LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The multi-platinum and chart-topping artist Gary Allan will perform at the official after-party for the Professional Bull Riders Last Cowboy Standing Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay will be cowboy central for all PBR activities that weekend including the third annual Last Cowboy Standing event scheduled at the Mandalay Events Center Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.
Mandalay Bay Beach will be one of the most unique settings ever for a PBR after-party, offering fans not only a chance to mingle poolside with the stars of the PBR, but also to cool off from the Las Vegas heat as they enjoy Allan's live performance.
"Gary Allan's music has been an integral part of the PBR brand for nearly five years," said Sean Gleason, COO of the PBR. "When he plays live at an event, it is truly special. Gary Allan on stage at the Beach at Mandalay Bay is the perfect way to culminate the third annual Last Cowboy Standing."
Dan Quinn, vice president of entertainment at Mandalay Bay, said, "We're very excited to have Gary Allan play at the Beach in May. We have partnered with PBR in the past, holding several PBR World Finals and special events in our Events Center. The opportunity to host Allan at the Beach in conjunction with the Last Cowboy Standing event allows us to expand our hospitality and give PBR fans an even more memorable, entertaining and unique experience."
Allan has been associated with the PBR for several years. He opened the PBR's Dickies® Iron Cowboy event at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in 2010, the last time he performed at a PBR event. The title track from Allan's last studio album, "Get Off On The Pain," has been used for the opening of PBR's television productions for the past two seasons. He even shot the music video for the song at a Built Ford Tough Series event. This season, Allan's song "Bones," off of his new studio album "Set You Free," is being used as the opener for PBR's televised event.
Allan said, "The band and I are pumped to play another PBR event; their fans are amazing. I can't wait to hit the Mandalay Bay Beach for the Last Cowboy Standing."
Tickets for Allan's performance are now on sale and are priced at $35 or $25 with the purchase of a ticket to the PBR Last Cowboy Standing event. They are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.mandalaybay.com. Tickets also are available to purchase by telephone at (800) 745-3000.
One lucky PBR fan will have a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for a VIP experience which includes tickets to the Last Cowboy Standing and Gary Allan concert, as well as meet & greets with the bull riders and Allan, and hotel accommodations at Mandalay Bay. To register for the sweepstakes, visit www.pbr.com. The winner will be determined in a random drawing Tuesday, April 23.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that reaches more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories worldwide. Its primetime programming, produced by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, airs domestically on CBS and CBS Sports Network. More than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR has awarded more than $120 million in prize money and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any western-sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
About Gary Allan
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. He has sold more than 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row including two that made their debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. His most recent album SET YOU FREE made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (all genre album chart) and No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Allan has topped the radio charts with five No. 1 hits including "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)," the epic "Watching Airplanes," and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit. He has earned the respect of his peers and has toured with the likes of Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn and Rascal Flatts; and as a headliner, Allan has sold out venues from coast to coast. He has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Kelly and Michael, CBS Early Show and has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.
SOURCE Professional Bull Riders