Iowa Is Doing Pretty Well Thanks to Gambling

Iowa’s treasury has been overflowing thanks to the gambling industry, as it received a lot of cash to fill the coffers in 2018. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) published a report recently that shows some really interesting figures, one of them being that the casino industry in the state brought about $1.5 billion to it. This is, by far, the best year for Iowa since 2012. After all the taxes, the share that Iowa’s bank account received was $321.86 million.

What is more interesting at the moment is that the number of people who visit the casinos in Iowa has decreased over the past couple of years. How is it that the revenue from casinos increased, then?

Well, there are a couple of other factors that affected that, and one of the primary factors is that Iowa’s economy has been very stable lately. Up until 2012, everything looked great, but 2013 saw a significant downturn due to the global crisis. People still visited casinos, but the amount of money they were willing to spend on casino games was much lower back then. The economy of Iowa started going up again, and it seems that 2018 was the year the state fully recovered. At the moment, the unemployment rate in Iowa is only 2.5%, which is one of the lowers rates in the entire country. The personal income in the state is up by 5.5% in comparison to 2016.

Iowa has a total of 19 non-tribal casinos, and according to IGRC, the slot revenue from them was $1.31 billion with the final take going to Iowa being $156.80 million. The casino that was definitely the winner in the revenue competition was Horseshoe Council Bluffs venue which is operated by Caesars Entertainment. It offers a total of 1,400 slots and 60 table games which are scattered across a 60,000 sq ft gaming floor. The total amount of tax revenue generated in this casino for the year of 2018 was $37.50 million.

The next casino on the list was Ameristar, which contributed a total of $33.41 million in taxes. Ameristar is actually the only riverboat casino in the state of Iowa, and it offers currently five gaming tables for high-rollers and 51 high-limit slots on the 38,500 sq ft of gaming space.

Iowa actually has a pretty long gambling tradition, and the current state of gambling is as such thanks to the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act from 1983. Harness racing and greyhounds were introduced only two years after that, and the first riverboat casino was founded back in 1991. Ever since then, the gambling industry in Iowa has been flourishing and thriving. The only time there was a dip was back in 2013, but the state managed to fully recover from that, and the industry is running full speed ahead.

Iowa will also legalize sports betting very soon, it seems. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, signed off on the legislation related to sports gambling. Once up and running, this activity could bring approximately $5 to $10 million annually to the state of Iowa. The IRGC will also be the main regulatory body for sports betting and will oversee it along the way. The Commission still has to make a couple of more additions to the rules before sports gambling officially becomes available in Iowa. Iowa will, therefore, become the 11th state to have approved sports gambling. If everything goes well, the residents of Iowa will have an opportunity to place bets on the new NFL season which start in September.

Narcos – A New Slot by NetEnt Based on a Popular Netflix Show

Pablo Escobar is definitely a person that every single person on the planet Earth knows. The Tsar of Cocaine, El Chapo, El Padrino, El Patrón, El Señor — he had many names, and drug trafficking and smuggling was his profession. Escobar and his Medellin Cartel managed to change the course of history and affected the Americas with their illegal business.

However powerful, he was brought to justice in the end, but his memory, however unpleasant for the majority of people, lingers on. A couple of years ago, Netflix decided to make a show about Pablo and his empire, perfectly capturing the 70s and 80s in Colombia and the entire political (and non-political) struggle of the state. An actor from Brazil named Wagner Moura did an outstanding job at portraying the narcotrafficante, along with a huge crew from Latin American countries.

Being the most popular online slot provider in the world, NetEnt was quick to obtain a license for the show and made an online video slot that could become the next big thing on the web. The slot offers an amazing RTP figure of 96.23% and a standard 5×3 grid layout with 243 ways to win. It was released recently and has already managed to ranks high in the list of the most popular slots by NetEnt, just behind Starburst.

Let’s start with the music. As soon as the first frame appears on your screen, you will start hearing the traditional Latin American music filled with groovy beats that Colombians love to dance to. Trumpets, guitars, and percussions perfectly depict a hot summer day on Medellin streets. It is one such street where the reels are located.

Using a standard 5×3 structure, this slot doesn’t aim for complexity. Instead, it aims for entertainment and simplicity, as the majority of players who want to try this game are not experienced slot spinners. The reason why so many people would want to spin the slot is Narcos’ popularity.

The coin value can be set anywhere from 0.01 to 2.00, and there are ten adjustable levels of bets. The spin button which looks like a revolver barrel is surrounded by the Max Bet and Auto Play options which you probably already know how to use.

The symbols are perhaps the most interesting part of the game as the majority of them are the main characters from the show, including agent Javier Peña, agent Stephen Murphy, Pablo’s crew, flamingos, airplanes, and more. Furthermore, there are four low-paying symbols: J, Q, K, and A — all of them decorated with money and guns. The wild symbol is a special agent badge, and it can substitute any other symbol on the reels except for the scatter symbol and the Locked Up symbol. These wilds could become Walking Wilds and can shift horizontally and stay in the reels after being a part of the winning combination. Furthermore, there is an interesting feature called Drive-By that is triggered randomly and can turn some of the ordinary symbols into wilds.

The Locked Up symbol, which is depicted by the infamous Escobar’s mugshot, is activated when you land three of those symbols on the reels. The symbols are moved together and are assigned anywhere from 1x to 10x of the coin win value. The locked-up feature will then activate, and you will start receiving only Locked Up symbols and Golden Locked Up symbols, thus increasing your opportunity to create big wins.

Apart from the aforementioned features, Narcos also includes a Free Spins feature activated by the Free Spins symbol.

The Venetian to Host Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is one of those singers whose voices you can remember just by hearing it one time. Every time one of his songs is played on the radio, listeners can immediately tell that it’s McDonald, even if they are hearing the song for the first time. What’s better than listening to McDonald on the radio is listening to his voice live, and people who happen to be in Las Vegas in October will have an amazing opportunity to witness McDonald’s magic inside The Venetian Theater. He will have two consecutive performances as a lot of guests are expected already.

The first performance will take place on Friday, October 11, and the next one will be exactly one day after that, on Saturday, October 12. Both shows will begin at 8 pm, so make sure to be there on time in order not to miss any of the hit songs. If you are interested in visiting this show, you can buy tickets for the starting price of $39.95. The tickets have been available since May 24, so hurry up to book your place before they are sold out. There will also be a limited number of VIP packages. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster or box offices at The Venetian Resort. You can also call 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469 and buy your ticket via phone.

Who is Michael McDonald?

Michael McDonald is still considered one of the best voices in popular music, having received numerous rewards, including five Grammy Awards. Furthermore, he has received a lot of other accolades, both personal and professional. His voice is definitely something that sets him apart from other singers, and it is often described to have a powerful yet soulful timbre that is very distinctive.

Apart from being an outstanding singer, McDonald is also a songwriter, record producer, and a keyboardist. He has been a member of two popular bands – The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Some of the hit singles that he wrote with the Doobie Brothers include “Minute by Minute,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes,” and more. Other artists that McDonald was associated with also include Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggings, and others.

McDonald in Steely Dan

McDonald became a member of the band named Steely Dan and provided both back and lead vocals for them. He was more of a touring member, but he also contributed to their records. The band collaborated with McDonald for many years, but his primary band at that time was The Doobie Brothers.

McDonald in The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers recruited McDonald back in 1975, and that proved to be a very important milestone in the band’s history as McDonald contributed to some of their very popular songs. He was actually a replacement for Tom Johnston, who became ill during the national tour of the band and had to be replaced. McDonald’s vocals are located on some of the most popular releases from the band, including songs such as “Little Darling, “It Keeps You Runnin,” and more. The song “What a Fool Believes” actually became a #1 hit single in the US, and even managed to earn the band a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1980.

McDonald and Other Artists

During both his solo career and his band career, McDonald engaged in many professional cooperations with other musicians and bands, providing both lead and back vocals for names such as Jack Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Toto, Kenny Loggings, Stephen Bishop, and more. One of the most popular songs from Carly Simon called “You Belong to Me” was actually co-written with Michael McDonald.

Amador County Harrah’s Casino Officially Opens Its Doors

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians officially opened doors to visitors and celebrated it with a grand opening ceremony. This Harrah’s Northern California casino is located in Amador County, and it is a project worth $168 million. The venue also had its soft opening on April 29, 2019, when hundreds of casino lovers rushed in to see what this brand new casino has to offer, creating severe traffic congestions. This 71,000 sq ft venue once again attracted hundreds of visitors for the grand opening.

The celebration took place at the property which is located approximately 32 miles southeast of Sacramento. It is located just south of Ione in the foothills of Amador County. The casino welcomed guests from all over the region, especially because it is the only casino that partnered up with Caesars Entertainment and Buena Vista Rancheria Me-Wuk, thus being a casino affiliated with Caesars Rewards. In fact, it is the only such casino nearby.

The party that happened during the opening incorporated many entertaining things, such as drones creating a light show which was specifically designed for this occasion, and with the Caesars-operated venue in mind. It was followed by a 3D projection which mapped the casino exterior and there was even magnificent pyrotechnics.

Apart from outstanding visual experience, there were a lot of other interesting things to do and see during the grand opening, such as the round-the-clock promotions and giveaways that started on May 17. It was an extension of a sort, and it continued the party that had started during the soft opening of the casino some three weeks before the grand opening.

The Buena Vista Rancheria Chairwoman, Rhonda Pope-Flores, stated that the weekend behind them had not only been a celebration of the casino opening, but also a sort of a way to say ‘thank you’ to the local community and all the guests that had been very supportive of the casino development process. The long history of hospitality is in the veins of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, and the previous weekend was just a taste of what is about to come. In other words, Pope-Flores stated that the grand opening ceremony was just the start of many celebrations that are planned in order to bring casino lovers together.

When it comes to the casino itself, it features a total of 950 slots and 20 table games. Furthermore, there are three dining options for fast-casual dining, as well as a traditional dining venue called Louie Oliver’s Restaurant & Bar. The casino officials also have big plans for the future, and one of the most significant at the moment is adding a hotel for all visitors who want to stay overnight.

Being 17 miles from the main competitor, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, the new location is likely to become the largest employer in Amador County. It is operated by a federally-recognized tribe of Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, as well as the Mule Creek State Prison.

Apart from offering more than 500 jobs (400 of which are full-time positions), the casino will also offer various other benefits for the local community. In fact, Harrah’s already made a community contribution of $20 million, even before the casino was opened. It is estimated that the venue would pay approximately $8 million in ongoing contributions per year. Furthermore, $1 million would be awarded to the County Community Fund for various projects that will take place in the county. In other words, apart from jobs and entertainment, the casino will be included in the community and make significant ongoing contributions.

Arcane Reel Chaos – NetEnt’s Exciting New Slot is Out!

NetEnt’s publishing schedule has been filled with great titles lately, and one of their most recent games will thrill many magic lovers. Fans who like NetEnt’s online video slots are usually blown away by the number of special features, great animations, stunning visuals, and great generosity. However, one of the most important things that made many NetEnt titles stand out from the crowd is the plot.

Now, it is difficult to assume how an online slot could possibly have a plot, but the online casino content developer seems to have found a way to grab the attention of people who consider the story element important in every game.

Arcane Reel Chaos basically follows five very interesting characters, with all of them having some kind of special powers and being immersed in arcane and mysterious teachings. Therefore, you will join Deep Pockets, Flare, Zero.x, Chrono, and Psyop in their battle that could bring hefty prizes to lucky players.

All of the characters have some special features and interesting back stories that made them special. Deep Pockets is an ultimate evil character who was once a businessman that sold a valuable talisman and cursed himself to become an ultimate arcane magic master. You engage in a battle with him if you land three talismans on the reels. Flare is a girl that has her way with fire and can help your reel wins multiply. She uses her powers to stop Deep Pockets from conquering the world.

Zero.x is a very interesting character as he has two heads and can help you fight Deep Pockets by bringing Overlay Wilds into the game. Chrono is a woman who can control time and can help you by granting you respins that retrigger until you find a winning combo. Chrono also fights Deep Pockets by sending him back to the past or to the future. Finally, Psyop is a character much like Charles Xavier from the X-Men, as he uses his mental abilities to fight Deep Pockets and bring you a stack of Wilds to your reels, thus helping you create big wins.

Now that you know all the characters, we should take a moment to focus on the technical side of the slot, which is still the most important part of this type of casino games. Arcane Reel Chaos offers a 5×3 grid structure and a total of 20 paylines which are fixed, meaning players cannot adjust the number of lines. Furthermore, players will have an opportunity to land Wild symbols which substitute all the other symbols on the reels or trigger one of the 4 mini features in addition to progressive Free Spins.

You can set the coin value to a minimum of 0.01 and a maximum of 10.00. Furthermore, the game enables players to trigger the auto spin feature where they can set the number of automated spins that they want to be executed. The number of auto round can be set anywhere from 10 to 1000, but there is also an option to enter the advanced settings screen and set the conditions for stopping the auto spin feature yourself.

The symbols that you can locate on the reels are divided into the low-paying and the high-paying ones. The low-paying symbols are a standard set that includes 10, J, Q, K, and A. On the other hand, the high-paying symbols are characters described above. Therefore, if you are up for some superpower mutants that meddle with arcane knowledge fighting each other, you should definitely check out Arcane Reel Chaos and give it a couple of spins!

Connecticut Governor Delays Tribal Casino Support

Bridgeport, Connecticut is a town that could potentially become the next big casino place, but that will not happen in the near future, according to the Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont. Lamont stated that he was supportive of a plan to build casinos which would be owned by two Native American tribes, but he added that the legislation that would enable the casinos to be built would not be ready in 2019. In other words, the tribes will have to wait for a year in order to see how things would turn out for them and their casino-related plans.

The Governor was taking part in the Connecticut Conference on Tourism, and before this event had started, he was cornered by a group of journalists who wanted to find out his opinion on the subject. The entire event was actually sponsored by two casino resorts that already exist in Connecticut – Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Coincidence or not?

Lamont stated for a report published at the Connecticut Mirror that he and his team were trying to ‘get something done.’ However, he added that they were pretty much in race with time and that there was no way to do it ‘in this session.’ Both the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan tribes are holding their hopes high when it comes to building a satellite casino that would probably be the main competition to the MGM Springfield which is an integrated resort that was built close to the border that separates Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Although the Governor refused to give more details about the potential collaboration, he addressed the issue later at his speech, claiming that the state of Connecticut had had a very ‘strong bond and contract’ which had lasted for ‘over a generation.’ He added that he would do everything in his power not to do any harm to that contract, and make it ‘stay intact.’ Finally, Lamont stated that the state and the tribes were ‘working together going forward.’

The lawmakers of Connecticut have already given two thumbs up to a bill that would enable the construction of the casino facility, which would be called Tribal Winds. However, there was a problem with MGM and that seems like a very big obstacle at the moment. MGM actually went on to sue the state of Connecticut, as they claimed that the state authorized commercial gambling illegally by enabling casinos to be built in an area which is not controlled by the tribes.

At the moment, there is a certain stalemate which includes not only the tribes but also MGM, the state of Connecticut and the Department of the Interior. All of these sides have to get involved in this issue in order to solve it as soon as possible. Therefore, when talking about the inability to proceed with the plan in 2019, the Governor of Connecticut actually has the situation mentioned above in mind.

In other words, there will be no gambling expansion that will take place in Connecticut in 2019, and even sports betting expansions are not considered. Lamont expressed his wishes to proceed with the plan as soon as possible, stating that he wanted to apply the global solution and get out of the limbo that they are all currently stuck in. He added that he would love to make a deal with the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. One of the other issues that are blocking the further development of casino gambling and sports betting in this state is that the tribes have the complete control over gambling and would likely push for complete control over sports betting as well.

Deep Purple to Perform in Tulsa on September 21

The giants of classic rock, Deep Purple, will perform at The Joint, which is located in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa. The band which has managed to define the genre and become popular worldwide now feels that they have to say goodbye to their fans as the tour is called “The Long Goodbye Tour.” Therefore, if you happen to be in Tulsa in September, make sure to check this legendary band out, as you will probably not have an opportunity to listen to them after that. The tickets went on sale on May 10, and their prices start at $79.50. Make sure to buy them as soon as possible, since the hard rock legends are likely to have their performance sold-out soon.

Who Are Deep Purple?

Deep Purple is a band from the United Kingdom that managed to sell over 100 million albums around the world, and they are one of the most active classic rock bands ever. Known for their hard work and dedication, as well as their legendary songs, the band gained cult following, filling entire arenas wherever they perform.

The band also has a very long history, with a lot of members coming and going and a couple of hiatuses in the past. The most successful band lineup, which is remembered even today, included Ian Pace on drums, Roger Glover on bass, the late John Lord on keyboards, and the two most distinctive members, Ian Gillan on vocals and Ritchie Blackmoore on guitar. At the moment, fans who attend Deep Purple concerts have an opportunity to listen to Gillan’s voice, which is still amazing, and enjoy the groove created by Glover and Pace. Sadly, Lord passed away in 2012, and Blackmoore left the band to pursue his other projects, such as Blackmoore’s Night. Other notable members that are also once a part of Deep Purple are Rod Evans, who was the first lead vocal, David Coverdale, Nick Simpler, Glenn Hughes, Tommy Bolin, and Joe Lynn Turner.

Steve Morse is currently the guitar player in the band. He is a popular American guitarist who founded the Dixie Dregs and played guitar in bands such as Kansas and Flying Colors. Furthermore, Don Airey is an active keyboard player in Deep Purple. Airey is an English musician who has been actively touring with the band since 2002 after Jon Lord retired. Airey had a pretty successful career and played with the likes of Gar Moore, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and more.

Deep Purple and Casinos Have a Long History

One of the most famous songs by the band, “Smoke on the Water” actually mentions the Montreux Casino in one line and describes an event that took place in the casino where they were supposed to record their new album. When they arrived in Montreaux, Frank Zappa and the Mothers had a brilliant performance, until somebody decided to shot a flare gun in a closed casino space. The flare went straight for the ceiling which was covered with flammable material. Zappa had to stop the concert and the audience exited the venue as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the casino burned down to the ground, with smoke from the raging fire covering the nearby Lake Geneva, thus inspiring Roger Glover to name the song.

What came after that was a riff that is often the first thing many new guitar players learn to play, impacting generations of rock musicians after them. In other words, Deep Purple is a real institution with dozens of recognizable riffs and skilled musicians who are able to burn the place – not with flare guns, though, but only by the power of their music.

Trump Doesn’t Support Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Casino

A local tribe called the Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusets was finally given federal support with House Bill 312 (HB 312). According to this bill, the tribe will be given two pieces of land that it previously owned. The land will become recognized as sovereign territory of the tribe, and it is an act that many consider noble. This Native American tribe definitely deserved it, and their plan was to build a casino on it that would attract numerous visitors from the area.

However, it could all be in vain, as there is one major obstacle that they need to overcome in order to achieve their goals, and that is the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump. Trump has expressed his opinion on this and is set not to provide support for the Mashpee Wampanoag. In fact, he publicly claimed that the will put a veto on the bill as soon as it reaches the Resolute desk. Some would claim that the reason Donald Trump wants to do that is because the entire cause is supported by one of his major political opponents, Senator Elizabeth Warren. However, the problem is much larger than that.

The main problem with House Bill 312 is that it seeks to give an authorization for land given to a Native American tribe that is not listed in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA). In other words, this tribe was not federally recognized back then, and this could present a major problem for them. The Mashpee Indians managed to receive their designation in 2007, but, according to the US Supreme Court, the federal government cannot allocate land to any Native American tribe that is not recognized by the Indian Reorganization Act.

However, the problem is that there are a lot of cases of exceptions being made in similar situations. In other words, governments managed to bend the rules numerous times, and these exceptions did not have any objections. Furthermore, the land that was planned to be allocated to the tribe is only 312 acres wide. Therefore, it seems like there is too much fuss going on about what seems to be a very minor case of concession.

So what made Trump so interested in (opposing) this case? The problem is that the tribe plans on building a casino that would feature 3,000 slots, 150 table games, and a total of three hotels. Their plan is to join forces with Genting Group in order to complete their casino.

Now, Trump has a lot of powerful friends, especially in the casino industry, and it is very likely that some of them actually persuaded the President not to support this cause. The word is on the street that one of the main people to affect Trump is actually Matt Schlapp, who is a lobbyist and a presidential advisor. Schlapp is also closely associated with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which is a company that, among others, also operates the casinos located in Rhode Island. In fact, they are the sole operator of licensed casinos in this area, with Lincoln casino being one of them. Now, the problem here is that Lincoln is only a 40 minutes ride from the area which is supposed to be granted to the Indian tribe.

At the moment, Trump seems to have succeeded with his intentions as the Democrats in the House made a decision to postpone voting on the bill so as to come up with a different plan that would allow them to proceed with the bill.

Mother’s Day Brunch Announced at Beer Park

Mother’s Day is coming closer, and many facilities around the US are preparing special offers that all mothers can enjoy. One of the places to consider visiting during this special holiday is definitely Las Vegas because there is no better way to surprise your mother than to take her on a trip filled with great restaurants, beautiful architecture, and casino games.

Paris Las Vegas includes a couple of interesting things to visit, one of them being the legendary rooftop bar called BEER PARK. The bar has decided to make everyone’s mom feel special on May 12 with their extraordinary offer that everyone should check out. Therefore, make sure to take your mother’s breath away by visiting BEER PARK if you are in Las Vegas.

The bar will feature an electric brunch that will last from 9 am to 4 pm. Every mother that visits the place will receive a special flower during that period. In addition to brunch, there will be a lot of other interesting things going one, with high-energy DJ’s and live performances. Furthermore, visitors can expect many interesting drinks, including bottomless mimosas. Apart from drinks, everyone who visits can enjoy their breakfast favorites such as French toast sticks with honey butter and other additions, a smoked chicken breakfast burrito, roasted salsa and queso, hardboiled egg and avocado toast, including micro cilantro, red onions, and feta, along with many other interesting dishes.

The flower that all mothers will receive as a compliment will be the beautiful Gerbera Daisy. These will be given to moms during the course of the day.

But BEER PARK is not only about live entertainment, food, and drinks. If you are a fan of beautiful sights, you are going to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Bellagio Fountains that are clearly visible from the bar. Furthermore, the venue offers other types of entertainment such as billiards, foosball, and oversized Jenga and Connect Four.

If we were to pick the top 10 best rooftop bars in the world, BEER PARK would definitely be one of them. It is a definition of what a rooftop bar should look like and what it should offer to people who are looking to spend some quality time with either their friends or families. The bar is located on the roof of Paris Las Vegas, and it takes up a total of 10,000 square feet.

The best part of the BEER PARK is, naturally, a great selection of cold beers. However, visitors can also enjoy various cocktails and other tasty drinks. The bar also features an outdoor grill and smoker with picnic tables. It is open for lunch and for dinner as well and features an electric weekend brunch with the all-American menu. The stadium-style cuisine is taken to the next level by excellent chefs who are ready to prepare all kinds of tasty dishes for visitors, one of them being meats cooked on a Budweiser beechwood grill that is custom-made.

There is one more thing why BEER PARK has become so popular – sports. Many sports fans gather in this place all the time to watch their favorite games, drink beer, and support their teams. Furthermore, the bar also enables the visitors to place bets on sports, and it is the only place in the entire Las Vegas where people can place bets outside of a sportsbook. Therefore, if you are a mom who happens to love sports, make sure to check this place not only on Mother’s Day, but also on any other day in order to enjoy the great atmosphere in the bar.

Rival Sons & Stone Temple Pilots to Perform at Hard Rock Las Vegas

Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons are planning a tour together, and the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas will be one of their stops. These two legendary bands will join forces and perform at The Joint on Sunday, October 6. Their co-headlining tour is conceptualized as fan-oriented, which is visible from the type of venues they book – all of them are intimate. If you are interested in visiting this show, make sure to check out the tickets as they went on sale on May 3. The price of tickets starts at $59.99 in addition to applicable service fees. You can buy them either online or at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office.

This unforgettable tour of two forces of rock will last through September and October. Dan De Leo of Stone Temple Pilots made an announcement, claiming that they were really excited about the upcoming tour. Furthermore, he added that the band was grateful for sharing the stage with a great band like Rival Sons.

The tour will feature both bands playing their full sets. They are both considered some of the best live acts in the world of rock music nowadays, and seeing them both live will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Scott Holiday of Rival Sons stated that they were delighted to perform together with the DeLeo brothers from Stone Temple Pilots. Furthermore, he added that he was looking forward to playing their music in some of the greatest venues in the US. Holiday added that Stone Temple Pilots made the ‘soundtrack to his childhood,’ and stated that he would be very happy to see them perform their hit songs live during the tour.

Who Are Stone Temple Pilots?

Stone Temple Pilots (which are often referred to as just STP) are a band from San Diego California. They have been active ever since 1989, making great music which is classified as alternative rock, grunge, hard rock, and neo-psychedelia. The root of this band is brothers Dean DeLeo on guitar and Robert DeLeo on bass and backing vocals. The third member that was a part of the band from the start is the drummer Erik Kretz. The original vocal was Scott Weiland. However, the band replaced him with the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Part at one point, and the current singer in the band is Jeff Gut. They have released a total of seven studio albums, with the latest one being released in 2018. It is their first album with Jeff Gutt, who will be the singer at the upcoming tour with Rival Sons.

Who Are Rival Sons?

Rival Sons is a rock band that comes from Long Beach, California. They haven’t been around for a long time, but they managed to gain quite a popularity in less than one decade. In fact, 2019 will be the year they celebrate their first decade. Their current members are Jay Buchanan, Scott Holiday, Mike Miley, and Dave Beste. Beste replaced Everhart on bass back in 2013. The band also features one tour member called Todd Ögren who plays keyboards, percussion, and provides backing vocals. The type of music this band makes is often described as blues rock or even hard rock. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out this band, make sure to do that right now, especially if you like classic rock bands such as Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin since those bands are some of their biggest influences.