HOT AUGUST NIGHT BRINGS THEIR NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE DIAMOND CENTER.
Hot August Night lead singer Dean Colley has been performing in rock bands since 1982. 15 years of playing in bars and regional fairs followed playing rock and roll covers with other local musicians. All the while, people began to take notice of Dean’s ever more prominent resemblance to Neil Diamond. Soon, audience members were asking Dean if he did any Neil Diamond songs.
Dean accepted the challenge and began studying the songs of the legendary singer/songwriter. The show became known as “Hot August Night,” after the title of Neil Diamond’s live album recorded at the Greek Theater. Today, Hot August Night has played casinos, corporate parties, fairs, and clubs all over the United States, Japan, Canada, and England. This spectacular tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond brings audiences everything from classic 1960s to contemporary Neil Diamond hits.
Tuesday | April 4
Doors 2PM | Show 3PM
DESERT DIAMOND WELCOMES R&B LEGENDS THE SPINNERS TO THE DIAMOND CENTER.
Dating back to the 1970s, The Spinners has been a mainstay on the R&B charts. Starting with the1972 album, Spinners, the group would dominate the decade with hits such as “Mighty Love,” “Then Came You,” and “I’ll Be Around.” The group transitioned to the 1980s with the chart-topping hit—“Working My Way Back to You”—resulting in The Spinners’ 12th gold record. Follow-up albums Love Trippin’ and Labor of Love produced even more hits, including “The Cupid Medley” and “Yesterday Once More.”
The Spinners has received a total of six Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, in addition to being awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award. The group has performed for multiple United States presidents, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has appeared on numerous television specials paying tribute to the 1970s. The group continues to tour worldwide to sold-out venues.
Friday | April 14
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 WITH PURPLE REIGN: A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE AT THE DIAMOND CENTER.
From humble beginnings in small UNLV college clubs to late night T.V., Purple Reign has risen to international acclaim and recognition as the world’s No. 1 Prince Tribute. On November 17, 2008 the group became the 1st ever tribute/impersonator act to appear as the musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman. That show was chosen by CBS and Late Show to ring in the New Year and re-aired January 1st, 2009 at 12:15am (New Years Eve) less than 45 days later, making it the 1st musical performance of 2009 on Letterman. ‘09 also saw Purple Reign crowned “Best Tribute Act” by the 28th annual Las Vegas Review Journal Poll, winning 2 awards by both the staff and readers. Most recently the show won “Best Impersonator” in the 2014 LVRJ poll, and was chosen as the season 3 opener for AXStv’s The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.
Purple Reign captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns you to the era that made “The Artist” an international superstar. Featuring a tribute Morris Day and The Time, this show is a must see for “Purple Rain” movie fans and all live music fans alike!
Saturday | April 15
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
THE MANY LIVES OF DAVID BOWIE BRINGS THEIR TRIBUTE SHOW TO THE DIAMOND CENTER.
Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives Of David Bowie The Concert is the ultimate experiential journey through the many lives and arousing sounds of David Bowie. Created and directed by stage veterans Paul Horton and Quinn Lemley. This thrilling concert has received enthusiastic standing ovations in casinos and performing arts centers throughout North America. This theatrical concert hones in on the essence of some of the greatest songs of rock and roll ever written; “Changes,” “Heroes,” “Space Oddity,” “Starman,” and “Fame” is just the beginning.
Direct from New York City, this chameleon performance with three brilliant performers captures the otherworldly energy of Bowie’s greatest characters Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke and Iconic Bowie, backed by a full rock band.
The concert transports audiences to the various worlds of David Bowie. After Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives of David Bowie The Concert, audiences of all ages feel as though they actually experienced David Bowie live in concert. This is a must see interactive event complete with eyeballs! Experience the legendary music that is so uniquely Bowie while journeying through space and time with the Starman!
Saturday | May 27
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM