Since their founding more than 35 years ago, KC & The Sunshine Band has had an enormous influence on the direction of modern pop music. On April 17-19, the legendary act will invite fans to “Shake Your Booty” at The Orleans Showroom, where they will be making a three-night appearance.
KC & The Sunshine Band made their debut in 1973, when lead singer Harry Wayne “KC” Casey and bassist Richard Finch released their first single, “Blow Your Whistle,” which quickly rose to the Top 15 on the R&B charts. But it was their 1975 self-titled album that made KC & The Sunshine Band a household name. The album reached triple platinum status, and songs “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes,” and “Rock Your Baby,” all spent time as No. 1 hits. The album made KC & The Sunshine Band the first act to score four No. 1 pop singles in a 12-month period, with three of the songs reaching the top of the R&B charts as well.
KC & The Sunshine Band struck triple platinum again with their 1976 release, Part 3, which featured three additional No. 1 tracks – “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Shake Your Booty,” and “Keep It Comin’ Love.” The act followed its two smash albums with a series of No. 1 hit singles, including “Please Don’t Go” and “Yes, I’m Ready.”
In addition to a long string of No. 1 hits, KC has received three Grammy Awards for his work, and has also been named Best R&B Artist at the American Music Awards. His music has been featured in more than 75 movies, including Saturday Night Live (for which he won a Grammy as Best Producer), Forrest Gump, Boogie Nights, Rush Hour and Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Tickets are now available starting from $54.95, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.