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DEADWOOD, S.D. (09/04/19) – The staff at Deadwood Mountain Grand just can’t wait for the annual Deadweird celebration to arrive so they’re throwing a pre-event bash featuring a costume contest, spooky drink specials and the world renown band Here Come The Mummies headlining with a performance in the Grand Event Center on Friday, October 18th.
While there are plenty of funk bands alive and kicking in the United States, there's only one that's made up entirely of mummies, that being Nashville, Tennessee's Here Come the Mummies. Careful to keep their identities, pun intended, under wraps, the band perform their funk/R&B jams completely wrapped up while using aliases like Eddie Mummy, Bucking Blanco, and Mummy Cass.
Though they rose from their collective graves in 2000, the group has had an impressive output, starting in 2002 with their debut album, ‘Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave’, which was followed shortly afterwards by 2003's ‘Everlasting Party’. The band returned in 2008 with ‘Single Entendre’, as well as a live DVD, ‘Undead Live’, in 2009. Their fourth album, ‘Carnal Carnival’, arrived the following year, kicking off a steady stream of releases that includes 2011's ‘Bed, Bath & Behind’, 2012's ‘Hits & Mrs’., and 2013's ‘Cryptic’.
Their 2018 ‘Wicked Never Rest Tour’ saw numerous sold-out shows throughout the United States, and they released their live record of all-new material, ‘All Excess’ which has been climbing the charts. HCTM has also been hand-picked by ‘Portugal. The Man’ to be featured in Portugal. The Country’s 2019 Summer Tourism campaign (and to play at a large summer festival in Portugal as well!).
Since their discovery HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Suwannee Hulaween, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face.
“If you want an amazing live show, Here Come The Mummies is the concert for you,” said Susan Kightlinger, Deadwood Mountain Grand General Manager. “This group combines excellent musicianship with a jaw dropping stage show. You are not going to want to miss it.”
Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Spotlight – or at ticketmaster.com. Ticket buyers should note that TICKETMASTER is the only official ticket broker for Deadwood Mountain Grand. Beware of third party websites and offers. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-1188. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.