LIVE & UP CLOSE CONCERT SERIES TO FEATURE SURVIVOR, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, MIDTOWN MEN & MORE
August 4, 2011 (El Cajon) – This fall, Sycuan Casino will welcome famous bands, musicians and Broadway actors to its intimate Live & Up Close concert venue. Performances start August 6 with '60s favorites Herman's Hermits and conclude November 22 with Monty Python's SPAMALOT.
August 6, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (Tickets $35/$45 on sale May 6 at noon) – At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary sixties pop band, Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included, “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes” and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.” Consistently playing to sold-out venues, the band has sold over sixty million records with fourteen singles and seven albums hitting gold.
September 3, 6 and 8:30 p.m. The Midtown Men (Tickets $25/$35 on sale now) – These four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” are bringing back the iconic music of the 1960s with covers by some of music’s best artists including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson Five and The Mamas and The Papas. Together they have shared the stage for more than 1,000 performances during the run of “Jersey Boys.” Soon they will be entertaining audiences at Sycuan Casino with an electrifying concert that has already proven to thrill audiences from coast-to-coast.
September 10, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Lea Salonga (Tickets $35/$45 on sale now) – Most recognized for her Tony-earning performance in “Miss Saigon” in both London and New York, Lea Salonga has captivated audiences for decades. She is the voice of two of Disney’s most beloved characters, Princess Jasmine and Fa Mulan, and current columnist for the “Philippine Daily Inquirer.”
September 11, 8 p.m. Easton Corbin (Tickets $35/$45 on sale now) Easton Corbin hit number one on the Billboard country music charts early in his career with “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll with It,” making him the first male solo country artist to reach that spot since 2003. Corbin also appeared in the 2010 Brad Paisley H2O Tour. Fans adore him for his country twang voice and wonderful guitar skills.
October 7, 8 p.m. Colin Hay (Tickets $35/$45 on sale now) The former lead singer of 1982’s Grammy winning Scottish-Australian rock band Men at Work, Colin Hay will perform for Southern Californians this fall. His debut solo album “Looking For Jack” debuted in 1987 and his music has been featured on hit shows like “Dawson’s Creek,” “Judging Amy” and “Scrubs.” Hay now lives inCalifornia and has a new album “American Sunshine.”
October 8, 8 p.m. Survivor (Tickets $35/$45 on sale now) Survivor is best known for the legendary 80s song “Eye of the Tiger,” which spent six weeks at number one on Billboard’s charts. Other Top Ten hits include “Burning Heat,” “High On You” and “The Search Is Over.” The group disbanded in 1989, but has since regrouped with Billy Ozzello (bass), Robin McAuley (lead vocals), Frankie Sullivan (guitar), Mitch Sigman (keyboards) and Marc Droubay (drums).
November 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aaron Lewis (Tickets $45/$55 on sale now) Aaron Lewis is well known for being a hard rocker with incredibly vulnerable and relatable lyrics. Lewis left his role as frontman of heavy metal/rock band Staind and launched a solo career in 2011 as a conservative country singer. His new EP “Town Line” came out earlier this year.
November 12, 6 and 8:30 p.m. American English (Tickets $15/$25 on sale now) American English won Illinois Entertainer of the Year and “Best Tribute Band” for their portrayal of The Beatles. They have performed internationally, engaging audiences with their performances of iconic titles such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “Hey Jude.” American English is Frank Canino as John, Eric Michaels as Paul, Danny Leavitt as George, Tom Gable as Ringo and Ken Zemanek as George Martin (The Beatles’ former producer).
November 22, 7:30 p.m. Monty Python’s SPAMALOT (Tickets $45/$55 on sale now) A hilarious knock-off of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” SPAMALOT is a new musical featuring King Arthur and his legendary Knights of the Round Table. The show wouldn’t be complete without a cast of beautiful showgirls, cows and killer rabbits. Audiences will love being entertained by this performance that The New Yorker calls “a no-holds-barred smash hit.”
Box Office Hours: 11 a.m. – midnight
With limited seating, shows subject to sell out quickly.
Tickets, free of service charges, can be purchased at Sycuan.com or at the casino box office for 20% off with a Club Sycuan card.
Sycuan Live & Up Close is located adjacent to the Bingo Pavilion on the Casino second floor. All guests must be 21 and older. Sycuan Casino is located at 5469 Casino Way El Cajon, CA 92019 and offers valet parking plus plenty of free parking for guests.
ABOUT SYCUAN CASINO
Sycuan Casino features 2,000 reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo, restaurants and headliner entertainment. Non-smokers can enjoy more than 400 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego’s first and largest fully enclosed non-smoking room – complete with its own separate entrance. Sycuan’s intimate 457-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round.
ABOUT THE SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION
Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for nearly 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through support of civic and charitable organizations. The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased Sycuan Resort (formerly Singing Hills Country Club) and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel, is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park, and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ more than 3,000 San Diegans. For more information about Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com.