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Zoo Station to bring the songs of U2 to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Zoo Station plays the songs of U2 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Saturday night.
Courtesy / Justin Schlesinger |

If you go

What: Zoo Station, U2 tribute

When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com

Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. will be honored at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe this weekend during a performance by San Francisco’s Zoo Station.

The U2 tribute band plays the casino’s Vinyl venue Saturday night.

“Since 2002, this talented force has delivered the visual, musical and spiritual thrill of a U2 concert to bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, private parties and corporate events along the West Coast of North America,” according to a the band’s online biography. “Singer Bonalmost leads the show, flying high with the vocal strength and confidence of Bono’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ days. The Sledge showers thick layers of effectual guitar work over crowd as Adamesque on bass and Barely Larry on the drums deliver the pounding heartbeat of some of modern rock’s most memorable songs.

Zoo Station has played more than 500 shows and plays more than 150 U2 songs.

“The band’s primary job is replication, but periodically Zoo Station innovates as much as it imitates,” according to the bio. “During their trademark full-album spotlight sets in which the band plays an entire U2 album from start to finish Zoo Station encounters such obscurities as ‘Elvis Presley and America,’ ‘Promenade,’ ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ and ‘Acrobat,’ songs rarely or never performed live by U2.

“More familiar are melodies like ‘Pride (In The Name of Love),’ ‘With or Without You,’ ‘Beautiful Day,’ and ‘Vertigo.’ Behind the band, a multi-media visual projection system elevates Zoo Station’s performances to the highest level of virtual authenticity. Swirling abstract imagery appears behind the stage, interspersed with rapid-fire ‘U2-phemisms’ and in-synch flashing light choreography. All are recognizable from U2 shows, and these visual effects, centerpieced by Bonalmost’s lively theatrics, reflect Zoo Station’s deep-set love of U2’s music and their commitment to fully recreating the dense emotional impact of a U2 concert.”

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

More information is available at http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action

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