Bell Biv DeVoe to Perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, January 27

 

Bell Biv DeVoe to Perform at  Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, January 27

SWV, Whodini and EPMD to Join the Music Legends; Tickets on Sale Now

 

 Bell Biv DeVoe will bring its smooth sounds to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Jan. 27. The legendary group has been bridging the gap between R&B and hip-hop music for more than 20 years and will perform alongside SWV, Whodini and EPMD. The show will be hosted by DJ Biz Markie and feature a special performance by Dana Dane. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the concert start at $39 (not including applicable services charges) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online through axs.com or in person at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office.

Bell Biv DeVoe is a direct result of the hugely successful vocal quintet New Edition. Merging the irresistible sounds of hip-hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe started fresh with a more street-oriented approach to contemporary R&B. The result was the group’s explosive debut album Poison, which sold more than 4 million copies. 

With its 1992 debut “It’s About Time,” SWV has scored a string of Top 10 R&B hits that have established the group as one of the most popular R&B groups of the ‘90s. The group’s name is an acronym for “sisters with voices” and include three school friends Coko, Taj and Lelee. 

Coming out of the early ‘80s New York rap scene, Whodini was one of the first rap groups to add a straight R&B twist to its music. This laid the groundwork for the New Jack Swing movement. The group features rappers Jalil Hutchins, John “Ecstasy” Fletcher and legendary DJ Drew “Grandmaster Dee” Carter. 

EPMD, the duo of Erik Sermon and Parrish Smit, was among the best in hip-hop’s underground scene during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.  They had a feel for a good groove, and created numerous hip-hop classics including “It’s My Thing,” “You Gots to Chill,” “Get the Bozack,” “Strictly Business” and “Rampage.”

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool and DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other resort highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium, Spa Mandalay and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay also is home to Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Soul Festival, Featuring Top R&B Icons Teddy Riley, Faith Evans, Guy and SWV, Comes to Orleans Arena Dec. 2

Las Vegas Soul Festival, Featuring Top R&B Icons Teddy Riley, Faith Evans, Guy and SWV, Comes to Orleans Arena Dec. 2

Top R&B artists will bring their greatest hits to Teddy Riley’s Presents Kings and Queens of R&B Las Vegas Soul Festival at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2. Featured artists include Teddy Riley, Faith Evans, Guy, SWV, Donell Jones, Black Street, Ginuwine and Jon B. The concert will be hosted by legendary producer Jimmy Jay and will also feature Celebrity DJ Larose Royce.

Best known as “The King of New Jack Swing,” Teddy Riley rose to fame as a member of the R&B group, Guy. In 1991, the singer-songwriter formed the R&B and soul group Blackstreet, releasing the top hits “Don’t Leave Me,” “No Diggity,” and “Girlfriend/Boyfriend.” In addition to being an artist, Riley has also produced music for several legendary artists, including Michel Jackson, Bobby Brown, Boys II Men and Snoop Dogg. The producer has studios in different parts of the world, including in Los Angeles, Calif., Atlanta, Ga. and Seoul in South Korea, where he continues to work on tracks for numerous artists and special projects.

Faith Evans burst into the R&B music scene more than two decades ago, and has since then released eight studio albums, sold more than 18 million records and has spawned more than 30 singles. Throughout her career, Evans has released three Platinum-certified albums, including “Faith,” “Keep the Faith” and “Faithfully.” The singer also released the Gold-certified album “The First Lady,” as well as the holiday staple, “A Faithful Christmas.” Additionally, Evans has won a Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award, Soul Train Award and two Lady of Soul Awards. Most recently, Evans has released her long-awaited duet album with the late Notorious B.I.G. titled “The King and I.”

Formed in 1987 in Harlem, NY, R&B supergroup Guy pioneered the new jack swing subgenre with a string of chart-topping hits. Together the group released three albums, including “Guy,” “The Future” and “Guy III,” as well as their two compilation albums “Grove Me: The Very Best of Guy” and “The Millennium Collection.” Guy continues to impress fans with hits like “My Fantasy,” “I Like,” “Wanna Get With You,” “Let’s Chill” and “Dancin.” The group’s current lineup includes Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Damion Hall.

The soulful vocal trio SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, began their musical career in 1992 with the release of their debut album, “It’s About Time,” which went double platinum. SWV went on to produce several No. 1 hits, including “Right Here/Human Nature,” “Weak,” and “You’re the One.” They have also released a series of Top Ten hits, including “I’m So into You,” “Anything,” “Someone” and “Always on My Mind.” The group has been nominated for multiple awards, including a Billboard Music Award, Soul Train Award, Grammy Awards and more. The group’s lineup includes original members are Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons.

Rounding out the show’s lineup are Donell Jones, Black Street, Ginuwine and Jon B.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleansarena.com and www.lasvegassoulfestival.com, or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, 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. VIP tickets are available for $149, which include meet and greet passes and an event t-shirt, available while supplies last.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena 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 www.boydgaming.com.