PRLog - Sep. 20, 2011 - SAN MARINO, Calif. -- The year 2012 marks the 35th anniversary of the legendary disco group Village People and the guys will celebrate their mega achievement with the launch of an exciting, new audience-interactive show that will begin its tour in Las Vegas, for two weeks only, beginning on November 9, at the Riviera Hotel’s Starlite Theatre. Village People, known for their mega hits "YMCA," "Macho Man," "In the Navy," "Go West" and many others, will perform the hits that made them famous in "Raw, Hot & Live," a musical party that salutes everything disco.
Performances will be at 7:30PM on November 9 – 13 and November 16 – 20.
A series of contests is being held in conjunction with Village People’s Las Vegas performances. Members of the group will reward concert-goers in the following categories:
•Best Individual or Group Costumes
•Best Disco Outfit
•Oldest and Youngest Person in Attendance (All guests must be at least seven years of age to attend.)
Winners will receive one or more of the following prizes:
•Free tickets to a 2012 Village People concert
•A VIP meet-and-greet with Village People during their Las Vegas engagement
•An authentic Village People costume item or Village People merchandise
Complete contest details are available at www.wix.com/
Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the Riviera Hotel website (RivieraHotel.com)
A 20% discount is available for tickets purchased before October 10th by using the code ‘VP FAN 10/10’. Groups of eight or more can receive a 25% discount on tickets purchased before October 10th by entering or mentioning the code ‘VP FAN GRP 10/10’.
Village People has sold more than 100 million albums and singles internationally. The group’s biggest hit records include "YMCA," "Macho Man," "In The Navy," "Can’t Stop the Music," "Go West" and "San Francisco/Hollywood."
Today, nearly 35 years after the creation of the group, the Village People legacy endures and continues to be reinvented through the six performers who don the iconic costumes that first captured and captivated the world’s attention in 1977.
Ray Simpson, who replaced Victor Willis as the group’s Lead Singer/Cop in 1979, beginning with the group’s cult hit film Can’t Stop the Music.
Felipe Rose, who is the one and only Native American Indian, and was the basis for the creation of the group. He is half-Native American and half-Puerto Rican.
Alexander Briley, the one and only G.I./Military Man.
David Hodo, the original Construction Man.
Jeff Olson, who, in 1980, replaced Randy Jones as the Cowboy just after "Can’t Stop the Music."
Eric Anzalone, who joined the group in 1995 as the Biker/Leatherman, as original member Glenn Hughes began battling lung cancer.
With a global fan base and a worldwide tour schedule that attests to the group’s enduring and increasing popularity, Village People is thrilled to extend an invitation to their fans, both young and older, to celebrate with them 35 years and counting.
20 September 2011
Village People media contact:
Lemack & Company Talent Management/Public Relations
Photo caption: Legendary Village People kick off the 2012 celebration of their 35 years as a group with Raw, Hot and Live, their exciting, new get-up-and-disco-
For more information on Village People, including detailed bios and a decade-by-decade history, visit their Website: OfficialVillagePeople.com.