The popular band returns to Wheeling Island’s newly expanded1,000 seat showroom!
The unmistakable sounds of British rock band Herman’s Hermits Featuring Peter Noone return to the Wheeling Island showroom for a live performance on Thursday, May 7 at 8pm.

Herman’s Hermit’s featuring Peter Noone concert is reminiscent of the mid-1960’s clean-cut British rock band. Peter Noone, the artist formally known as Herman, is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series Knight Errant, Family Solicitor and Monro’s Saki Stories.

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “Wonderful World”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “The End of the World” and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over sixty million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year”.

As “Herman”, the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of top-rated television programs and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. He also starred in ABC’s musical version of The Canterville Ghost, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s presentation of the classic Pinocchio (in which he played the title role) and three highly successful feature films for M-G-M: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Hold On! and When The Boys Meet The Girls.

Throughout the seventies, Noone performed, composed songs and produced recordings with such artists as David Bowie, Debby Boone and Graham Gouldman. The eighties found Peter starring on Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. He won rave reviews for his superb portrayal of the dashing, young hero, “Frederic”. Peter’s acting career flourished with guest-starring roles in prime-time television shows such as: Married With Children, My Two Dads, Quantum Leap, Dave’s World, Easy Street, Too Close For Comfort and Laverne and Shirley. He also starred in the Los Angeles stage premiere of Topokana Martyr’s Day and the U.S. National Tour of the smash Broadway hit Romance, Romance.

For four years, Noone served as the winsome host of VH1’s My Generation, the highest-ever-rated half hour retrospective of popular music. He also hosted the informative PBS Special The British Invasion Returns and recorded the title song for the Kirk Douglas film Diamonds. He created two unique websites (peternoone.com and hermanshermits.com) that have become so popular, the New York Daily News dubbed him the “King of The Sixties on the Internet.”

WheelingIsland will continue their exciting lineup of live performances with Dave Mason in a CORE® Benefit Concert on May 16 and Creedence Clearwater Revisited on May 22.

Coming this summer, Wheeling Island will host an Outdoor Concert Series at the Wheeling Island stadium featuring 2 mega shows. Country music artist and 2-time Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam will perform live on Friday, June 12 and the “Can’t Stop Rockin’ 2009 Tour” featuring legendary Styx, REO Speedwagon and special guests 38 Special will perform live on Sunday, July 5.

Wheeling Island Outdoor Concert Series tickets are on sale now at www.TicketMaster.com ( http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ), www.wheelingisland.com ( http://www.wheelingisland.com/ )and by phone 800-745-3000.

About Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.

Wheeling Island won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions. Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com ( http://www.wheelingisland.com/ ).

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.

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