Rain Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort to host June 12 party celebrating debut release from Maloof Music, the Maloof brothersâ€™ new joint-venture with Interscope Records
The Maloof brothers have already established themselves as trendsetting moguls in the worlds of sports, food & beverages and banking. Next up? Rock music.
The June 10 on-sale of â€œLight It Upâ€ from New Yorkâ€™s Rev Theory marked the inaugural release from Maloof Music, a joint venture between the famed businessmen and Interscope Records. To commemorate the relationship, the Maloofâ€™s are hosting a party destined to return the â€œsinâ€ to the words â€œhit single,â€ with Rev Theory taking over the luxurious Rain Nightclub at the Maloofâ€™s Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The June 12 festivities will feature a performance by Rev Theory, a competition which will award three of the City of Sinâ€™s finest with cash prizes and a featured role in the new video for the albumâ€™s title track and second single (which will be shot in Vegas in the coming weeks), and the usually bevy of special guests and decadent details that have made the Rain Nightclub and Palms Casino Resort one of Las Vegasâ€™ main attractions after dark, and well into the morning hours.
â€œWeâ€™re music buffs and music fans, and Rev Theory blew us away with their presence and power,â€ says Phil Maloof, who oversees Maloof Music, the latest venture from the family that reinvented the Las Vegas strip with the Palms, a full-service resort and casino complete with a state-of-the-art, $10.0 million recording studio that has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, the Killers, and Panic At The Disco. The familyâ€™s other operations include (but are not limited to) the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise, the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA franchise, and western distribution rights to Coors and Miller products. â€œWe can, and will, do a lot of ancillary marketing through the NBA, Miller, the casino, and all of our other avenues that weâ€™ve found success with. That is where music is going, and weâ€™re looking forward to taking it the next level.â€
â€œTheir first single, â€˜Hell Yeah,â€™ and their next single, â€˜Light It Up,â€™ are anthems that we know will continue to get played at sporting events for a long time to come, then they have the crossover songs, the great ballads that we know will have appeal at different radio formats,â€ echoes Tony Guanci, a partner in Maloof Music and a number of the familyâ€™s other ventures. â€œWe try very hard not to be corporate, so that our products create more of a groundswell, and we expect to apply the same theories here that we do in all of our other businesses, one customer at a time. Rev Theory is the perfect band for us to partner with â€“ The music is already there, once we open up our contacts and marketing machine, itâ€™s only going to further the process and strengthen the momentum.â€
Even before the release of the album via Interscope/DGC/Van Howes Records/Maloof Music/Idol Roc, lead single â€œHell Yeahâ€ continues to build momentum. The track has been chosen as the official theme song for the WWEâ€™s â€œOne Night Standâ€ Pay Per View June 1, and its video became the first video ever to be premiered on XBOX Live, which features more than 12.0 subscribers. The single will also be part of the soundtrack for EA Sportsâ€™ best-selling video game â€œMadden â€™09,â€ which will be released Aug. 12.
â€œLight It Upâ€ was produced by Brian Howes and Josh Abraham. Howes is most recently known for his work as producer and co-writer on Hinderâ€™s triple-platinum â€œExtreme Behavior,â€ and also co-wrote on â€œAmerican Idolâ€ runner-up Chris Daughtryâ€™s self-titled, quadruple-platinum debut. Abrahamâ€™s recent production projects include Linkin Park, Staind, Velvet Revolver and 30 Seconds To Mars.
Well-traveled road warriors, Rev Theory â€“ Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey and Rikky Lixx â€“ will embark on an expansive two-month summer trek with that kicks off July 5 in Des Moines, IA. Other notable summer appearances include a TV performance on CBS that is taped on July 12th at the first ever Maloof Money Cup (a skateboard festival in Orange County produced by the Maloofâ€™s), as well as an August 3 performance at the Sturgis Bikefest motorcycle rally where the crowd is expected to top the 650,000 mark.
REV THEORY TOUR DATES:
Jul 24 Harrahâ€™s Stir Cove Council Bluffs, Iowa
Jul 25 Guaranty Bank Lot Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jul 26 Ozark Empire Fair Springfield, Missouri
Jul 27 Cainâ€™s Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jul 29 Bismark Civic Center Bismark, ND
Jul 30 Ramkota Exhibit Hall Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 2 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
Aug 3 Buffalo Chip w/ Alice Cooper Sturgis, SD
Aug 5 The Big Easy Concert House Boise, Idaho
Aug 6 The Big Easy Concert House Spokane, Washington
Aug 11 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 12 Pierreâ€™s Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Aug 14 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 16 Palladium Worcester, MA
Aug 17 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
Aug 21 Ramâ€™s Head Live Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 22 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 23 Moore Square Park Raleigh, NC
Aug 25 Jenkinsons Point Pleasant, NJ
Aug 29 Haddad Riverfront Park Charleston, WV
Sep 1 Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre Detroit, Michigan
Sep 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO