Pittsburgh rock music icon takes the outdoor stage
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rock ’n’ roll veteran of the ’70s Donnie Iris returns to Rivers Casino
this summer to play a special concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Donnie Iris and The Cruisers will perform at the casino’s amphitheater
on Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the performance cost $20,
and concertgoers will receive a $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play that
can be used on the day of the concert.
Known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s,
Iris’s impact on rock music is threaded throughout the early ’70s and
’80s, beginning when he penned the No. 2 Billboard hit “The Rapper” in
1970. After his stint with Wild Cherry, Iris enjoyed a successful solo
career with chart-topping hits such as “Ah! Leah!” and “Love Is Like a
Rock” in the ’80s.
“To have a Pittsburgh legend like Donnie Iris and The Cruisers do a
special concert at our amphitheater is a real treat for our guests and
any fans of rock music,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers
Casino. “Donnie puts on an incredible show, and our guests and Team
Members just can’t get enough of his rock ’n’ roll!”
Since his breakout onto the music scene in 1970, Iris has left his mark
on the rock music industry, as his voice can be heard on the first three
Jaggerz albums, the fourth Wild Cherry album and his own 11 studio
albums with The Cruisers, including one EP and two live and two
compilation albums. Having toured with notable rock icons such as
Journey, Bryan Adams, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, Iris continues to perform
for fans throughout the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown
and Cleveland, Ohio, areas.
For more information about Rivers Casino and to purchase tickets to
Iris’s show and other entertainment events such as the comedy series “A
Funny Thing Happened at Rivers Casino,” please visit www.riverscasino.com.
Rivers Casino is open to the public, and guests must be 21 years of age
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in
the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino
Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly
Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table
games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a
riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music
performances, free parking, and multiple promotions and giveaways daily.
Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players
at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
For Rivers Casino
Garrett Allen, 267-932-8760, ext. 303