Journey, REO Speedwagon to rock Mandalay Bay

Dec 26, 2000 12:14 PM

The powerhouse sounds of Journey and REO Speedwagon will create a supersonic cacophony of electric guitars, cymbals, bass and drums in a one-night show on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets are $25 to $50, with a few Golden Circle tickets for $100. With songs like Journey’s "Wheel In the Sky" and "Lights," and REO Speedwagon’s, "Roll With the Changes" and "Time for Me to Fly," the over three-hour show is guaranteed to attract vast audiences of power rock fans whose memories of the two bands have made them lifelong fans. The evening with two of rock’s most popular bands will begin at 8 p.m.

Jazz stars shine at Dallas Events Center

Jazz stars Boney James and Jonathan Butler will jazz up the New Year’s celebration at Texas Station’s new Dallas Events Center beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Each performer is world renowned for musical style and individual interpretation. James has five-chart topping records and has earned a Soul Train Music Award, a No. 1 record on Billboard’s Heartseekers chart, two Top 20 urban adult contemporary singles and Record of the Year from The Gavin Report. Butler rocketed to fame in the mid 1980s when he recorded "If You’re Ready" with Ruby Turner. His self-titled album went gold and produced the Grammy-nominated hit, "Lies." Tickets are $39.95 to $120.

Tribute series rocks Sound Trax

Palace Stations free Rock the Palace tribute series continues Thursday through Sunday in Sound Trax with the Led Zeppelin tribute band, Led Zepagain. The group performs free every night except New Year’s Eve, when party tickets are $25 (10 p.m. to 2 a.m.). The look-alike, sound-alike band performs such memorable Zeppelin hits as "Whole Lotta Love," "Stairway to Heaven" and "The Song Remains the Same." On Thursday the group plays from 9 p.m. to midnight, and from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Phil Vassar returns
to Railhead

After a successful performance at the opening of Boulder Station’s Railhead, popular new country singer Phil Vassar returns for two shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Even though Vassar released his first album earlier this year, he has as a songwriter had hits on the charts for years. Two songs he wrote for Jo Dee Messina, "Bye Bye" and "I’m Alright," reached No. 1. In 1998 he was named Billboard Songwriter of the Year, and Music Row Magazine named him Breakthrough Writer of the Year. Last year, ASCAP Nashville honored Vassar as Country Songwriter of the Year. Tickets for his Sunday shows are $22.50 to $40.

Gladys Knight
at the Aladdin

Hall of Fame singer Gladys Knight will perform one concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday night at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35 to $75. Knight started her career with a group called the Pips. Their string of hits that became timeless standards: "Midnight Train to Georgia," "Neither One of Us," "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" and "Love Overboard."