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FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ANNOUNCES FOUR GREAT SUMMER SHOWS FOR JUNE AND JULY

(Battle Creek, Mich.)  Get ready for an awesome summer of live entertainment, as FireKeepers Casino Hotel announces the first four shows for June and July.   There’s a great array of styles, from the traditional country music of Ronnie Milsap, on May 29, to the contemporary rock sounds of Daughtry,on June 26 ,to the awesome comedy of longtime Michigan resident Tim Allen,on July 11, and the classic rock hits of BOSTON, on July 18, all coming to the 2,000 seat Event Center. 

Tickets for Ronnie Milsap go on sale Saturday, March 21.   On sale dates for the other shows will be announced soon.  Tickets for these performances will be available for purchase at the FireKeepers Box Office, located in the hotel lobby, online at FireKeepersCasino.com, or Startickets.com.      

A winner of six Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Awards, just to name a few of his accomplishments, Ronnie Milsap delivers a blend of pop, rock and R&B elements to test country’s borders, and did so in a way that connected fiercely with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 number one country hits. Milsap’s sales accrued eight gold albums; his Greatest Hits made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984.     

Milsap set the standard for thinking outside of country’s proverbial box, a practice made popular by many of today’s country stars.   This unique approach led to Milsap’s 2014 album, Summer Number Seventeen, an album of important songs which Milsap built his musical persona over his successful career.  From “Mack The Knife” to "Mustang Sally" and “What’s Become of the Broken Hearted,” it is a release filled with classics.         

Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 8 million albums, 18 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the band’s second consecutive No. 1 album and Daughtry’s third album Break The Spell was certified gold in 4 weeks of its release. Daughtry’s singles “Waiting For Superman" and "Battleships broke into the top 15 from his most recent album Baptized.

Tim Allen is one of America’s most beloved actor/comedians. He stars on the hit ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” and can also be seen performing stand-up to sold-out crowds at venues across the country.

The voice of Pure Michigan, Allen honed his talents as a stand-up at regional comedy clubs while also working a day job at a Detroit area advertising agency.  It wasn’t long until Hollywood executives saw him on stage and signed him to star in the ABC series “Home Improvement” for which he received a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination, and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series” for an unprecedented eight years in a row.       

Allen made his film debut in 1994 playing a holiday icon in “The Santa Clause,” earning him another People’s Choice Award. In 1995, he voiced Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster hit “Toy Story” and went on to reprise his role in “Toy Story 2” and the Oscar-winning “Toy Story 3.” His other film credits include the hit films “Galaxy Quest,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Shaggy Dog,” “Jungle 2 Jungle” and “For Richer Or Poorer.”

BOSTON, a rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, created an amazing impact on the 1970’s and 80’s rock music scene that is still felt to this day.  BOSTON has sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for “BOSTON” its self-titled debut album and one of the most popular debit albums in music history. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for an astounding 132 weeks.  Sales then exceeded seven million copies for its second album, “Don't Look Back”.  Their six studio albums include an array of hits sure to fill a magical evening of music, from "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", and "Foreplay/Long Time" to "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back", and "Amanda".  The band is centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is a fabulous Four Diamond casino resort, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, Mich. The property features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers also offers a resort-style hotel with 242 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center capable of seating up to 2,000 guests, six distinctive dining destinations and multiple lounges and entertainment venues. For more information visit http://www.FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.