Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino will be taking a musical journey back to the 70s when rock 'n' roll icons the Pat Travers Band, Pure Prairie League, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Firefall bring their touring show to the casino's Event Center on Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets, or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, singer and guitarist Pat Travers rose to fame after back-to-back Top 30 albums, "Live! Go for What You Know" in 1979, and "Crash and Burn" in 1980. After joining forces with bassist David Pastorius and drummer Tommy Craig, the blues-rock group Pat Travers Band continues to perform Travers' iconic 70s and 80s hits for audiences across the nation.
Pure Prairie League was discovered while playing cover songs in local bars around Waverly, Ohio. After the addition of lead singer Vince Gill in 1978, the band quickly reached popularity with a pair of Top 5 hits, "Let Me Love You Tonight" in 1980 and "Still Right Here in My Heart" in 1981. Pure Prairie League reunited in 2004 and continues to entertain fans old and new with their timeless country-rock sound.
As part of the southern rock scene for more than 30 years, Atlanta Rhythm Section has released 14 studio albums, eight compilation albums, and three live albums throughout their career. Some of their biggest hits include "So Into You" from the 1977 gold-certified album, "A Rock and Roll Alternative," and "Imaginary Lover" from the 1978 platinum-certified album, "Champagne Jam."
Over the past four decades, country-rock band Firefall has released two platinum-certified albums, three gold-certified albums, and 11 chart-topping singles, including their biggest hit, "You Are the Woman," in 1976. Most recently, Firefall has extended their legacy, touring with original members Jock Bartley, David Muse, and Mark Andres, along with seasoned drummer Sandy Ficca and newcomer Gary Jones.