Hair metal act Slaughter to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe |

Hair metal act Slaughter to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Slaughter performs Friday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy photo |

If you go

What: Slaughter

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $30


Hair metal veterans Slaughter will roll into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this week.

The band plays the casino’s Vinyl venue this Friday, Feb. 19.

“Slaughter was formed in 1988, when former Vinnie Vincent Invasion members Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum joined with guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias,” according to a press release for the show. “Their debut album, ‘Stick It to Ya,’ became a huge breakthrough hit. Bolstered by three hit singles, ‘Fly To The Angels,’ ‘Up All Night’ and ‘Spend My Life,’ the debut recording went on to be certified Double-Platinum in the United States.

“At the request of Orion Pictures, the band then recorded the single ‘Shout It Out,’ which appeared in the film, ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,’ gaining heavy airplay and new fans. Their second effort, ‘The Wild Life,’ appeared in 1992 with hits ‘Real Love,’ and ‘Wild Life’ becoming certified Gold.

“Signing to CMC Records, they returned with 1995’s ‘Fear No Evil,’ and 1997’s ‘Revolution.’ The band was struck by tragedy when Tim Kelly died in an auto accident in February of 1998. Despite being deeply affected by the loss, Slaughter continued, releasing 1999’s ‘Back To Reality’ with new guitarist Jeff Blando, which found commercial success once again through a number of successful singles. Slaughter has since toured extensively alongside the likes of Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Qeensrÿche, Great White and Vixen, helping to keep the hair metal fandom alive.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

More information is available at

— Lake Tahoe Action

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