Scene and Heard

Gary Allan’s “Get Off The Pain Tour” sells out Horseshoe Casino

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on July 18, 2011

Gary Allen performing at Horseshoe Casino

Gary Allan brought his “Get Off the Pain Tour to Horseshoe Casino for two sold out shows Friday and Saturday. Allan was surrounded by overjoyed fans who danced, sang and screamed with his every move.

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.  He has sold over 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row including two that topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart.  Allan has also topped the charts with four #1 hits at country radio and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit.  He has been described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone.  He has sold out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, Tonight Show With Jay Leno, CBS Early Show and has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.  While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.

Allan impressed,  Jess Terrell who stated,” Gary Allan’s personal turmoil is reflected in his music.  Songs like “Get off on the Pain”, “Songs about Rain”, “Right where I need to be”, “Watching Airplanes”, “Smoke Rings in the Dark”, “Nothing on but the Radio”,  and “Best I Ever Had” reach out to the emotions of every fan.     He has overcome throat surgery and the loss of a wife to suicide to become a hard-nosed country rocker whose music touches his fans”.

Gary Allen performing at Horseshoe Casino

The band slowed down only briefly about mid-way when Allan performed “No Regrets”  accompanied only by guitarist Jamie Hanna resplendent in his kilt.  The entire band soon returned to the stage to shake  the building’s foundation then raised the roof with the encore “Keep your hands to yourself” the Georgia Satellites’ classic.

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