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Seneca Resorts & Casinos unveil 'Summer Rush' entertainment lineup

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Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:35 pm
Joan Jett (File photo)
Joan Jett (File photo)

Just announced: Joan Jett, Meat Loaf headline August shows in Salamanca and Niagara Falls

Summer nights in Western New York promise to be a little hotter and the stars even brighter, thanks to the "Summer Rush" entertainment lineup announced today by Seneca Resorts & Casinos.

A slate of August concerts is headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. That same night, the legendary Meat Loaf will light up the Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino with an electrifying show at 8 p.m. Other August performances include Gloriana at Seneca Niagara Saturday, Aug. 1; Walter Trout inside the intimate Bear's Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Friday, Aug. 7; and the country music duo Montgomery Gentry at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Friday, Aug. 28.

Tickets for all August shows go on sale at noon Friday.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, powered by a potent mix of hard rock, glam, punk, metal and garage rock, exploded onto the music scene with their No. 1 hit "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" in 1982. With three Top 20 albums and a string of memorable songs, the band became one of the flag-bearers for rock music in the 1980s and '90s. The Blackhearts have shared the stage with some of rock music's grandest names, including The Who, Aerosmith, The Police and Queen, among others.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts earned their place among the music elite when they were selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

One of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 80 million records sold to date, Meat Loaf seared his name into the lexicon of popular music with his powerful voice and larger-than-life live performances. His breakthrough album, the iconic "Bat Out of Hell," produced a collection of powerful and memorable songs, including "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights," earning him widespread acclaim. Meat Loaf later won a Grammy Award for the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" from the 1993 release "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell."

The August concerts join an already jam-packed summer entertainment lineup at Seneca Resorts & Casinos, including performances by Kathy Griffin (May 23), MOVE Live on Tour (July 4 and 5) and Brian McKnight (July 18) at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and Ron White (May 30), Barenaked Ladies with special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay (June 21) and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (July 3) at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.

Additionally, Seneca Niagara hosts "Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network" June 26.

Tickets for all shows and events are available at select Seneca Resort & Casino retail outlets, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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