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The Motels, the Tubes, the Smithereens to play free Las Vegas show

Three New Wave bands from the '80s play a free show on the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas

Is there a better price than free? Take a spin through 1980s New Wave music with Martha Davis and The MotelsThe Tubes and The Smithereens.

The bands will play during a free show on Saturday night under the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience.

It’s all part of the Rock of Vegas summer concert series, taking place on the 3rd Street Stage near the D Las Vegas, Four Queens Hotel & Casino and Fremont Hotel & Casino.

The 9 p.m. concert kicks off with Davis, who released “All Four One” in 1982. The smash single “Only The Lonely” rocketed into the Top 10, immediately propelling the album to gold status.

The next year, their “Little Robbers” album went gold with the Top 10 single "Suddenly Last Summer," as well as their Top 40 hit "Remember the Nights." In 1985, the “Shock” album yielded the Top 20 hit, “Shame” and 1987 saw the release of Martha’s first solo effort, “Policy.”

Next up, Phoenix-based the Tubes, who released “Talk to Ya Later” and “Don't Want to Wait Anymore” in 1981. Their provocative video for “She's a Beauty” helped that song reach the Top Ten in 1983.

The concert ends with the Smithereens, who hit the music scene in 1980 with “Girls About Town” and 1983's "Beauty and Sadness." The Smithereens were already a seasoned live act by the time they achieved surprise commercial success in 1986 with their first full album “Especially for You,” which spawned the MTV hits "Blood and Roses" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep."

Other hits include "Only a Memory," "House We Used to Live In," "Drown in My Own Tears" and "A Girl Like You."

Info: Fremont Street Experience

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