Popular ‘70s rock band Grand Funk Railroad will celebrate more than 45 years of “Grand Funk” when they bring their hits to The Orleans Showroom January 10 and 11.
In 1969, the band released its first two albums, “On Time,” and “Grand Funk” (also know as “The Red Album”). In 1970, the group sold more albums than any other American band and became a major concert attraction. The following year, they broke The Beatles’ attendance record at New York’s Shea Stadium, selling out a concert in just 72 hours.
Perhaps best-known for their 1973 chart-topping single, “We’re An American Band,” Grand Funk achieved great success throughout the ‘70s, releasing eleven albums, seven of which were top 10 entries on the Billboard charts.
In 1998, Grand Funk performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio highlighting a donation of memorabilia to be included in a Grand Funk display at the Hall of Fame.
Throughout their career, the band has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, performed in front of sold-out stadium and arena crowds on several continents and released nine Top 40 singles.
Current members of Grand Funk Railroad are Don Brewer, Mel Schacher, Max Carl, Bruce Kulick and Tim Cashion.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.