From lounge lizards of the Golden Era to the headliners of today, music has always been at the heart of Sin City entertainment. And nowhere does that heart beat stronger than with the dynamic stylings of Tenors of Rock.
An international confection of rip-roaring vocals, boundless energy and a live onstage band, Tenors of Rock has evolved from a group of X-Factor hopefuls into a world-renowned brand with two touring groups and their own chart-topping hits. Now in their third year of Las Vegas success, the boys recently landed a new home at Planet Hollywood's Sin City Theater.
Whether you've seen their previous residency at Harrah's or are discovering them for the very first time, here are some great reasons to spend the evening with Tenors of Rock.
Classic Rock Anthems
The popularity of classic rock is at an all-time high. Tenors of Rock brings you American favorites like "Sweet Child of Mine," "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Desperado," "More Than A Feeling" and British hits including "Pinball Wizard," "Satisfaction" and "Back in Black," all delivered in their signature style.
Rock shows often get caught up in bombast and pyrotechnics, rarely offering the subtleties of lush harmony and complex vocals. Sin City Theater provides a rare personal experience with a band that has played to upwards of 100,000 at a time. Percussionist Nannette Fortier and guitarist Chris Cicchino also benefit from a smaller space, where the musicians absolutely shine.
Vegas audiences immediately fell in love with members Dai Richards and Jonathan Williams (Wales), Daniel Shumann (Melbourne), Tommy Sherlock (Liverpool) and kilt-clad extrovert Jimmy Denning (Scotland). Onstage chemistry makes every performance an electrifying concert experience. Newest members Andrew Freeman (Raiding the Rock Vault) and BAZ alumnus Paul Johnson (Las Vegas) are injecting a healthy dose of American DNA into the mix.
The level of experience behind Tenors is world-class. Williams excelled as Les Miserables lead "Jean Valjean" in London's West End. Shumann has a background in TV, opera, cabaret and musicals. Richards is a founding member who joined directly from We Will Rock You (a musical featuring the music of Queen). Fellow founder "Big Jimmy" Denning came to the group by way of musicals Billy Elliot and Sister Act. Together, they're a powerhouse troupe with few equals.
Citizens of the World
Gathered from the far reaches of the globe, the cast of Tenors is proud to call Las Vegas their home. They're grateful to be welcomed, and have become deeply entrenched in community affairs, charitable causes and a variety of fundraisers. You'll often find them on their nights off, hunkered down in small lounges for jam sessions with artists from other productions. Wherever they go, Tenors of Rock turn up the volume, raise the roof and elicit cheers.
Tenors of Rock performs nightly at 7:30 p.m. (dark Wednesdays) inside Planet Hollywood’s Sin City Theater.