ISLETA RESORT & CASINO PRESENTS

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

at Isleta Resort & Casino - The Showroom

Time: 8:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $25 - $45

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

 

“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!”

David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine

Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO

YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN.” Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be

touring in 2022 marking a 53-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996

to 2021, Grand Funk’s 2022 Tour will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.

Known as “The American Band,” the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA

this year. Grand Funk Railroadincludes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer

and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God

of Thunder.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special.

Max penned and sang 38’s highest-charting hit Second Chance and was co-founder of California’s legendary

Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet.” Lead

guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton,

Meatloaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by

Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami.

Affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and

English soul man Robert Palmer.

Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its

signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact

that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape fifty years after its 1969 birth in Flint,

Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits We’re an American Band, I’m

Your Captain/Closer to Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful still receive continuous airplay on

Classic Rock radio. We’re an American Band has received notoriety in recent years being used in movie

soundtracks and in television/radio advertising. The huge hit was featured in a General Motors national TV

ad campaign and in Disney’s animated feature film The Country Bears. We’re an American Band was

featured in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film RADIO, and also in the swashbuckler SAHARA starring Matthew

McConaughey.

Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan

and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The

group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand

Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re an American Band and

Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10

platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD

award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.

The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of Grand Funk hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy

of Grand Funk Railroad. GFR drew 25,000 people to their Molson Canal Series Concert outside Buffalo

20,000 in Albany, New York, and 20,000 fans to downtown Orlando, Florida. EMI/Capitol (Universal Music)

released a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package that includes a bonus DVD of rare concert footage.

Seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be

able to celebrate on the road in 2022 with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!