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Event Archive - ROCK, RAP and PARTY!: Vanilla Ice, Maestro, The Flairs

Thu. September 15th 2005 8PM - 2AM City Limits Cabaret (No Minors) 8PM - 2AM
$20/25@door
Presented by: Rock.It Boy , Presents
ROCK, RAP, AND PARTY DOWN!
VANILLA ICE with special guests MAESTRO and THE FLAIRS
City Limits Cabaret 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Thursday, September 15th – Advance tickets $20.00 at Ticketmaster

Get ready for a night to rock, rap and rip down the house! Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents the one and only VANILLA ICE plus special guest MAESTRO and THE FLAIRS in concert on Thursday, September 15th at The City Limits Cabaret in Abbotsford.

VANILLA ICE’s first album To The Extreme (SBK Records, 1990) featured the song ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and a cover of Wild Cherry’s ‘Play That Funky Music White Boy’ that propelled the album to #1 on the Billboard charts where it stayed for 16 weeks. The album went seven times platinum and eventually sold over 15 million copies. He put out three more albums - Extremely Live (1991), Cool as Ice (1991) and Mind Blowin (1994) - pioneered the art of sampling with his remake of the Queen/David Bowie classic ‘Under Pressure’ and then hit the proverbial superstar wall with a cocktail of gangsters, yachts, drugs and a woman called Madonna. Some would say he had his fun, but not the iceman.

He re-emerged in 1998 with Hard to Swallow but something had changed: VANILLA ICE was no longer a media image puppet but an artist in control of his destiny, creating a whole new career in television (Celebrity Boxing, Hollywood Squares, The Farm and Surreal Life) while still doing the music that he loved. The brand new album Platinum Underground (2005) delivers a powerful crunch that blends his Rap roots with hard metal rock sounds that blow the lid off in concert.

MAESTRO holds the record for the biggest selling rap song in Canada with the classic ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’ which is also ranked in the top 15 Canadian songs ever released and his 1999 hit single, ‘Stick To Your Vision,’ based around a sample of the Guess Who's classic ‘These Eyes,’ has become an anthem for personal triumph, courage and tenacity. THE FLAIRS are a sizzling hot mix of punk rock attitude and eighties metal guitar stoked on adrenaline. Whether headlining or opening the show – this is one band that never slacks off and they kick butt from Toronto to Los Angeles.

Party your face off when Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents VANILLA ICE with special guests MAESTRO and THE FLAIRS in concert on Thursday, September 15th at the City Limits Cabaret, 33720 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford (phone 604-864-9324). Advance tickets are $20.00 at all Ticketmaster outlets (online at http://www.ticketmaster.ca or charge–by-phone at 604-280-4444), or $25.00 at the door. Doors open at 8PM.

Maestro

MAESTRO, Canadian Hip-Hop Legend Wes Williams has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. Internationally known as Maestro Fresh Wes, he has released 6 albums, received awards including 2 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy Award), catapulting himself into Canadian history for being the best selling Hip Hop artist his country has... more info

The Flairs

The Flairs are a 21st century band ready to take the world by storm with theirs catchy, hook-laden rock songs harkening back to the days of 80's meatal and punk, sweetly flavoured with female harmonies and a-whole-lotta attitude. more info
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