You thought Las Vegas’ biggest coup was Garth Brooks signing on for acoustic weekends at the Wynn? Hardly. He is certainly terrific but—the country legend is just one guy!
Greg London is coming to town with scores of pop culture “ICONS,” all channeled by the master musical impressionist himself, ready to reshape the city’s entertainment landscape.
Following his record shattering two and a half year run in Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno, the multi-talented performer—voted Nevada Magazine’s 2009 Entertainer of the Year in a reader’s poll—brings his critically acclaimed show “Greg London’s ICONS” to The Palace Station, located on Sahara Drive– just two minutes west of The Strip at I-15.
Produced by Bob Byers, Jr., David DeLorenzo and Frank Visco, “Greg London’s ICONS,” which was also voted Best Show in Northern Nevada in the same Nevada Magazine poll, will debut at Palace Station on Thursday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. The Memorial Day Weekend schedule includes 8:30 p.m. shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets, which will be available at Palace Station and Station Casino box offices, are only $39.99. Local residents with Nevada ID receive $10 off.
Thankful for what they do, London says, the first 100 active members of the military, police, firefighters and first responders will be admitted free to each show over the premiere Memorial Day weekend with advance registration and proper ID showing their active service.
Veteran music industry publicist Steve Levesque, a Las Vegas resident whose Los Angeles-based Luck Media & Marketing, Inc. handles Publicity and Promotion for London, says “The Palace Station is an ideal venue for Greg London to debut his ICONS show in Vegas. The Palace is one of the very hottest spots for locals in town, and it’s just a skip and a jump from The Strip. Today both locals and visitors should expect extreme value and talent in exchange for the ticket price, and like in Reno, London’s ICONS will deliver that. The Palace is one of sixteen Station Casino properties and they also have a stellar reputation.”
Among the “ICONS” that are part of London’s fascinating repertoire are Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Tina Turner , Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr., Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Macy Gray , Tony Bennett, David Cassidy, Dean Martin, David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Freddie Mercury/Queen, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Joe Cocker, , , Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Jim Morrison of the Doors, ZZ Top, David Bowie, Axl Rose, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ozzy Osbourne, Kermit The Frog, James Bond (Sean Connery version), Austin Powers and the “Phantom of the Opera.”
Fresh off his win for “Best Adult Contemporary Song” at the 2010 Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA), London has been selected to co-host the third annual event at The Highlands in the Hollywood & Highland Kodak Theatre Complex on November 18, 2010.
The singer’s recording of “Everything I Own” was the highest charting new artist release and highest charting release on an independent label (airplay charts) of 2009. London scored back to back Top 5 singles on the FMQB Adult Contemporary Radio Chart with covers of Bread’s “Everything I Own” and Little River Band’s “Cool Change.”
London also made Music Connection Magazine’s list of Hot 100 Artists of 2009.
In 2008, he appeared in the independent film “The Dukes,” playing a member of a washed up doo-wop group that turns, comically, to a life of crime. His cohorts are Chazz Palmenteri, two time Academy Award nominee Peter Bogdanovich and renowned character actor Robert Davi (“Die Hard,” “Profiler”), who wrote, directed and co-produced the film.
London, who launched his live musical comedy performance career in various venues at the Pebble Beach resort, even made Clint Eastwood’s day. Dirty Harry himself says of this million dollar baby, “Greg will leave you emotionally charged with a truly great performance.”