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“Rock of Vegas” summer concert series on Fremont Street

Free Concert June 9 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

By Rachel Diehl

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 31, 2012 – Fremont Street Experience’s ‘Rock of Vegas’, a 100-day concert series taking over downtown Las Vegas this summer, opened Memorial Day Weekend with a free concert by legendary Mötley Crüe singer, Vince Neil. The thousands of fans who came out to enjoy the free show witnessed an exciting combination of Neil’s hard-rock attitude and energetic style. The next concert in the series is Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx on Saturday, June 9, at 9 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.

Video: “Vince Neil Kicks-Off Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rfhEGamKI8

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx showcases their greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s performed live with Dennis and his six-member band. All the hits and memories in one forgettable evening with a set that has eight Top 10 hits including “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” plus classic rock anthems “Grand Illusion,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “Rockin the Paradise” and many more. As a founding member of Styx, DeYoung wrote and sang lead on seven of the band’s top 10 hits and sold over 35 million albums worldwide. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

Fremont Street Experience’s summer concert series ‘Rock of Vegas’ features free headliner concerts from an exciting lineup of high-voltage rock ‘n’ rollers including Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx and the ultimate glam metal rocker Dee Snider, singer of Twisted Sister. ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet, an elaborately-staged production show, and Dirty Pairadice, a cover band paying homage to the hair band era, take the stage five nights a week performing hits of the 1980s. ARENA, an 80s stadium rock tribute band plays Thursdays through Saturdays during the summer. Viva Vision screen lights up nightly with shows featuring tributes to some of rock’s greatest bands. The rockin’ concert series kicked off Memorial Day Weekend and continues through Labor Day Weekend.

Free Headliner Concerts
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will host an exciting lineup of performances from the head-banging masterminds behind some of the most popular rock anthems including: VINCE NEIL – Legendary Singer of Mötley Crüe on May 26; DENNIS DEYOUNG: The Music of Styx on June 9; NIGHT RANGER on Friday, June 22; ASIA featuring John Payne on July 7; WARRANT & SKID ROW on July 21; BRET MICHAELS “Get Your Rock on Tour 2012” on August 4; SURVIVOR on August 18; and DEE SNIDER – Legendary Singer of Twisted Sister with special guest JAC&JILL on September 1. All concerts start at 9 p.m.

ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet
ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet stage show by Face Productions will put on a high-voltage performance as cast members belt out the most beloved and popular songs of the guitar-shredding era of the 80s, including Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel The Noize,” Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” and many more. With a commanding stage presence and ear-splitting sound, ROCK CANDY is bound to shake audiences all night long with their sticky sweet performance that guarantees you’ll have “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” ROCK CANDY Sticky Sweet performs Tuesdays through Sundays from 7-10 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage.

Dirty Pairadice
Amidst an electrifying stage setup complete with giant replicas of the famous Gibson Flying V guitar, Las Vegas’ own Dirty Pairadice performs the guitar-smashing music with uncanny precision. The explosive stage performance created for “Rock of Vegas” is a one-of-a-kind show, covering some of the most powerful songs of the era. You won’t want to miss Dirty Pairadice, performing Thursdays through Mondays from 8-11 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.

An 80s Stadium Rock Tribute Band based in Las Vegas, ARENA has established itself as one of the most sought-after tribute artists, performing hits from the best bands of the big arena rock era, including Journey, Jon Bon Jovi, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Poison, among others. ARENA performs on the Main Street Stage on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Rockin’ Viva Vision Shows
Seven nights a week, Viva Vision showcases custom productions synced to the smash hits of some of rock’s most legendary bands. The nightly lineup of Viva Vision shows includes the newest Viva Vision show “BON JOVI Wanted in Vegas,” which features three songs hand-selected by Jon Bon Jovi, “It’s My Life,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and the band’s signature song, and one of rock’s most memorable anthems, “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Also on Viva Vision during ‘Rock of Vegas’ will be “KISS Over Vegas” highlighting 1983 “Lick it Up,” “The Doors Strange Days” featuring #1 Billboard Hit Song “Light My Fire,” “A Tribute to Queen,” and more.

With all three stages active every night during 100 days of Rock Of Vegas, other featured bands throughout the summer will include Rok of Ages, The Reflex, Carol Lyn & Some Guys, Spasmatics, Brazen and Venus Rising (Hair Band Edition).

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com to plan an awesome experience that will rock your world. You can also become a Facebook fan of Fremont Street Experience to get the latest insight and buzz about ‘Rock of Vegas.’

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.