Legendary Artist, Music Icon and Multiple Award-Winning Entertainer Diana Ross Returns to Hard Rock Live on Thursday, February 19
Tickets on Sale Friday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (December 15, 2014)– Legendary artist and multiple award-winning entertainer Diana Ross returns to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, December 18 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time. As one of the most prominent women in popular music, history and pop culture, Ross is an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of eight American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits.
Ross’ music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. Ross’ group hits include “Where Did Our Love Go?,” Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Back in My Arms, Again” and “Someday We’ll Be Together.”
In 1970, Ross branched out to establish a hugely successful solo career. In the following two decades, she became one of the most successful female artists of the rock/pop era parlaying her success into triumphs in film, television and Broadway.
Her first solo venture, the gospel-influenced “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s second single, a cover of the 1967 hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” was an international hit and gave Ross her first #1 pop single as a solo artist. In 1971, Motown released Ross’ second album Everything is Everything, which garnered Ross’s first UK number one solo single, “I’m Still Waiting.” Several months later, Ross released Surrender, which garnered the top 20 pop hit, “Remember Me.” That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, Diana! featuring guest appearances by The Jackson 5, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas.
From 1973 to 1980 Ross turned out a string of top hits including “You Are Everything (with Marvin Gaye),” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Mirror, Mirror,” “All Of My Life,” “Love Hangover,” “Upside Down,” “I’m Coming Out,” and the movie score hits “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” and “It’s My Turn,” both in which she also starred as an actress.
The 1980s saw Ross secure the biggest hit of her career with another movie theme, “Endless Love,” a duet with Lionel Richie. Following was the Top Ten hit “Muscles,” written and produced by Michael Jackson and “Missing You.”
Outside of her recording career, her achievements are many. In 1993, The Guinness Book of World Records jointly awarded her with its “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the title of “most successful female vocalist of all time.” In 1994, the multi-talented singer published her autobiography followed by a dramatic television debut in Out of Darkness, of which she also acted as executive producer. Her role as a victim of schizophrenia earned her glowing reviews and a Golden Globe nomination. In addition to her Oscar®-nominated role in Lady Sings the Blues, she has also starred in The Wiz. Through her own company Anaid Film Productions Inc., she has executive-produced five specials for ABC, CBS, HBO and Showtime.
Ross has been celebrated by MAC Cosmetics and is among the 25 legends (including Tina Turner, Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou) honored by Oprah Winfrey as her personal heroines.
In 2012, Ross received her first Grammy – a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the recording industry – at the 54th Annual Grammy Award Reception.
Tickets cost $85, $75 & $65.* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply. $1 of each ticket will go to charity.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,200 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 144 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.