Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse will return to Southern California for one night of debauchery with Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows, Saturday, August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater (recently known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Irvine, CA. Original Cathouse creator Riki Rachtman, along with Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), are bringing Cathouse Live to a much larger audience with this music and lifestyle festival features some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Extreme, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT), Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘N Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff and Little Caesar are ready to rock. with an All-Star Jam to conclude the show.
Cathouse Live will feature band performances on two stages, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, a chopper motorcycle show, tattoo shops, go-go dancers, and more.
“I recently started a Cathouse Hollywood Facebook page and everyone was asking ‘Why don’t you do another Cathouse?’ I loved the idea and mentioned it on Twitter. So many bands told me that they wanted to be a part of it, that I knew that I had to bring it back on a much larger scale. It was too big for a club, so we decided to do a festival,” Rachtman explains. “The music scene isn’t what it was like back then–that type of decadence. We’re going to bring the debauchery of the Cathouse back to Southern California! SoCal needs this kind of rock festival so people will have the chance to go out, have fun and enjoy a great rock show in all its excess. Cathouse was a very successful weekly nightclub for six years, so we’re trying to pack all those years of Cathouse into one night for Cathouse Live. All I want is for those who go to have a good time and say, ‘That was the BEST ROCK FESTIVAL EVER.’”
Tickets for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows are on sale now at www.CathouseLive.com and start at just $15 plus fees.
“Riki Rachtman is a great ambassador for a whole generation of hard rock,” says Live Nation Executive Vice President Rich Best. “We’re excited to partner with his iconic Cathouse brand to bring some of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s together for this event. With over 20 bands that helped define an era with millions of records sold and dozens of hit songs, Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows is a great value for fans.”
The band lineup has been confirmed for the Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands, Tuesday, July 14 at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will open the main stage and the runner up–as chosen by celebrity rock judges Riki Rachtman (Cathouse), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge), DJ Will (KNAC.COM) and Danny Dangerous (THE ZEROS)–will open the second stage at Cathouse Live.
Here’s a list of bands that will perform at the July 14 Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands: 10 To Midnite, Burning Heat, Faith & Bullets, Kelly Maglia, LA Story, Madysin Hatter, Molly Vamp, Raven’s Cry, Rok Hollywood, Scarlet Vice, Stonebreed, Swamphammer, The Aviators and The Hard Way.
Doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are available at The Whisky box office.
From 3:30-4:30 PM on July 14, Riki Rachtman himself will be selling a special Cathouse Live package at The Whisky box office. For just $40 (cash only), purchasers will receive: One Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands ticket (July 14 at The Whisky), One Cathouse Live lawn ticket (August 15 at Irvine Meadows), and One Cathouse t-shirt.