Willie Nelson performs on the Palomino Stage during the first day of Stagecoach 2007. (Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun)
Country music legend and Stagecoach alum Willie Nelson will perform at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio on March 1, the casino announced Monday.
Nelson has made a series of concert appearances in the Coachella Valley in recent years, including at Fantasy Springs last March.
He also performed at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert in January 2011, at Fantasy Springs in 2009 and at the Stagecoach country music festival in 2007.
Nelson, whose career has spanned 60 years and more than 200 albums, this month released an autbiography titled “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From The Road.”
Tickets for the 8 p.m. March 1 concert are $99, $79, $69 and $39 and are available by calling (800) 827-2946 or at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
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Andy Williams performs Dec. 14, 2007, at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. (Wade Byars, The Desert Sun)
known in the Coachella Valley and across the country for his Christmas shows, died Tuesday in Missouri at age 84, his publicist told USA TODAY
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Olivia Newton-John is the English-born and Australian-bred songbird who captured America’s ear with her renditions of country songs.
At 63, she’s come a long way from the waifish sweetheart singing “I Honestly Love You” or the uninhibited Livvie who did more for headbands and warm-up socks in the music video for “(Let’s Get) Physical.”
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Olivia Newton-John is performing at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday.
There are few real rock ’n’ roll legends, but Steve Winwood is one.
The English rocker makes his first appearance in the Coachella Valley in more than 10 years on Nov. 17 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
Singer Anita Baker performs onstage at the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
For more than 25 years, Anita Baker’s voice has been one of the most distinctive and beloved in R&B. She does not take it for granted.
“I have as many pictures of my vocal cords as I do of my children,” Baker admits, laughing. “I have a great ear, nose and throat doctor, and we look at them — if there’s some redness, maybe I’ll take a little time off.”
(Wade Byars, TDS)
School may still be out for summer, but Alice Cooper
fans have a bit of homework to take care of starting today.
Tickets for the rocker’s Dec. 1 show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio go on sale at 10 a.m., MyCoachella colleague Judith Salkin reported earlier this week on our sister site, MyDesert.com.
Adam Lambert is Trespassing in the desert.
OK, bad pun — but the “Whataya Want from Me” singer really is coming back to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, this time to promote his No. 1 album, “Trespassing.”
Lambert (runner-up on the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009) says his latest album is a better reflection of who he is and what he wants out of his life.
From the press release:
“On the album’s lighter side, ‘Cuckoo’ is me flying my crazy freak-flag loud and proud, and ‘Naked Love’ leads the search for unpretentious, genuine romance. ‘Kickin In’ and ‘Shady’ explore modern club culture with a nostalgic twist – sung with a love for the spirit of classic rock, funk and disco, while the single ‘Never Close Our Eyes’ highlights the desire to live in the moment on a euphoric night out.
For the album’s darker closing, I slowed things down with slow-burning, angst driven songs rooted in piano or guitar, embellished them with lush electronic atmosphere and dubstep textures, and took on deeper topics like obsessive masochistic heartache in ‘Chokehold,’ and repressed anxiety in ‘Underneath.’ “
Tickets for his July 21 show in Indio go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will welcome Adam Lambert back to the Special Events Center on July 21.
The last sold out appearance for the “American Idol” season eight runner up was in February 2010 during his “Glam Nation” tour.
While Lambert didn’t win “Idol,” he has become one of the show’s more successful acts. He released his debut disc, “For Your Entertainment” in 2009..
The album debuted in the number three spot on the Billboard 200, and sold nearly 200,000 units in the U.S. in its first week on shelves. The disc produced the singles “For Your Entertainment”, “Whataya Want from Me” and “If I Had You.”
Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are priced at $49, $69, $89 and $109 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, online and by phone.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio. Information: (760) 342-5000;www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Bret Michaels is the headliner for Mark and Brian's Bongo At Morongo IV, Saturday in Cabazon. Courtesy Photo
Bret Michaels was taking a couple of days off from his tour at his Scottsdale, Ariz., ranch.
“I flew in because it was (younger daughter) Jorja’s birthday and we had a sleepover,” said the Poison frontman.
Both of Michaels’ daughters celebrate May birthdays. “We were riding dirt bikes and horses and just doing the dad thing,” he said. “It’s a nice break, but if I had to fly commercial, I couldn’t do this.”
Michaels, 49, is the headliner for Mark and Brian’s Bongo At Morongo IV Saturday in Cabazon.
Read Judith Salkin’s full interview with Michaels at mydesert.com.
Country duo Sugarland celebrated Memorial Day Weekend with a show at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage. Check out over 60 photos from their show at mydesert.com:
Sugarland performs at the Agua Caliente Casino on May 25, 2012. Photo by Gerry Maceda.