The Treasures of Treasure Island

The Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event Lineup Takes Shape

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Lately here on the blog, we've been focusing on topics like industries and registration and session topics for Oracle OpenWorld 2009. But today, let's have some fun!

If you've thoroughly explored the Oracle OpenWorld Web site, you may have noticed that the Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event page has been growing in recent days. We want to take some time to highlight the fantastic lineup we have planned for the event.

Our first announced act was Aerosmith. These Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have been electrifying audiences for more than three decades. Despite lead singer Steven Tyler's unfortunate mishap at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, we are looking for him to be back in the saddle in time for the band to crank out hits like "Walk This Way" and "Dude Looks Like a Lady."

We also can't wait to hear living-legend Roger Daltrey belt out classics from The Who's catalog. Daltrey's set should include a great mix of classic rock staples from both his solo back catalog and his work with The Who, with some interesting covers thrown in for good measure. Our Appreciation Event date comes at the start of his "Use It or Lose It Tour."

Since the Appreciation Event takes place on Treasure Island, we thought we should include some island tunes—courtesy of the Wailers. They produced ground-breaking work with Bob Marley. But rather than living off past glories, this great reggae institutions incorporates their new compositions featuring lead singer Elan Atias into a live set that will continue to extend the Marley legacy.

Finally, we just announced another addition to the night's events: The FIXX. One of the most successful bands of the English New Wave will reach the beach of Treasure Island to bring you hits like "One Thing Leads to Another," "Stand or Fall," and "Saved by Zero."

We'll keep you posted as we announce additional excitement for the Appreciation Event. In the meantime, let us know who you're looking forward to seeing live at the event.

Update:
Unfortunately, The FIXX have canceled. But this gives us a chance to tell you that Three Dog Night was just confirmed for the show. With more top 10 hits than any other band from 1969 through 1974, Three Dog Night bring a wealth of classics to our Treasure Island lineup. You can visit their YouTube channel to catch some of your favorites, but don't miss the chance to see them live at the Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event.

Update 2:
As the son of one of country music's most legendary outlaws, Shooter Jennings has music running through his veins. He's also the latest addition to the evening's lineup and is sure to bring down the house with his soulful country voice and hard rocking band. You won't want to miss him.

Comments:

The Fixx replaced with 3 Dog night? Will there be any bands that didn't start in the 60's?

Posted by Jim H on September 22, 2009 at 02:48 AM PDT #

My sentiments exactly. I mean what are we all in our 50's?

Posted by Joel Z on September 23, 2009 at 01:23 AM PDT #

I love the schedule. Looks like a good mix. Even though some of the bands started a while ago, Aerosmith is still very relevant. I've seen them and Three Dog Night in concert before, and both do an awesome job. If you think this is just for old-timers, go be amazed!

Posted by ssmith on September 24, 2009 at 02:01 AM PDT #

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