Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
Ford Park is going to rock ’80s style this summer.
Vince Neil, the frontman and voice of Motley Crue, returns to Southeast Texas for a solo concert on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Ford Pavilion in Beaumont. Special guests include Slaughter and Great White. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets for $15.50 -$35.50 plus service charge.
Vince Neil is best known as the vocalist of Motley Crue, but he is no stranger to Beaumont as the artist has performed solo shows in 2003 at Ford Pavilion and 2007 at the Beaumont Civic Center.
Neil’s last album, “Tattoo and Tequila,” was released in June 2010. The CD peaked at number 57 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and covers an array of artists through the years which have inspired and influenced Neil. Songs included on the disc are “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley, “Another Piece of Meat” originally by the Scorpions, “Who’ll Stop the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and even “Bitch is Back” by Elton John.
Neil has several notable solo songs, such as “Sister of Pain,” “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” and “Skylar’s Song,” but is best known for singing on Crue hits like “Shout at the Devil,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” “Kickstart My Heart,” and “Saints of Los Angeles” among others.
Slaughter is best known for its early material, including its smash debut which spawned the MTV hits “Up All Night,” “Fly to the Angels” and “Mad About You.” The group will reportedly serve as Neil’s backup band as well.
Great White is equally as well known for its hit songs during the MTV-era, including “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Save All Your Love,” “Lady Red Light” and more.
Sadly, the group’s legacy will forever be tarnished following The Station nightclub fire on Feb. 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, in which 100 people died.
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