August 16 Proclaimed 'Forgotten Door Day' in Las Vegas
Friday, August 16, 2013 will be officially proclaimed "Forgotten Door Day" by Mayor Goodman's office in Las Vegas in honor of the homegrown band, Forgotten Door, who is launching an unprecedented six-month weekend residency at the Wolf Theatre inside the Clarion Hotel & Casino (305 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas 89109) that evening.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $47.97 General Admission, $57.97 VIP, and booths for four are available for $195. Tickets can her purchased here: www.wolftheaterlasvegas.com.
Forgotten Door is bringing to longtime fans and visitors alike a style that's fresh and new yet so familiar that a whole new phrase "New Classic Rock" had to be coined to capture it. Their new album Unlocked delivers songs with stories, lyrics of substance, strong lead vocals and soul-stirring, multi-layer harmonies.
Johndale Stanley, co-founder, keyboardist and one of the lead vocalists of Forgotten Door, explains the origins of the unique band name: "We want to communicate that there is still good music out there that has heart and soul like the great pop/rock we grew up with. The 'forgotten door' is a passage back into the things people loved and got excited about then."
The lineup also includes co-founder, vocalist and guitarist Lonnie Danley, lead vocalist Melody Ritz, lead and slide guitarist, and vocalist Michael Seal, bassistKarl Gottmann and drummer Kevin Brennan.
Many fans and critics have compared the male-female and creative dynamics of the band to that of what Fleetwood Mac became after Lindsey Buckingham andStevie Nicks joined in the mid-'70s. The nine songs on Unlocked showcase the group's depth, anchored by the versatile songwriting and production skills of Stanley and Danley, the band's creative core. Michael is also a contributing songwriter and Melody is a lead vocalist on several tracks, including the first single to be released, the mid-tempo pop rocker "Masquerade."
Over the years, when they were a cover band, they performed gigs and corporate events at numerous venues in Las Vegas, including the Hard Rock, Stratosphere, Las Vegas Hilton, Club Madrid (at Sunset Station) to name a few. A few years ago, classic rock station 96.3 KKLZ held a battle of the bands at South Point hotel as part of the annual Junefest. Forgotten Door won the showroom event, which gave them the opportunity to open for Terri Nunn andBerlin, Steppenwolf and Sly and the Family Stone. Justin Chase from the radio station later hooked them up to perform in the Neon Garage at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Truck Series event in 2010.