rock of the 80s east

The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and Tommy Tutone will perform at Rock of the 80’s at the Eastside Events Center inside Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel at 5255 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, September 5, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Inspired by the British punk invasion and their hometown Detroit, Michigan rock scene, The Romantics started playing American pop and new wave music in 1977. Nearly 30 years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

American rock band The Smithereens, known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop, gained publicity when a single from its first album, "Blood and Roses" was included on the soundtrack for the movie Dangerously Close, and was featured on the TV show Miami Vice. They are also well known for 80s hit “A Girl Like You.”

Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age 10 and built a career as an American musician, singer and songwriter Crenshaw is best known for his song "Someday, Someway,” a Top 40 hit in 1982.

Power pop band Tommy Tutone is best known for its 1981 hit "867-5309/Jenny," which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tickets start at $14.95 and can be purchased at or by calling the Eastside Cannery box office at (702) 856-5470.