Night Ranger Ready to Rock The Orleans Showroom May 14-15




Night Ranger Ready to Rock The Orleans Showroom May 14-15

1980s rockers Night Ranger will bring smash hits like “Sister Christian” to The Orleans Showroom May 14 and 15.

The group earned international acclaim in the early ‘80s with the release of its debut album “Dawn Patrol” and its hit single, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” Their follow-up effort, 1984’s “Midnight Madness,” contained Night Ranger’s best-known hit, “Sister Christian,” as well as “When You Close Your Eyes” and “Rock in America.” “Sister Christian” peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts. Both albums went on to receive platinum status, as did the band’s third album “Seven Wishes,” which was released in 1985.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million albums and performed for audiences around the world. The band released its 10th studio album, “High Road,” in 2014.

Night Ranger consists of Jack Blades on vocals and bass guitar, Kelly Keagy on drums and vocals, Brad Gillis and Keri Kelli on lead and rhythm guitar, and Eric Levy on keyboard.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $34.95 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office location, by calling 702.284.7777 or by visiting

Night Ranger

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 new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, a classically modern twist on the American steakhouse. 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, on Facebook (, 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




Local Band Face First to Headline Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill – UNLV 80’s Reunion on May 9

Local Band Face First to Headline Tommy Rocker’s
Cantina & Grill – UNLV 80’s Reunion on May 9

Popular Las Vegas Band From the Late ‘80’s to Celebrate 30 Years of Rockin’ Together

Local Rock & Roll Favorite Face First will bring down the house as its original lineup celebrates 30 years of performing in Las Vegas on May 9.  This special 80’s UNLV Reunion show is set for May 9 at 8 p.m. at Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, Nev., 89103.

Face First will party to the reminiscent cover sounds of Billy Idol, INXS, Bon Jovi, The Cure, Night Ranger, The Romantics and more. They will also do “Tree In Your Eye”, a Face First original.

Each an accomplished musician, the members of Face First were inducted into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as innovators of the live music scene in the 80s. Face First was inducted in 2013.

The original lineup remains intact: Kevin Andersen, keyboards; Steve “Bongo” Doctors, drums; Dirk Hanson, lead vocals; Don Polednak, lead guitar; Ray Tuntland, bass guitar.

Face First got its start in 1985 when five UNLV students formed the group to cover the giant hits of the day.  Face First created a cult following at the time, performing in popular UNLV college bar hangouts of the day – Steak Out, Sneakers and Doc ‘N Eddies. During the ‘80s, they created a standing-room only scene in Las Vegas bars and on the UNLV campus. In addition, they headlined a UNLV concert that was touted back then as one of the first “dry fraternity rush” parties for the university.

“Back in the day, we were college guys in different fraternities that decided to form a cover band in the ‘80s just for something to do.  What started out as a fun side gig really turned into a full-time experience, and we made a name for ourselves that lasted the entire time we were in college,” said Steven “Bongo” Doctors, Face First drummer.

“Facebook has been an instrumental source to help reunite the band, with many of our friends and old fans trying to locate us,” said Dirk Hanson, lead vocalist. “The band has always kept in touch, remaining great friends to this day. We thought this concert would be a great way for us to get together. We had no idea that our former following would be so receptive,” he said.

“Tommy Rocker gave us our start at UNLV when we opened for him at the ‘Kill Kadafi’ party at the Donald C. Moyer Student Union,” said Don Polednak, guitarist. “It’s sentimental and fitting that 30 years later, we join forces again with Tommy Rocker for this UNLV 80’s rock party,” he said.

Face First:

Kevin Anderson (keyboards; current professional musician)
Steven “Bongo” Doctors (drummer; current Director of Sales and Marketing for Penn & Teller)
Dirk Hanson (lead vocals; current account executive at The Geary Company)
Don Polednak. Esq. (lead guitar; current partner/founder of Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd)
Ray Tuntland (bass guitar; current commercial real estate broker in Nevada and Utah)

WHAT:           Face First – “Reach Around” Tour

WHEN:          Saturday, May 9
Performance begins at 8 p.m.

WHERE:       Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill
4275 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, Nev., 89103


1985 – Pictured Left-to-Right – Anderson (carried), Polednak, Doctors, Hanson, Tuntland
1985 – Pictured Left-to-Right – Anderson (carried), Polednak, Doctors, Hanson, Tuntland
Current - Pictured Left-to-Right  - Back Row - Polednak, Doctors, Hanson, Tuntland – Carried: Anderson
Current – Pictured Left-to-Right – Back Row – Polednak, Doctors, Hanson, Tuntland – Carried: Anderson

‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert Series Coming to Fremont Street Experience

‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert Series
Coming to Fremont Street Experience

100 Days of Free Entertainment Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend
and Runs Through Labor Day Weekend

Fremont Street Experience announces its summer concert series Rock of Vegas with an entertainment lineup of legendary rock ‘n’ rollers from the 1980s. The free concert series in Downtown Las Vegas will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with Vince Neil, legendary singer of Mötley Crüe, and runs through Labor Day Weekend with a performance by the ultimate glam metal rocker, Dee Snider, legendary singer of Twisted Sister.

“This is the fourth summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience and this year Rock of Vegas will bring the classic rock hits of the ’80s to life with plenty of power ballads and guitar shredding,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “Downtown Vegas is a fun place to see a concert and offers one of the best values in Las Vegas. All the concerts and stage shows are free, plus downtown hotel-casinos offer great deals on room rates, gambling and many food and drink specials.”

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts are:
May 26 – VINCE NEIL -Legendary Singer of Mötley Crüe
June 9 – DENNIS DEYOUNG: The Music of Styx
July 7 – ASIA featuring John Payne
Aug. 4 – BRET MICHAELS “Get Your Rock on Tour 2012”
Aug. 18 – (To be announced)
Sept. 1 – DEE SNIDER – Legendary Singer of Twisted Sister with special guest JAC&JILL

(All concerts are Saturday nights with the exception of June 22, which is a Friday night.)

“So if you’re looking for nothing but a good time and wanna rock, come to Fremont Street Experience this summer where you can still rock in America and have the best of times,” added Victor.

Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex in historic downtown Las Vegas and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen. With direct access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants, plus specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at