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AMERICAN ROCK BANDS, THE FRAY AND AMERICAN AUTHORS TO PERFORM AT FIREKEEPERS

(Battle Creek, MI.) August 25, 2016 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to welcome The Fray with special guest American Authors to the FireKeepers Event Center center on Saturday, November 19 at 9 p.m.

Tickets for The Fray go on sale Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. and begin at $59. Purchases can be made at FireKeepersCasino.com or Startickets.com. To avoid service charges, purchase your tickets at the Box Office, located inside the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Lobby.

The Fray – Isaac Slade (vocals, piano), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Ben Wysocki (drums), and David Welsh (guitar) – were signed to Epic Records in 2004, after their first two indie released EPs had gathered strong radio airplay, and won them a widespread organic grassroots following around their native Denver. The Fray rose to prominence when their debut single, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” became a Top 10 hit in 2005.  The next year, “How to Save a Life” was heavily used in a pro­mo­tional campaign for ABC’s Grey's Anatomy and both singles were subsequently certi­fied 5x-platinum by the RIAA. The Fray’s debut album, How to Save a Life was named the best-selling digital album to date.  Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1 (2006), recorded at the famed Philadelphia venue, bolstered the Fray’s rep, followed in 2007 by the EP, Acoustic In Nashville – Bootleg No. 2. Their self-titled RIAA platinum second album arrived in 2009, feat­uring the back-to-back hits, “You Found Me” (4x-platinum) and “Never Say Never” (platinum).  Scars & Stories (released 2012), produced by Brendan O'Brien, was inspired by the Fray's trips to Rwanda and Germany, and included their RIAA gold single “Heartbeat.”  Their most recent studio album, 2014’s Helios, was produced by Stuart Price (the Killers, Madonna, Keane) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic).  It carved out new directions for the Fray, and included their RIAA gold Top 10 hit, “Love Don’t Die,” which they performed on NBC’s Today Show and Tonight Show. The Fray have sold over 4 million albums and over 20 million singles worldwide.

American Authors will be preforming alongside The Fray at FireKeepers. They are well known for their hit songs, “The Best Day of My Life”, and “Believer” from their debut album Oh, What a Life, as well as their Top 20 hit, "Go Big or Go Home", from their second album,What We Live For. In 2014, the group was number nine on Billboard's chart of Top New Artists.

“The Fray’s blend of piano-driven pop rock tracks and power ballads has created some amazing songs during the 2000’s and is a performance that can’t be missed,” states Jim Wise, Vice President of Marketing. “And we are thrilled to present American Authors, who bring contemporary hits and fresh energy to FireKeepers Casino Hotel.” 

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 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our 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. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.