Dee Snider & Vixen
September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9-13-2019 @ 8:00 pm
Doors: 7 pm Show: 8 pm
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Get ready to rock with Dee Snider and Vixen, live at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, September 13!
Snider rose to fame in the ‘80s as the lead singer and songwriter of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. With chart-topping songs such as “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” he earned the ranking of one the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time by Hit Parader.
Over the years, Snider has written hits songs across many genres of music, which have been covered by major artists all over the world. In 1998, he wrote the song “The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone) which was recorded and made famous by Celine Dion.
But his talents far exceed the music scene. He has starred in several reality TV shows, including appearances in three seasons of Celebrity Apprentice; Gone Country with John Rich; MTV’s Rock The Cradle with his son Jesse; Growing Up Twisted, an A&E series featuring the entire Snider family and their Long Island lifestyle; ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, and Celebrity Holiday Homes.
Don’t miss the iconic all-female hard rock band Vixen. Rising to fame in the ‘80s, the group has sold over a million albums throughout their impressive career.
Vixen was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Eventually, she headed for Hollywood with vocalist Janet Gardner, drummer Roxy Petrucci and bassist Share Pedersen (Ross).
The group quickly built their reputation playing the infamous Sunset Strip and signed their first major label deal with EMI. Vixen’s first hit single “Edge of a Broken Heart” then climbed the Billboard charts fueled by its heavy video rotation on MTV. Their self-titled freshmen LP garnered two more hits with “Crying and “Love Made Me”, which both charted on the Billboard hot 100 top 40. However, it was the group’s live performances opening for the Scorpions, Ozzy and Bon Jovi that pushed them into the spotlight.
The group disbanded in 1991 allowing the group members to focus on their own independent projects. In 1997, Gardener and Petrucci released “Tangerine” under the Vixen name. Kuehnemund reformed the group in 2002 with vocalists Jenna Sanz-Agero, bassist Lynn Louise Lowrey and drummer Kat Kraft. They went on to tour and release “Live and Learn” and “Extended Versions.”
Sadly, Kuehnemund was diagnosed with cancer just days before announcing the long-awaited reunion of the four original band members. She passed away in October 2013.
Guitarist Gina Stile joined the band in 2012 and was followed by Britt Lighting in 2017. For more information, visit www.vixenofficial.com.