JOURNEY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMERS ROSS VALORY AND JONATHAN CAIN VISIT LAS VEGAS ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, MAY 17

JOURNEY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMERS ROSS VALORY AND JONATHAN CAIN VISIT LAS VEGAS ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, MAY 17

Journey band members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ross Valory and Jonathan Cain visited Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) on Wednesday, May 17 while in town for their second, nine-show residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. During their visit to the performing arts school, Valory and Cain participated in a question and answer session with over 100 music students, answering a variety of questions from what inspires them to what their biggest learning experiences in life have been.

 

Cain, Journey’s keyboard player and backing vocalist, offered advice to students by telling them, “Stay inspired by writing something every day and write what’s in your mind and from your heart.” Valory, the bands bass player, followed Cain’s suggestion by saying, “Find a local musician that inspires and teaches you, and learn to read and write for the instrument you play.”

“The message Jonathan and Ross brought to our students was absolutely positive, inspiring and motivating,” said Bill Swick, music teacher at LVA. “These are the types of messages we want our students to receive from visiting artists who play the roles of heroes and idols.  Mr. Cain and Mr. Valory certainly fall into that category.”

 

Cain also recommended that students have a vision keeper. “My dad was my vision keeper and he always helped me stay the path and always told me, don’t stop believin’.” The legendary band members ended the visit by sharing the story of how their famous song “Don’t Stop Believin’” came to life. The duo then sang the global hit as all of the students and teachers in the auditorium sang along.

Journey’s remaining shows take place at The Joint May 19 and May 20. Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com. For Journey VIP packages including premier seats, exclusive gifts, pre-show receptions and more, please visit www.vipnation.com.

 

Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as  “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “”Open Arms,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with the band since 1998.  Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III.  Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.”  For more information, visit http://journeymusic.com.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents offers more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross, The Judds and Willie Nelson. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.

 

Tickets for shows now through Saturday, May 20 are available at www.axs.com/journeylasvegas

JOURNEY Las Vegas Nine-Show Residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, May 3-20

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NINE-SHOW RESIDENCY
MAY 3 – May 20

 

Tickets on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m.

 

 

After a wildly successful run in 2015, legendary rock band JOURNEY will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for a second, nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, from Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. For the first time in the United States, JOURNEY will perform its seventh studio album, Escape, and the band’s eighth studio album, Frontiers, in their entirety on select dates.

 

JOURNEY wowed fans and critics in 2015 with nine sold out shows during its first residency, Journey Las Vegas, at The Joint. Back by popular demand, the band will once again make the award-winning venue its home with new shows featuring co-founders Neal Schon (lead guitarist) and Ross Valory (bass), longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), and virtuoso drummer Steve Smith who returned to JOURNEY in 2016 after nearly 17 years since touring with the band. All Wednesday evening shows (May 3, May 10 and May 17) will exclusively feature performances of Escape and Frontiers in their entirety. Hits from these albums include “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” and “Girl Can’t Help It.”

 

Through persistence and raw talent, the band has reached rare heights by selling more than 15 million copies of its Greatest Hits album, earning a total of 19 Top 40 singles, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums and headlining its first- and now second-ever residencies at The Joint. This year, the band has been nominated for one of the music industry’s top honors, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 induction. Since its formation in 1973, JOURNEY has kept the music alive with classic-rock radio airplay and a touring schedule unlike any other. TV series such as FOX’s “Glee” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” have also made the group’s song, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” a sensation decades after its release.

 

“JOURNEY’S first residency, Journey Las Vegas, blew everyone away and we’re thrilled to have them back,” said Bobby Reynolds, senior vice president of entertainment at AEG Live Las Vegas. “JOURNEY is an iconic band and their songs resonate with so many people of different ages and backgrounds worldwide. Their second residency is going to be bigger than ever, giving fans what they want plus more.”

 

“The Joint has been fortunate enough to bring some of the world’s biggest artists into an intimate music venue,” said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Fans will hear all of JOURNEY’S timeless hits at The Joint and we can’t wait for them to return.”

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Show Dates:
Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m.

 

Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com. For Journey VIP packages including premier seats, exclusive gifts, pre-show receptions and more, please visit www.vipnation.com.

 

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About AEG Live
AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld; is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; and produces limited-engagement performances at The Venetian Theatre including Diana Ross, The Judds and John Fogerty. For more information visit www.aeglive.com.

Celebrate the Fall Harvest During Festivino at The Venetian Las Vegas on Oct. 9

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CELEBRATE THE FALL HARVEST DURING FESTIVINO AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS ON OCT. 9

A portion of proceed to benefit March of Dimes

 

Time to uncork and pour.  The Venetian® Las Vegas is getting in the spirit of fall harvest with Festivino, the fifth annual food and wine festival, Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Festivino guests will learn about the celebrated wines from master sommeliers and enjoy culinary specialties under the stars from illustrious Master Chefs of France including Steve Benjamin, Jacques Chretien, Olivier Desaintmartin, Jean -Louis Dumonet, Jerome Ferrer, Claude Le-Tohic, Patrick Ponsaty, Nico Romo, David Werly, and Olivier Dubreuil, executive chef of  The Venetian and The Palazzo.

 

This year, former keyboardist and songwriter from Journey, Jonathan Cain – also a wine enthusiast will perform at Festivino. In partnership with Dennis De La Montanya and his De La Montanya Winery & Vineyards, Cain has created Finale Wines, which will be available during Festivino for guests to experience.

 

“Festivino is a favorite food and beverage event for many of our guests,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, “and we are honored to celebrate the event again this year with a distinguished lineup of Master Chefs of France.”

 

To take advantage of the fall weather, the popular epicurean event has been moved outdoors to the picturesque Doge’s Palace grand entrance of The Venetian.

 

Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 and are $95 plus tax and fees. To purchase online, visit www.venetian.com or at any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend Festivino.

 

 

 

 

About The Venetian Las Vegas®

The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations. In 2014, TripAdvisor named The Venetian the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel. The Venetian‘s standard suite is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, prompting it to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest standard hotel room in the world.”

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning  Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including  the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.