Friday, May 22, 2015

For openers, it's Beyonce at Revel

Uberdiva Beyonce will headline Revel's grand opening festivities Memorial Day weekend.

For openers, it's Beyonce at Revel

Uberdiva Beyonce will headline Revel's grand opening festivities Memorial Day weekend.

The long-awaited announcement of who will play during the $2.4 billion mega-resort's official opening festivities May 25-27 was made this morning on Revel's Facebook page. The super-duper-star warbler will perform in Ovation Hall, the casino's 5,500-seat performance space.

This is exactly the kind of coup that was expected from the property: The engagement is not part of a bigger tour by Beyonce, but an exclusive-to-Revel booking. Nonetheless, the announcement is sure to disappoint classic-rock devotees who, during the past few weeks, have been teased by speculation that, among others, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or even a Paul McCartney-Ringo Starr pairing would be the centerpiece of the Memorial Day weekend bash.

Tickets--prices of which are TBA--for all three performances go on sale at 10 a.m. April 6. Revel officials are encouraging the public to purchase them online at www.ticketmaster.com.

While Beyonce is set for the "official" grand opening weekend, Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis told me last week other shows will be staged during the resort's eight-week "preview" period that is scheduled to commence April 2.


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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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