Jack Ely & The Courtmen to play special show in Las Vegas

I got an interesting announcement from Jack Ely, the original lead vocalist for the Kingsmen on the infamous LOUIE LOUIE recording:

Wednesday evening, October 1, 2008, JACK ELY and the original COURTMEN will be performing a set at a club in Las Vegas, and you can bet we’re gonna play Louie Louie. Live music starts at 10:00 pm and we will probably come on in the second set. The name of the venue is being withheld until they can make sure there won’t be a run on the club. I can say, though, that this is a club and not a casino, so it will be dancin’ and party time. Hope to see some of you bloggers there. I will let everyone know exactly where we will be as soon as I am given the go-ahead from the owner, but the date is set, Oct. 1, 2008.

Me gotta go now,


This is gonna be wild. An announcement of a show, but without specific details of the location until the day of the show? I like it. Reminds me of the rules of “Fight Club” (rule 1: do not talk about fight club).

Those that want to see Jack Ely & the Courtmen perform should make their travel arrangements now. I can’t make any personal guarantees, but I will provide location updates as they are made public.

Here’s a little preview of what to expect in Las Vegas:

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