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Station Casinos announces April 2011 headliners

 

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March 21, 2011

 

GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT

Green Valley Ranch was named the 2009 Casino of the Year by the Academy of Country Music

 

Heart

Venue: Grand Events Center

Genre: Rock

Date:   Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $39.95, $52.50, $62.50 and $72.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Heart consists of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who joined the already-formed band in the early ’70s. Ann served as lead vocals while Nancy was the backup singer and played lead guitar. The band became a smash success upon their first album Dreamboat Annie. The album earned platinum status and included hits such as “Magic Man” and “Crazy on You.” The band’s albums, including 1977’s Little Queen and 1978’s Dog & Butterfly helped Heart earn its good name in rock history. The band’s success continued through the ’80s and ’90s, with 1985’s Heart, 1987’s Bad Animals and 1990’s Brigade. Hit singles during this time, include “What About Love?” “How Can I Refuse?,” “These Dreams,” “How Do I get you Alone?” and “Alone.” Throughout the ’90s, the Wilson sisters went on brief hiatuses from Heart to perform with a folk rock quartet they formed. In 2010, Heart released the album Red Velvet Car.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Nashville Unplugged

Featuring Earl Bud Lee and Anthony Smith

Venue: Ovation

Genre: Country

Date:  Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door

Artist Info: Now appearing twice a month, hosts and singer/songwriters Brian McComas who wrote and sang “I Could Never Love You Enough” and Aaron Benward of Blue County who wrote and sang “That’s Cool,” present “Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song.” In addition to these two talented musicians, they host well-known songwriters to create a fun and unique experience, akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café.

 

Earl Bud Lee has many songs to his writing credit, including one of the most popular country music songs of all time, “Friends in Low Places” recorded by Garth Brooks. Lee has written several other hits throughout his career, including Blake Shelton’s "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" and George Strait’s “One Night at a Time.” In addition to writing music, Anthony Smith is also a singer with several hits of his own, including “If That Ain’t Country” and “Half a Man.” He has also co-written several hit songs for famed country artists, such as George Strait’s “Run” and “Cowboys Like Us,” Montgomery Gentry’s “What Do Ya Think About That” and Trace Adkins’ “Chrome,” among others.   

Must be 21 years or older

 

Nashville Unplugged

Featuring Dennis Matkosky

Venue: Ovation

Genre: Country

Date:  Friday, April 22, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door

Artist Info: Now appearing twice a month, hosts and singer/songwriters Brian McComas who wrote and sang “I Could Never Love You Enough” and Aaron Benward of Blue County who wrote and sang “That’s Cool,” present “Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song.” In addition to these two talented musicians, they host well-known songwriters to create a fun and unique experience, akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café.

 

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Dennis Matkosky has had success in pop, R&B, country and Christian genres. Among the hit songs he’s written are “Maniac” from the movie “Flashdance,” “You’ll Think of Me” recorded by Keith Urban that peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart, and “I Need You” recorded by LeeAnn Rimes, which peaked on several Billboard charts including No. 2 on its Adult Contemporary chart.

Must be 21 years or older

 

Foreigner

Venue: Grand Events Center

Genre: Classic Rock

Date:   Friday, April 29, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $25, $35, $45 and $55 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Founded in 1976, Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums and has experienced multi-platinum success around the world. Foreigner has produced 16 Top 30 hits, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Double Vision” and “Hot Blooded.” Foreigner’s album, 4, spent more weeks on the Billboard chart at No. 1 than any other artist in Atlantic Records’ history. Their hit single, “Waiting For A Girl Like You” was No. 2 on the Billboard singles chart for 14 weeks, which is a record in Billboard magazine history. This helped drive Foreigner to No. 49 on Billboard’s Hot 100 All Time Top Artists Chart. Foreigner does charitable work to help music education in the public school system, and the band’s 2010 tour featured a contest promotion with VH1 Save The Music Foundation that gave participating high school choirs and Glee clubs the opportunity to win the chance to perform live on stage with Foreigner. Each winning high school also received $1,000 toward its music program.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

SUNSET STATION HOTEL & CASINO

 

Livingston Taylor

Genre: Folk Rock

Venue: Club Madrid

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $14, $19, $24 and $29 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Livingston Taylor has enthralled audiences for 40 years with a diverse original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass and blues. His Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running” launched his career, and a steady song output has characterized his performances ever since. Taylor has toured with Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Fleetwood Mac, among many others, but his fans most often come to see him to experience the winning combination of raconteur, balladeer and pure fun music making that characterize his concerts. Taylor’s 14th album, Last Alaska Moon, was released in April 2010.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Darius Rucker

Genre: Country

Venue: Sunset Amphitheater

Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $22, $37.50, $44.95 and $49 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Originally the lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker was one of the most popular singers in the ’90s. The band took a break in the late ’90s, allowing Rucker to launch his solo career, and explore his country influences. His first album, Learn to Live was well-received by country fans. The album quickly reached platinum status with No. 1 singles:  “Don't Think I Don't Think About It” and “It Won’t be Like this for Long” During the 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, Rucker received the Top New Artist award. The release of his second country album Charleston, SC 1966 in fall 2010 is keeping him a household name with as the No. 1 hit “Come Back Song” and Top 10 “This.”

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

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Great White & Slaughter

Venue: Sunset Amphitheater

Genre: Rock

Date:   Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Listen to 97.1 KXPT and 92.3 KOMP to win tickets

Artist Info: Great White first entered the rock scene in 1984. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of more than 6 million records. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and earned a double platinum status for the album …Twice Shy. The band consists of original members Jack Russell on vocals, Mark Kendall on lead guitar, Audie Desbrow on drums, Michael Lardie on guitar/keyboards and Sean McNabb on bass. For its 25th anniversary, the band hit the studio and released Back To The Rhythm in July 2007, featuring the songs “I’m Alive,” “Was it The Night?” and “Just Yesterday.”

 

Hard rock band, Slaughter first hit the music scene in 1990 with the release of the multi-platinum debut album Stick it to Ya that featured the hit songs “Up All Night” and “Fly to the Angels.” Later that year, the band released the live album Stick It Live that quickly reached gold certification. In 1992, the band released its second studio album WildLife, which reached platinum status and featured the hit songs “Real Love,” “WildLife” and “Days Gone By.” In 2001, Slaughter was a part of the “Voices of Metal” tour featuring Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Ratt and Vixen. In April 2004, the band released a DVD-Audio entitled “Then and Now” that features 12 songs and 50 rare photos of the band over the years. Currently, Slaughter consists of Slaughter on guitar and lead vocals, Strum on bass, Blas Elias on drums and Jeff Blando on lead guitar.

Must be 21 years or older

 

 

RED ROCK RESORT

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS SERIES

Red Rock Resort’s Saturday night concert series “Party on the Rocks” continues this month with shows every Saturday night at Rocks Lounge. Station Casinos has taken favorites, from artists spanning the genres and decades, and brings them to guests weekly. All tickets are $20 plus tax and applicable fees.

 

A variety of Belvedere vodka specials are available so folks can have their drink on the rocks while enjoying the new Party on the Rocks.

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS

The Edgar Winter Group

Genre: Blues

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues and pop. Winter got his start performing with his brother’s band and then with his own band, White Trash. It wasn’t until he formed The Edgar Winter Group in 1972 though that he truly hit it big. His debut album They Only Come Out at Night in 1973 reached No. 3 on the U.S. charts and featured the hit songs “Frankenstein” at No. 1 and “Free Ride” at No. 14. Winter has continued to tour and record. He has also made frequent television appearances, including “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews, and he continues to thrill his audiences with his performances.

Must be 21 years or older

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS

Morris Day & The Time

Genre: Rock

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: After making a name for himself as one of pop’s most verbally pretentious vocalists in the s’80s with Prince’s band The Time, singer Morris Day embarked on a solo career that began with the release of 1985’s Color of Success. Daydreaming, his second album, released in 1987, featured the production work of ex-Time members Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam. Together, they managed to reproduce some of the funky flair the trio is known for with ”Fishnet,” a single that soared to the R&B No. 1 slot shortly after its release. A third album, Dangerous, was released in 1992. In June 2004, Morris Day & The Time recorded an album on Hollywood Records entitled It’s About Time.  Hit songs throughout his career, include “Jungle Love,” “The Bird,” “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” and “Wild and Loose,” among others.

Must be 21 years or older

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS

Bruce Hornsby

Genre: Pop/Rock

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees
Artist Info: Bruce Hornsby got his start writing for 20th Century Fox where he met musician Huey Lewis who went on to record and produce his material. In 1985, Hornsby and his band, the Range, signed with RCA and released their  debut album, The Way It Is, the following year. The album produced three Top 20 hits, including “The Way It Is,” selling more than 2 million copied and netting Hornsby and the Range the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1986. Hornsby’s second album, Scenes from the Southside, included the hit “The Valley Road.” Since then, Hornsby has released numerous albums including Big Swing Face in 2002, Halcyon Days in 2004, Camp Meeting in 2007 and Levitate in 2009.
Must be 21 years or older

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS

Cowboy Mouth

Genre: Rock

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: New Orleans’ rock ‘n’ roll band Cowboy Mouth has spent the gamut of its 15-plus year career touring. With more than 2,000 shows under its belt and numerous albums released, they are standing the tests of time. Among their albums are Are You with Me? that peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and Mercyland, which peaked at No. 32 on the same chart. The band prides itself on its audience – both in age difference catering to both the young and old, and to the participation of its audience at live shows.

Must be 21 years or older

 

PARTY ON THE ROCKS

Leon Russell

Genre: Blues

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 9 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Leon Russell is known for his collaborations with artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector and the Rolling Stones, among others. After touring with the Rolling Stones, Russell focused on his solo career and in 1972, he released the album Carney, which featured his first pop single “Tight Rope.” In 1976, Russell wrote “This Masquerade,” which earned a Grammy Award for singer George Benson. Russell has continued to write and tour with other artists as well as pursue his solo endeavors. He released a string of albums from 2002 through 2008. In 2010, Russell collaborated with Elton John on the 14-song album The Union, which included  the Grammy-nominated song “It Wasn’t for the Bad.” On March 14, 2011, Russell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by John, and he will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June. 

Must be 21 years or older

 

 

SANTA FE STATION HOTEL & CASINO

 

BJ Thomas

Genre: Country/Pop

Venue: Chrome Showroom

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20, $32.50 and $39.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: BJ Thomas has sold more than 70 million records during his four decades as a pop musician. His solo career first took off in 1968 with the hit song “Hooked on a Feeling” from the album On My Way. The following year, he hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart with his rendition of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head” from the film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Throughout his career, Thomas has earned two platinum records, 11 gold records and won five Grammy awards, among other achievements. His hit songs include “Eyes of a New York Woman,” “Rock and Roll Lullaby,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing” and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Something Wrong Song.”

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

ALIANTE STATION CASINO + HOTEL

 

The Rascals & Mitch Ryder

Genre: Rock & Roll/Soul

Venue: Access Showroom

Date: Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $22, $32 and $42 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: The Rascals and Mitch Ryder embody the ’60s Blue-eyed Soul sound. Hit songs of The Rascals, include the No. 1 songs “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’” and “People Got to be Free” as well as the Top 5 hits, “How Can I be Sure” and “It’s a Beautiful Morning.” Ryder’s also had multiple hits to his name, including “Jenny Take a Ride,” “Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Sock It to Me Baby!,” to name a few. The bands are currently touring together, bring the best of the ’60s to today.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

BOULDER STATION HOTEL & CASINO

 

Eddie Money

Genre: Rock

Venue: The Railhead

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $22.50, 32.50, $42.50 and $49.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Eddie Money gained success from hit singles like “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On,” becoming one of the most popular rock ‘n’ roll artists of the past two decades. Money has also worked on theme songs for the Arena Football League (AFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2007, Money released the album Wanna Go Back, a compilation of songs from the ’60s when Money was first getting his start in the music industry. In conjunction with the album release, he partnered with De La Montanya Winery to produce Wanna Go Back!, a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. All of the gross proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.  Money has made several television appearances throughout the years, including on the hit show “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” with daughter Jesse in 2008.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Eric Burdon & The Animals

Genre: Rock

Venue: The Railhead

Date: Friday, April 22, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $22.50, $34.95, $42.50 and $49.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Eric Burdon’s recording career began in Newcastle, England, where he first covered songs by his idols such as Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker, among others. His band, Eric and The Animals, quickly gained notoriety as England’s best R&B band when they were selected by the pirate radio station Radio Caroline as the feature for the first broadcast to the U.S. By 1964, The Animals gained international fame with the release of an electrified version of the traditional folk number, “The House of the Rising Sun.” Afterwards, they followed with such classics as “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “See See Rider.” Following The Animals, Burdon joined the funk band WAR and in 1970 released the hit album Eric Burdon Declares WAR, which includes the hit songs “Tobacco Road” and “Spill the Wine.” One year later, he left the band to pursue a solo career. In 1995, Burdon and the original Animals were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Burdon released solo albums Soul of a Man in 2006 and Mirage in 2008. He currently tours with the new Animals and released the album Super Star with them in 2008.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Edwin McCain

Genre: Rock

Venue: The Railhead

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 and $30 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Early in his career, Edwin McCain gained success by touring with Hootie & the Blowfish. He has released numerous albums throughout the years, reaching hits with the songs “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.” McCain is known for being with of the most ambitious touring musicians around; performing more than 300 shows a year. In the spring of 2009, McCain performed on the USS John C. Stennis while the ship was on deployment in Guam.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

TEXAS STATION GAMBLING HALL & HOTEL

 

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Genre: Blues Rock

Venue: Dallas Events Center

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $29, $39, $49 and $59 plus tax and applicable fees
Artist Info: George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ got its start in the ’70s, after Thorogood quit his career in Major League Baseball to become a musician where he then formed the Destroyers. After releasing a couple albums, the band gained success with the cover of Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over.” In 1982, the band released “Bad to the Bone,” gaining its first Top 40 hit. They have since scored numerous more, including “I Drink Alone,” “Born to Be Bad,” “Get a Haircut” and “You Talk Too Much,” among others Their compilation album, Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock went gold and was No. 1 on Billboard’s blues chart for 60 weeks. In 2009, the band released its latest album, The Dirty Dozen.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

FIESTA RANCHO HOTEL & CASINO

 

Chuy Lizarraga

Genre: Country/Pop

Venue: Club Tequila

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 10 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $29 plus tax and applicable fees – in advance

                        $35 plus tax and applicable fees – day of show

Artist Info: Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Chuy Lizarraga made his solo album debut in 2005. Lizarraga performs brass-based traditional music also known as banda. In 2010, his first hit, “La Peinada (La Peinadita),” broke into the Top 10 of the Billboard charts, making him internationally known.

Must be 21 years or older

 

 

PALACE STATION HOTEL & CASINO

 

Louie LOL

Genre: Comedy

Venue:  Louie Anderson Theater

Dates: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.

            Show will be dark on April 1-2

Ticket Prices: $49.95 plus tax and applicable fees

                        $99.95 plus tax and applicable fees for VIP package

                        Locals and Station Casinos hotel guests receive a $15 discount

Artist Info: Presented by Bonkerz Comedy Productions, Louie LOL at the Louie Anderson Theater is family-friendly show where guests can catch the esteemed headliner in his intimate showroom. A two-time Emmy award winner, Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. The comic’s material relates stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father.

Anderson was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His TV and film work includes starring in his own CBS sitcom “The Louie Show” and his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime, as well as several films including “Coming to America” opposite Eddie Murphy. Anderson has hosted the syndicated hit series, “Family Feud” and was executive producer and creator of the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated series on FOX, “Life with Louie.” In addition to his TV and film credits, Anderson is also a best-selling author and has written three books, including the best-seller book “Dear Dad-Letters from an Adult Child” in 1989.

This is an all ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

 

Bonkerz Comedy All Stars

Genre: Comedy

Venue: Louie Anderson Theater

Dates: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

            Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

Artist Info: Ticket Prices: $34.95 plus tax and applicable fees

                        Locals and Station Casinos hotel guests receive a $15 discount

Artist Info: Bonkerz all-time favorite stand-up comedians take turns filling in while Louie Anderson is on the road. This troupe of hilarious headliners have been seen on television shows such as “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and on Comedy Central.

Must be 18 years or older

 

 

About Station Casinos entertainment

Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Ovation, a 500-seat venue, Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, a 200-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests, and Red Rock Amphitheater, accommodating up to 7500 guests, at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Access Showroom, a 600-plus seat venue at Aliante Station. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.  

 

Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by calling (702) 547-5300 or logging onto www.stationcasinos.com.

 

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