RASCAL FLATTS SPARK OPENING WEEKEND OF VEGAS RESIDENCY WITH "HIGH-ENERGY SLATE OF HITS" AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO



Nashville, TN - Mar. 02, 2015 – ACM "Vocal Group Of The Year" nominees Rascal Flatts kicked off the opening weekend of their "Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!" on Wed., Feb. 25, the first-ever country residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live shows saw the group connecting with fans on a more personal level at The Joint's intimate 4,000 seat setting and critics enjoying the residency's launch.

"A custom-built show that highlights the group's hits and harmonies." - Rolling Stone

"High-energy slate of hits…" - Las Vegas Sun

"The Hard Rock stint is a tune-up for a big summer tour, giving fans an early listen to a new approach that brings the old hits into line with the punchier, more rocking sound of their newest album, “Rewind." - Las Vegas Review Journal

"With 20 solid hits presented in the tight time frame, there is little leeway for talking between songs, but the pacing never feels rushed in a set designed to offer maximum crowd pleasing and minimum chatter." - Country Weekly

Rounding out the residency's second weekend, Rascal Flatts will sing the national anthem at the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sun., March 8. The trio will perform for more than 100,000 race fans to kick-start Nevada’s largest sports event as the U.S. Thunderbirds fly in above.

Currently nominated for ACM's "Vocal Group Of The Year" Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney) have earned over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. To date the trio have scored 15 No. One songs, sold over 22.8 million albums, over 29 million digital downloads, and their current ninth studio album REWIND (Big Machine Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Their current single "Riot," taken from the album, is impacting radio now. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets and 2015 will also see the group undertaking their headlining RIOT TOUR 2015 beginning May 29 and continuing across the country throughout the summer. For the latest updates, visit www.rascalflatts.com.

Contact:
Mary Hilliard Harrington/Kristie Sloan
The GREENROOM
615-242-7444
maryhilliard@thegreenroompr.com
kristie@thegreenroompr.com


Jake Basden/Erin Burr
Big Machine Label Group
615-324-7769
jake.basden@bigmachinemail.com
erin.burr@bigmachinemail.com


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