FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ATTRACTS MUSIC ICONS TO A PAIR OF GREAT CONCERTS THIS SPRING
Thurs.Jan. 17, 2019 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to welcome Billy Idol & Steve Stevens: Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged on March 22 and legendary Motown hit-maker Smokey Robinson on April 6. Tickets for these two great acts go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $49 and $69 respectively. Tickets can be purchased by visiting FireKeeperscasino.com or at the FireKeepers Casino Box Office.
Billy Idol delivered his first hit single, "Dancing with Myself," with Generation X in 1980. Idol's success continued into the following decade with hits including "Rebel Yell," "Mony Mony," "Dancing With Myself" and "White Wedding" are legendary. Idol’s music would evolve, growing fans with a blend of pop, metal, and a touch of New Wave into a series of songs that were danceable and appealed to numerous demographics. His eighth album, "Kings & Queens of the Underground," was released in 2014. That same year he also released the memoir "Dancing With Myself," recounting the arc of his career, from founding the punk band Generation X to becoming an MTV megastar.
Steve Stevens is one of the most original guitarists to emerge from the ’80s rock scene, best known for his 30 year partnership with Billy Idol, his work on Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”, his Grammy Award winning performance on “Top Gun Anthem” and his work with Vince Neil on “Exposed”.
Smokey Robinson has been making and breaking records since 1960 when his group, The Miracles, sold one million units of their first hit, “Shop Around.” Over the next decade, Robinson and the Miracles produced 26 top 40 hits, including several top 10 hits like “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears Of a Clown” and others. In this special engagement, fans can enjoy these chart-topping hits, as well as other favorites like “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” and “Get Ready.” Famous for co-founding Motown Records with Berry Gordy, Robinson has been celebrated for his contributions to the music industry and the Motown era, Robinson is an inductee of the Kennedy Center Honors and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has received numerous accolades, including the GRAMMY Living Legend Award, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and the National Medal of Arts. Howard University also conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music in 2006, as did the Berklee College of Music in 2009.
“With a myriad of hits between them, Billy and Smokey deliver hits that span well over five decades,” stated Jim Wise, FireKeepers VP of Marketing. “Their respective styles attract loyal fans and new listeners to the current day.”
FireKeepers upcoming entertainment lineup:
• Louie Anderson – Jan. 26
• The Fab Four – Feb. 9
• Dwight Yoakam – Feb. 22
• Lewis Black – March 1
• Billy Idol – March 22
• Smokey Robinson – April 6
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 2018 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected 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. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information visit http://www.firekeeperscasino.com.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.