American country folk band Rascal Flatts formed in 1999, out of Columbus, Ohio. Since the band’s inception they have had several platinum albums and won a multitude of awards.
The band’s last album was in 2014, entitled Rewind, and was released via Big Machine Records. And after the band’s recent Rewind Tour, it was surprising when the band announced that they would be playing additional shows in 2015.
Beginning on February 25th, the band will play a nine-date residency at Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The live music venue at the Hard Rock is called the very popular, The Joint and can seat upwards of 4,000 spectators.
The trio will be following in the footsteps of many folk and country acts to have played the venue in Las Vegas, which regularly showcases a myriad of bands from varied genres. Country acts such as Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Shania Twain have previously played The Joint as well as a slew of hard rock bands.
For more information on the shows, visit Rascal Flatt’s official website.
The Hard Rock has become a prominent brand in the casino industry over the last couple of decades. Opening casino resorts across the globe, they have become synonymous with live entertainment offerings and their varied gaming rooms.
Many of the Hard Rock venues have popular card games like Omaha on offer to visitors as well as go-to games like roulette and Texas Hold’em. But it’s arguably the live entertainment that has help keep the brand alive during hard times for land-based casinos since the uprising of many online poker sites. It’s also the strength of the Hard Rock’s live brand that attracts bands of the ilk of Rascal Flatts.
Bass player Jay DeMarcus recently told Rolling Stone that these shows would be “up close, intimate and personal.” It’s also reported that if the shows go well, the band could possibly extend the residency by a couple more dates.