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Posted on July 31, 2008 | Tags:
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Metromix.com, and Lollapalooza will once again host the iconic Music Lounge exclusively at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, the weekend of August 1–August 3. This intimate and extravagant experience, billed as a "VIP + artist retreat," brings together musicians and select Lollapalooza attendees for what has been called the "best party" of the weekend. Past party attendees included Lupe Fiasco, Perez Hilton, The Roots, TV on the Radio, Amy Winehouse, Pete Wentz, M.I.A., DJ MomJeans (a.k.a. Danny Masterson), and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Marky Ramone. Lollapalooza rocks the daytime, but the night belongs to Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and the Music Lounge.

Since its inception as a traveling showcase of alternative music, Lollapalooza's ride from the top to the bottom and back to the top shows that founder Perry Ferrell never gave up on his music, his loves, or his dreams. After a 7-year absence from the national music scene, landing in Chicago's renowned Grant Park in 2005 proved that Lollapalooza endures and adapts and that it continually kicks preconceptions to the curb. This year, hosting well over 100 bands and DJs from the entire spectrum of music, Lollapalooza will move Chicago to the beat of generations for the entire weekend.

As the music winds down for the day at Grant Park, the spectacular Hard Rock Hotel Chicago will become the epicenter of this wild party. The Music Lounge will feature nightly DJ sets, special hosts for each evening, bands tearing the stage apart, tattoo artists, and music until the wee morning hours. Lollapalooza and Hard Rock Hotel Chicago make a beautiful couple, indeed.
Posted on July 23, 2008 | Tags:
Legendary Guitarist JOE SATRIANI Performs at Anfiteatro Del Sambil in Caracas, Venezuela

Orlando, Fla., July 23, 2008 – Hard Rock International is getting ready to rock with one of the best “axe shredders” around as its worldwide Ambassadors of Rock Tour heads to Caracas! Joe Satriani, known for his legendary guitar prowess and unique sound, will headline the Anfiteatro Del Sambil in the heart of Caracas on Sunday, August 10th as part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands. The legendary guitarist will rock the stage, performing hits from his newest solo album release Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock. Fans can purchase tickets for the exclusive concert via www.profitproducciones.com or at the Hard Rock Cafe Caracas Rock Shop. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ADAN (Association for the Defense of the Environment and Nature), which strives to improve the standard of living in communities through integral waste management and environmentally sustainable practices.

American guitarist and former guitar instructor Satriani has established himself as an exceptional guitarist with a career spanning more than 20 years. His self-released debut album, Not of This Earth (1986), opened the way to a world of instrumental rock music in what was then a pop-dominated world. Heavily influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, Satriani has worked with a variety of artists, including The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, guitarist Steve Vai and band Deep Purple. Joe was also one of the featured performers at the Hard Rock Presents Hyde Park Calling concert festival in 2007, where he rocked the stage, earning himself a well-deserved headlining spot on Hard Rock’s 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour.

“Joe Satriani is a storied guitar legend with an impressive career spanning more than two decades,” said Sean Dee, Vice President and CMO, Hard Rock International. “We are honored to have such a celebrated rock veteran headline this exclusive Caracas performance and join our Ambassadors of Rock lineup.”

Rockin’ Around the Globe!
For the third consecutive year, Ambassadors of Rock will bring together Hard Rock Cafes, Live venues, Hotels and Casinos around the globe to help spread the universal language of rock. Joe Satriani joins an eclectic group of artists on Hard Rock’s 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour, including Bon Jovi in Abu Dhabi, Muse in Buenos Aires, Godsmack and Alter Bridge in Orlando and Fergie in Hollywood, Fla., as well as an all-star lineup at Hard Rock Calling in London with Eric Clapton, The Police, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, KT Tunstall and Starsailor.

Pack Your Bags and Get A Passport!
Once again, as part of the global celebration, consumers will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, traveling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts. Consumers will be able to enter the global sweepstakes via www.HardRock.com. Concert details and additional events will be announced this summer. For updated concert details and additional events, visit www.HardRock.com.

About ADAN
Asociación para la Defensa del Ambiente y de la Naturaleza (ADAN) is a non-profit civil association, founded in 1990 and sponsored by private companies domiciled in Venezuela. The initiative for its creation sprung out of the concern of various persons in the industrial sector to contribute to Venezuela their know-how, experience and will to cooperate in solving the environmental problems resulting from the economic growth and industrial development.

About Hard Rock International
With 125 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.

Posted on July 23, 2008 | Tags:
Multi-platinum Grammy Awards winning artist FERGIE Performs at Hard Rock Live Hollywood, Fla. In the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Orlando, Fla., July 23, 2008 – Hard Rock International is getting “Fergalicious,” as its worldwide Ambassadors of Rock Tour heads to Hollywood, Fla.! Multi-platinum recording artist Fergie, will headline Hard Rock Live Hollywood, Fla., in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, on Friday, September 26th as part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands. The dynamic front-woman for The Black Eyed Peas will rock the stage, performing hits from her 3X platinum selling album The Dutchess. Fans can purchase tickets for the exclusive concert for $75 via Ticketmaster or at the Hard Rock Live Hollywood, Fla. box office.

As the lead female singer of multiple award-winning, hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has emerged as an international pop icon. After two successful albums with The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie began pursuing a solo career, and in September 2006, released her first album, titled The Dutchess. Fergie immediately climbed to the top of the music charts with the hit singles “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Clumsy,” “Glamorous” and “Fergalicious.”

“Fergie hit it big with The Black Eyed Peas, and now, with the success of her solo career, she has become a star in her own right,” said Sean Dee, Vice President and CMO, Hard Rock International. “We are proud to have Fergie rock the stage in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and add yet another energetic and amazing artist to our Ambassadors of Rock Tour lineup.”

Rockin’ Around the Globe!
For the third consecutive year, Ambassadors of Rock will bring together Hard Rock Cafes, Live venues, Hotels and Casinos around the globe to help spread the universal language of rock. Fergie joins an eclectic group of artists on Hard Rock’s 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour, including Bon Jovi in Abu Dhabi, Muse in Buenos Aires, Godsmack and Alter Bridge in Orlando, as well as an all-star lineup at Hard Rock Calling in London with Eric Clapton, The Police, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, KT Tunstall and Starsailor. Additional artists will be announced with events scheduled for New York; Las Vegas; Caracas; Singapore and Tokyo later in the year.

Pack Your Bags and Get A Passport!
Once again, as part of the global celebration, consumers will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, traveling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts. Consumers will be able to enter the global sweepstakes via www.HardRock.com. Concert details and additional events will be announced this summer. For updated concert details and additional events, visit www.HardRock.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's only real casino and leading entertainment destination featuring 71 tables offering Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, and Let it Ride. More than 2,500 of the most popular Vegas-style slots and games are available to play on its 145,000-square-foot casino floor including Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise is a 12,000-square-foot private room offering no-limit Texas Hold ‘em, limit Texas Hold ’em, Seven Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Our casino offers a non-smoking room and a high-limit gaming room with a cashier booth, check cashing services, and safe deposit boxes. The high-limit room also includes a VIP Plum Lounge exclusive area for loyal Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Players Club members and a celebrity show kitchen. This Four Diamond, AAA-rated, 500-room hotel offers 16 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, a full-service, European-style spa, and 23 retail shops, 11 nightclubs, and Paradise Live - a 600-seat venue with classic music album performances in Seminole Paradise. Entertainment aficionados can enjoy national and international musical acts, comedic performances, and more in Hard Rock Live - a state-of-the art and acoustically-sound arena located on property. Lucky Street parking garage offers guests an additional 2,300 spaces for parking. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. From I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.SeminoleHardrockHollywood.com.

About Hard Rock International
With 125 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.

Posted on July 22, 2008 | Tags:
Don't miss Dresses for Humanity II. Through special arrangements with Kensington Palace, this special, limited engagement of the dresses of the late Princess Diana is on exhibit at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando from July 21 - August 14. Tickets are available at the door: $22 for adults and $8 for children (ages 4-12). A portion of ticket sales benefits Hard Rock's Global Angels and Loews Hotels corporate charity, the Modest Needs Foundation. Hours are 11:00am - 8:00pm daily*. Visit here for more information.

*Dresses for Humanity will close early on July 31 for a private event.
Posted on July 21, 2008 | Tags:
Ambassadors of Rock Tour Features Live Performances by Godsmack and Alter Bridge at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Orlando, Fla., July 21, 2008 – Hard Rock International is bringing its worldwide Ambassadors of Rock Tour to Orlando! Godsmack, the highly-acclaimed rock band from Massachusetts, along with special guests Alter Bridge will perform at Hard Rock Live Orlando on Friday, August 1st, as part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the exclusive concert via all Tickemaster outlets or at the Hard Rock Live Orlando box office.

Beginning July 21, 2008, fans also have the chance to bid on the ultimate rock star package via Ticketmaster.com, which includes four VIP tickets to the concert, dinner before the show and a meet and greet with Godsmack and Alter Bridge. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit Music Drives Us, which is dedicated to supporting music throughout New England and seeks out organizations and individuals that are interested in using music as a tool for all segments of society.

Godsmack, featuring founder, front man and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin, has made a name for themselves since the release of their debut album in 1996. The band has since sold more than 12 million albums worldwide with top hits like "Whatever," "Awake" and "I Stand Alone."

Orlando-native alternative-metal group Alter Bridge returns home for this special performance to join the bill. Best known for hits like “Open Your Eyes” and “Rise Today,” group members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips and Myles Kennedy are currently touring to promote the band’s sophomore album Blackbird.

“For three years running, Hard Rock continues to bring the universal language of rock to its fans across the globe, from Abu Dhabi to London to Buenos Aires,” said Sean Dee, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Hard Rock International. “We are proud to add high-caliber acts like Godsmack and Alter Bridge to an increasingly impressive international tour lineup.”

Rockin’ Around the Globe!
For the third consecutive year, Ambassadors of Rock will bring together Hard Rock Cafes, Live venues, Hotels and Casinos around the globe to help spread the universal language of rock. Godsmack and Alter Bridge join an eclectic group of artists on Hard Rock’s 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour, including Bon Jovi in Abu Dhabi and Muse in Buenos Aires, as well as an all-star lineup at Hard Rock Calling in London with Eric Clapton, The Police, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, KT Tunstall and Starsailor.

Pack Your Bags and Get A Passport!
Once again, as part of the global celebration, consumers will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, traveling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts. Consumers will be able to enter the global sweepstakes via www.hardrock.com. Concert details and additional events will be announced this summer. For updated concert details and additional events, visit www.hardrock.com.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com

About Music Drives Us
Music Drives Us is dedicated to supporting music throughout New England and seeks out organizations and individuals that are interested in using music as a tool for all segments of society, for all age groups. Its philosophy focuses on three major areas: Music Preservation, Music Education and Music Awareness. Recipients are required to prove their sustainability before being considered for funding. Only then can we be sure that the foundation’s initial investments will be impacted in more than one key area by each grant awarded. This allows Music Drives Us to reach out to new organizations needing our help.

About Hard Rock International
With 125 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.
Posted on July 18, 2008 | Tags:

World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™) announced today that two world titles will be on the line on Wednesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. when the organization makes its initial foray into the great state of Florida. In the main event, WEC Featherweight Champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber defends his title against Florida’s own Mike Brown, and in the co-featured bout, WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo “Eli” Filho returns to action to battle Chael Sonnen in their highly anticipated rematch. This championship doubleheader will take place at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.


URIJAH FABER vs. MIKE BROWN
PAULO FILHO vs. CHAEL SONNEN
LIVE ON VERSUS 9 P.M EST/6 P.M PST
Tickets Go on Sale Monday, July 21 at Noon


The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. Founded in 2001, the WEC features many of the most prominent athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts today.

Tickets cost $175, $125, $100 & $50* All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Monday – Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday – only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309, and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

Posted on July 14, 2008 | Tags:
The star of VH1’s Rock of Love and Rock of Love 2 – Bret Michaels – is having his official after party meet & greet July 22nd at Floyd’s in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He’ll sign one item and take one photo with fans. This event is 18 & up and free to everyone. Doors open at 10pm.

As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn.” And in the new millennium Poison’s music has been featured in such big screen flicks as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Grandma’s Boy” and “Deuce Bigelow-European Gigolo.” They continue to be one of the industry’s top grossing concert attractions and their 2006 “20 Years of Rock” CD was a bona fide Top 20 gold smash. Their current single, a remake of the 1974 Grand Funk Railroad classic “We’re an American Band” was produced by Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt).

He is currently on tour with Poison to promote the album Rock My World.
Posted on July 08, 2008 | Tags:

The Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is opening one of its traveling exhibits JACKPOT! Seminole Gaming From Then Until Now, July 25th in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa South Garage/casino entrance walkway.  The exhibit will be on display through September 2008 and features a complete historical perspective on tribal sovereignty and Seminole gaming and also a video with interviews from senior members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Jackpot! exhibition is free and open to the public 24 hours a day.

“This exhibit offers an incredible interactive experience for the Tampa Bay community to get up close to Seminole Tribal history,” said Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino President John Fontana.

Members of the press are invited to attend the VIP unveiling of the exhibit on Friday, July 25th. The VIP unveiling includes food and drinks at Plum Lounge at 6pm and a guided tour of the exhibit at 7pm. Please call Gina Morales to RSVP at 813.627.7771.

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