Legendary Rock Band REO Speedwagon Returns to The Orleans Showroom Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

 

Legendary Rock Band REO Speedwagon Returns to The Orleans Showroom Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

 

REO Speedwagon will bring their iconic rock hits to The Orleans Showroom on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Formed in 1967, REO Speedwagon began performing at fraternity events at the University of Illinois and gigs across Champaign, Ill. In 1971, the band signed a deal with Epic Records and went on to release eight albums throughout the 1970s, including their double-Platinum record “You Can Tune a Piano but You Can’t Tuna Fish” in 1978.

REO Speedwagon’s fame skyrocketed as they rapidly rose to the top of the charts, setting the bar for other rock bands with their 1980 album “Hi Infidelity.” The album spent 15 weeks at No. 1 and sold more than 10 million copies. “Hi Infidelity” produced the No. 1 singles “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It on the Run,” “In Your Letter” and “Don’t Let Him Go.”

In 1984, REO Speedwagon released their 11th studio album entitled “Wheels Are Turnin’,” which included the No. 1 single “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” The band has continued to produce hits throughout the decades, including 2007’s “Find Your Own Way Home.” Two years later, the band teamed up with fellow Midwestern rockers Styx for the single “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” which later became the title track for the groups’ tour with .38 Special. Throughout the years, the band has also toured with top rock bands like Chicago, as well as with rock icons like Pat Benatar and Ted Nugent.

The band’s current lineup includes founding member and keyboardist Neal Doughty, lead singer Kevin Cronin, bass player Bruce Hall, lead guitarist Dave Amato and drummer Bryan Hitt.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.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.

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 exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. 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 http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. 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 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 http://www.boydgaming.com.

Rock singer Mark Boals joins permanent lineup of “Raiding the Rock Vault” at The New Tropicana Las Vegas

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Rock singer Mark Boals joins permanent lineup of “Raiding the Rock Vault” at The New Tropicana Las Vegas

“Raiding the Rock Vault” has announced that rock singer Mark Boals is joining the permanent lineup of the show at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. The powerhouse vocalist and bass player, best known for his work with Dokken, Ted Nugent, and Yngwie Malmsteen, takes the stage Friday-Wednesday at 9 p.m.

 

“Mark [Boals] has performed as a guest in the show several times and we’re excited to welcome him on-board as a permanent member of the lineup,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. “He’s an incredible musician, a talented singer, and an excellent addition to the show.”

 

Boals joins the production’s all-star lineup, which includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), and outstanding female vocalists Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship).

 

“Raiding the Rock Vault” brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and many more.

 

The hit show was voted Reader’s Choice Best of Las Vegas 2014 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and has been ranked the No. 1 Performance in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor for the past 12 months.

 

“Raiding the Rock Vault” performs Friday-Wednesday at 9 p.m., with tickets ranging from $59-$99 plus taxes and fees. A Rock Star Package is also available for $135 plus taxes and fees, which includes VIP tickets, a VIP Pass, a meet and greet with the rock stars prior to the show, and a two-CD set and concert program.

 

For tickets, please call 800.829.9034 or visit the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk or TropLV.com.

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About The New Tropicana Las Vegas | TropLV.com
Prepare to be surprised. Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed $200 million transformation that provides a casually elegant experience on the Las Vegas Strip. With a unique South Beach vibe, the resort features all-new rooms, suites and luxury villas that evoke the sentiment of a breezy beach house or penthouse in Miami, a fresh redesign of the 50,000-square-foot casino, several award-winning restaurants, a new race and sports book, and Glow®, a Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes “The New Illusions” starring Jan Rouven and “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the all-new Tropicana Theater, Laugh Factory comedy club and live music in the Tropicana Lounge.

 

Rock and Roll Hitmaker Ted Nugent to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom July 12

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Rock and Roll Hitmaker Ted Nugent to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom July 12

 

Rock music legend and “Cat Scratch Fever”’ singer, Ted Nugent brings his impressive guitar skills and live show to the Orleans Showroom on July 12.

Nugent’s musical talents, ear shattering volume and over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned him the nickname “Motor City Madman.”

Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the band “The Amboy Dukes” before embarking on a solo career. He was known throughout his early career for using Fender amps, which contributed to his signature sound, and for playing the hollow-body Gibson Byrdland guitar. Nugent began touring annually in 1967—averaging more than 300 shows per year.

Commonly recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, Nugent’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. Throughout his career, Nugent has released more than 34 albums and has sold a total of 30 million records.

Nugent’s 1970s hits, including “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Wango Tango,” and “Great White Buffalo,” as well as the 1960s “Amboy Dukes” hit titled “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” remain popular today and are played on classic rock and active rock radio stations across the globe.

Additionally, Nugent held numerous acting roles, and starred in a number of reality television programs. Nugent appeared in popular series including “Miami Vice,” “That ‘70s Show,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “The Simpsons,” along with reality shows “Surviving Nugent,” and “Forever Wild.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available from $79.95 plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. 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 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

PRS Guitarist NEAL SCHÖN to Release New Fusion and Blues-Inspired Hard Rock Album

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PRS Guitarist NEAL SCHÖN to Release New Fusion and Blues-Inspired Hard Rock Album

Legendary guitarist Neal Schön has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U.  The new album features Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades. Schön commented, “This is a great new record that features all three of us – Deen, Marco and myself – sharing lead vocals.  Enjoy!”

Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schön has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time.  Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana.  Schön moved on in 1973 to form Journey.  With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013.   As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schön continues with the band today in its latest incarnation.

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects.  His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schön still has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.”  In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schön uses custom-built PRS Private Stock Neal Schon guitars, made especially for Neal by world-acclaimed Maryland guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

SO U track listing:

  1. Take A Ride
  2. So U
  3. Exotica
  4. What You Want
  5. Love Finds A Way
  6. On My Way
  7. Serenity
  8. Shelter
  9. Big OceanThe album can be pre-ordered now via iTunes,Amazon and via the Journey online store; fans who buy SO U now via iTunes will receive “Exotica” as an instant-gratification track.

Schon fans and guitar aficionados might want to take note that as an endorsee of Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Neal has had the opportunity to collaborate with PRS to design his own signature model guitar, the PRS NS-14 guitar which is available through authorized PRS dealers and distributors.

 

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About PRS Guitars: Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers. 

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

For more about Neal Schon please visit: www.schonmusic.com