Country, R&B and comedy acts coming to Dover Downs in 2019

 

DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center has announced three new acts coming in 2019.

Country music star Gary Allan, who has topped the charts for more than 20 years with his unique vocals and lyrics, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m.

R&B legends Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson, who have teamed for several R&B hits, including the classic “A Whole New World,” will perform on Friday, Aug. 9 at 9 p.m.

Actor and comedian Ken Jeong, who has been an audience favorite in film and television for more than a decade, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale for all three acts at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Ticket prices Gary Allan range from $50-$70; ticket prices for Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle as well as Ken Jeong range from $35-55.

Gary Allan

Mr. Allan’s latest album, “Set You Free,” topped Billboard’s pop and country charts after its release in 2013.

The album’s hit single, “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” led the country radio charts. Allan has 14 top 10 hits to his credit and more than 1.8 billion total streams, including “Man to Man” (2003), “Tough Little Boys” (2003) and “Nothing On but the Radio” (2004).

Mr. Allan, a California native, has sold more than 8 million albums since his debut, “Used Heart for Sale,” was released in 1996.

Three of Mr. Allan’s albums “Smoke Rings in the Dark” (1999), “Alright Guy” (2001) and “See If I Care” (2003), have been certified platinum while five have been certified gold.

Labeled a “maverick” by Rolling Stone magazine, Mr. Allan has sold-out venues from coast to coast, made appearances on several television programs, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Live with Kelly and Michael,” and been featured on the cover of People, Country Weekly and Pollstar magazines.

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle:

“A Whole New World,” from the 1992 Disney film “Aladdin,” went on to win the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Ms. Belle and Mr. Bryson also collaborated on the songs “Without You” (1987), “I Can’t Imagine” (1991) and “Total Praise” (2009).

Mr. Bryson won another Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993 for “Beauty and the Beast,” a collaboration with Celine Dion.

Mr. Bryson released his 21st album, “Stand For Love,” earlier this year, which features the singles “Love Like Yours and Mine,” and “All She Wants To Do Is Me.” Bryson began his career with back-to-back gold albums “Reaching for the Sky,” (1977) and “Crosswinds” (1978).

Mr. Bryson’s hit singles include “Feel the Fire,” “I’m So Into You,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again,” “Show & Tell,” and “Can You Stop The Rain.”

Ms. Belle recorded several hit singles in the 1980s and 1990s, including the No. 1 hits “Baby Come to Me” and “Make It Like It Was.”

Ms. Belle’s albums “Stay With Me” (1989) and “Passion” (1993) both reached Gold status, with “Stay With Me” hitting No. 1 on the U.S. R&B charts. Later albums “Believe in Me” (1998) and “This Is Regina!” (2001) were each nominated for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album Grammys. Belle’s latest album “The Day Life Began,” was released in 2016.

Ken Jeong:

Since his feature film debut in “Knocked Up” in 2007, Mr. Jeong has enjoyed a number of memorable roles in successful comedies, including “The Hangover” trilogy, “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”

In television, Mr. Jeong was most recently seen in ABC’s “Dr. Ken” which he created, wrote for and served as an executive producer. Mr. Jeong was also a series regular on NBC’s “Community” and appeared on “The Office,” “Entourage,” and “MADtv.”

Mr. Jeong’s big break in comedy came after he had already embarked on career in medicine, earning a medical degree from the University of North Carolina. While completing an internal medicine residency in New Orleans in 1995, Mr. Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off comedy competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman.

Mr. Jeong headed to Los Angeles soon after, becoming a regular at the Improv and the Laugh Factory. In 2006, Mr. Jeong and fellow comedian Mike O’Connell also left a mark on YouTube as “Million Dollar Strong,” a rap spoof which has earned more than 1 million views.

Mr. Jeong’s other film credits include “The Duff,” “Transformers 3,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Ride Along 2” and “Crazy Rich Asians.”

These three acts are in addition to the three acts announced previously: Frank Caliendo, Friday, Jan. 18; Loverboy, Friday, February 15 and Johnny Gill, Friday, March 15.

To purchase tickets for any show, or for more information on Dover Downs Hotel & Casino events, visit doverdowns.com.

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