2009-07-17 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Live Nation Presents Bill Squier, Live And Rocco DeLuca And The Burden In Concert

Live Nation will present Bill Squier at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. and Live with special guest Rocco DeLuca and the Burden on Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m.

Billy Squier released his debut LP "Tale of the Tape" in 1980. The album was a mixture of pop and rock. His second album, "Don't Say No," was a huge success with the lead single "The Stroke" becoming a hit all around the world. Squier's third album, "Emotions in Motion," was released in 1982 and became just as successful as "Don't Say No." The album also climbed into Billboard's Top 5 and sold just under 3 million copies in the US alone. The lead single was the album's title track, but the major hit was "Everybody Wants You" which hit #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and #32 on the Hot 100. Squier's next album "Signs of Life" was his third consecutive Platinum album. Its first single release, "Rock Me Tonite," was his biggest pop hit and reached #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 as well as #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart.

Squier continued to record music throughout the 80s and 90s, releasing albums like "Hear & Now," "Creatures of Habit" and "Tell the Truth." These albums yielded the singles "Don't Say You Love Me," "Tied Up" and "She Goes Down." In 2006 and 2008 Squier joined stars like Richard Marx, Edgar Winter, Rod Argent, Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonette on tour with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band.

Live began to soar when they released their 1991 debut LP, "Mental Jewelry." The album incurred a number of infamous singles such as "Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)" and "Pain Lies on the Riverside." In 1994, Live released "Throwing Copper," which has sold 8 million copies in the US and made them the first band since Fleetwood Mac to reach the top of the Billboard 200 album chart after 52 weeks on the chart. The album features the hits "I Alone," "Selling The Drama," and "Lightning Crashes," to name a few.

Over the next few years, Live had a number of Billboard hits including

"Lakini's Juice," "The Dolphin's Cry," and "Heaven." In 2007, the band released their first album since 1989 on their own Action Front Records label, "Radiant Sea: A Collection of Bootleg Rarities and Two New Songs," featuring two brand new songs: "Beautiful Invisible" and "Radiant Sea."

Rocco DeLuca and the Burden are a four-piece alternative rock band formed in 2005. Their debut album "I Trust You To Kill Me" was released in March 2006 and featured the single "Colorful." The band is on the label Ironworks which is owned by Kiefer Sutherland and Jude Cole. Sutherland and Cole helped produce the band's TV documentary, also titled "I Trust You To Kill

Me," in which they traveled the world promoting the band. On March 10, 2009 Rocco DeLuca and the Burden released its second full-length album, entitled "Mercy." The band worked with U2 producer Daniel Lanois on the album. The song "Save Yourself" was used in the new season of "24."

Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Their core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via their global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing more than 16,000 concerts for 1,500 artists in 57 countries. The company sells more than 45 million concert tickets a year and expects to drive more than 60 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com in 2008. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry's first artist-tofan vertically integrated concert platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com/investors.

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