COMEDIAN JON LOVITZ, MUSICIANS POCO AND FIREFALL COMING TO HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (December 15, 2015) – Longtime Hollywood funnyman, Saturday Night Live veteran, and actor/singer Jon Lovitz will be entertaining Siouxland fans at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City this coming February. Lovitz is set to perform on Saturday, February 13th in Anthem. Musical acts Poco and Firefall are also scheduled to step up on the Anthem stage in April.
Dates for each performance are as follows:
- Jon Lovitz – Saturday, February 13
- Poco and Firefall – Friday, April 29
Tickets for Jon Lovitz and Poco and Firefall can be purchased starting at 10am on Saturday, December 19th and are available online at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com and at the Rock Shop.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 / 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM / Anthem
Jon Lovitz has been one of the best-known comedians for the last twenty years. He got his start acting in High School plays and developing his skills at the University of California, Irvine where he earned a B.A. in Drama. He also studied acting with Tony Barr at the Film Actors Workshop. At the advice of Tony Barr, Jon decided to concentrate solely on comedy.
He began taking classes with the famous improv comedy group, “The Groundlings” in 1982. One year later, after being accepted into “The Sunday Company”, Jon got his first acting job on the television show “The Paper Chase: the Second Year”. Thinking he was on his way, he promptly quit his job at a clothing store…and became a messenger. The next three years – nothing! Then, in September of 1984, he was accepted into the main company at “The Groundlings”.
On March 28, 1985, “The Groundlings” appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” where Jon premiered his character “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous”. Following the introduction of this persona, Jon got an agent, and booked a movie, a series, a voice over for a cartoon, and “Saturday Night Live”.
Jon has been working non-stop since. He was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on “Saturday Night Live”. While on SNL, he became known for his characters “Tommy Flanagan of the Pathological Liars Anonymous” (“Year, that’s the ticket”), “Master Thespian”, “Hanukkah Harry”, and “the Devil”. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Big”, “A League of Their Own”, “The Wedding Singer”, “High School High”, “Small Time Crooks”, “Rat Race”, and “The Producers” among many others. He has also worked with acclaimed directors such as Penny Marshall, Rob Reiner, Jerry Zucker, and Woody Allen.
Jon has also had an illustrious television career. He was the first famous guest star on the hit show “Friends”. In the same week, he appeared on an episode of Seinfeld. Jon also had a recurring roles on “Hot in Cleveland”, “Las Vegas”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Hawaii Five-O”, and “New Girl”.
Poco and Firefall
Friday, April 29, 2016 / 8:00 PM / Anthem
These country rock pioneers found platinum success early in their career, and four decades later Rusty Young, who wrote and sang the massive hits “Crazy Love” and “Call It Love”, still leads this incredible band. Other hits include, “Heart Of The Night”, Spellbound”, “Keep On Tryin’” and “Good Feelin’ To Know”.
Poco has released “All Fired Up”, their first studio CD in 13 years. Early reviews include No Depression: “The band still sounds fresh, not a rehash, true to the past but not wallowing in it.” and Sound press: “a simmering set from the country rock stalwarts who are ready to stamp their mark on another decade”
In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Firefall’s commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You Are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in many movies and television shows.
Over the past four decades, Firefall has toured the world and shared stages with other iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, ELO and Marshall Tucker Band.
Currently touring with three original members (Jock Bartley, David Muse, Mark Andes), longtime drummer Sandy Ficca and talented newcomer Gary Jones, Firefall continues to make great music for a loyal following.