by Manny Dominguez
In a day of bands that come and go with members of the bands that are still playing as hard has it gets, regardless of sizes of crowds in the venue.
Warrant came to San Manuel Casino with a stage that elevates the band to a level that anyone and everyone can see. Members playing and strutting on stage to good old Rock and Roll, lead by singer Robert Mason on vocals, who halfway into the set strapped on a guitar and showed that he can play too! This was very high energy show and the crowd loved every min of the it! The band played two sets and shared most of the same songs for both shows. The lighting and sound of the show was very good! Loved the guitar leads by Joey Allen as well of the mix of Bass and Rhythm by Jerry Dixon and Erick Turner. Steven Sweet on the kit tears up the skins! Loud and Proud! San Manuel Casino has been doing Live Music every night in the Rock and Brews Dinner area for about two years now with some of the top Tribute Bands on stage. They also bring in national touring bands like Warrant,Great White and Lita Ford. The Tribute Bands are free of charge and have two shows at 7 and 9 pm weekly, except Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and 10pm. The touring bands require buying a ticket. I always like going to Rock and Brews for Tributes and look forward to more National Bands too! The food is great and plenty of drinks to choose from!
Band Members Joey Allen, Jerry Dixon, Robert Mason, Steven Sweet & Erik Turner Hometown Hollywood, CA. Record Label Down Boys Records & Music Placement About WARRANT http://warrantrocks.com Biography At its core, WARRANT is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced Radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” and the massive hit “Heaven” which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed Gold sales and the Album went Platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over 3 million copies. The band toured the globe performing 262 shows in support of DRFSR and closed the year with a Platinum Home Video. WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell 3 million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. The band played 200 shows in support of Cherry Pie and finished the tour headlining sheds all over the USA and ended up being one of the top grossing tours of 1991. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II. WARRANT’s signature style of rock music is very catchy and yet very melodic and remains the band’s signature sound today. In September 2008, Robert Mason replaced Jani Lane (RIP) as lead vocalist joining the other four original members, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen and Erik Turner. Their current album Louder Harder Faster, released on Frontiers Records, has been highly regarded in reviews and embraced by fans. WARRANT has been headlining festivals, casinos and fairs all over the country in support of their latest CD Louder Harder Faster. The band is fired up and tighter than every musically! These rockers can’t wait to play not only ALL the hits fans know & love, but also new tunes/videos like “Louder Harder Faster” & “I Think I Will Just Stay Here & Drink.” Their social media fan base is growing daily on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.