TRACII GUNS On Raiding The Rock Vault Show - "Adding Songs Or Changing The Set A Little From Night To Night Isn’t Really That Difficult Of A Thing To Do"
February 15, 2013, 2 years ago
The history of rock 'n' roll will come to life like never before when Raiding The Rock Vault, a one-of-a-kind rock concert experience boasting the ultimate set list, kicks off a year-long run Saturday, March 9th at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Tickets for Raiding The Rock Vault are on sale now.
Raiding The Rock Vault performs nightly (dark on Fridays and schedule subject to change) at 9 PM in the LVH Theater, the same stage where ELVIS PRESLEY performed 858 consecutive sold-out shows, breaking all Vegas attendance records.
In a new interview with Legendary Rock Interviews' John Parks, guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) discusses Raiding The Rock Vault, among other topics. An excerpt follows:
Q: I want to ask you of course about Raiding The Rock Vault, the new show you are a part of. I hate, hate theatrical Broadway style shows and really hate Rock Of Ages to the point where I was actually applauding the bands who refused to let their music be in the movie. This sounds very different from that type of show, is that correct?
A: "It is, it’s very different. The exciting thing though is that the same people who made Rock Of Ages a success came to our show and they like it (laughs). So that’s good!! It is a complete different thing though. It’s a true story, kind of like a non-fiction book that comes to life and tells the history of classic rock from the beginning through the decades. It starts with a narration of things before the mid-60s with ALLEN FREED and CHUCK BERRY and all this stuff and starts out in the mid-60s with THE WHO and 'My Generation' which is actually a great place to start. It is a really amazing setlist that goes along with the story and works its way through DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, THE EAGLES, TOTO and on and on. It’s pretty incredible and the great thing is there are so many songs it could always expand or change. I’d even like to see it start even earlier and include some of that Chuck Berry-era material and work it’s way through. Adding songs or changing the set a little from night to night isn’t really that difficult of a thing to do for them, it really just means a little extra rehearsal for the band."
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Narrated, sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage, the show transports the audience back to a magical musical journey from 1948 to 1989, traversing the genre's history chronologically through the ‘40s, ‘50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. Raiding The Rock Vault features classic anthems from THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO, THE DOORS, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX, THE EAGLES, QUEEN, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, JOURNEY, FREE, BRYAN ADAMS, SUPERTRAMP, TOTO, DEEP PURPLE, and more, truly boasting "The Greatest Set List Ever".
These timeless gems are translated on stage live and loud by an all-star band comprised of Howard Leese [Guitar] (HEART, BAD COMPANY), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (L.A. GUNS, GUNS N' ROSES), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, SURVIVOR), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (ASIA), Paul Shortino [Vocals] (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT), Jay Schellen [Drums] (BADFINGER, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (LYNCH MOB, THE OFFSPRING), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (LITA FORD, HARDLINE). In addition, rotating special guests will be confirmed, kicking off with Bobby Kimball [Lead Vocals] (TOTO), followed by Joe Lynn Turner [Lead Vocals] (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) joining the show at the end of March.
Raiding The Rock Vault follows a compelling theatrical narrative told via narration by acclaimed actor Richard Malmos in front of the giant Rock Vault onstage. The music, performance, and visuals come together to tell this unforgettable tale.
Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (JOE JACKSON, SUPERTRAMP) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia), Raiding The Rock Vault was born to give audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane. It’s a rock-u-mentary you do not want to miss.
“The LVH is thrilled to host what promises to become a must-see show for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike,” said LVH Vice President of Entertainment, Rick White. “Classic rock music…real rock stars…the legendary LVH Theater…the story of the greatest musical genre of all time…it doesn’t get any better than that,” added White.
The Vault will open and you may never view rock 'n' roll the same way.
Ticket prices for Raiding The Rock Vault range from $49 to a special Rock Star Package for $100 (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass) plus fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.