Harrah's is launching its 2007 fall entertainment series with performances by the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton in a double headline event, 70s power band Styx, and legendary B.B. King at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater. For tickets to all the shows, call 702-298-8510.
On Sun., Sept. 16, the stage will be set for an evening filled with hits by Grammy Award winners, the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton. Tickets start at $45.
The Doobie Brothers' music has been defined as blues, rock, country and jazz. Their hits, such as "Long Train Runnin'," "Black Water," "Takin' It To The Streets," and "China Grove" defy classification. The Doobie Brothers have been honored with multiple Grammy awards as well as numerous gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums.
Peter Frampton's 1976 album, "Frampton Comes Alive," put the artist on the forefront of the music industry. The phenomenally successful album featured hits such as "Baby, I Love Your Way," "Show Me The Way," and "Do You Feel Like We Do." Following the release of that album, Frampton had a co-starring role in the Bee Gees feature film, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
In recent years, Frampton has toured and performed with artists such as David Bowie and Styx and released more than several albums. In January 2007, Frampton's acclaimed follow up, "Frampton Comes Alive II," debuted with 40 minutes of unreleased music. Frampton recently released his most successful album in nearly 20 years, "Fingerprints," which was awarded Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
Arena rock band, Styx will headline on Oct. 4. Tickets start at $35. The group was formed in 1972, and hit mainstream radio two years later with the epic ballad, "Lady" from their "Styx II" album. In 1976, the band released "Grand Illusion," which was an album that obtained platinum status. Their next album, "Pieces of Eight" quickly followed featuring "Renegade" and "Blue Collar Man." Through the years, the band has had a total of eight Top 10 hits, 16 Top 40 singles and 23 top 100 singles on the Billboard music charts.
Styx continues to rock the stage with other hits such as the techno "Mr. Roboto" and soft rock ballads that have stood the test of time as "Babe" and "The Best of Times." In 2005, Styx released "The Big Band Theory" as well as the compilation CD box set, "Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings."
The Harrah's fall concert series will close with a performance by legendary blues man, B.B. King, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Born Riley B. King in Itta Bena, Miss., on Sept. 16, 1925, King has been the face and sound of blues music for more than 40 years. The "King of Blues" has released more than 50 albums and produced classic hits such as "Three O'Clock Blues," "How Blue Can You Get," "Why I Sing The Blues" and popular crossover hit, "The Thrill Is Gone." In September 2005, in honor of his milestone birthday, King released "B.B. King & Friends - 80." In 2006, King earned his fourteenth Grammy Award for "B.B. King & Friends - 80" and saw his 1997 release, "Live at the Regal," inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
TOP OF NEXT COLUMN