The rock duo makes a surprise stop on current sold-out tour in Atlantic City.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Although Revel officials had announced as of yesterday that Beyoncé would be christening the new 5,000-plus Ovation Hall Memorial Day Weekend with three shows (her only 2012 scheduled dates and the first since giving birth in February), it has been announced that the Akron, Ohio rockers The Black Keys have been booked for Revel.
The concert is set to take place Saturday, May 19 and will start at 8pm.
The rockers who graced the cover of Rolling Stone earlier this year, are currently on tour in support of their fine recent release Black Camino.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 30, at 10am via Ticketmaster.
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's latest album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and has already been certified RIAA Gold. The duo is currently in the midst of a sold-out tour including two nights at Madison Square Garden, Austin’s Frank Erwin Center and Seattle’s Key Arena as well as headlining the Coachella Festival.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
“It’s kind of like Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins,” Alexakis tells Atlantic City Weekly. “There’s a guy in each of those bands who is the leader of the band, who sings and writes the songs and could easily be leading a band, which possesses his name only. It’s the same situation for me. But I think we, in this society, are used to doing things as a collective.”
Revel has released a behind-the-scenes video on the making of Beyonce's "Back to Business" show, which will be the singer's first performance since giving birth in early January.
“We’re just pleased that people have responded to what we do,” Carney says. “It’s a lot different than when we started out.”
How does it feel — to be a Rolling Stone? “Feels great,” says Wood. “It’s an unbelievable thing that’s been going on for this length of time and we’re certainly covering new ground by being the first rock and roll band to be 50 years old.”
In a recent phone interview with All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty, he addresses the Rejects’ fans, the new album — released March 27 on Interscope — and the tour, which will be making a stop in Atlantic City at the Borgata on Friday, April 13.
“I was writing and recording through some of the most difficult times of my life. The thing that saved me was that I could put down how I felt on paper and record what I came up with. I had a lot of dark feelings, but I’m not the only one to feel that way in rock. Some great songs have been written when guys have been down."
Mitch Gorshin’s arrival in Atlantic City nearly two years ago could probably be summed up with the most quoted line from author Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
“When I look at Atlantic City, maybe I just see something different,” says DeSanctis. “What I see, when you go out on our Sky Garden or you go out on our deck, that’s sort of the Atlantic City that I think about. We have this incredible geographic location. We have 47 million people within a six-hour drive of this place, and when we think about options from a resort perspective in the Northeast, there really aren’t any. "
ATLANTIC CITY — The pulse of Atlantic City's heartbeat just got a jump-start. History was made on Monday, April 2, as Revel, Atlantic City's 12th casino — and much, much more — officially opened its doors to the public after six years of planning, building and conceptualizing. The energy inside and outside the sprawling property was palpable all day and into the night as guests marveled at the beautifully designed areas inside the state's second tallest building. Revel executives and staffers also celebrated — albeit a little on the tired side after a long day's (not to mention months' and years') work — and agreed it was a very exciting day not only for Revel, but for Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey. The day started with a sunrise toast — with Revel staffers and CEO Kevin DeSanctis on hand — and from then on people and more people flooded in and out of Atlantic City's latest attraction, several of them guests staying at the new resort during its preview period, which will lead up to the official Memorial Day weekend grand opening. Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly debuted its burlesque show — featuring live music and burlesque dancing — around 8pm and the...
To usher in the historic first day for Revel, the property has booked the band The Raveonettes to perform a free show at 9pm at The Social, located near Revel's imaginative casino floor.
Wiedmaier’s room won’t be the only place to grab a steak at Revel. Chef Marc Forgione, one of Revel’s two TV Food Network “Iron Chefs” (Philly-based Jose Garces is the other) will be opening American Cut, which he described as his spin on a “classic steakhouse.”
Dubbed “Revelry,” the 53rd annual AtlantiCare Foundation Century Club Gala will mark the first-ever fundraising event at the soon-to-be-open mega resort
When Revel Entertainment opens Atlantic City’s first new casino resort in nine years on April 2, CEO Kevin DeSanctis will be borrowing an entertainment page right out of his old Mohegan Sun playbook. Revel’s guests can expect to find free entertainment in a venue known as The Social, an open, 700-capacity room smack in the center of the gaming floor.
Monday, April 2, was announced as the starting date of an eight-week preview to Atlantic City’s forthcoming $2.4-billion beachfront destination, Revel
The CRDA announced progress in an effort to restore and enhance the 100-year old pier, which has been owned by the city since 1944. R.E. Pierson was awarded a contract to stabilize the Garden Pier’s substructure and remove an unusable building at the end of the pier, which will open up views to the ocean
Revel reportedly outbid another Atlantic City Casino to book the popular pop rock band, but it’s unlikely they’ll actually christen the new showroom.
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