Country and Rock Acts Include Casey Donahew, Colt Ford, Lita Ford, Neal McCoy, Jerrod Niemann, Kyle Park, Rick Springfield, George Thorogood & the Destroyers and Warrant
Pueblo, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2016) – PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced a star-studded musical lineup that will perform for fans during PBR Finals Week in Las Vegas (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6). The headliner for PBR Finals Week will be announced soon.
The concerts, that will be held throughout the week that PBR crowns its world champion, will comprise of both free shows on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile® Arena as well as special performances for fans attending the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in the new venue and the PBR BlueDEF Finals earlier in the week at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center.
The announced artists performing during PBR Finals Week are:
Toshiba Plaza (free for all fans) T-Mobile Arena
Wednesday Nov 2 Colt Ford George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Thursday Nov 3 Lita Ford Rick Springfield
Friday Nov 4 Jerrod Niemann Special Guest TBA
Saturday Nov 5 Warrant Headliner, TBA
Sunday Nov 6 Kyle Park
Additionally, leading up the PBR World Finals, two artists will be performing inside South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, home of the BlueDEF Finals after each night’s competition. Casey Donahew Band is performing Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m. following Round 2 of the BlueDEF Finals and Neal McCoy will hit the stage Monday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m. after the action on the dirt concludes.
“PBR is throwing a party to match the biggest and most successful World Finals in our history, as we celebrate a thrilling, action-packed season and welcome fans to the new state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason.
PBR Finals Week offers fans an expanded, enhanced, eight-day competition, from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, including the sport’s top two tour championships and featuring more than 70 of the world’s top bull riders and roughly 700 of the best bulls in the business. More than $3.5 million in prize money will be awarded to the athletes and bulls, including $1 million for the 2016 PBR World Champion.
Tickets for the 2016 PBR World Finals range in price from $36 to $250 and can be purchased atwww.axs.com or by calling the PBR’s customer service department at (800) 732-1727. Tickets for the BlueDEF Finals, which will begin at 7 p.m. each day, Saturday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Oct. 31, can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com and by telephone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are available for $25 (general admission), $40 (reserved seating) and $100 (three-day reserved seating package).
About George Thorogood & The Destroyers
George Thorogood & The Destroyers have a unique connection to the PBR: their song “Bad to the Bone” has become the walk-out theme of the sport’s most popular rider, two-time and current PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney. The band has been making powerhouse rock with bar band roots for more than four decades, playing more than 8,000 live shows and selling 15 million albums worldwide. For George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the new Badder Than Ever Tour is proof that staying true to yourself and the music still means something. “After all these years, George is still ‘Bad to the Bone’ and he’s never let go of the true spirit of rock and roll!” according to the LA Daily News. With a catalog of classics over the course of 16 studio albums that includes “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Bad To The Bone” and more, sharing this music with audiences is what will always matter to George and the band.
About Lita Ford
Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Author. Trailblazer. Icon. Guitar Player Certified Guitar Legend 2014 award winner. Lita Ford is all of those and so much more. From being a teenager playing lead guitar in the all-girl, hard-rock, punkish, provocative and thoroughly groundbreaking band, The Runaways, to Top 10, GRAMMY® nominated solo artist, with heavy metal hits as “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My Eyes Forever,” the British-born, American musician’s career trajectory has been one of never settling or compromising. Born in London, growing up between her parents’ house in Long Beach, California, and the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Ford began playing guitar when she was 11 years old and has been rocking out ever since. She released her autobiography Living Like A Runaway in June 2016r
About Colt Ford
Self-confessed PBR junkie Colt Ford, grew up around the rodeo and always gravitated towards bull riding. Colt says his music career started with song he wrote about the PBR called, “Buck’Em.” Ford who started playing the mud-truck circuit, then went on to touring with the likes of Toby Keith, Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line, and breaking into film with a cameo in David Spade’s Joe Dirt ,2has released five albums on his Average Joes Entertainment label: his 2008 debut, Ride Through the Country, Chicken & Biscuits (2010), Every Chance I Get (2011), Declaration of Independence (2012) and Thanks for Listening (2015). Answer to No One: The Colt Ford Classics collects 13 tracks from those five – and one from the 2010 Mud Digger compilation – for the most complete collection yet of his revolutionary mash-up of good old boy country and the rhythms of hip-hop, a groundbreaking combination. Four of Ford’s five albums have peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country chart, with Chicken & Biscuits(#8), Every Chance I Get (#3), Declaration of Independence (#1) and Thanks for Listening (#2); the latter two hit the Billboard 200 at #4 and #10, respectively.
About Neal McCoy
A member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Neal McCoy has sold more than 6 million records while charting five No. 1 singles and three platinum albums. He first charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in 1988 and reached the Top 40 with 1992’s “Where Forever Begins.”. McCoy broke through a year later with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, Neal McCoy, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On,” came in 2005 from That’s Life.
About Jerrod Niemann
Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is one of country music’s most original and talented innovators, earning award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and CMT while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. Jerrod’s new single, “A Little More Love,” is a duet with his good friend and labelmate Lee Brice. Jerrod is also adding the finishing touches to his forthcoming album on Curb Records which will follow his RIAA Platinum-certified multi-week No. 1 smash, “Drink to That All Night,” from his High Noon album, on which Niemann co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks. Niemann’s chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, “What Do You Want.” Second release Free The Music featured the Top 15 single “Shinin’ On Me” and the poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.”
About Kyle Park
Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park grew up watching PBR on TNN. He’ll never forget hearing Donnie Gay announce the names and the rides of Tuff Hedeman, Chris Shivers, Cody Hart, Adriano Moraes, and so many others. He started playing country venues when he was just 15. Since then, his singles have regularly settled in the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, including two #1 singles (“The Night Is Young” and “True Love”). His ‘Fall EP’ peaked at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s latest album, ‘The Blue Roof Sessions’ is out now via Thirty Tigers and his current single is “Rednecks With Paychecks”. Park has shared with the stage with numerous artists such as George Strait, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and other country headliners.
About Rick Springfield
Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician created some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, selling 25 million albums and scoring 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” An accomplished actor, Springfield starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature filmRicki and the Flash and as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s True Detective. Additionally, Springfield is a talented author –both his candid 2010 memoir Late, Late at Night (one of Rolling Stone’s 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time) and his 2014 comedic novel Magnificent Vibration, a New York TimesBestSeller. In 2013, Springfield wrote and recorded “The Man That Never Was” with Dave Grohl for the soundtrack to Sound City – the Foo Fighters’ front man’s documentary about the San Fernando Valley recording studio. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, near the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.
Formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Calif., Warrant has sold over 10 million albums. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, with the single, “Heaven,” reaching No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video. The band’s other hit singles include Down Boys, Sometimes She Cries, I Saw Red, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Sex Ain’t Love.
About Casey Donahew
In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who has racked up 13 No. 1 singles and consistently sells out venues nationwide. Donahew has released four independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim. His 2011 release, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, spawned three No. 1 singles: “Double Wide Dream,” “Let’s Not Say Goodbye Again,” and “One Star Flag.” Casey’s last CD, STANDOFF, quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at No. 1 and yielded five No. 1 radio singles: “Whiskey Baby,” “Small Town Love,” “Lovin’ Out of Control,” “Not Ready To Say Goodnight” and “Loser.” His most recent #1 single “Feels This Right,” from his EP release PRE-PARTY, marks his latest Texas radio hit. Donahew releases his next new studio album ALL NIGHT PARTY, produced with acclaimed producer Josh Leo (Love & Theft, Timothy B. Schmit and Alabama, among others), on August 19th.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 million in earnings to its athletes. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter atTwitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.