Money performs live at Wheeling Island’s newly expanded 1,000 seat showroom.
Legendary 80s rock singer, songwriter Eddie Money will perform live in the Wheeling Island showroom on Friday, March 20 at 9pm.
Eddie Money reserved seating tickets are $30, $25 and $20. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 304-233-3535 or visiting the Wheeling Island Players Club ticket window.
Money found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. His musical style is characterized by his recognizable vocals, catchy melodies, and numerous MTV music videos throughout the 1980s.
After following in his father's footsteps and training to be a police officer the early 1970s, Money began to take an interest in music, and eventually gave up law enforcement altogether to pursue musical career. He moved to Berkeley, California and became a regular at area clubs, where he eventually received enough attention to secure a recording contract with Columbia Records.
Money is best known for his late 1970s chart-topping hit singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise”. His success continued when he took advantage of the MTV music video scene in the early 1980s with his humorous narrative videos for “Shakin” and “Think I’m in Love”, but his career began to fail him after several unsuccessful releases in the mid-1980s, accompanied by his struggles with drug addiction.
Money made an impressive comeback two years later in 1986 and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album Can’t Hold Back, that featured a Ronnie Spector duet with “Take Me Home Tonight”, which reached the Top 10, along with the hit “I Wanna Go Back”. Money followed the album with another Top 10 hit, late 1988's “Walk On Water”, but his Top 40 career ended when "I'll Get By" charted in 1992. Most recently, Money released a new album titled Ready Eddie in 1999.
Wheeling Island’s Spring Concert Series continues with an exciting lineup of performances in their newly expanded 1,000 seat showroom with Country Hall of Famer George Jones on March 27, The Temptations on April 3, Air Supply on April 24, the return of Herman’s Hermits Featuring Peter Noone on May 7 and Creedence Clearwater Revisited on May 22.
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, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
Wheeling Island won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions.
Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com ( http://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.
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Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
1 South Stone Street
Wheeling, WV 26003