Denver-based The Fray takes the stage at Fallsview Casino for two nights as part of November's lineup. Fans will have the chance to hear the four-time Grammy-nominated rock band perform hits from their past studio releases, including "You Found Me" and "How to Save a Life," along with material from their fourth studio album, "Helios."
The Fray is Isaac Slade (pianist/vocalist), Joe King (guitarist/vocalist), Dave Welsh (guitarist) and Ben Wysocki (drummer). The group formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The band achieved success with its first hit single, "Over My Head (Cable Car)," and quickly launched into worldwide fame with the release of 2005 title track "How to Save a Life" (netting the group its first two Grammy nominations).
The Fray's self-titled second album, featuring the Grammy-nominated hit song "Never Say Never," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and earned the band its first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010.
Also returning to the Avalon stage is Grammy-winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers, who treats fans to an early Christmas gift with his arrival in Niagara Falls as part of his 34th "Christmas & Hits" tour. For four nights, Rogers will perform holiday classics along with his biggest hits such as "White Christmas" and "The Gambler."
The complete November performance schedule:
•The Fray, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov 5, and 9 p.m. Friday, Nov 6.
Tickets start at $70
•Italia Nel Cuore, 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov 8.
Tickets start at $80
•Kenny Rogers, "Once Again It's Christmas: Christmas & Hits," 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 11-12; 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov 13-14.
Featuring Linda Davis
Tickets start at $35
•Fallsview Casino's "Christmas On Ice," Nov. 19 through Dec. 6 (excluding Nov. 25 and Dec. 2)
Tickets start at $25
Tickets to the November shows will be available starting at noon Friday, Aug. 14, at the Fallsview Casino box office (on any show date) or at all Ticketmaster outlets. Call Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca. Visit http://fallsviewcasinoresort.com/entertainment for additional venue information.