Evanescence, The Amazing Johnathan and Billy Gardell highlight Station Casinos’ October 2017 headliners


Station Casinos announces October 2017 headliners




Venue: The Pearl

Genre: Heavy Metal

Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $40, $65, $70 and $95 plus applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: Megadeth burst onto the scene 30 years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) which sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Metal Performance, 11 additional GRAMMY® nominations, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign, and scored five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult



Venue: The Pearl

Genre: Rock

Date:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $45, $65, $75 and $95 plus applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: Founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody, Evanescence released their debut full-length album Fallen in 2003, which sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and landed the band two Grammy Awards. Their sophomore album, The Open Door, was released in 2006 and sold more than five million copies worldwide. Their most recent album, Synthesis, is scheduled for a late 2017 release.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Tegan and Sara

Venue: The Pearl

Genre: Pop

Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $79.50 plus applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: Twin sisters born in Canada, Tegan and Sara have sold over one million albums, and have received seven Gold certifications, one Double Platinum certification, three Juno Awards, two Polaris Prize nominations and a GRAMMY® nomination. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from the 2015 Oscar Telecast to major festivals, such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. Their current album, Love You to Death, is the follow up to 2013’s Heartthrob, which contained “Closer” – a multi-format hit that has been certified Gold in the U.S. and Double Platinum in Canada.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Hollywood Undead

Venue: The Pearl

Genre: Alternative Rock

Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $40, $65, $70 and $95 plus applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE. It’s a moment the Los Angeles band has been working towards since the release of their RIAA platinum-certified 2008 debut, Swan Songs. Along the way, the group’s unmistakable and inebriating distillation of rock, hip-hop, industrial and electronic incited the rise of a bona fide cult audience comprised of millions. For the uninitiated, think Trent Reznor producing Enter The Wu-Tang Clan – 36 Chambers in 2020, and you’re halfway there…Quietly infecting the mainstream, their 2011 sophomore effort American Tragedy went gold and bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, while 2013’s Notes From The Underground seized #2. In 2015, Day of the Dead spawned another smash in the form of the title track, which amassed 21.1 million Spotify streams and 17 million YouTube/VEVO views. Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult




The Amazing Johnathan

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Genre: Comedy/Magic

Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017 & Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $45 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission

Artist Info: The Amazing Johnathan is an eccentric entertainer whose bizarre humor and unscripted antics have earned him worldwide recognition as the most original and successful comic magician in history. His career has spanned 35 years, entertaining two generations of fans.


The Amazing Johnathan has performed for two presidents and has appeared on hundreds of television shows, including Comedy Central's “One Night Stand,” “Lounge Lizards,” “Premium Blend” and his own one-hour special, “Wrong on Every Level.” He has also appeared on HBO's “Young Comedians Special,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “World's Greatest Magic,” A&E's “Mindfreak,” as well as a game show called “Ruckus,” which he co-created with Merv Griffin.


In 2001, Johnathan stopped touring and took up residency at the world-famous Golden Nugget, taking Las Vegas by storm and breaking box office records. Not since The Rat Pack had anyone done the numbers Johnathan did. He was given one of the most lucrative deals ever signed in Vegas, and for 13 years he was one of the biggest draws on The Strip.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Delta Rae

Venue: Rocks Lounge

Genre: Country

Date:  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $5 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission. Ticket revenue will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of Project Pink

Artist Info: Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth. Headlining over 100 shows each year and a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, VOODOO and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features in NPR, Washington Post and New York Times in addition to multiple late night performances and inclusion in Forbes' 30 Under 30 list. Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co., Delta Rae will bring their intriguing sound to Country radio with their new single, “A Long And Happy Life.” The band will also hit the road this summer for a 50-date headline tour.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult




Billy Gardell

Venue: Grand Events Center

Genre: Comedy

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $25, $35, $45 and $55 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating.

Artist Info: As a stand-up comic, Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles, where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. His comedy specials, Billy Gardell: Halftime, premiered on Comedy Central and Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs premiered on Showtime.


Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day. As a follow-up to the hit CBS series, Billy has taken a dramatic turn in the CMT series Sun Records as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical. In 2016 he received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for Monopoly Millionaires Club.


Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series Lucky. His other television credits include Yes Dear and Judging Amy, on the Network, My Name is Earl, The Practice, Monk and Gary the Rat. He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in Avenging Angelo, and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film Bad Santa. He also appeared in You, Me & Dupree.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Rob Caudill

Tribute to Rod Stewart

Venue: Grand Events Center

Genre: Tribute

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $15 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission.

Artist Info: People stop Rob Caudill in airports for autographs. They stare at him in restaurants.  And when he struts on stage, women scream themselves hoarse.  Why? Because Caudill is a dead-on Rod Stewart Impersonator. He's got the high-definition jawline, the shock of spiky blonde hair, but most importantly, he has the nose. Vocally, his distinctive, naturally-raspy voice sounds like the legendary Stewart and his range easily nails every high note from Stewart's younger days. When Rob was just seventeen, people started telling him that he looked like Rod Stewart, a phrase Rob would hear repeatedly from almost everyone he met for the rest of his life.  He began his musical career after graduating high school and moving to Memphis to study music at MSU. While in Memphis, Rob began playing bass for local bands around town and doing session work.

In 1996, he realized he couldn't escape the remarkable natural resemblance to Rod Stewart so he heeded the advice of Joe Walsh and began his tribute career.  Rob put down his bass, bought some wild clothing and diligently studied Stewart’s videos, vocals and mannerisms. In addition to Las Vegas, Caudill has performed around the world, including stops in Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Japan and Mexico, among other others.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult




Queensrÿche & Skid Row

Venue: Club Madrid

Genre: Rock

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $40 and $50 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating. Standing Room Only tickets available for $25 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album The Warning in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of Rage For Order, Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 1980s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album Operation: Mindcrime, which would go on to become one of the top-10 bestselling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold-out performances around the world. With the release of the critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “Viewer’s Choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity”. During the next 10 years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold-out audiences. Queensrÿche has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and have continued to break new ground and push their creative process.


The first rebellion started in 1986. New Jersey kids, punk and metal attitude, determined to conquer the world. All for one, banded together with single-minded purpose. The battlefield was the stage, the songs their arsenal in an “us-against-them” musical coup d'état. Top Ten singles. Gold and multi-platinum sales. No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The world was theirs, the rebellion won, until there was nothing left to fight for — so they fought each other. Following an ill-advised South American tour in 1996, the band was finished. But the core camaraderie never died. Now, Skid Row is gearing up to record the final installment of the United World Rebellion trilogy. Classic dual-guitar teams are a key component of great songs — K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton. Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Dave Murray and Adrian Smith. Add Snake and Scotti Hill to that list. That sound is rambunctious exuberance. They got older, but Skid Row never really grew up. United World Rebellion – Chapter Three is still the youth gone wild, their musical spark still burning gasoline. And so the rebellion continues.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Bobby Caldwell

Venue: Club Madrid

Genre: Blues Rock/Soft Rock

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $25, $35 and $45 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating.

Artist Info: A New York native, Bobby Caldwell formed his first band at 17 years old. After signing his first major-label recording contract, Caldwell released his debut album What You Won’t Do for Love. Featuring the singles “My Flame,” “Can’t Say Goodbye” and “Down for the Third Time,” the multi-platinum album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard charts. The album’s title track has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including Boyz II Men. Caldwell followed with the albums Cat in the Hat and Carry On, both of which were highly successful internationally. Following a string of successful albums in the 1990s, Caldwell returned in 2005 with Perfect Island Nights and again in 2012 with House of Cards. Caldwell’s songs and samples have contributed to more than $40 million sales with artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G., among others. In addition, Caldwell also starred in the theatrical production “The Rat Pack is Back” in Las Vegas.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


102.7 The Coyote’s Fan Jam 16

Featuring Midland, Waterloo Revival and more

Venue: Club Madrid

Genre: Country

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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Artist Info: With all the chest-thumping going on in Nashville today, where bluster and swagger have replaced heart and soul, you half expect some of country music's male stars to be sporting bruises. Which is what makes Midland, a trio of friends based in Dripping Springs, Texas, so undeniably refreshing. Made up of singer Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy, Midland is the embodiment of 1970s California country, all smooth Eagles harmonies and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. Their songs are intoxicating country sung with the twang of George Strait. Signed to Big Machine Records, Midland is in the studio refining and expanding their catalog with ace songwriters like Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The sessions have yielded some of the most traditional-sounding country music to come out of Nashville in a decade. Lead single “Drinkin’ Problem” evokes Gary Stewart — one of Midland's biggest inspirations, along with Merle Haggard. “Electric Rodeo," with its plaintive piano, sweeping strings and high-in-the-saddle chorus, is a prime example of the “picture” the band so often talks about creating. And the majestic “Nothin' New Under the Neon” sounds like vintage Eddie Rabbit.  Midland's music is truly a sound decades in the making that’s just right for today.


When WATERLOO REVIVAL’s Cody Cooper met his bandmate George Birge in middle school, he inspired his new friend to express himself through music — a path that drastically affected both their lives. The duo continued to play together through high school, but parted ways so the guys could pursue an education. Cody headed to the University of North Texas in Denton, while George stayed in their hometown of Austin to attend the University of Texas. The pair, who'd remained close through college, would play together during Cody's visits back home. By 2012, their musical chemistry was undeniable and George made the hard sell, convincing Cody to return home in order for them to focus all their energy into music. WATERLOO REVIVAL was soon born, taking its moniker from their beloved hometown.

In 2013, the pair was able to raise the funds to record a five-song EP Little Lightning and followed with 2016’s Front Row.

Must be 21 years or older




Reel Big Fish

Venue: The Railhead

Genre: Ska

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $46.50 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission

Artist Info: Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-1990s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.

Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, Everything Sucks, in 1995. The album became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced Turn the Radio Off, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the United States, which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.

In 1998 the song “Take on Me” from the “Baseketball” motion picture soundtrack was released as the promotional single for the movie and once again found the band in regular rotation on rock radio and MTV in the USA. The Album Why Do They Rock So Hard followed a year later, once again enlisting Oingo Boingo Bassist John Avila as producer.

Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing more than 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Boulder Blues

Steepwater Band

Venue: The Railhead

Genre: Blues

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door

Artist Info: Diamond Day Records is very excited to announce the release of The Steepwater Band’s 6th full-length studio album SHAKE YOUR FAITH. The LP features 11 brand new TSB tracks and was recorded last winter at Crushtone Studios, in the shadows of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio. Shake Your Faith was produced by the band along with seasoned rock studio veteran Jim Wirt, who has also worked with the likes of Fiona Apple, Incubus and the Buffalo Killers. As with most TSB albums, the sound and songwriting has grown and expanded, yet retained the true nature of the band. It’s the first TSB studio record in over 4 years and the first to include “new” guitarist Eric Saylors.


Formed in Chicago back in 1998, The Steepwater Band’s signature sound is a nod to early British blues, combined with a modern, raw and gutsy musical approach. Founding members Massey, Bowers and Winters have a synergy that comes from years of playing together. Then in early 2012, the long-time trio was joined by Saylors, from Indianapolis, IN, who brought an added depth to the TSB LIVE sound. Although the band got their start as devotees of delta blues, they have since been expanding on their influences, absorbing everything from Psychedelia to Americana, from Jazz to 50s Rock n’ Roll Music.


The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the last 18 years, averaging about 140 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage with acts such as Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top, T-Model Ford, North Mississippi All Stars, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the band made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following years, the band has returned to the United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing their loyal overseas fan-base.

Guests must be 21 years or older




100 Years Ella

Starring Jonathan Karrant

Venue: Chrome Showroom

Genre: Tribute

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission.

Artist Info: Song stylist Jonathan Karrant pays tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Jonathan's album, On and On hit #4 on jazz charts and he has received several honors throughout his career, including New York City Jazz Cabaret Honors, “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards and was named one of the top 12 rising jazz vocalists in New York by the NYC Jazz Record.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Concert Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge, capacity of 200, at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.  


Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.StationCasinosLive.com or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the Palms concerts can be purchased at the Palms Box Office, online at www.palms.com or by calling 702.944.3200.

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