The big names continue to roll in for upcoming entertainment at Seneca Casinos. Seneca Niagara Casino is gearing up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve with Little River Band and New Year’s Day with comedian Lisa Lampanelli. Two recently-announced acts – country sensation Tanya Tucker and 1980s soft rock sensation Air Supply – will keep the excitement high during late November. And storytellers Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers and Marc Cohn will warm hearts during the cold January and February months.
Tanya Tucker comes to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca on November 19 at 7 p.m. for a memorable evening of country. Tucker recorded her first hit, “Delta Dawn,” at age 13 and has continued to record countless No. 1 and Top 10 hits for nearly four decades. Chart-toppers include “Lizzie and the Rainman,” “Just Another Love” and “Blood Red and Goin’ Down.” Tickets start at a bargain-price $20 and are on sale now.
Australian soft rock duo Air Supply performs at Seneca Niagara Events Center for a Thanksgiving (U.S.) weekend show on November 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. With hit songs such as “All Out of Love,” "The One That You Love” and “Even the Nights Are Better,” the concert promises to be a perfect “date night.”
The Bear’s Den Showroom will be the perfect venue for “Reminiscing” on New Year’s Eve, as another Australian group – Little River Band – performs two shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Regarded as one of the great vocal bands of the 1970s and 1980s, Little River Band sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and was the first band to set a record with Top 10 hits for six consecutive years. Other memorable hits include “Cool Change,” “Lady” and “Lonesome Loser.” Tickets for both shows go on sale November 2 at noon and start at $55.
On New Year’s Day, the self-proclaimed “insult comic,” Lisa Lampanelli, will kick off 2012 with laughs inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center. Tickets for her 8 p.m. stand-up comedy start at $30 and go on sale November 7 at noon. She consistently delivers “raunchy and gut-busting” performances throughout North America and has achieved notoriety for numerous celebrity roasts on cable television and her monthly women’s column in Playboy magazine. The New York Times aptly describes Lampanelli as the “Queen of Mean – an equal opportunity offender,” and fellow comic legends such as Jim Carrey, Howard Stern and Jay Leno regard her as a “standout” and “a true original.”
Perennial storyteller Marc Cohn makes an appearance in the Bear’s Den – a perfect venue for connecting with an audience – on January 28 at 8 p.m. The Cleveland native broke out onto the music scene in a big way in 1991 with the smash hit “Walking in Memphis” and his latest album, Listening Booth: 1970, covers tracks from the year 1970. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale December 5 at noon.
Finally, just announced for a rare Sunday afternoon performance at Seneca Niagara Events Center is Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Tickets for the 4 p.m. show on February 12 start at $30 and go on sale November 28 at noon. Known as “Blue Eyed Soul,” Medley captured America’s hearts in the 1960s with timeless tunes such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – and rekindled fame in 1987 with the monumental duet “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” for the movie Dirty Dancing.
Tickets are available at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000. * Call 716-501-2360 for tickets to the Vietnamese shows.