Blondie to Perform at River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (April 6, 2015) – Influential rockers Blondie will be bringing their hits to the River Rock Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Formed in 1974 by art student & guitarist Chris Stein and ex-folkie and ex-Max’s Kansas City waitress, vocalist & songwriter Deborah Harry, Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of New York’s celebrated late 70’s new wave punk scene by defying easy categorization.

The band – which a year later included drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri – released their debut eponymous album in 1976 followed by their second album, Plastic Letters in 1977. The group’s third album, Parallel Lines was released the following year and featured the single, “Heart of Glass” which became their first #1 hit. Additional hits from later albums included “Dreaming”, “Atomic”, “Call Me” and their second #1 hit, “The Tide Is High”.

In 2006, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their most recent album, Blondie 4(0) Ever was released just last year. The double album consists of a collection of re-recordings of previous hits and the band’s tenth studio album, Ghosts of Download which features the lead single, “A Rose by Any Name”.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $79.50 & $89.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.

About River Rock Casino Resort:

River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia located in the City of Richmond where the Canada Line Bridgeport Station is at its doorstep. The casino features over 1,100 slot machines along with table games, a Poker Room, three high-limit rooms and various dining options including The Buffet, Tramonto and Curve. Live entertainment options include Lulu’s Lounge and the 950-seat River Rock Show Theatre. The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4 Diamond hotel and a 196-room hotel adjacent to the casino.

River Rock Casino Resort is owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Canada’s largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 16 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Donnie Gordon
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
604.247.4127
dgordon@gcgaming.com