Bryan, (PressExposure) February 16, 2009 -- The Buckinghams are set to headline the entertainment in Las Vegas, February 27 and 28, and March 1, in the Showroom of the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. This 60s pop rock band from Chicago were featured on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and were named âThe Most Listened to Band in Americaâ in 1967.
Bass player Nick Fortuna notes, âWhen The Buckinghams played for President Obamaâs Inaugural Agricultural Ball in January, everyone danced the entire night. We promise our Las Vegas audience that same high energy show.â Fortuna has been a resident of Las Vegas for over 20 years. In addition to their hits, The Buckinghams will perform solid gold 60s medleys from Three Dog Night, Motown, and Chicago, plus songs from their newest release, âReaching Back,â available nationally on Fuel Records.
Lead singer Carl Giammarese says, âChicago produced many great bands in the 1960s whose sounds people remember as the soundtrack of their youth. The Buckinghams always enjoy coming to Las Vegas to take our fans and friends back to their teenage years. Our motto is â60 is the new 40â, and we want you to feel that young again at our concerts.â The band is best known for their #1 hit, âKind of a Dragâ and for originating the use of horns in their rock recordings, also made popular by bands including Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago.
The bandâs first tour in 1967 included over 300 dates. The teenagers from Chicago sold millions of records worldwide, with hits including, âHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â âDonât You Care,â âMercy, Mercy, Mercy,â âLawdy Miss Clawdy,â âSusanâ and âBack in Love Again.â Giammarese said, âThe Buckinghams have toured again regularly since the 1980s. We still play 70 to 80 dates a year.â Ticket information can be found at [http://www.suncoastcasino.com/whats-new/events/the...]. For more on The Buckinghams, see http://www.thebuckinghams.com.
About Us Chicago 60s Pop Rock band, The Buckinghams, will be the featured entertainment for three nights at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 27âMar. 1. The band, who just returned from Washington, DC, playing for one of President Obamaâs inaugural balls, is best known for hits including âKind of a Drag,â âHey Baby, Theyâre Playing Our Song,â and âDonât You Care.â The million-selling recording artists will perform their hits, and other rock, pop and R&B classics from the 60s and 70s. Ticket information can be found at [http://www.suncoastcasino.com/whats-new/events/the...]. More information on the band at http://www.thebuckinghams.com or http://www.myspace.com/thebuckinghams