We all can’t wait for August 15th and the return of Riki Rachtman’s infamous World Famous Cathouse. Even if it is just for a one day only festival. Included in the amazing lineup for the Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows are two bands which will be chosen on July 14th at the Battle of the Bands. The lineup for the Battle has been confirmed and they are listed below:
10 To Midnite, Burning Heat, Faith & Bullets, Kelly Maglia, LA Story, Madysin Hatter,Molly Vamp, Raven’s Cry, Rok Hollywood, Scarlet Vice, Stonebreed, Swamphammer, The Aviators, and The Hard Way.
Two lucky unsigned bands will have the chance to play at Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows (August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater) via the Cathouse Live Battle of the Bands. The grand prize winner will open the main stage and the runner up will open the second stage at Cathouse Live. Celebrity rock judges Riki Rachtman (Cathouse), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge), DJ Will (KNAC), and Danny Dangerous (The Zeros) will decide which bands are the best fit for Cathouse Live.
The show is July 14th and doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are available at The Whisky box office. From 3:30-4:30 PM on July 14, Riki Rachtman himself will be selling a special Cathouse Live package at The Whisky box office. For just $40 (cash only), purchasers will receive: One Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands ticket (July 14 at The Whisky), One Cathouse Live lawn ticket (August 15 at Irvine Meadows), and One Cathouse t-shirt.
We hope you are ready for this incredible night of rock and roll and then join us on August 15th for the Cathouse Live Festival! More details on the Festival below:
CATHOUSE LIVE AT IRVINE MEADOWS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 IN IRVINE, CA
Featuring an ALL STAR JAM! The initial music lineup for Cathouse Live features some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including an All-Star Jam, Extreme, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT), Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘N Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff and Little Caesar. Riki explains,
“I recently started a Cathouse Hollywood Facebook page and everyone was asking ‘Why don’t you do another Cathouse?’ I loved the idea and mentioned it on Twitter. So many bands told me that they wanted to be a part of it, that I knew that I had to bring it back on a much larger scale. It was too big for a club, so we decided to do a festival. The music scene isn’t what it was like back then–that type of decadence. We’re going to bring the debauchery of the Cathouse back to Southern California! SoCal needs this kind of rock festival so people will have the chance to go out, have fun and enjoy a great rock show in all its excess. Cathouse was a very successful weekly nightclub for six years, so we’re trying to pack all those years of Cathouse into one night forCathouse Live. All I want is for those who go to have a good time and say, ‘That was the BEST ROCK FESTIVAL EVER.’”
I am really hoping this will be one of many CATHOUSE LIVE events! Tickets for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows go on sale Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM PT at www.CathouseLive.com and start at just $15 plus fees. Aptly named NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME, YOUTH GONE WILD, NOBODY RIDES FOR FREE, and RIKI’S BIG PACKAGE, the Cathouse is coming out of the gate with a handful of exclusive experiences and VIP opportunities to get a front row ticket, have a meet and greet and photo with the bands, be backstage in the dressing rooms, watch the show while standing on the main stage, and drink the night away in the Cathouse VIP lounge. All packages and experiences are available at www.CathouseLive.com while they last!
“I remember the Cathouse very well…used to go there when off the road with the RATT tours in the ‘80s. Anything and everything went down there. Great jams, good stories in my book about that place. Everybody was somebody or thought they were, and trashed. You knew you had a good time there when you couldn’t remember what you did there the next day! Myself, Riki, Fred Coury, Tracii Guns, Taime and a couple others created a jam band called P.I.G. (Partners In Grime). We only did a few shows, got a bus, went out and had a great time. Places like the Cathouse will never happen again. Those were the dayz.” – Stephen Pearcy of RATT
Cathouse was the place to discover the best rock ‘n’ roll. Ask anyone who ever went to Cathouse…they’ll try to piece together what they remember about how legendary it was. With Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows, the Cathouse is returning for those who lived the legend as it happened and those who are ready to experience this piece of rock ‘n’ roll history for the first time.
“Riki Rachtman is a great ambassador for a whole generation of hard rock,” says Live Nation Executive Vice President Rich Best. “We’re excited to partner with his iconic Cathouse brand to bring some of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s together for this event. With over 20 bands that helped define an era with millions of records sold and dozens of hit songs, Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows is a great value for fans.”
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