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Seneca Allegany Announces Entertainment Lineup Additions

Seneca Allegany Announces Entertainment Lineup Additions

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Allegany Events Center is further bolstering its star-studded lineup over the coming months.

The Salamanca entertainment venue recently announced the addition of a Saturday, May 5, concert by musical icon Jackson Browne and a Saturday, May 12, “King of the Cage” mixed martial arts event to its lineup.

Browne is the quintessential singer-songwriter, whose lyrics and recordings helped define the Southern California sound and have reached worldwide audiences for nearly 50 years. Starting with his self-titled debut album in 1972 and continuing on through today, Browne has written and delivered some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music history.

His introspective, honest and emotional style, heard on such songs as “Doctor My Eyes,” “For A Dancer,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty” and “Sky Blue and Black,” has helped Browne continually create remarkable recordings and deliver stirring live performances across his Hall of Fame career.

“King of the Cage” will make its return to the Seneca Allegany Events Center as the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment. After performing over 500 events since its inception in 1998 — including multiple successful events at both Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls — “King of the Cage” continues to promote shows globally, including the U.S. and far-reaching countries such as England, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and the Philippines. Additional event information will be announced soon.

The Jackson Browne show will start at 8 p.m. and the “King of the Cage” event will start at 6 p.m. Ticket prices start at $55 for the Jackson Browne show, and $35 for the “King of the Cage” event.

These events will follow the previously announced Foreigner and “Roots and Boots” tour events, which will be held Saturday, March 3, and Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m.

Now in the midst of its 40th anniversary tour, Foreigner is one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, with a resume containing 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 40 hits. A dominant arena rock band, the group has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and remains one of YouTube’s most viewed artists, with between 700,000 and 900,000 weekly streams of their songs.

Thom Gimbel, who has been a member of Foreigner since 1993 and plays rhythm guitar, keyboards, saxophone and flute, said there are a variety of reasons as to why the band’s songs have remained so accessible all these years after being released.

“This music has held up exceedingly well in comparison with other groups, and I think a lot of that is because there is something magical about the songwriting,” Gimbel told The Post-Journal recently. “When you combine the soulful singing that Lou Gramm and now Kelly Hansen have brought to the group with the complex chord structures and harmonies of each and every song, you find that there’s nothing cookie-cutter about these arrangements.”

Foreigner is responsible for some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring anthems including “Jukebox Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Head Games,” “Urgent,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Feels Like the First Time,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Tickets to the band’s March 3 performance at Seneca Allegany Events Center start at $45.

The “Roots and Boots” tour is rooted in the longstanding friendship between the three legendary performers who will share the stage — Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye.

Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones, Kershaw has delivered five Platinum albums, with hits like “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “Love of My Life,” and many more. Tippin scored a breakthrough hit with 1990’s “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” which became a favorite among Gulf War soldiers and led to a special tour for the armed forces alongside Bob Hope. Raye rose to fame in 1991 with the hit “Love Me,” which set the stage for a career filled with accolades, including being nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year an impressive five times.

Tickets to the trio’s April 28 performance start at $25.

Roots and Boots

For more information on these events, to keep updated on future announcements or to purchase tickets call 1-877-873-6322 or visit /events-center/.