GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST TRAVIS TRITT TO TAKE THE STAGE IN ANTHEM THIS OCTOBER
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has scheduled two new concerts for Anthem. The new concerts are:
Friday, October 16 – FireHouse
Saturday, October 24 – Travis Tritt
Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, August 22 at 10am online or at the Rock Shop.
FireHouse has been rockin’ for over a decade. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad.
In 1990, their first album, entitled FireHouse, was released. The band’s first single, Shake & Tumble, had impressive radio success. The band then released Don’t Treat Me Bad, which became their first Top Ten hit. This was followed by Love of a Lifetime, which also entered the Top Ten, reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string of hits vaulted their first album to double platinum status in the United States; also going gold in Canada, Japan and Singapore. At the 1991 American Music Awards, FireHouse found themselves standing before the nation accepting the award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The band’s second album, Hold Your Fire, was released in 1992. It produced the hits Reach for the Sky and Sleeping with You. Another Top Ten hit, When I Look into Your Eyes, peaked on the United States charts at #5. This album earned the band two more gold albums and over 1 million sales worldwide.
In 1995, FireHouse released their third album on Epic, simply titled 3. Once again, FireHouse produced another Top Forty hit in the United States with I Live My Life For You. Their fourth album, Good Acoustics, was released in 1996 and quickly went gold in Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines.
In 1998, Firehouse toured the United States on the Rock Never Stops tour, which also included Slaughter, Warrant, Quiet Riot, and LA Guns. October of 1998 featured the Asian release of Firehouse’s fifth CD, Category 5 on Pony Canyon Records. The album quickly climbed to #4 on the Japanese charts, and supporting promotional tour of Japan followed. Category 5 was officially released in the United States in 1999.
The turn of the century brought the release their seventh album, titled O2. It has been released in SE Asia on Pony Canyon Records, and in the US on Spitfire Records. This album had notable success despite the changing style of popular rock music.
FireHouse headed back into the studio in early 2003 to write and record their 8th album, PRIME TIME. As music changes over time, FireHouse continues to evolve their musical style; yet, at the same time, hang onto their hard rock roots. Released in October of 2003, album number 8 is no exception. You can expect to hear what FireHouse is famous for … soulful, melodic hard rock.
Grammy award winning country artist Travis Tritt will perform on Saturday, October 24 in Anthem.
Tritt released his first album, Country Club, in 1990. The title track became his first hit, breaking into the country Top 10. Some industry experts didn’t know what to make of his rock-influenced sound, but listeners definitely liked what they heard. Tritt had two more successful singles off the album—”Help Me Hold On” and “I’m Going to Be Somebody.”
With his next effort, 1991’s It’s All About to Change, Tritt became a top-selling country act. The album sold millions of copies, joining the ranks of such country stars as Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson. Both unlike those two, Tritt continued to not conform the idea of a traditional country singer. He skipped the standard cowboy hat and put on rock-style concerts.
Taking on a rock legend, Tritt covered the famous Elvis Presley song “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” in the 1992 album of the same name. He also won his first Grammy Award for his duet with Marty Stuart, “The Whisky Ain’t Workin'” that year.
Tritt closed out the 1990s with several solid performing recordings. Both The Restless Kind (1996) and No More Looking Over My Shoulder made it into the Country Top 20. In 2000, Tritt scored again with Down The Road I Go.
In recent years, Tritt has explored other musical genres. He recorded a duet with soul superstar Sam Moore in 2006. Teaming up with Randy Jackson of American Idol fame, Tritt recorded 2007’s The Storm. The R&B, soul and blues-infused album put him back on the charts after a hiatus of several years. “You Never Take Me Dancing” proved to be a hit single.
In 2010, Tritt announced that he was working on creating his own music label. He expects his next album, will be released through this new venture. Tritt already operates his own music publishing company, Post Oak.