JOURNEY TO PERFORM AT BATTERY PARK AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY ON JUNE 30
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (January 23, 2017) – JOURNEY has set a concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s Battery Park on Friday, June 30, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Legendary British band ASIA is joining Journey as special guest on this show.
“Journey’s legacy spans generations,” said Todd Moyer, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. “It’s very exciting to have such an iconic group, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April, perform at Battery Park this year.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at the Rock Shop or online at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com.
Journey VIP Packages will be available, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.
JOURNEY WITH SPECIAL GUEST ASIA
FRIDAY, JUNE 30 | BATTERY PARK
DOORS 6:00 P.M. | SHOW 7:30 P.M.
JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April.
Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with the band since 1998. Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III. Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.”
ASIA’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in March 1982 with several Top 10 singles and sales exceeding 7 million copies. Some of their first hits included such classics as “Heat Of The Moment”, “Only Time Will Tell”, and “Sole Survivor.” By the time the band released its second album, the debut album had sold over 6 million copies worldwide and was the best seller of 1982. It had stayed at the #1 spot for an incredible 9 weeks! This “supergroup”, featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s – Yes, ELP, King Crimson, and The Buggles.
Since it’s opening in 2015, Battery Park has hosted over a dozen concerts with 50,000+ attendees. In its inaugural year, Battery Park was selected as a top three finalist for Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year Award by the Global Gaming Expo, G2E. Sponsored by AEG Live, The Casino Entertainment Awards are the only industry awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City was the only venue in the entire Midwest to receive the finalist nomination in this category.
Journey is being added to the list of impressive Battery Park alum who are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees including Deep Purple (2015) and Cheap Trick (2016). Battery Park’s stage has hosted a wide variety of big names from rockers Shinedown, 3 Doors Down and Seether and to classic rockers Boston, REO Speedwagon, Elvis Costello, and Collective Soul, to modern hits marvels Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri, Rachel Platten, and X Ambassadors, and country super stars like Chris Stapleton, Gary Allan, and Jake Owen.
For more info on Asia, please visit: www.originalasia.com
Upcoming Entertainment in Anthem
- Comedy every Wednesday Night at 8 p.m.
- Friday, January 27 – Alter Bridge: The Last Hero Tour with Nonpoint
- Saturday, January 28 – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
- Friday, February 3 – Tesla
- Saturday, February 4 – Pepper & Less Than Jake
- Friday, February 10 – Dylan Scott & Lanco
- Saturday, February 11 – John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
- Saturday, February 18 – Rob Schneider (Special Edition Comedy Night)
- Friday, February 24 – Brothers Osborne
- Friday, March 3 – Spin Doctors
- Saturday, March 4 – The Spazmatics
- Saturday, March 11 – ONE Tribute to Metallica
- Saturday, March 18 – Blues Night: Eric Gales, Anthony Gomes, & Jeremiah Johnson Band
- Friday, March 24 – UFO & Saxson
- Saturday, March 25 – The Oak Ridge Boys
- Friday, March 31 – Casey Muessigmann
- Saturday, April 22 – The Marshall Tucker Band
- Saturday, May 6 – Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal
To learn more about Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, please visit www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is an award-winning gaming destination offering more than 835 slot machines and a wide variety of table games. The property’s Hard Rock Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, a distinction which only five percent of the more than 28,000 properties approved by AAA achieve. Complementing the Hotel and Casino are six restaurants and bars including the World Tour Buffet, Fuel American Grill, and Main + Abbey, the property’s AAA Three Diamond rated restaurant. Throughout the property, guests can experience the legends by viewing the vast Hard Rock memorabilia collection, with iconic pieces from SLASH to Johnny Cash.
The indoor live-entertainment venue, Anthem, hosts an impressive weekly lineup of concerts and performances from rock, pop, and country to comedy and blues. This unique venue leaves attendees with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience from artists like Slash, Clint Black, Rick Springfield and George Thorogood. Battery Park, the outdoor entertainment venue with a festival-type atmosphere, hosts nationally touring performers along the likes of 3 Doors Down, Cheap Trick, Boston, Elvis Costello and Gary Allan, during the summer months.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City was developed through a partnership between the Missouri River Historical Development and SCE Partners, LLC, an affiliate of Warner Gaming, LLC. For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, visit www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com and www.facebook.com/HardRockHotelSC.
Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 175 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Valencia, Innsbruck, Yangon and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.