Venue: Orleans Showroom
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: July 12, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Show Length: 90 minutes
Detroit rocker Ted Nugent released his self-titled debut album in 1975, immediately striking a chord with the heavy metal/hard rock crowd.
With the release of 1977's "Cat Scratch Fever" and the success of its title single, the so-called "Motor City Madman" and his band were one of the top rock acts in the U.S., selling out arenas across the country.
Nugent used a live album to catapult his career to the next level of stardom -- 1978's classic "Double Live Gonzo." Several more albums followed throughout the late '70s and '80s.
By the end of the '80s, Nugent joined the rock group Damn Yankees (with former Night Ranger member Jack Blades, former Styx member Tommy Shaw and drummer Michael Cartellone) -- resulting in their self-titled debut in 1990, which became a surprise hit due to the Top 10 ballad "High Enough."
After Damn Yankees disbanded, Nugent returned to his solo career, issuing 1995's "Spirit of the Wild." Several more albums were released during the '90s and he continued to tour, opening for Kiss' Farewell U.S. Tour in 2000.
Nugent has also gotten involved in politics, hosted a morning radio show in Detroit and writes columns regularly for a number of different magazines.
He starred in two television reality shows, his own entitled "Wanted: Ted or Alive" where contestants competed for money and the chance to go hunting with "Uncle Ted."
In 2006, he appeared on the VH1 reality show "SuperGroup," where he formed the group Damnocracy with fellow rockers Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham.
His latest album, "Love Grenade," was released in 2007 and peaked at No. 22 on the U.S. Indie Billboard chart.