Category Archives: Entertainment Press Releases

Engelbert Humperdinck’s 50th Anniversary Tour Includes a Two-Night Engagement at River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (November 29, 2016) – Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck is getting ready to embark on a special tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his #1 single, “Release Me”. The highly anticipated tour will include two shows at the River Rock Casino Resort on Friday, March 10 & Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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The Robert Cray Band to Lay Down the Blues at River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (November 22, 2016) – Blues icon Robert Cray and his band will be performing at the River Rock Casino Resort on Friday, March 3, 2017. With five Grammy Awards, thousands of sold-out performances and millions of record sales worldwide, Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation”.  Rolling Stone credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his 1986 album, Strong Persuader which featured the hit single, “Smoking Gun”.

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Whose Live Anyway? Returns To Hard Rock Casino Vancouver & River Rock Casino Resort

COQUITLAM, BC (November 15, 2016) – The critically-acclaimed improv comedy show, Whose Live Anyway? makes its way back to the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 and to River Rock Casino Resort on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Originally called A Night of Improv, the show premiered in 1999 at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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Bob Saget To Perform At River Rock Casino Resort & Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

RICHMOND, BC (August 23, 2016) – Actor-comedian Bob Saget will be bringing his signature raw and raunchy brand of comedy to the River Rock Casino Resort on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and to the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, November 11, 2016.

While Bob will always be remembered as the star of two of the most family-friendly shows that network television has ever produced – Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos – he has been an “out-of-his-mind” stand-up comedian for over thirty years.

It was in 2006 when he appeared on Jamie Kennedy’s MTV series, Blowin’ Up that his music video, “Rollin’ with Saget” first premiered. The following year saw both the successful DVD releases of Farce of the Penguins – which he voiced-over, wrote, directed and produced – and the debut of his HBO comedy special, Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right. In 2012, he hosted The Movie Network’s JFL XXX: The Ultimate Nasty Show followed by his 2013 stand-up special, Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About which aired on Showtime and went on to earn a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album”.

Bob has also been seen several times reprising the role of “Himself” on HBO’s Entourage and even appeared in last year’s feature film. His first book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian was released to critical acclaim in 2014 becoming a New York Times Best Seller. As busy and as multi-talented as he is, Bob’s first love remains stand up as he continues to play to sold-out venues across North America.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 am and are $69.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com and HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.

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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 17 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Washington State.

About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 slot machines and table games, VIP high limit salons and others. With performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, the casino boasts the best in entertainment. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”).  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

 

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

 

Dwight Yoakam To Play Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

COQUITLAM, BC (August 2, 2016) – Grammy Award winner Dwight Yoakam will be bringing his string of chart-topping hits to the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, October 28, 2016.

It was in 1986 when the Kentucky native released his first album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. and since then, he has gone on to sell more than 25 million albums worldwide placing him in an elite class of global superstars. During the span of his music career, Yoakam has attained twelve gold albums and nine platinum & multi-platinum albums including the triple-platinum This Time (1993).

Five of those albums have topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums charts with another seven landing in the Top 10. More than thirty of his singles have charted with eighteen reaching the Top 20 including “Honky Tonk Man”, “Little Ways”, “Please, Please Baby”, “It Only Hurts When I Cry”, “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” and “Fast as You”. Additionally, he has won two Grammy Awards and has earned a staggering twenty-one nominations.

His most recent album, Second Hand Heart was released just last year and debuted at #2 becoming his highest-charting album since Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (1988). Yoakam has also enjoyed a successful acting career including roles in such films as the Academy Award-winning Sling Blade (1999), Panic Room (2002) and Wedding Crashers (2005).

Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10 am and are $119.50 & $109.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.

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About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver has something for everyone.  For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver  and Twitter twitter.comHardRockCasinoV.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”). Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

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

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s Tour Includes Date At Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

COQUITLAM, BC (July 13, 2016) – Acclaimed drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood and his band will be hitting the road with their just announced Fall Tour which will include a date at the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Aside from originals, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s repertoire concentrates on material drawn from the formative years of Fleetwood Mac including such Peter Green-era songs as “Oh Well”, “Rattlesnake Shake” , “Love That Burns” and “Black Magic Woman” – later made famous by Santana – and a string of blues classics including “Shake Your Money Maker” and “When the Levee Breaks”.

In addition to its namesake, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band features singer & guitarist Rick Vito who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1991 along with bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone who also provides background vocals. It was in 2008 when this same line-up recorded Blue Again!, a live album that exemplified the quartet’s power as a performing act and underscored their adherence to the living, breathing genre that is the blues.

Soon after its release, the album made it into the Top 5 on Billboard’s “Top Blues Albums” chart. It later went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Traditional Blues Album” category.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10 am and are $139.50 & $129.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.

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About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver has something for everyone.  For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver  and Twitter twitter.comHardRockCasinoV.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”). Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Ralphie May to Perform at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

COQUITLAM, BC (September 8, 2015) – Comedian Ralphie May will be bringing his hilarious, no-holds-barred stand-up to Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch”, May has built his career on observational comedy inspired by such greats as Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison and Lenny Bruce. It was in 2003 when he got his start as a contender on the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing where he finished as first runner-up.

He went on to make appearances on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2004, he released his debut CD/DVD set, Just Correct. Two years later, he filmed his first Comedy Central special entitled Girth of a Nation followed by Prime Cut in 2007, Austin-Tatious in 2008 and Too Big to Ignore in 2012.

His most recent TV special, Unruly premiered on Netflix earlier this year.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $39.50 & $29.50 (plus service charges).

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.

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About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music and comedy as well as local artists. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver and Twitter twitter.com/HardRockCasinoV.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”). Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

‘Reveen – The Next Generation’ To Mesmerize Fans At River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (September 2, 2015) – Stage hypnotist Tyrone Reveen will be bringing his enormously popular show, Reveen – The Next Generation to the River Rock Casino Resort for one night only on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Born in Melbourne, Tyrone is the son of Peter Reveen aka “The Great Reveen” … the man who made hypnosis hip worldwide and had a reputation for selling out more shows than any other Canadian entertainer during the 20th century.

By the time Tyrone was five years old, his father had predicted that he would one day take over his show and in 2011, that prediction came true when Reveen – who passed away in 2013 – announced that his son would be his successor.

Now the legend continues as Tyrone brings back the one-of-a-kind show that takes audience members to the inner and outer reaches of their imagination … a show that has been hailed by critics as the world’s funniest and most amazing hypnotic experience.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $34.50 & $24.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.

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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

Kenny G to Perform at River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (August 17, 2015) – Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will be bringing his smooth and sultry style to the River Rock Casino Resort on Monday, November 16, 2015.

In a career that spans almost three decades, Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 1982, the Seattle native has become the highest selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time with global sales totalling more than 75 million records.

His 1992 album, Breathless sold a staggering twelve million copies in the United States alone while earning him a Grammy Award. His Christmas album, Miracles: The Holiday Album – which was released in 1994 – ranks as one of the most successful Yuletide albums ever with sales over eight million copies. Seven of his hit singles have reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s The Hot 100. He has also been ranked as one of the most-played artists in the Adult Contemporary format with nine Top 10 singles. His biggest hit, 1987’s “Songbird” peaked at #4 on Billboard’s The Hot 100.

Earlier this year, he released his new album, Brazilian Nights … a tribute to the “masters” of Bossa Nova and features a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals. Kenny – who has collaborated with such notable artists as Whitney Houston, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Weezer and most recently Katy Perry – continues to play to sold-out audiences worldwide.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $79.50 & $69.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.

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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

Judas Priest’s ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Tour Includes Two Dates At Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

COQUITLAM, BC (July 27, 2015)

27Fans of Judas Priest will have the opportunity to see the Grammy-winning band in an up-close and intimate setting when the heavy metal icons perform for two shows at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Tuesday, October 27 & Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

Formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest released their first album, Rocka Rolla in 1974 followed two years later by Sad Wings of Destiny. After signing with CBS Records, they released the 1977 album, Sin After Sin followed by 1978’s Stained Class and 1979’s Hell Bent for Leather. They then released their first live album, Unleashed in the East which was recorded in Tokyo. The album spawned such metal anthems as “Sinner”, “Diamonds and Rust”, “Hell Bent for Leather” and “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)”.

Priest went on to achieve even bigger success in the 80’s releasing such all-time classic albums as British Steel (1980), Point of Entry (1981), Screaming for Vengeance (1982) and Defenders of the Faith (1984) all of which produced several enduring metal anthems including “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight”, “Heading Out to the Highway” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”. The remainder of the 80’s saw the group embrace more melodic hard rock sounds on Turbo in 1986 and Ram It Down in 1988 before releasing arguably the heaviest release of their entire career, 1990’s Painkiller.

In 2008, they released their double-disc album, Nostradamus which peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 followed by 2009’s A Touch of Evil Live which won the band a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. Their most recent album, Redeemer of Souls was released last year debuting at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $109.50 (plus service charges) – General Admission & $149.50 (plus service charges) – Reserved Balcony. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.

About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music and comedy as well as local artists. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver and Twitter twitter.com/HardRockCasinoV.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”). Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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