COQUITLAM, BC (November 26, 2013)
Singer-songwriter Michael McDonald will be thrilling fans with his distinctively soulful style at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, April 4. It was in 1975 when McDonald first gained attention after joining the group Steely Dan singing back-up and playing keyboards on stage. One year after the release of the band’s fourth album, Katy Lied, McDonald was asked to join The Doobie Brothers. His writing and lead singing abilities propelled their mega-hits, “Takin’ It To The Streets”, “Minute by Minute” and the Grammy-winning song of the year, “What A Fool Believes”.
After the band’s farewell tour in 1982, McDonald released his first solo album, If That’s What It Takes
which produced the hit singles, “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” and “I Gotta Try”. The
following year, he collaborated with R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram on the song, “Yah Mo B There” which earned the duo a Grammy for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals”. McDonald went on to earn two Grammy nominations for his 2003 album, Motown. Earlier this year, he teamed up with heralded guitarist Robben Ford and released Unfinished Business … a four-song EP which features the rockin’ “Judgment Day” and the bluesy “Long Haul”.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 28 at 10 am and are $69.50, $74.50 & $84.50 (plus service
charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.
About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will offer more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, pai gow, craps, VIP high limit salons and others. With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will boast the best in music, comedy, performance arts, and as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will serve a variety of culinary options and will be home to chefs that will dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere. Whether looking to indulge in breakfast, small bites before a concert or enjoy the bar scene with a drink in hand, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will have something for everyone. For the latest news and events, follow Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Facebook facebook.com/HardRockCasinoVancouver
and Twitter twitter.comHardRockCasinoV.
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license
from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”), an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation