Friday, April 7, 2017

Golden Nugget Rolls Out 52 Friday Series Beginning In May


Golden Nugget Las Vegas welcomes the hottest entertainers to the stage this May through July as part of its acclaimed 52 Fridays series. Headlining acts will include '60s pop sensations, '70s blues rockers, '80s hair icons, '90s rock superstars, and more. Upcoming artists performing live in The Showroom include:

MAY
May 5 - A Flock of Seagulls
May 12 - Johnny Rivers
May 19 - Gin Blossoms
May 26 - Little River Band

JUNE
June 2 - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
June 9 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
June 16 - April Wine
June 23 - The Buckinghams
June 30 - Foghat

JULY
July 7 - The Grass Roots
July 14 - Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
July 21 - Quiet Riot
July 28 - Ambrosia

May 5 - A Flock of Seagulls
English new wave performers A Flock of Seagulls became international sensations and hair icons with the 1982 release of their eponymous debut album. The hit single "I Ran (So Far Away)" was a global success and to date the song and its music video remain the gold standard for all things 1980s. In 1983, the group was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song "D.N.A."

May 12 - Johnny Rivers
American rock artist Johnny Rivers has many hits including "Mountain of Love," "Poor Side of Town," and "Summer Rain." Rivers has had nine Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 30 million records. In 2015, Rivers was inducted into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame and continues to perform to sold-out audiences.


May 19 - Gin Blossoms
Formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona, the Gin Blossoms are a pop/rock band known for their southwestern sound and dominating the alternative rock era in the '90s. With hits like "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You," and "Follow You Down," the Gin Blossoms have earned several platinum albums and a GRAMMY nomination.


May 26 - Little River Band
Little River Band is one of the most successful acts to come out of Melbourne since they formed in 1975. Known for their mellow country-pop sound, they were the first Australian group to enjoy sustained commercial success in the U.S. During their career, they have sold more than 25 million albums and charted 13 Top 40 Hits.

June 2 - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone dominated the '60s along with such big names as the The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Beginning in England, April 1, 1964, the group has accomplished over 23 his singles, 10 hit albums and 3 major movies. Their top hits include "Mrs. Brown (You've Got a Lovely Daughter)" "Silhouettes," "Dandy," and "Henry VIII."

June 9 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Gary Lewis & the Playboys were an American '60s-era pop and rock group, fronted by musician Gary Lewis, the son of comedian Jerry Lewis. They are best known for their 1965 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "This Diamond Ring," which was the first of a string of hit singles they had in 1965 and 1966. The band had an earnest, boy-next-door image similar to British invasion contemporaries such as Herman's Hermits and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The group folded in 1970, but a version of the band later resumed touring and continues to tour, often playing for veteran's benefits.

June 16 - April Wine
'70s and '80s rock sensations April Wine began their impressive journey in 1969 when they formed in Nova Scotia. Their first studio hit, "Fast Train" propelled them to international stardom. They went on to record 15 studio albums, three live releases, and perform thousands of concerts. April Wine's most memorable hits include "You Could Have Been a Lady," "Just Between You and Me," and "If you Believe in Me."

June 23 - The Buckinghams
After changing their name from The Pulsations to The Buckinghams to reflect the British Invasion craze, this American Sunshine pop group became an overnight sensation. The group put out the wistful "Kind of a Drag," which ending up being a million-selling pop chart-topper. Other major hits for the band include "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)," and the pseudo-psychedelic "Susan." The group showed off their R&B roots on the jazz standard "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," their second-biggest hit.

June 30 - Foghat
"Move to the music, we can move all night." Boogie-blues rockers Foghat will take fans on a journey through their favorite hits including "Slow Ride," "Drivin' Wheel," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and more. The group, which has performed together for more than 40 years, has earned eight gold albums, one platinum album, and one double platinum album. The band's rollicking performances have garnered it lifelong fans from around the world.

July 7 - The Grass Roots
American rock band The Grass Roots have sold more than 20 million records worldwide. With two gold albums and 13 gold singles, The Grass Roots found their success without obtaining a number one hit, although they got close with three Top 10 singles, three Top 20 and eight Top 40 hits. After the passing of early member Rob Grill in 2011, The Grass Roots still continue to tour and perform for audiences across the United States.

July 14 - Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
The Rascals are considered the best 'blue-eyed soul' group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales. The Rascals has a string of hits, including the mega hit "Good Lovin," which struck number one in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like "I've Been Lonely Too Long," "Groovin'," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Girl Like You," "A Beautiful Morning," and "People Got to Be Free." The Rascals disbanded in 1972 and Felix Cavaliere's solo career thrived throughout the decade.

July 21 - Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band best known for their hit singles "Come On Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health." They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the original name Mach 1, before changing the name to Little Women and finally Quiet Riot in May 1975. The current lineup features lead vocalist James Durbin, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Chuck Wright, and guitarist Alex Grossi. They are ranked at number 100 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock."

July 28 - Ambrosia
Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia, whose founding members included guitarist/vocalist David Pack, bassist/vocalist Joe Puerta, keyboardist Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond, fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound. The group was discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who featured Ambrosia as part of a so-called All-American Dream Concert. Their first record "Ambrosia" was released in 1975 and spawned the chart singles "Holdin' on to Yesterday" and "Nice, Nice, Very Nice." Ambrosia followed this success in 1980 with another number three hit, "Biggest Part of Me," and the number 13 follow-up "You're the Only Woman."

52 Fridays artists perform at 8 p.m. each week in The Showroom at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Tickets for all shows are now on sale and available at GoldenNugget.com/LasVegas or by calling (866) 946-5336.

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