LEGENDARY ROCK BAND SURVIVOR & COUNTRY FAVORITE SAMMY KERSHAW TO PERFORM AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (November 16, 2015) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced two new musical acts will perform for audiences in Anthem this coming spring. Legendary rock band SURVIVOR will perform in Anthem with hits such as “This is Love” and “Eye of the Tiger.” Longtime country singer Sammy Kershaw will also perform fan favorites such as “Queen Of My Double Wide Trailer” and “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” as well as songs from his current album, Honkytonk Boots.
Winter Dance Party, the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper’s final tour, will also be returning to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in February.
The dates for the shows are as follows:
- Saturday, February 6, 2016 – Winter Dance Party
- Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Sammy Kershaw
- Friday, March 11, 2016 – SURVIVOR
Tickets for Winter Dance Party, Sammy Kershaw and SURVIVOR go on sale Saturday, November 21 at 10am.
Winter Dance Party
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 / 6:30PM & 9PM / Anthem
John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” ® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 / 8PM / Anthem
Since his debut on the music scene in the early 90’s, Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music—both with a chain of major hit records and sell-out touring schedules. His platinum albums have been propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,” and many other milestones. Often referred to as the “heir apparent” to the legendary ‘voice’ himself—George Jones—Sammy Kershaw helped make the ‘90’s a shining decade for country music.
Sammy Kershaw’s plan for country music is re-claiming its roots and recapturing the spirit that made it great “Man, for someone like me who had George Jones’ music imprinted in my DNA before birth, the last few years have been rough as a fan of country music,” noted Kershaw candidly in a recent national interview. “Country music is not a formula…it’s a music with its own soul…and I’m all about saving that soul!” Kershaw’s current album “Honkytonk Boots” promises to be a much-anticipated first step in that plan of salvation.
Friday, March 11th, 2016 / 8PM / Anthem
Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on their next chapter in 2016 with a new member who has seemingly given new life to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s preeminent bands. With 21-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton assuming lead vocalist duties, the group will take their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.
Barton steps into the role of Jimi Jamison, who passed away in September 2014. Survivor is excited to have Cameron bring his powerhouse vocal style to the band’s live shows. Sullivan noted that there might be pressure of taking on the role of lead singer in a group with such a historic pedigree, but he says Barton doesn’t seem to be affected by the pressure. “He just wants to do what he does. You get new people in with new ideas, and usually that comes with a different vibe.”
Survivor released their first album in 1980 on Scotti Brothers Their first Top-40 on the Hot 100 came the next year with “Poor Man’s Son.” Their big break would come in 1982 when the band was asked by Sylvester Stallone to provide the theme song for Rocky III. That single, “Eye Of The Tiger,” hit # 1 – staying there for seven weeks, winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, a People’s Choice Award, and an Academy Award nomination. The song came in at #18 on the “Top 100 Singles” chart in Billboard‘s 100th Anniversary issue and it’s well over the 300,000 mark on iTunes, where it’s currently holding strong at #9 on their “Top Soundtrack” chart. The band also struck paydirt as a result of a Stallone movie when “Burning Heart” appeared on the soundtrack of Rocky IV in 1985, hitting # 2 on the singles chart.
The band’s VITAL SIGNS, was another huge success for the band, peaking at #16 on Billboard‘s “Top 200 Albums” chart thanks to the Billboard Top-20 hits “I Can’t Hold Back” (#13), “High On You” (#8) and “The Search Is Over” (#4).