RENO, Nev. (March 6, 2023) – Two legendary rock bands, Grand Funk Railroad and Jefferson Starship, will join forces for a performance at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for Grand Funk Railroad and Jefferson Starship at GSR go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $39.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, March 9 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandsierraresort.com or call 1-800-648-3568.
Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk Railroad (often shortened to Grand Funk) remains one of the most successful hard rock bands of the 1970s and beyond. Despite initial backlash from critics following their recording debut in 1969, the Michigan-based power trio unabashedly leaned into their blues-rock sound and cultivated a devoted fan base that propelled the group into stardom. The band has since toured the world, selling out arenas in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. With a career spanning over five decades, Grand Funk has accumulated an impressive collection of prestigious recording achievements, including 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two No. 1 singles – “We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion.” To date, Grand Funk Railroad has released 10 platinum and 13 gold-certified albums with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide.
Joining Grand Funk is another band that helped define arena rock in the 1970s and ‘80s – Jefferson Starship. Guitarist Paul Kanter and Grace Slick started the group after the disbandment of Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band of the ‘60s. Jefferson Starship’s second album, “Red Octopus,” topped Billboard’s album chart and its hit single “Miracles” became a crossover hit, solidifying the group’s place in mainstream rock. Although the band has experienced countless waves of change throughout the years, they continue to captivate audiences with their timeless sound. Doors open at 7 p.m.