Wheeler Walker Jr.: The Spread Eagle Tour is Coming to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Wheeler Walker Jr.: The Spread Eagle Tour is coming to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Wheeler Walker Jr. is an American comedian, actor, writer and musician. “I don’t play by the rules,” says the no-nonsense, straight-talking musician, ever since his chart-topping debut album, 2016’s “Redneck Shit.”
While Wheeler has undoubtedly made a major name for himself in recent years by shaking up the country music industry. He now has his eyes set on ripping down new goalposts. It’s why he now returns with Ram, his boldest effort yet a 10-track, Dave Cobb-produced LP, hard charging hurricane of a rock album that’s every bit as pummeling, raunchy and riotous as his best work to date.
What excites Wheeler the most, he says, is the thrill of living on the edge. Following last year’s Sex, Drugs & Country Music, an album Wheeler says was purposely a party album following the dismal COVID years, he channeled his pent-up anger this go-round into Ram. The Ram era kicked off in earnest with a call to the Grammy-winning Cobb, Wheeler’s trusted confidante and one of the most successful producers in recent years having helmed records for an array of celebrated artists from Chris Stapleton to Sammy Hagar and Jason Isbell.
It's this attitude, take me for who I am, that has always endeared Wheeler to his legion of hardcore fans. And its why his live show is and always has been paramount to his career. There’s a certain kinship with his fans, Wheeler explains, one that goes far deeper than the music itself.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines; 168 table games, including eight craps tables and 16 roulette tables; dozens of retail sports betting locations including both electronic kiosks and facilities staffed by sports betting agents; a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables; and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation's hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, X and Instagram.
About Hard Rock®:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 290 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 87,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2023, Hard Rock Hotels was honored by J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the fourth time over the last five years. Hard Rock was also honored by Forbes among the World’s Best Employers, as well as Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads, Best Brands for Social Impact, Customer Service All-Star and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. HRI became the first privately-owned gaming company designated a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal in 2021 and has since been honored threefold. In the 2022 Global Gaming Awards, Hard Rock was named Land-Based Operator of the Year for the second time in four years. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. Hard Rock International currently holds investment grades from primary investment rating agencies: S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Fitch Ratings (BBB). For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
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