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Press Release Date:
July 23, 2013
Event: B.B. King
Date: Friday, October 4, 8 pm
Place: Mystic Showroom®
Tickets: $59, $69
On Sale: Saturday, July 27, 10 am
PRIOR LAKE – July 23, 2013 – Blues legend B.B. King will take the Mystic Showroom stage at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m.
Known as “King of the Blues,” B.B. King was born in 1925 on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He began playing on street corners in his hometown and eventually hitchhiked to Memphis, Tennessee, where he launched his professional musical career. King began touring nationally in 1952 in the wake of his first No. 1 hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” and hasn’t ever stopped. In more than five decades since that first hit single, he has charted three platinum and two gold albums, and has released a string of modern blues classics including “The Thrill is Gone,” “Payin’ the Cost to be the Boss,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” and “Why I Sing the Blues.”
King has influenced generations of rock and blues musicians and collaborated with luminaries including U2, Eric Clapton and Bobby Bland. Throughout his distinguished career he has been honored with numerous awards including 15 Grammys®, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Heritage Fellowship and the Presidential Medal of the Arts. For more information, visit www.bbking.com.
Tickets to see B.B. King at 8 p.m. Friday, October 4, in the Mystic Showroom are available for $59 and $69. Contact the Mystic Box Office at 952-445-9000 or visit mysticlake.com for more details.