RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT salutes Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Leon Spinks with a very special performance. In honor of Spinks’ 60th birthday, today, July 11, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has announced that it will host a “Night of the Champion” show at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, the historic location where he defeated Muhammad Ali in 1978. Proceeds from the night will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club and New Vista.
“Leon Spinks is a living legend,” said John Payne, creator, director and producer of RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. “LVH is one of the locations where he made history and we’re honored to celebrate him and support two local nonprofits that are dedicated to wonderful causes.”
Spinks brought home the gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as a champion in the light heavyweight division. The next year, he made his professional boxing debut and worked his way up the ranks, becoming one of the leading heavyweight challengers. In 1978, he defeated Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship at LVH in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT and LVH proudly welcome Spinks for a night of rock ‘n’ roll mayhem at the very location of his historic fight against Ali.
The story of classic rock comes to life with RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT. Boasting the ultimate set list, the show takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre’s history from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.
RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT features classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.”
The show’s all-star lineup includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).
Ticket prices for RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT’s “Night of the Champion” with Leon Spinks range from $59 to $150 (plus tax & fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, album, meet and greet and VIP pass). Proceeds from tickets will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club, which helps youth and families thrive through education, intervention, leadership initiatives and community outreach, as well as New Vista, an organization dedicated to developing programs to meet the needs of intellectually challenged individuals. For an up-to-date schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the LVH box office or log onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com.