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For more information, contact:
Kim Florence, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
kflorence@dncinc.com
(304) 231-1839
 

06.16.2008

The "Bad Boys of Swing" makes their debut concert appearance at Wheeling Island!

WHEELING, W.V. (June 16, 2008) - Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack proudly presents the "Bad Boys of Swing" Big Bad VooDoo Daddy as they make their debut concert appearance live in the Wheeling Island showroom for one show on Thursday, June 26th at 8pm.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 night of the show. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at 304-233-3535 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket holders must be 21 years or older.

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy revived big band music for the '90s by concentrating on the swinging days of the '40s and '50s. Borrowing some of the Rat Pack lingo, paired with zoot suits, make Big Bad VooDoo Daddy an impeccable live performance that is a must see for anyone that loves the swing era lifestyle.

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles and quickly built up a fan base by playing regularly in the local lounge circuit. The band's lounge scene performances continued to grow until on of Big Bad VooDoo Daddy's song was featured on the soundtrack for the 1996 hit comedy movie - Swingers.

By the end of 1997, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy self-produced 2 albums - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Whatchu' Want for Christmas before signing a contract with Capitol Records in 1998. Once signed, the band released a different album using the same title - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and has since toured the entire United States, sold over 3 million records, performed at Super Bowl XXXIII with Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan and had their music used in over 60 film and TV trailers.

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center.

Wheeling Island provided over $121 million in taxes to the State of West Virginia in 2006 and employs nearly 1,200 associates with $21.4 million in total payroll. For more information, visit online at www.wheelingisland.com.

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

 

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