Contact(s)

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

11.12.2008

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WHEELING, W.V. (November 12, 2008) - Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack presents the legendary 70's rock-n-roll band Foghat live in the Wheeling Island showroom on Saturday, November 15 at 9pm.

Foghat reserved seating tickets are $25, $23.50 and $22.50. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered by calling TicketMaster at 304-233-3535 or visiting their website at www.Ticketmaster.com.

Foghat began their career in 1971 as a bunch of rather unpretentious young Brits with an affection for American blues and '50s rock 'n' roll. By the middle of the decade, they had evolved into a major touring and recording act, playing a pumped-up brand of boogie-rock to arena-size audiences. Their looks grew flashier, their sound fattened and filled out, yet the roots-rock core of the band remained ever-present under the surface.

The band hit their peak in the mid-70s with its 1975 release of "Fool For The City" which was their first album to go platinum and introduced Foghat to the Top 40 radio with "Slow Ride".

The song became a trademark for the band and influenced their future work, while they continued to tour playing in larger venues. In 1976, the band went on to release "Night Shift" yielding the hits "Drivin' Wheel" "I'll Be Standing By" and a rocking remake of the R&B classic "Take Me To The River" were also released as singles.

Foghat went on to produce "Foghat Live" in 1977 and "Stone Blue" in 1978 and "Boogie Motel" in 1979 and enjoyed various Top 40 hits along the way. The band continued to tour until early 1985 after some 16 years on the road.

Even today after nearly 30 years, the band continues to perform the basic blues/rock sound they are known for with electrifying energy.

Exciting concert entrainment will continue in the Wheeling Island showroom including the return of Las Vegas' #1 Male Revue: Thunder From Down Under on November 28 & 29, Debby Boone Christmas Show on December 12 and BeatleMania LIVE on December 30 & 31.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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