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FireKeepers to host Michael McDonald

(Battle Creek, MI.) December 11, 2015 – A chart-topping performer as a solo artist and as an early member of the iconic group The Doobie Brothers, singer Michael McDonald will perform an amazing array of hits on Saturday, February 13 at 8 p.m. when he performs in the Event Center at FireKeepers Casino Hotel. This soulful performance is perfect for any Valentine’s Weekend evening out.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 12, with a pre-sale for all Red Hot Rewards Club members on sale now.

Tickets for Michael McDonald begin at just $39, with the top ticket at $69. 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.

A 2016 nominee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Michael McDonald is a five time Grammy Award winning artist, with a distinctive, soulful sound that can’t be missed. After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, McDonald soon received an invitation to join Steely Dan. McDonald became an integral part of the groups’ sound and helped to release four studio albums with classics like, “Black Friday”, and “Peg”.

McDonald then moved on to join The Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s and helped the band to refine their funky sound. He became one of their singers, keyboardists and songwriters. With The Doobie Brothers he helped to release Top 40 singles such as, “Takin’ It to the Streets”, “It Keeps You Runnin’”, “Minute By Minute”, and “What A Fool Believes”.

After The Doobie Brothers, McDonald had an extremely successful solo career, with many Grammy nominations and wins. He lent his voice to a variety of records by various artists, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, and Vince Gill. His solo hits include, “I Keep Forgettin’”, “On My Own”, “Yah Mo B There”, and many more.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is 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 offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center capable of seating up to 2,000 guests, six distinctive dining destinations, multiple lounges and entertainment venues. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the June Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, the FireKeepers Casino 400.