July 19, 2019
En Vogue’s Rocket Still in Orbit
The sensational and seductive singing group En Vogue has made a comeback and continues to mesmerize fans with a seemingly ageless appearance and never-say-die performances. The R&B/pop group comprised of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett, released their latest album, Electric Café, just last year and they will be performing live at Wildhorse Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 27.
The trio is flying high off the success of their single, Rocket, which reached the top ten on the Billboard R&B chart in 2018. This is the second highest chart-topping hit for En Vogue since they burst on the scene in 1990 and the first composition to rank this high since 2004. Reach 4 Me hit number 16 last October.
While the group’s membership has transformed numerous times over a lengthy and successful run, founding members Ellis and Herron remain steadfast. Bennett, with nearly 30 years in the industry, has been collaborating with En Vogue since 2003.
En Vogue achieved fame with their first R&B hit “Hold On” which crossed over to pop charts. The album won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group as well as awards from Billboard and Soul Train.
The second album, Funky Divas, featured multiple hit singles. “My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get It)” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” both peaked at number one on the R&B charts. “Free Your Mind” made it to the top ten while “Give It Up Turn It Loose” and “Love Don’t Love You” cruised into the top 40.
En Vogue went on to produce four additional albums through 2004 but production waned when album sales slackened. The group continued to have great success touring, however, and never missed a beat performing for audiences around the world.
The group has appeared on television in episodes of In Living Color, A Different World and Sesame Street, to name a few, and had cameo appearances in Batman Forever and Aces: Iron Eagle III.
Opening for En Vogue at the Wildhorse concert is R&B/soul phenomenon Tony! Toni! Toné! This is a return performance for the band having successfully drawn a huge crowd at Wildhorse in 2017. Their 2019 tour, appropriately dubbed “Year of Return,” follows the group’s 30th anniversary celebration.
The band has brought a freshness to their music with the addition of lead singer Dyson Tate and vocalist Frank Stickemz but the sound remains true to their genre and to the timeless style revered by listeners for 30 years. Founding members and cousins D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Christian Riley remain with the group.
Tony! Toni! Toné! has received an American Music Award, two Grammy nominations and five Soul Train awards.
Purchase tickets online at www.WildhorseResort.com or at the Wildhorse Gift Shop. Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
About Wildhorse Resort & Casino:
Centrally situated between Boise, Spokane and Portland, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination for family getaways, business meetings and large conventions. The resort features a 24-hour casino, hotel, RV Park, seven restaurants, a five-screen Cineplex, 18-hole championship golf course, travel plaza (for commercial trucks and private vehicles) and a tribal museum. Expanded in 2011, there is no destination experience like it in the Pacific Northwest. Wildhorse offers over 1200 slots, all your favorite table games, live keno, bingo and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday. Wildhorse is located just off I-84 at exit 216, four miles east of Pendleton, OR. Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.