The Marshall Tucker Band, originally founded by lead singer Doug Gray, got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. and debuted its first album in 1973. The platinum-plus album caught fire and spawned numerous hits, including “Way Out West!,” earning the group a loyal following and numerous headlining engagements across America.
Throughout the last 30 years, The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced such country music groups as Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel. With hit singles "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See" and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven gold and three platinum albums. They also scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart.
The Marshall Tucker Band’s music has been featured on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper,” “Shipwrecked,” “Crank 2,” “Don’t Mess with Zohan,” “Stop Loss,” “Swing Vote” and “Taking Chance” as well as many television shows.
Ultimateclassicrock.com recently named the Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” as the greatest southern rock song ever recorded.
The concert will follow the premiere run of the Boyd Gaming 300 (previously known as the Sam’s Town 300), on the afternoon of Saturday, March 8. The Marshall Tucker Band shows will begin each evening at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the Marshall Tucker Band are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. For more information on the Boyd Gaming 300, visit http://www.boydgaming.com/entertain/nascar.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.