Get ready for ‘Rock May-nia’ month at Coushatta
Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La. will be the site of “Rock May-nia,” a four-weekend rock music event every Saturday during the month of May. Artists scheduled to appear include Queensryche, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Stryper, Slaughter and Vince Neil, pictured, the voice of Motley Crue, in a solo concert. Tickets are $20 each and on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.
By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record
Coushatta Casino is bringing the rock to Kinder, La. next month as a month full of rock music is on the schedule.
“Rock May-nia” takes place each weekend of May inside The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino and Resort in Kinder, La. with four shows featuring big name acts such as Queensryche, Slaughter, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Skid Row, Stryper and Vince Neil of Motley Crue. Tickets for all shows are $20 each at all Ticketmaster outlets and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
On Saturday, May 7, “Rock May-nia” begins with Queensryche and Slaughter performing. Queensryche, which is touring in support of its October 2015 release, “Condition Human,” which features new vocalist Todd La Torre and harkens back to the classic Queensryche sound fans know and love. The group is best known for songs such as “Silent Lucidity,” “Eyes of a Stranger,” “Take Hold of the Flame” and “Empire.” Visit queensrycheofficial.com for more details on the band.
Slaughter arrived at the end of the 1980s and capitalized on the success of MTV and radio hits such as “Up All Night,” “Eye to Eye,” “Mad About You” and its biggest hit single, “Fly to the Angels.”
The concert on Saturday, May 14, will feature Tom Keifer, who is best known as the vocalist of the popular rock act Cinderella. Also performing is Lillian Axe.
Keifer is touring in support of his first-ever solo record, “The Way Life Goes,” which was released in April 2013. He is the singer-guitarist for the highly popular ’80s act, Cinderella, which is best known for its hit songs “Shake Me,” “Gypsy Road,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Shelter Me,” “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” and more.
The New Orleans-based rock act Lillian Axe, which is best known for songs such as “True Believer,” “Crucified,” “My Number” and more.
The May 21 concert will feature rock acts Skid Row and Stryper.
Skid Row is best known for its self-titled 1988 debut which features the hit songs “18 and Life,” “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” and it’s sophomore 1991 release, “Slave to the Grind,” which features the title track, “Monkey Business” and “In a Darkened Room.”
Core members Scotti Hill, Rachel Bolan and Dave “Snake” Sabo are still rocking in 2016. However, 2015 was a year of turmoil for the group as it fired longtime vocalist Johnny Solinger and hired former TNT singer, Tony Harnell. However, Harnell unexpectedly announced his departure in December. It is unclear what the band’s current vocalist situation is.
Christian rock outfit Stryper will perform as well and features all four core members of the band still rocking out more than 30 years since its first release. The band, which is touring in support of its October 2015 release, “Fallen,” is best known for its hit singles “Honestly,” “Calling on You,” “Free,” “Soldiers Under Command,” “Always,” and “To Hell With the Devil.” Visit www.stryper.com for more details.
On Saturday, May 28, which also happens to be Memorial Day weekend, rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue will perform. Also appearing is Sledgehammer.
Neil is best known as the voice of Motley Crue, arguably one of the most famous rock bands in the world. The group just completed its final tour on Dec. 31, 2015, and will reportedly never tour again. Neil, however, is not ready to stop just yet and is hitting the road for another solo tour.
Fans will surely enjoy Crue hits such as “Looks That Kill,” “Wild Side,” “Live Wire” and “Dr. Feelgood” during his performance, but fans will also be able to hear his solo material such as “Sister of Pain,” “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come),” “Skylar’s Song,” and “Tattoos and Tequila,” which is the title track from his last solo studio recording in 2010.
For more information on these events and other activities, visit www.coushattacasinoresort.com.