Scene and Heard

Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana Adds Alice In Chains and John Legend

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 28, 2014
ALICE IN CHAINS

At Horseshoe Southern Indiana

The Showroom

Thursday, MAY 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

 

General on sale begins Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

 

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.  Tickets are also available at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Box Office. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CONCERT ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY.  TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND MUST PRESENT VALID PHOTO ID TO ATTEND THE SHOW.

 

 

Alice in Chains formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney, and bassist Mike Starr (who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez).

 

Although widely associated with grunge music, the band’s sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.

 

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 25 million albums worldwide, and over 14 million in the US alone.  In 1992, the band released their album Dirt, which was critically acclaimed and has been certified quadruple platinum. The band also achieved two No. 1 Billboard 200 releases (The Jar of Flies EP and the self-titled album), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and eight Grammy Award nominations.

 

Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley’s substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. The band reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall, and released their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009. The album was a success, being certified gold by the RIAA in 2010. Alice in Chains released their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on May 28, 2013.

JOHN LEGEND

At Horseshoe Southern Indiana

The Showroom

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

 

General on sale begins Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am

 

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.  Tickets are also available at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Box Office. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CONCERT ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY.  TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND MUST PRESENT VALID PHOTO ID TO ATTEND THE SHOW.

John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling

singer-songwriter. He’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has

garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music. Legend started gaining momentum through a series of similar collaborations with established artists, adding vocals to an impressive list of chart-topping hits including West’s “All of the Lights,” Jay-Z’s “Encore” and back-up vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song, “You Don’t Know My Name.”

 

Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000. Legend’s most recent effort was his 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later.

 

His current tour comes in support of Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the

Future which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the

top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West

and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single “All of Me,” was recently certified Gold sales status.

 

Throughout his career, John has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he

launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on

education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare and the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recognize Legend’s efforts and leadership in this arena. John sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.

(bio courtesy of artist management / 42West press release)

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