Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, announces the on-stage return of Rock and Roll legend Roy Orbison. Performing his greatest hits, accompanied on stage by The Philly Pops, the iconic hall of musician is set to return with In Dreams: Roy Orbison In Concert - The Hologram Tour. Julian Frampton (son of rock and roll legend Peter Frampton) will open the show. Following record-breaking sales in the UK, tickets are now on sale and going fast for this special performance at Parx Casino's The Xcite Center on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00pm. Doors for the show open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30.00 to $50.00, and are available now by visiting www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.
“This is going to be a milestone moment in the live entertainment space and we are excited to present it to the public where audiences are not simply watching a show, but are drawn into an ultra-realistic experience where fantasy becomes reality by suspending disbelief,” said Brian Becker, Founder & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.
Through cutting-edge digital and laser technology and extraordinary theatrical stagecraft, this first of its kind live concert sees Orbison brought to life on stage. Recognized universally as one of the great rock and roll legends, Orbison’s catalogue includes such chart-toppers as Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only the Lonely, Crying, I Drove All Night, It’s Over and In Dreams. This tour, directed Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet), will allow fans the chance to experience one of the most iconic figures in the history of music in a thrilling way as Orbison and his trademark three-octave range voice comes back to the stage he commanded for decades.
“I’ve seen first-hand the impact artists like Roy Orbison have had on today’s generation,” said Schaeffer. “What many younger music fans may not realize is just what Orbison meant to his industry and our musical culture. He was an amazing song-writer, singer and performer who is responsible for a stunning catalogue of hits. This production is about putting the spotlight back on the creative genius of Roy Orbison and to be able to share it with all the generations."
“My father had a special transcendent vocal ability that made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock, but that’s what endeared him to his fans,” said Alex Orbison, President Roy Orbison Music. “For our family it was an amazing emotional experience to see this for the first time and we know audiences worldwide will have the same reaction.”
In Dreams will feature The Philly POPS® BIG Band, which is composed of 18 musicians - saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums, piano, guitar, and bass. The BIG Band plays swing, ragtime and jazz in the style of Count Basie Orchestra and Harry James Band, but has expanded its repertoire into all kinds of popular music from Latin to blues and rock. Don't miss your chance to see In Dreams: Roy Orbison, The Hologram Tour featuring The Philly POPS® BIG Band LIVE at the #1 casino in Pennsylvania.
Just announced: Peter Frampton’s son, Julian Frampton will be supporting Roy Orbison’s nationwide hologram tour, In Dreams - Live In Concert! Don’t miss this one of a kind show. Frampton is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, CA. He is the son of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton. Julian co-wrote and provided vocals on the track Road to the Sun, which appeared on the Peter Frampton album “Thank You Mr. Churchill” in 2010. Julian has sung alongside world acclaimed guitarists such as Dean DeLeo of The Stone Temple Pilots and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. He’s also had the opportunity to record with legendary drummer, Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. In 2017, Julian founded the Julian Frampton Band who just released their first single, "Looking for an Answer," off of their upcoming EP.
Every ticket purchased for In Dreams will include a physical CD of the forthcoming Roy Orbison album. This offer will be redeemed via a promo code at MusicRedemptions.com.
For more information and updates about shows at Parx Casino®, visit https://www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter
ABOUT THE XCITE CENTER
The Xcite Center is part of the $50M expansion at Parx that includes the opening of the new poker room, and two new restaurants (Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub). The showroom was designed as a top quality music venue that would attract top caliber entertainers like Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind, Snow Patrol and many others. The space is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three 16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced through the fall and winter.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) on Street Road in Bensalem Bucks County. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; 3,270 slot machines and 148 live table games; 40 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; The Lucky Cheese ~ gourmet grilled cheese eatery; XLounge, luxury casino lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. In January 2018, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue, Xcite Center; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Oliveto, New York City style pizza and Italian Classics; Parx Poker, new custom built private poker room. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.