FROM THE BEACH TO THE COUNTRY AND ON TO CHICAGO – FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ANNOUNCES LATEST STARS TO APPEAR LIVE IN 2020

FROM THE BEACH TO THE COUNTRY AND ON TO CHICAGO – FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ANNOUNCES LATEST STARS TO APPEAR LIVE IN 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to welcome three illustrious acts to the Event Center in the first half of 2020.  On February 28, American music Icons The Beach Boys surf into town, while on March 27, chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen, and on April 9, Grammy Award Winning band Chicago! These shows make perfect holiday gifts; tickets for all three performances go on sale Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. at firekeeperscasino.com or in person at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Box Office.As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.  The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth:  “Surfin’ USA”, “Surfer Girl”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “I Get Around”, “California Girls”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “Barbara Ann”, “Good Vibrations”, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.” The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history. Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s current single “Homemade” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With seven #1 songs to his name, Owen’s songs have resonated with listeners and audiences everywhere with two-time platinum anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’”,  “Anywhere With You”, “Alone With You”,”The One That Got Away”, GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song” and  the ACM nominated hit “Down to the Honkeytonk.” A multifaceted entertainer, Owen is set to make his feature film debut in “The Friend.” Owen’s fifth studio album, “AMERICAN LOVE”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. The Grammy award-winning band, Chicago, will be performing the newly recorded material and chart-topping hits such as “You’re the Inspiration” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014.  Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The Park”, “Feelin' Stronger Every Day”, “Make Me Smile”, and many others. Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 37 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.  The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion. 2020 marks the band’s 53rd consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date! FireKeepers upcoming entertainment line up:
  • Boz Scaggs – Nov. 22
  • Michael Bolton – Dec. 12
  • 90s House Party – Dec. 28
  • Criss Angel RAW – Mindfreak Unplugged – Jan. 16
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhears – Feb. 8
  • The Beach Boys – Feb. 28
  • Jake Owen – March 27
  • Chicago – April 9
### FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2019 Native Midwest category, including Best Casino. FireKeepers was recognized as 2019 Employer of the Year by Michigan Works! Association and was also selected as one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers' signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room, and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. Driven by high demand, construction on a second hotel tower is underway and expected to be complete in late 2020.  FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and a host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information, visit www.firekeeperscasino.com. FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.
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