SOCIAL DISTORTION TO PLAY GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 11TH
Gas Monkey Live! will celebrate its grand opening on October 11th with a performance from legendary punk band Social Distortion. The new 2500+ capacity live music venue will feature a diverse array of the top touring artists from around the world. Bands already slated to take the stage at Gas Monkey Live! over the coming months include GWAR, Los Lonely Boys, Opeth, In Flames, Say Anything, Saves The Day, and many more TBA.
Tickets for the Gas Monkey Live! grand opening featuring Social Distortion and other upcoming events are available now at www.gasmonkeylive.com
At 38,000 square feet, the new location provides venue partner and talent buyer Peter Ore (former Vice President of Talent Live Nation Denver) the opportunity to expand upon the lineup of artists already taking the stage nightly at the successful Gas Monkey Bar n Grill, located across the street from Gas Monkey Live!. Since the opening of the Bar n Grill less than a year ago, Ore has quickly put the Gas Monkey name on the map for touring acts and live music fans in Dallas, bringing in a wide range of bookings including punk pioneers X, indie rock favorites Deertick, rising americana group The Wild Feathers, and respected metal band the Sword to name a few. The variety and quality of talent has earned praise from the Dallas Morning News, who described the Bar n Grill as a “a chameleon of a venue,” that “isn’t pigeonholed into booking only one niche.” The reputation is one Gas Monkey Live! hope to build upon.
“We are really looking forward to creating a dedicated, highly diverse concert venue at Gas Monkey Live!.” says Ore. “We’ve gained a reputation at Gas Monkey Bar N Grill of bringing in a wide array of amazing bands on a consistent basis and treating those bands like gold. We want to carry on that tradition at Gas Monkey Live! and bring in the best talent touring today and make sure both bands and fans have an amazing experience. We want to redefine what awesome is when it comes to larger scale live music venues in Dallas.”
Unlike the Bar n Grill, Gas Monkey Live! will be exclusively dedicated to live music events, but still feature a bar menu with edible options for hungry concert goers to snack on. A games room with pool tables and vintage pinball machines will entertain patrons who want to relax with a beer and a round before the music begins. And a newly installed state of the art 200,000 watt sound system will please the ears of fans and touring band’s sound technicians alike.
“Gas monkey live! Is going to bring an entirely new concert experience to fans,” relates general manager Alex Mendonsa. “It will combine modern state of the art technology with a venue comfortable enough to call home. We plan on turning up the heat in Dallas when it comes to what fans should expect from live music experiences. Along with amazing sound, lights and video, we plan on bringing the hospitality back to concerts, something we feel has been lost along the way.”
Gas Monkey Live partners include Peter Ore (owner, talent buyer), Alex Mendonsa (owner, general manager), Dan Flaherty (owner, investor), and Mike Flaherty (owner, investor), and Richard Rawlings, owner of the Gas Monkey Garage from which the venue derives its namesake, and star of the hit Discovery Channel TV show “Fast N Loud”
Gas Monkey Live!
10110 Technology Blvd E.
Dallas, TX 75220
FROM L TO R:
PETER ORE, TALENT BUYER / PARTNER, RICHARD RAWLINGS, FOUNDER / PARTNER, ALEX MENDONSA, GM / PARTNER