Morris Day and The Time to Bring Legendary Purple Legacy to Las Vegas with Limited Engagement at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod this Summer
April 17, 2023
Exclusive Las Vegas experience to bring Morris Day and The Time’s unforgettable blend of funk, pop and R&B to The STRAT Theater on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29
Tickets available starting Wednesday, April 19, on The STRAT’s website here.
LAS VEGAS – April 17, 2023 – The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod and SPI Entertainment will host a limited engagement with Morris Day and The Time, with performances on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. The exclusive Las Vegas performances will coincide with the 39th anniversary of “Purple Rain” and Day’s scene-stealing breakout performance in the iconic film.
“Morris Day and The Time have an incredible sound and swagger that is all their own; and for lovers of funk, their performance on the Las Vegas Strip will deliver an unmatched opportunity to see them live,” said Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment. “After all, who didn’t get up and dance to Morris Day’s song and move, “The Bird?”
As the charismatic front man of the iconic ’80s funk group, Day will bring his signature flare, fashion and funk to The STRAT. Day attended high school with Prince, one of the greatest performers in music history, and sang in his first band, Grand Central. He was chosen by Prince to lead The Time, which he created as his alter-ego in music as a cool, streetwise funk band to contrast Prince and the Revolution’s soulful rhythm and blues sound. Day and The Time were cast in “Purple Rain,” which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. The group’s famed scenes in Prince’s film cemented their place in pop culture, as the film is revered as one of the best music movies ever.
Following the filming, Day burst into the public scene with the group’s self-titled 1981 album, “The Time,” which included hit songs “Get It Up,” “Cool” and “Girl.” The group went on to record three more albums, including the 1982 “What Time Is It?,” featuring the hits “777-9311,” “Wild And Loose,” “Walk” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”; and “Ice Cream Castle” in 1984, which included the hit “Jungle Love.” After three albums, Day launched his solo career, releasing albums including “Color Of Success” in 1985, “Daydreaming” in 1987 and “Guaranteed” in 1992. Day recently released his fifth and final solo album, “Last Call,” in 2022, which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes’ Top 100 R&B chart.
“I’m looking forward to my Vegas takeover and bringing an exclusive Purple Legacy experience to The STRAT,” said Day. “It’s going to be a weekend that you won’t want to miss.”
Show times will be 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 Wednesday, April 19. True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 19 at 9:59a.m. PDT. Ticket prices start at $75 and can be purchased at http://tickets.thestrat.com/MorrisDay. Tickets for “The Cool Life VIP Experience,” including pre-show soundcheck experience; an autographed copy of Day’s book and “Las Call” CD; and photo with Day, will also be available starting at $500.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Morris Day and The Time to The STRAT Theater stage for what will be a fun, high-energy performance,” said Brad Goldberg, chief marketing officer of Golden Entertainment. “This will be an iconic weekend for Day fans, who will dance and sing along to the band’s smooth dance moves, vocals and showmanship.”
Accommodating up to 900 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 Morris Day and The Time’s shows, the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar; epic rock band, Cheap Trick; and GRAMMY award winner, Rick Springfield, have most recently taken the iconic 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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