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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT

World-class boxing legends honored at RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT ‘Night of the Champion’

World-champion boxers came together at RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, Saturday, August 17 at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, for a very special “Night of the Champion,” honoring Leon Spinks. Among the guests were Sugar Ray Leonard, “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta, John H. Stracey, Michael Spinks, Earnie Shavers, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, James “Quick” Tillis, Danny Lopez, Joe Cortez, Zab Judah, and Richard Steele.

Hosted at LVH, the location where Leon Spinks famously defeated Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978, “Night of the Champion” kicked off with a daytime autograph-signing session at LVH Race & Sports Book.

Boxers and rockers then headed to SpaceQuest Bar for a private party celebrating Spinks’ 60th birthday, where they mingled, enjoyed food and drinks, and presented the boxing legend with a birthday cake, which he cut with a sword like a champion.

Leon Spinks and John Payne

After the reception, guests attended RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, where creator, director and producer John Payne brought each of the boxing champions on stage and dedicated Queen’s iconic “We Are the Champions” in their honor. Spinks was presented with a guitar autographed by his fellow boxers and the night ended with multiple standing-ovations from an awestruck audience.

Proceeds from tickets will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club, which helps youth and families thrive through education, intervention, leadership initiatives and community outreach, as well as New Vista, an organization dedicated to developing programs to meet the needs of intellectually challenged individuals.

The story of classic rock comes to life with RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. Boasting the ultimate set list, the show takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre’s history from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT features classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.”

 

The show’s all-star lineup includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Ticket prices for RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT range from $49 to $125 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, album, meet-and-greet and VIP pass). Special discount tickets for $39 are available for locals. For an up-to-date schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the LVH box office or log onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®.  LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world-class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

 

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Boxing legends descend on RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT for one-night-only ‘Night of the Champion’ honoring Leon Spinks

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Boxing legends descend on RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT for one-night-only ‘Night of the Champion’ honoring Leon Spinks

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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT will salute Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Leon Spinks and pack the house with living legends for “Night of the Champion” performance in his honor. Sugar Ray Leonard, “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta, John H. Stracey, Michael Spinks, Earnie Shavers, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, James “Quick” Tillis, Danny Lopez, Joe Cortez, Zab Judah, and Richard Steele, are among the guests expected to attend the one-night-only event, Saturday, August 17 at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Spinks and other star attendees will participate in a 2 p.m. autograph session at LVH Race & Sports Book before attending the 8 p.m. performance of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. Proceeds from the special show will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club and New Vista.

“Leon Spinks is a living legend,” said John Payne, creator, director and producer of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. “LVH is one of the locations where he made history and we’re honored to celebrate him and support two local nonprofits that are dedicated to wonderful causes.”

Spinks brought home the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as a champion in the light heavyweight division. The next year, he made his professional boxing debut and worked his way up the ranks, becoming one of the leading heavyweight challengers. In 1978, he defeated Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship at LVH in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT and LVH proudly welcome Spinks for a night of rock ‘n’ roll mayhem at the very location of his historic fight against Ali.

The story of classic rock comes to life with RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. Boasting the ultimate set list, the show takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre’s history from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT features classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.”

The show’s all-star lineup includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Ticket prices for RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT’s “Night of the Champion” with Leon Spinks range from $59 to $150 (plus tax & fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, album, meet and greet and VIP pass). Proceeds from tickets will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club, which helps youth and families thrive through education, intervention, leadership initiatives and community outreach, as well as New Vista, an organization dedicated to developing programs to meet the needs of intellectually-challenged individuals. For an up-to-date schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the LVH box office or log onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®.  LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world-class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

 

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