Get The Eye of The Tiger During ‘Rock of Vegas’
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Survivor To Perform Free Show on August 18
Get The Eye of The Tiger during Fremont Street Experience’s ‘Rock of Vegas’ summer concert series, which will feature a free concert by Survivor Saturday, August 18 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.
Survivor formed Chicago, Ill. in 1977 by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik. By the end of 1978, Survivor signed a record deal with Scotti Bros. Records. Their first two records, the self-titled Survivor and Premonition, helped to build a loyal fan base for the group, but their big break came with the 1982 release of Eye of The Tiger. The title song for this record was expressly written for Rocky III, which brought the band national attention. “Eye of The Tiger” spent seven weeks at the #1 spot on the U.S. charts, won a Grammy, an Oscar nomination and was voted “Best New Song” by the Peoples Choice Awards. The band then went on tour, performing for audiences in stadiums worldwide.
After the wildly popular success of “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor returned to the studio to record their 4th and 5th studio albums, the later of which, Vital Signs, achieved multi-platinum status with a string of hit singles including the Billboard Top 20 hits “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You” as well as the Billboard Top 100 hit “The Search is Over.” The success of these singles kept Survivor on the charts for over 40 weeks in 1984 and ’85.
While continuing to tour worldwide, they recorded “Burning Heart,” the title track for Rocky IV. The song went all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, propelling the sound track album to multi-platinum status. In 1987 Survivor recorded their sixth album, When Seconds Count, containing yet another top ten single, “Is This Love,” which stayed in the top 10 for several weeks.
In 1988 Survivor released their seventh album, Too Hot To Sleep, which is still considered by many critics and fans alike to be one of Survivor’s best. The band continues to perform to audiences worldwide to this day.
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.