratulations on the news of the upcoming tour. What inspired you to name it “Love Alive”?

ANN: “Love Alive” is a song and a sentiment that goes back a long way with us. It goes forward too. It is a hopeful, positive and universal vibe like we feel this tour will be.

NANCY: Yes! I think the tour will spark some positive new energy as we rediscover some of our iconic songs and also some fan favorites. Calling the tour “Love Alive” was something Ann and I felt instantly good about. We have always had many love-themed mottos along the way like “Love Rules,” “Love Wins,” “Love is IT”–and of course it’s a very cool song as well.

This will mark Heart’s first tour in three years. During this time, you both released your own projects. Do you feel your time apart will inject Heart with a new energy?

NANCY: Yes, I could see it was time for Heart to have a break. We’d been slogging through tour after tour fairly nonstop and were starting to burn out a little bit. Things had just reached a heavy climax. Working with my other new band Roadcase Royale was a life-saver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed. Ryan Waters (who with Liv Warfield worked in Prince’s band) will be joining me on the Heart stage and I know that will inject a wonderful magic into the Heart equation.

ANN:  Absolutely! Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We’ve both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life. We come to this tour with fresh energy and oxygen.

Might this year’s tour be different in any way than the 2016 tour?

ANN:  It will be unlike any other Heart tour that has been. Some of the songs will be classic of course, but this tour will be a new animal.

NANCY: I think this tour should look feel and sound bigger than other Heart tours so far.

What is the connective tissue between Heart and the other artists you’ve invited to tour with you?

NANCY: I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music. We would usually steer clear of the female-centric concept, but in the light of current events it seems like the right statement at the right time.”

ANN:  Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time. We have hung out and appreciated each other’s music onstage and off. Brandi Carlile is a fresh and authentic artist that we both love….and Elle King is my favorite new artist. She has so much soul and attitude! We are so thrilled to host all these artists on the “Love Alive” tour.

Heart has created a meaningful body of work with songs that are deeply woven into the culture. Can you describe the feeling of what it’s like to perform these songs in front of longtime fans as well as new ones?

ANN:  It feels good to see people’s eyes light up when we play one of the classic songs they know and love. I always wonder how a song like “Crazy On You” hits the mind and soul of a 17-year-old in 2019…they seem to be as into it live as everyone else. When I think of the connection we continue to have with our very diverse audience, I am deeply grateful and always amazed!

NANCY:  It’s an incredible feeling and a great compliment to see our loyal fans and the new generation of Heart fans at the shows. It speaks to the songs as well as giving a bigger sense of history to the younger ones. It’s authentic live music with no added prerecorded or auto tuned vocals or tracks blended in. No bells or whistles, smoke or mirrors. I think in many ways that’s a whole new thing for young kids who love music and they know the difference and appreciate it. It’s completely real.

About HEART:
When Ann and Nancy Wilson formed HEART, the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking.  From the moment 1976’s Dreamboat Annie was released, they became stars. With hits like “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” and “These Dreams,” the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the seventies and eighties selling more than 35 million records. In 2012, their memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll became a New York Times bestseller, and in 2013 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Joan Jett & The Blackhearts:
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her independent record label, Blackheart Records, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.

As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.

Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was reworked for NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”, and was performed for 9 seasons by the likes of Pink, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. Her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy – A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer. Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, ‘Unvarnished,’ in 2013 and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.

Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations – this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She’s fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative. “I’ve had a blessed career,” she says. “I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way.”

About Elle King:
Multi-platinum and multi-Grammy-nominated recording artist Elle King recently released her critically-acclaimed second album, Shake The Spirit, the follow up to her debut album Love Stuff, a sultry, badass mix of rock and roll, blues, and country, with a twinge of pop. Her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” earned her two GRAMMY nominations and was certified double platinum. The track, about leaving behind a string of brokenhearted exes, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, and topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 Country Airplay hit “Different For Girls” (she performed it with Bentley at the CMA Awards and took home an award for “Musical Event of the Year”). King also performed for President Obama in honor of Mavis Staples at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors.

Shake The Spirit features lead single “Shame,” which became her fourth radio No. 1 single and led Elle to become the only act in history to have scored number 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Her new single “Baby Outlaw,”  is currently Top 15 at AAA Radio.  Rolling Stone wrote of her Austin City Limits live set: “Elle King is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as fuck.” Variety wrote of her Philadelphia Shake The Spirit tour date “…King churned the clotted cream of punkish country, raw R&B, crotchety rock and deep blues into rich, buttery musical drama with her band, The Brethren.. (she) belted, crooned, purred, sauntered and swaggered her way through a tautly rocking set…one thing became very clear: nearly every song that came before (the finale) was equally contagious, catty-cool, and hit-worthy.”
Elle King has appeared on Good Morning America, Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and The Late Late Show with James Corden in support of her new album Shake The Spirit. Visit www.elleking.com for more.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Pearl Concert Theater
With a state-of-the-art LED wall spanning the length of the stage and a brand new multi-million dollar sound system, The Pearl is a marvel of modern concert venue design boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. In 2018, the venue underwent a design renovation as part of a more than $690 million property overhaul, complete with upgraded private and semi-private skyboxes and throughout the venue, a showcase of art from multiple artists, including a Felipe Pantone mural which greets guests upon arrival. With the stage positioned just four feet from the floor, and the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, The Pearl is one of the most intimate concert venues featuring some of the world’s hottest acts. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Backstreet Boys at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

About Station Casinos Entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Concert Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL 2019
Feb. 13, 15-16 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
March 9 – Tori Kelly
Tickets start at $35
March 15 – Il Divo
Tickets start at $59.95
March 23 – Why Don’t We
Tickets start at $35.95
April 6 – NEEDTOBREATHE
Tickets start at $34.95
April 7 – Hozier
Tickets start at $45.95
April 26-27 – Alanis Morissette
Tickets start at $54.95
May 10-11, 15, 17-18 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
Aug. 2 – 2019 Summer Gods Tour with Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World
Tickets start at $54.95
Aug. 23-24, 28, 30-31 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas
Tickets start at $34.95
Sept. 8 – Heart with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and special guest Elle King
Tickets start at $60.95
Oct. 4-5, 9, 11-12 – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM
Tickets start at $34.95

Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Announces Full Lineup

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas
Summer Concert Series Announces Full Lineup
 
Free concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend
and runs through Labor Day Weekend
 
 
Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series announces its full lineup for the summer that will transform the legendary downtown venue into summer’s hottest music destination. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. The free concert series in Downtown Las Vegas will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and runs through Labor Day Weekend with a performance by Smash Mouth.
 
Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts: 
 
May 28 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 3rd Street Stage

June 11 – 3 Doors Down – 3rd Street Stage

July 2 – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – 1st Street Stage

July 23 – Robby Krieger of The Doors – 1st Street Stage

Aug. 6 – Vertical Horizon – 1st Street Stage
Aug. 20 – Melissa Etheridge – 1st Street Stage

Sept. 3 – Smash Mouth – 3rd Street Stage
 
(All concerts start at 9 p.m.)  
 
“We are excited to announce the return of Fremont Street Experience’s free summer concert series, Rock of Vegas,” said Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing of Fremont Street Experience. “We have an amazing lineup of nationally-recognized bands this year.  There is something for everyone and you can’t beat the price – free – the best deal in Las Vegas this summer. In addition to the headliner concerts, we have nightly entertainment on three stages.  We invite visitors and local residents to come to Downtown Las Vegas for a great summer of entertainment, plus the hotel-casinos offer amazing values on room rates, gambling, and food and drink specials.”
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. Jett & The Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.
 
3 Doors Down
Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards. Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashes their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, in 2016.
 
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies became a popular act during the swing revival of the late 1990s although the eight-piece band had formed one decade prior in Eugene, Oregon. The current lineup includes original members Steve Perry (who once performed under the mad scientist stage persona of “MC Large Drink”) on lead vocals, bassist Dan Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies broke into the musical mainstream with their 1997 swing compilation Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Released at the onset of the late 1990s swing revival, the album went on to sell over two million copies in the United States while its eponymous single became a radio hit. The Daddies have been playing songs on tour from their newest release called The Boop-A-Doo. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle.
 
Robby Krieger of The Doors
Born in Los Angeles, California, Robby Krieger played in bands with friends where he eventually came into contact with drummer John Densmore. The two began jamming on blues together, later on meeting keyboardist Ray Manzarek and poet/singer Jim Morrison, resulting in the birth of The Doors. Quickly building a name for themselves in L.A. with their unpredictable live shows, The Doors were signed to Elektra Records, and issued their debut album, the Doors, in 1967. The album would become one of rock’s all-time classics, as it spawned the monster hit “Light My Fire,” a tune penned entirely by Krieger. Subsequent studio releases — 1967′s Strange Days, 1968′s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969′s the Soft Parade — all included several classic songs, and by the dawn of the ’70s, the band issued a pair of strong releases, 1970′s Morrison Hotel and 1971′s L.A. Woman. Krieger would go on to issue solo albums in addition to playing live dates, and guest appearances on albums by other artists. In the early 21st century, Krieger and Minaret resuscitated The Doors (with the Cult’s Ian Asbury taking Morrison’s position, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland initially taking Dunmore’s spot) for live shows and recordings. Robby is currently playing Doors songs with his Robby Krieger Band and special guest vocalist Waylon Krieger.
 
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s, but it was seven years before lead singer Matt Scannell’s songs became the radio hits that brought the popular grass roots band to national attention.  In 1999, they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies. The single  “Everything You Want,” captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and became Billboard’s Most Played Single of 2000. The band garnered further radio attention with “You’re a God” and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning),” which in 2005 became a top 20 country hit for Gary Allan. Subsequent records followed included Go in 2003, Burning the Days in 2009 and their latest record, Echoes From The Underground, was released in 2013. Vertical Horizon tours extensively and in between tours Matt spends the majority of his time writing. 
 
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am. The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. Most recently, she released her latest album This Is M.E. in September 2014, which features singles Take My Number, A Little Bit of Me, and Monster.
 
Smash Mouth
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and continue has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
 
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com
 
Photo #1: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage.
 
About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’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 free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. 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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.
 
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to Kick-Off Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to Kick-Off Rock of Vegas
Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown Las Vegas
with a Free Concert on Saturday, May 28



Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas concert series will kick-off the summer this Memorial Day weekend with a free concert featuring Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage. Celebrating its eighth season, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. This year’s lineup will turn the legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue into summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that have taken music to the edge.

“We are ecstatic to have Joan Jett & The Blackhearts kick off Fremont Street Experience’s eighth summer concert series this year,” said Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing of Fremont Street Experience. “Downtown Las Vegas is such an energetic place to see a live concert and offers the best values in the city. All the concerts and stage shows are free, plus the downtown hotel-casinos offer great deals on room rates, gambling and many food and drink specials.”

Joan Jett
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was performed by Carrie Underwood as the intro to NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows. Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will kick off the Rock of Vegas summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, May 28. Photo by Roger Erickson.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’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 free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. 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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

“Like” Fremont Street Experience on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FSE89101
“Follow” Fremont Street Experience (@FSELV) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV