Gas Monkey Live! Presents
Redline Drive, Blackout, Cortez
10110 Technology Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75220
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is all ages
"At a time when the charts were ruled by pop-metal acts, Dokken was a major attraction throughout the 1980s. With vocalist Don Dokken's captivating stage presence and guitarist George Lynch's high-energy style, the band combined rockers such as "Kiss of Death" and power ballads such as "Alone Again" in order to create a number of best-selling albums.
Dokken's roots date back to the late '70s, when Lynch, along with drummer Mick Brown, teamed up with Don Dokken to form the Boyz. In 1981, Don moved to Germany and was signed to Carerre Records. The band, now simply known as Dokken, recorded and released Breaking the Chains, their first studio album, in 1983. While the record failed to retain a decent chart position in the United States, the group was immensely popular in Europe.
After a tour in Germany, Dokken was signed to Elektra Records, and Jeff Pilson became their first official bassist. In 1984, the band released Tooth and Nail, which featured the hit songs "Into the Fire," "Just Got Lucky," and "Alone Again." With heavy MTV and radio airplay, Dokken found themselves topping the charts worldwide, and Tooth and Nail eventually sold over one-million copies in the U.S. alone. Following a tour with the Scorpions, the group recorded Under Lock and Key in 1985, which had a similar success due to the hits "In My Dreams" and "It's Not Love." In 1987, the band released Back for the Attack, which featured a track they had written as the subtitle for the third Nightmare on Elm Street film, "Dream Warriors." The coinciding music video, which included scenes of the band interacting with the movie's characters, was their most popular ever, and Back for the Attack became Dokken's third record to reach platinum status. The album's subsequent tour resulted in a live compilation, Beast From the East, which was released shortly before the band broke up in 1988 due to Don Dokken's and Lynch's creative differences.
After the disbanding of Dokken, Don pursued a solo career with Up from the Ashes, and Lynch formed the Lynch Mob, releasing an album in 1990; both releases failed to chart. In 1992, the band reunited, but it wasn't until 1995 when they signed with Columbia Records and released Dysfunctional, which was met with harsh reviews and poor sales. Tensions once again seemed to hover around the group as they recorded the live acoustic release, One Live Night, in 1996 under the CMC label. In 1997, the band released Shadowlife, which was met with a similar response to their past two recordings. In 1998, Lynch left a second time to reunite Lynch Mob, and was replaced with Winger guitarist Reb Beach for 1999's Erase the Slate. This was followed in 2000 by another concert record, Live from the Sun, which captured the Beach lineup at Anaheim's Sun Theater. Beach left the group and was replaced by John Norum, and the group recorded Long Way Home for release in the spring of 2002. In 2003, ex-Warlock guitarist Jonathan Levin and ex-Ted Nugent and Yngwie Malmsteen bassist Barry Sparks joined the group, resulting in the release of Hell to Pay the following year. The band returned to the studio in 2008 for Lightning Strikes Again." - Barry Weber, AllMusicGuide
Redline Drive started in early 2012. Frontman Scott Kimes started things off with local Dallas guitarist Brad McCain. Their inspiration was to form a band in the likes of many of the iconic 80's / late 70s rock bands. In 2012 the band played their first show in front of a sell out crowd at the 2012 War of Rock band competition in hopes to win a shot to go on the "2012 Rockin Red Carpet Tour" with Vince Neil of Motley Crue, which was following the current 2012 Kiss/Motley Crue tour. Redline Drive had been a band for just 2 short weeks and entered in the competition with some of the top 15 DFW based bands. In the end Redline Drive placed 2nd place. The show was also being judged by Mark Slaughter from the 80's band "Slaughter." Through out 2012 Redline Drive was seen with Vince Neil and shortly afterwards played with Tracii Guns (co-founder of bands: Guns and Roses, and LA Guns).
In 2015 Redline Drive came out with a big bang with Scott Kimes and Brad McCain adding changes to the previous lineup of the band. They brought in well known guitarist Johnny Stallion to the group as well as Carols Silva, a very experienced and well put together bass player, and the last ingredient, Drew Dye from Alabama on drums.
In the summer of 2015 they went on to play with Micheal Sweet of Stryper at Tree's in Dallas Texas, and two weeks later played side stage at Gexa Energy Pavilion next to Def Leppard, Tesla, and Styx.
The reviews from Gexa Energy Pavilion quoted, "Redline Drive had set the attendance record for any side stage act to ever perform side stage at our event venue at 658 people in attendance!"
In late 2015 Redline Drive was nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for their song "I'll Wait For You," in 8 different categories.
In early 2016 Redline Drive hosted their release of their EP "Friciton." The album contained songs:
She Makes Me Lose It
I'll Wait For You
Black Soul Woman
In March 2016, Redline Drive released their second song "Black Soul Woman" hitting the national rock radio charts top 50 nationwide.
In late March 2016 Redline Drive sold out Fort Worth TX based venue "The Rail Club" co-headlining with national band Saving Abel"
In April 2016 their song "Cowgirl Up," was being announced to be nominated for the 50th CMA Awards crossing the band over into the country music nation.
In July 2016 Redline Drive was invited to open for legendary 80s rock sensation Stryper at Gas Monkey Live. The show attendance was just under 2000 people with Redline Drive opening up the night.
Today Redline Drive is still working on the craft that was the intentional inspiration of the band, and is looking to play bigger and bigger shows each year!
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$10 - $500
Limited $10 early bird tickets 8/19 - 8/23
$25 ADV / $28 DOS / $40 VIP / $175 TABLES / $500 CABANAS