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Winger and Jackyl hit up Kewadin in August

Saturday, June 07, 2014   by: Staff



On Thursday, August 21, Kewadin Casinos will be rocking as the heavy metal, Southern rock band Jackyl along with 80’s power band Winger perform live in the DreamMakers Theater.

Tickets for the show go on sale June 14 at 9 a.m. and are $48.50 and $38.50.


Winger, performing with its original line-up featuring Kip Winger, released a new album titled Better Days Comin' in April 2014.

The band's two platinum albums, Winger and In the Heart of the Young, along with charting singles Seventeen, Headed for a Heartbreak and Miles Away, put the band on the top of the charts by the early 1990s.

In 2001 the band reunited for several successful tours, and in 2006, the band's 1993 touring line-up (minus Paul Taylor but including John Roth) reunited to record the band's first studio album in over 13 years, IV, and toured in support of the album into 2008.

In 2009, the band released their fifth album, Karma.

Last month, Winger released Better Days Comin', a follow up to the critically acclaimed Karma, which was hailed as one of the band's best releases of their career.

Better Days Comin' is an amazing new record where the four band members: Kip Winger (ex-Alice Cooper), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse) and John Roth (Starship, Giant) shine with an intense display of incredible instrumental and vocal prowess.

A fine set of hard rock songs with an uncanny sense of melody and absolutely stellar musical performances.


Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought rock 'n' roll back - back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins.

Full of spit and swagger -- and a "dirty" sense of humour to boot.

The 1992 self-titled debut album went platinum and featured notable rock radio hits like Down On Me, When Will It Rain, I Stand Alone and, most notably, The Lumberjack, during which vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain-saw solo.

Dupree's chain-saw escapades on album and in concert became one of many Jackyl trademarks.

The second album, Push Comes To Shove, hit the streets and went gold.

That August, Jackyl turned in one of the most acclaimed performances at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, NY, and the resulting double album Woodstock 94 went platinum and included Headed For Destruction (a track from Push Comes To Shove).

For more information on Jackyl visit and for more information on Winger visit

Tickets can be purchased at, Kewadin’s Facebook page, at the DreamMakers Theater box office or by calling 800-KEWADIN.


Pictured: Jackyl performs at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in May 2008. Donna Hopper/

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Entitledtomyopinion 6/7/2014 12:14:56 PM Report

More has-beens. Better than nothing I guess.
Zing 6/7/2014 1:09:07 PM Report

What goes on at the OLG Casino?
asp 6/7/2014 1:12:02 PM Report

I Saw Jackyl and they put on a great show. Our city can't even do that !!!
mandnstef 6/7/2014 3:01:08 PM Report

Actually asp, Jackyl performed here at the Essar (formerly Steelback Centre) in 2007. They did put on a great show!
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