Eric Burdon and the Animals cancels show Saturday, rescheduled for 2020 |

Eric Burdon and the Animals cancels show Saturday, rescheduled for 2020

Eric Burdon and The Animals will perform Saturday at Harrah's.

English singer and songwriter and former front man for The Animals, Eric Burdon, will not perform Saturday at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as expected.

Harrah’s reported late Thursday morning that due to scheduling conflicts, Eric Burdon and the Animals had to change the date of their show at Stateline until Saturday, May 16, 2020.

All tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled show in May. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase until Saturday, Nov. 30.

Burdon has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994.

He was the frontman for The Animals in 1962 and then joined funk band WAR seven years later.

Burdon is known for his distinctive voice in the blues rock and funk genre as part of the British Invasion.

Burdon’s performances are full of energy and known to put on quite an aggressive performance. Burdon went solo in 1971 with the Eric Burdon Band and combined heavy rock with funk music. Growing up in the small town of Tyne, England, Burdon was introduced to art school where his passion for jazz ignited. Burdon met the original drummer for the Animals, John Steel, at that school.

Burdon has topped the chart for more than five decades and was part of the leading force that released the international hit, “House of the Rising Sun” and other Vietnam-era hits. Burdon has performed with rock and roll legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding.

Burdon was ranked No. 57 on Rolling Stone’s “The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”

His latest album was released in 2017 titled “When I Was Young.”

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