GRAMMY Award-Winner, The Wallflowers, to Take the Stage at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod in October
May 15, 2023
LAS VEGAS – May 15, 2023 – The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod and SPI Entertainment will welcome GRAMMY Award-winning rock ‘n’ roll band, The Wallflowers, for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, Oct. 14 at The STRAT Theater. Led by soulful front man and rock royalty Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers will perform a set list that ranges from their hits that helped define ‘90s rock to music from their much-acclaimed new album, “Exit Wounds,” released last year. Tickets will go on sale starting Thursday, May 18 on The STRAT’s website, linked here.
“Jakob Dylan’s vocals and lyrics bring a folk-rock sound to The Wallflowers that is uniquely their own,” said Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the STRAT Theater stage for what will be an unforgettable performance for fans.”
For more than 30 years, The Wallflowers have stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. The band’s signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits, from mid-‘90’s “Bringing Down the Horse” and “One Headlight,” to “Wrong End of the Spear” off their latest album.
The band’s latest album, “Exit Wounds,” marks the first new Wallflowers material since “Glad All Over.” The much-anticipated record finds the band’s signature sound – lean, potent and eminently entrancing – intact, even as Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians. “Exit Wounds,” which, true to its title, is an ode to people – individual and collective – that have, to put it mildly, been through things. Throughout, Dylan’s lyrics are specked with images of spears, swords and battle-worn flags being raised, of wayward buses and battered ships, riderless horses and lost planes.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 18. True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 17 through Thursday, May 18 at 9 a.m. PDT. Ticket prices start at $60 and can be purchased at http://tickets.thestrat.com/TheWallflowers.
“The STRAT is gearing up to host some incredible talent this year, and we’re thrilled that The Wallflowers are among the top acts performing in The STRAT Theater,” said Brad Goldberg, chief marketing officer of Golden Entertainment.
Accommodating up to 950 guests, The STRAT Theater includes a party pit directly in front of the stage, making it one of the most intimate showrooms in Las Vegas. Prior to Night Ranger’s shows, the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar; epic rock band, Cheap Trick; and GRAMMY award winner, Rick Springfield, have most recently taken the stage.
More information about The STRAT and the show is available at TheSTRAT.com.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including Big Shot and X-Scream. The STRAT is home to residences for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Sammy Hagar, who brings his legendary Cabo San Lucas birthday parties to life with “Sammy Hagar & Friends;” and Cheap Trick, whose shows pay tribute to monumental performances such as Live at Budokan, the band’s legendary live album recorded in Tokyo. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced CHĪ Asian Kitchen, PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with a poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; ROUGE, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive, sensual experience; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates approximately 16,000 slots, 120 table games and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns ten casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at approximately 1,000 locations and owns 65 gaming taverns in Nevada. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
About SPI Entertainment:
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer and Founder Adam Steck and Senior Vice President Alex Schechter, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with several buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer and Theater Operator in Las Vegas and beyond. In addition to SPI Entertainment producing dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows, SPI Entertainment partnered with The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod to bring an exciting lineup of productions and residencies to the STRAT Theater, including sold-out performances by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar; epic rock band, Cheap Trick; and GRAMMY award-winning artist, Rick Springfield; as well as manages and operates the Thunderland Showroom inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. SPI Entertainment has produced Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth at MGM Grand; Boyz II Men at The Mirage; Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. SPI's biggest hit, Australia's Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, is one of the longest-running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with more than 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
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