3-time Billboard award-winner and 4-time Grammy-nominated rock group ready for fans to join in the action at the RW Epicenter for one-night-only performance
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (July 9) – Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest and closest integrated commercial casino resort to Manhattan, announced that four-time Grammy-nominated and critically-acclaimed American rock group The Fray will perform in its intimate 2,500 seat RW Epicenter on Friday, August 31.
Hailing from Denver, CO, the rock sensation was formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King. They wasted little time achieving international success with the release of their debut album, “How to Save a Life” in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and England. The Fray has received four Grammy nominations and three Billboard Music awards in their 16-year career, including wins for “Digital Album Artist of the Year” and “Digital Song Artist of the Year” for their self-titled “The Fray” in 2006.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Fray back to the Catskills, furthering our commitment to bringing the best and most-varied lineup of artists to our guests, while also providing the best in luxury entertainment and gaming,” said Kevin Kline, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Resorts World Catskills. “As we begin to kick off our entertainment, we look forward to giving our guests more reasons to return to Resorts World Catskills.”
Tickets for The Fray will range from general admission to unique VIP experiences including Skyboxes. Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale on today, Monday, July 9 at 12 pm and are available by visiting RWCatskills.com or Ticketmaster.com.
Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury in the region. The RW Epicenter has already hosted the likes of legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw since its Grand Opening celebration in May and looks forward to announcing an exciting Fall schedule. With a strong line-up of local and nationally recognized acts, Resorts World Catskills is a driving factor in being a part of bringing entertainment back to the region and helping to restore the Catskills as a premier getaway and true destination.
Welcoming The Fray to the RW Epicenter is only one of the many exciting happenings taking place at Resorts World Catskills this summer. In addition to world-class entertainment, the luxury destination is running the “Imagine a Million” promotion now through September 15, 2018. In addition to daily and weekly prizes, four players will each win a very special VIP experience package, and one lucky winner will take home $1 million, guaranteed. The “Imagine a Million” summer promotion supports Resorts World Catskills’ position to cater to all levels of players, including VIPs, and showcases its newly opened amenities this summer.
Resorts World Catskills is an all-season integrated resort destination that features more than 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas style gaming including 2,150 slot machines and more than 150 live table games. In addition to its expansive gaming area, the casino resort also includes 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, a 332 all-suite hotel, which includes 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas, the Crystal Life Spa, two fitness centers, and the 2,500 seat RW Epicenter. The exclusive third floor VIP gaming area is designed for top-tier players and features a private lounge. Valet and free garage parking are available. For more information about Resorts World Catskills and The Fray’s performance, please visit www.rwcatskills.com or Ticketmaster.com
About The Fray
The band premiered the lead single “Love Don’t Die,” produced by Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic), on the “Today Show.” A flurry of TV performances followed the release as the band performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” rang in the New Year as part the global TV celebration “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” and recently performed on the outdoor stage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Most recently, the band performed alongside Pussy Riot as part of Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home show at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. Guitarist Joe King explained the importance of the evening, “To me, [Pussy Riot] made me realize how apathetic I can get as an American,” King said. “You can get real critical or not do anything about what you think should change and just let things happen. They’re doing the opposite. They’re going public… It’s inspiring to see that. I think that, if anything, it motivates. It should motivate people to do something.”
The Fray is Slade, Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). The Denver-based group formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum. The band also earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release.
About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers.
The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In early 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will also be added to this destination resort.
Resorts World Catskills
Charles A. Degliomini, 845-807-0001
Executive Vice President