August 10, 2017
80s American metal band confirmed to play Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland
ROLAND, Okla. – Dokken is “Back for the Attack” in Roland on Aug. 19. The hit-making American metal band plans to take Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland back in time. Dokken takes the Lee Creek Tavern stage at 9 p.m., with metal rocker Brandon Butler closing out the show.
Dokken was a major attraction throughout the 1980s, when the charts were ruled by pop-metal acts. Don Dokken’s captivating stage presence was a must-see for fans, which can be partly attributed to the band’s worldwide success.
The group has seen a change in lineup over the decades. Founder Dokken on vocals and “Wild” Mick Brown on drums are the two remaining original members, while Jon Levin now rocks the guitar with Chris McCarvall on bass guitar and backup vocals.
Their debut album, “Breaking the Chains,” charted on Billboard, with the title song reaching No. 32 on the US Main charts. Their second album, “Tooth and Nail,” reached No. 49 on the Billboard charts. The album included the hits “Alone Again,” “In My Dreams” and “Burning Like A Flame,” all charting to Billboard.
The platinum-selling 1984 “Tooth and Nail” album was followed by 1985’s “Under Lock and Key” and 1987’s “Back for the Attack,” both reaching RIAA platinum status.
Their 1988 live album, “Beat from the East,” was certified RIAA Gold and nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance the next year.
Throughout their career, the band has released 11 studio albums, one EP, five live albums, six compilation albums and 14 singles. Dokken has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.
For more information on Dokken, visit www.dokken.net.
Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is located off Highway 64 on Cherokee Boulevard in Roland.
For more information on Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland, visit www.cherokeecasino.com or call (800) 256-2338. All guests must be at least 21 years of age.