Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"Raiding The Rock Vault" Welcomes REO Speedwagon Guitarist Dave Amato

"Raiding the Rock Vault" can't fight this feeling! The hit show at Tropicana Las Vegas welcomes to the stage REO Speedwagon lead guitarist Dave Amato for shows, Feb. 3-22. The legendary guitarist first attended "Raiding the Rock Vault" in December 2014, when he memorably joined the band on stage for surprise renditions of "Jukebox Hero, "Highway to Hell," and "Jump." Tickets are now on sale and available at www.troplv.com.

"We're elated that Dave [Amato] will spend nearly the entire month of February performing with us," said producer Sir Harry Cowell. "He's been a longtime supporter of the show and we can't wait to welcome him to the stage as part of the band."

Amato joined the iconic arena rock band REO Speedwagon as lead guitarist in 1989 and has remained a member ever since. Previously, Amato performed and toured with Ted Nugent, with whom he recorded 1988's "If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em" and 1986's "Little Miss Dangerous." A sought-after guitarist, Amato has also performed with Vince Neil, Michael Schenker, Gregg Rollie, Richie Sambora, and Cher, with whom he recorded "Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage."

"Raiding the Rock Vault" features a rotating lineup of the world's greatest guitarists, including Howard Leese (Heart), Rowan Robertson (Dio), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Glenn Hughes Band), and Tracii Guns (LA Guns, GUNZO).

The show's all-star lineup also includes Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums]  (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Ted Nugent), and vocalists Stephanie Calvert (Starship) and Cian Coey (Meat Loaf).

Consistently ranked the No. 1 Performance in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor, "Raiding the Rock Vault" brings the history of rock 'n' roll to life. The Strip's resident party show, which boasts the greatest set list of all time, celebrates rock anthems from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

"Raiding the Rock Vault" performs Wednesday-Monday at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging from $59-$99 plus taxes and fees. A Rock Star Package is also available for $135 plus taxes and fees, which includes VIP tickets, a VIP Pass, a meet and greet with the rock stars prior to the show, and a two-CD set and concert program. For up-to-date schedule information or to purchase tickets, please call (702) 739-2411 or (800) 829-9034, or visit the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk or TropLV.com.

PHOTOS: Dave Amato (Courtesy: "Raiding the Rock Vault")

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