Posted by: Drew | August 8, 2009

How about a little sugar this summer? Sugar Ray to perform at Tropicana, August 8

How about a little sugar this summer? Sugar Ray to perform at Tropicana, August 8

The summer is still rocking at Tropicana with Sugar Ray, summer’s quintessential rockers. Tropicana will host Sugar Ray with special guests Fastball in the Tropicana Showroom on Saturday, August 8.

Hitting on an appealing combination of sunny pop, lightly funky hip-hop grooves and reggae lilt, Sugar Ray produced many of the most breezily infectious summer singles of the late 1990’s making them known for their laid-back groove tailor-made for summertime. Hits including: “Fly,” “Every Morning,” “Someday” and “When It’s Over” kept Sugar Ray at the top of the charts.

Sugar Ray was formed in 1992 with guitarist Rodney Sheppard, bassist Murphy Karges, drummer Stan Frazier, DJ Homicide (Craig Bullock) and lead singer Mark McGrath. Since then, the band has release five albums, including their Top-10 album Sugar Ray and selling more than eight million records world-wide.

Fastball was formed in 1994 by native Texans Joey Shuffield and Miles Zuniga along with So-Cal transplant Tony Scalzo. Hits including: “The Way,” “Sooner or Later,” “Fire Escape” and “Out Of My Head” cemented their catchy, pop rock sound. Fastball has released four albums, was nominated for two Grammy Awards – Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “The Way”, and Best Long Form Music Video for their promotional video “They Wanted The Highway.” They also received five The Austin Chronicle awards: 1998’s Album of the Year, Best Video, Best Single/EP, Band of the Year and 1995’s Best Pop Band.

Tickets to see Sugar Ray with special guests Fastball on August 8th at 9pm in the Tropicana are $25 to $45 and on sale now through, 1-800-745-3000 or through the Tropicana Box Office.

The Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring more than 2,100 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With more than 20 restaurants, 25 shops, 12 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. For more information, visit the new official Web site at

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