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DONNIE IRIS AND THE CRUISERS RETURNS TO RIVERS CASINO
Pittsburgh rock music icon takes the outdoor stage
PITTSBURGH — June 14, 2017 — Rock ’n’ roll veteran of the ’70s Donnie Iris returns to Rivers Casino this summer to play a special concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Donnie Iris and The Cruisers will perform at the casino’s amphitheater on Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance cost $20, and concertgoers will receive a $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play that can be used on the day of the concert.
Known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, Iris’s impact on rock music is threaded throughout the early ’70s and ’80s, beginning when he penned the No. 2 Billboard hit “The Rapper” in 1970. After his stint with Wild Cherry, Iris enjoyed a successful solo career with chart-topping hits such as “Ah! Leah!” and “Love Is Like a Rock” in the ’80s.
“To have a Pittsburgh legend like Donnie Iris and The Cruisers do a special concert at our amphitheater is a real treat for our guests and any fans of rock music,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Donnie puts on an incredible show, and our guests and Team Members just can’t get enough of his rock ’n’ roll!”
Since his breakout onto the music scene in 1970, Iris has left his mark on the rock music industry, as his voice can be heard on the first three Jaggerz albums, the fourth Wild Cherry album and his own 11 studio albums with The Cruisers, including one EP and two live and two compilation albums. Having toured with notable rock icons such as Journey, Bryan Adams, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, Iris continues to perform for fans throughout the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown and Cleveland, Ohio, areas.
For more information about Rivers Casino and to purchase tickets to Iris’s show and other entertainment events such as the comedy series “A Funny Thing Happened at Rivers Casino,” please visit www.riverscasino.com.
Rivers Casino is open to the public, and guests must be 21 years of age or older.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking, and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
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