Comedian, rock bands coming to eastern Idaho

FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel is hosting a comedian and a trio of rock bands in eastern Idaho this August.

Larry the Cable Guy is coming to town on Friday, August 19. Buckcherry, Great White and Tesla will perform the following night on Saturday August 20.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. and regular tickets will be available for purchase Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. All tickets and information can be found at shobangaming.com.

larry the cable guy

Friday, August 19 at 8 p.m. | Exterior | Ticket prices: $49, $59, $69

Larry the Cable Guy is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, Billboard award-winning artist and one of the nation’s top comedians. It has its own product line and continues to sell out to theaters and arenas across the United States. Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, named after Larry’s slogan, and has donated over $7 million to various charities. Larry won Billboard’s Comedy Artist of the Year and Comedy Album of the Year in 2005 and he received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award in 2006. He is a bestselling author and his book Git-R-Done, (2005) was debuted at #26 on the New York Times bestseller list. Larry was named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This list captures the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry.

Buckcherry, Great White & TESLA

Saturday August 20 at 8 p.m. | Exterior | Ticket prices: $59, $69, $79

Cherry tree is unique, complex, simple, passionate, explosive, original and always a good time. BC has been my love, my pain, my passion and I am so proud of what we have accomplished. I had no idea when I started this that dedicating myself to music would take on so much responsibility. For a guy who never thought he was going to live past 30, it’s been an incredible journey. Our ninth album HELLBOUND marks 22 years since our self-titled debut and what an incredible roller coaster we’ve been on. Platinum and gold hit songs and millions of fans around the world – all at a time when traditional sounding hard rock bands didn’t exist – except for Buckcherry. We’ve beaten the odds and built our reputation on live shows, and our ‘one of a kind’ approach to every opportunity.

Changes? Yeah, they did. Fallen out of the way? Guilty. Slow motion? Not at all. Never. Never count these guys out of the game. For the first time in their 36-year history, Grammy-nominated hard rock band legends, Great White takes its third leader. The band is ready for what lies ahead in 2018, with a respectful nod to the past forging its time-tested mantra: These songs are more important than any member. “Mitch Malloy is the lead singer of Great White. He’s an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” said lead guitarist Mark Kendall. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh take on Great White’s catalog of hits.” This arsenal of songs includes the Grammy-nominated hit “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” for Best Hard Rock Performance, Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, boasts six Billboard Top 100 hits, nine Billboard Top 200 albums, two platinum albums and reached the top of MTV four times.

That they’re still roaring and soaring shouldn’t come as a surprise. That’s how they’re built. YOU’RE HERE may have been born in the eruption of leather, spandex and big hair in the mid-80s, but this band was never about those things. Barely. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly rooted in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith. The ground began to shake in Sacramento, California in 1984; gold country that was soon to produce platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until someone suggested they change their name to honor eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered all things electric – and who , like any groundbreaking rock and roll band, worked magic by working with the fundamental forces of nature. A storm of industry showcase gigs and TESLA quickly struck a deal with Geffen. Their 1986 debut album Mechanical Resonance would eventually go platinum, nestling comfortably in the Top 40, and producing the iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” Today, Mechanical Resonance is one of the most successful and acclaimed debuts of the era.

Upcoming Entertainment

Tracy Morgan – May 6 at 8 p.m.
Como La Flor – May 7 at 8 p.m.
Nelly & TI – June 24 at 8 p.m.
Brad Paisley – June 25 at 8 p.m.
Cedric the Entertainer – July 15 at 8 p.m.
Stone Temple Pilots & Daughtry – July 16 at 8 p.m.

Virginia F. Goins