New Wave Indie Innovators’ Upcoming 2014 Tour Includes Date At Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

November 5, 2013

COQUITLAM, BC (November 5, 2013) – Canadian Juno-Award winning band Platinum Blonde is gearing up for a major national 30th Anniversary Tour which will include a stop at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, February 14, 2014. It was in 1982 when the group was formed in Toronto just at the time when New Wave was in its commercial glory. The band originated with Mark Holmes on vocals & bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. They released their first full-length album, Standing in the

Dark in 1984. The album featured four hit singles including the title track and “It Doesn’t Really Matter” …
both of which were nominated for Juno Awards. The album went on to be certified triple-Platinum in

The band’s music videos were then placed into high rotation on MuchMusic and within months, Platinum Blonde came to be considered one of the decade’s top bands. They released their second album, Alien Shores in 1985 which featured the addition of fourth member, Kenny MacLean. The album – which went five-times Platinum – produced the hit singles, “Situation Critical”, “Crying Over You”, “Somebody Somewhere” and “Hungry Eyes”. Their next album, Contact was released in 1988 and went double- Platinum. By 1992, the band had decided to venture into solo projects and it wasn’t until 2010 that they played their first reunion show at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto … sadly without MacLean who passed away in 2008. The original line-up of Holmes, Galli and Steffler has since been inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Today’s line-up consists of Holmes, Galli, Rob Laidlaw on bass and Dan Todd on drums.

Tickets are $39.50 (plus service charges) for Cabaret Seating and go on sale on Thursday, November 7 at 10 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

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 ( 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.


Donnie Gordon
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
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