Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away with ‘Rock of Vegas’
at Fremont Street Experience
Get your fill of “Cherry Pie” and relive the days of “Youth Gone Wild” with a free show by Warrant and Skid Row on July 21
Get some “Cherry Pie” during Fremont Street Experience’s ‘Rock of Vegas’ summer concert series, which will feature a free concert by Warrant and Skid Row on Saturday, July 21 at 9 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage. Throughout the weekend, visitors can also enjoy free entertainment on three stages as the 100-day ‘Rock of Vegas’ summer concert series takes over downtown through Labor Day Weekend.
The smash hits “Cherry Pie” and “Heaven” kick-started Warrant’s career and skyrocketed the band to stardom. Warrant boasts two double-platinum albums and three Top Ten singles. Formed in 1984, the band garnered initial success through the regional and local club scene of Hollywood, Calif. Warrant signed with Columbia Records in 1988 and released their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich one year later which contained the wildly popular hit “Heaven.” Heaven” ranked #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Warrant followed their first album with the release of Cherry Pie in 1990. With this album, Warrant produced three hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red.” Cherry Pie sold three million copies. Warrant continues to rock audiences with their high-voltage music, touring with an all-star lineup of other rock legends such as Mötley Crue and Poison and continues to headline without any sign of the slowing down.
One of the last hair metal bands to gain popularity with mainstream audiences, Skid Row, has humble beginnings. The American heavy metal band Skid Row formed in a garage in Toms River, N.J. in 1986. The popularity of the band exploded during the 1980s and early 1990s with their debut self-titled album selling over five million copies. Skid Row’s anthems “18 and Life,” “I Remember You,” and “Youth Gone Wild” made the band a hit with audiences. Their second album Slave to the Grind topped Billboard charts at #1 and achieved multi-platinum status opening the doors to a world tour. Skid Row continues to produce crowd-pleasing records and rock audiences with their guitar-shredding sound.
About ‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert Series ‘Rock of Vegas’
Summer Concert Series will have something for everyone with three stages active every night. Fremont Street Experience’s concert series features free headliner concerts from an exciting lineup of high-voltage rock ‘n’ rollers including legendary singer of Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil, and the ultimate glam metal rocker, Dee Snider, singer of Twisted Sister. ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet, an elaborately staged production show, and Dirty Pairadice, a cover band paying homage to the hair band era, take the stage five nights a week performing hits of the 1980s. ARENA, an 80s stadium rock tribute band will play Thursdays-Saturdays during the summer. Viva Vision screen lights up nightly with shows featuring tributes to some of rock’s greatest bands. The rockin’ concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend continuing through Labor Day Weekend.
Free Headliner Concerts
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will host an exciting lineup of performances from the head-banging masterminds behind some of the most popular rock anthems including: Vince Neil – Legendary Singer of Mötley Crüe on May 26; Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx on June 9; Night Ranger on Friday, June 22; ASIA featuring John Payne on July 7; WARRANT & SKID ROW on July 21; BRET MICHAELS “Get Your Rock on Tour 2012” on August 4; SURVIVOR on August 18; and DEE SNIDER – Legendary Singer of Twisted Sister on September 1. All concerts start at 9 p.m.
ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet
ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet stage show by Face Productions will put on a high-voltage performance as cast members belt out the most beloved and popular songs of the guitar shredding era of the 80s including: Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel The Noize,”Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” and many more. With a commanding stage presence and ear-splitting sound, ROCK CANDY is bound to shake audiences all night long with their sticky sweet performance that guarantees you’ll have “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet performs Tuesdays through Sundays from 8-11 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage.
Amidst an electrifying stage setup complete with giant replicas of the famous Gibson Flying V guitar, Las Vegas’ own Dirty Pairadice performs the guitar-smashing music with uncanny precision. The explosive stage performance created for “Rock of Vegas” is a one-of-a-kind show, covering some of the most powerful songs of the era. You won’t want to miss Dirty Pairadice, performing Thursdays through Mondays from 8-11 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.
An 80s Stadium Rock Tribute Band based in Las Vegas, ARENA has established itself as one of the most sought-after tribute artists, performing hits from the best bands of the big arena rock era, including Journey, Jon Bon Jovi, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Poison, among others. ARENA performs on the Main Street Stage on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
With all three stages active every night during 100 days of Rock Of Vegas, other featured bands throughout the summer will include Rok of Ages, The Reflex, Carol Lyn & Some Guys, Spazmatics, Brazen and Venus Rising (Hair Band Edition).
Rockin’ Viva Vision Shows
Seven nights a week Viva Vision showcases custom productions synced to the smash hits of some of rock’s most legendary bands. The nightly lineup of Viva Vision shows includes the newest Viva Vision show “BON JOVI Wanted in Vegas,” which features three songs hand selected by Jon Bon Jovi, “It’s My Life,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and the band’s signature song, and one of rock’s most memorable anthems, “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Also on Viva Vision during ‘Rock of Vegas’ will be “KISS Over Vegas” highlighting 1983 “Lick it Up,” “The Doors Strange Days” featuring #1 Billboard Hit Song “Light My Fire,” “A Tribute to Queen,” “Don McLean’s American Pie,” and “JVH’s Signs of Life.”
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com to plan an awesome experience that will rock your world. You can also become a Facebook fan of Fremont Street Experience to get the latest insight and buzz about ‘Rock of Vegas.’
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.