Great White, Slaughter join for a rocking night
Bands like The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Panic! At the Disco have done a great job of representing Las Vegas in recent years, but the first mainstream rock success story from Vegas will always be Slaughter. Back when there was barely a music scene in town, the hard rock quartet founded by singer-guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum put Vegas music on the map with hits like “Fly to the Angels” and “Up All Night” from 1990 debut album Stick It to Ya. The band has continued to tour along with other hard rockers from the hair metal era, still representing Vegas even as different bandmates have joined the two founding members.
Great White got their start about a decade earlier, but they were also a hallmark of the hair metal scene, with ’80s hits like “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Rock Me.”
The Los Angeles band has gone through numerous lineup changes, break-ups and reunions in the past nearly four decades, and the current band features founding guitarist Mark Kendall along with longtime members Audie Desbrow and Michael Lardie. Like Slaughter, Great White has held on through changing trends to continue bringing old-school rock to appreciative fans.
Tropicana, 9 p.m. Nov. 18, starting at $29.95 plus tax and fee. 800.829.9034