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Forgotten Door

July 17, 2013 16:16 ET

Vegas-Based Rockers Forgotten Door Launch 'Unlocked,' Its Debut 'New Classic Rock' Album With a Weekend Residency at the Clarion Hotel & Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - This summer, hundreds of thousands of music fanatics will flock again to Las Vegas to see legends and those impersonating legends satisfy their thirst for the way pop music used to be. From "Jersey Boys" and "Rock of Ages" to Elton John, Rod Stewart, even Donny and Marie, everyone wants to experience what we've all been missing on pop radio for far too long: songs with stories, lyrics of substance, strong lead vocals and soul-stirring, multi-layer harmonies.

But why settle for nostalgia when a band that's in love with the classic pop/rock of the '70s and '80s performs songs so fresh and new yet so familiar in style that a whole new phrase ("New Classic Rock") was coined to capture the way they work their magic on the fans?

Johndale Stanley, co-founder, keyboardist and one of the lead vocalists of Forgotten Door (, explains the origins of their unique name: "We want to communicate that there is still good music out there that has heart and soul like the great pop/rock we grew up with. The 'forgotten door' is a passage back into the things people loved and got excited about then." 

Celebrating the upcoming release of Unlocked, the eclectic band -- whose lineup includes co-founder, vocalist and guitarist Lonnie Danley, lead vocalist Melody Ritz, lead and slide guitarist, and vocalist Michael Seal, bassist Karl Gottmann and drummer Kevin Brennan -- is starting an unprecedented six-month weekend residency in July in the Wolf Theatre at the Clarion Hotel & Casino (305 Convention Circle Drive, Las Vegas 89109).

Prior to the official opening night on Friday, August 16, the group will do open-to-the-public previews the weekends of July 26-28, August 2-4, and August 9-11. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $47.97 General Admission, $57.97 VIP, and booths for four are available for $195.

Many fans and critics have compared the male-female and creative dynamics of the band to that of what Fleetwood Mac became after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined in the mid-'70s.

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