BILOXI, Miss - February 27, 2014 - Capitol recording artist, comedian, and star of stage, film, and TV, Rodney Carrington will bring his live stand-up comedy show tour to the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino February 28 and March 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $34.95, $44.95, & $49.95 + tax and service fee and available at www.beaurivage.com or charge by phone by calling 1-888-566-7469.
This multi-million selling artist has released eight major label albums, garnered Gold and Platinum records, his own sitcom on ABC; a co-starring role in a major movie with Toby Keith; a one-hour Comedy Central special; and regularly sells out concerts in the US. and Canada. Another Comedy Central Special is planned for the spring of 2014, and Rodney is hard at work on a new CD. In 2010, Rodney also established the Rodney Carrington Foundation, which supports local and national charities, funded in part with a portion of the proceeds from his concerts.
In 2011 Rodney partnered with the ACA (American Country Awards) by presenting at their awards show and hosting the American Country New Year's Eve Live show on Fox. According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. He also released a traditional Christmas CD, Make it Christmas in 2009, featuring the single, “Camouflage and Christmas Lights” which is a song dedicated to the troops. It enjoyed extensive airplay and charted very high on Billboard and Soundscan. Also in 2009, he released a CD of all comedy songs produced by country star Toby Keith entitled El Nino Loco, which debuted at number two on the Soundscan charts. Also out on DVD are the first and second seasons (2004-2006) of his self titled ABC sitcom RODNEY.
In 2008, Rodney co-starred and co-wrote a major motion picture with country music star Toby Keith entitled Beer for My Horses. The movie debuted in theatres nationwide in August, 2008, and on CMT on November 2, 2008. Beer for My Horses was released on DVD in November of 2008, and is still in current rotation on CMT.
Rodney also co-starred in the hit music video by Trace Adkins, “I Got My Game On”, which won three awards on the 2008 CMT Music Video Awards, including “Male Video of the Year,” and “Video Director of the Year” for Michael Salomon. Rodney was nominated for, and won the category “Supporting Character of the Year” for his role.
All of this follows on the heels of his many projects and accomplishments in 2007, which included the release of a major new CD, King of the Mountains; live concert DVD and Comedy Central special, Live at the Majestic. He also released his first hard cover book entitled Rodney Carrington, Coming Clean.
Rodney currently has eight albums out on major labels, several of which still maintain coveted spots on the comedy charts. Morning Wood has achieved gold status from the RIAA and Greatest Hits has gone platinum.
Rodney's popularity derives, in large part, from his closeness with his audience. Instead of moving to Los Angeles or Nashville, Rodney stayed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He remains grounded through frequent live shows. He has been a Pollstar Top 100 grossing concert act since 2001, reaching #28 in 2003 before television commitments forced him to cut back his touring schedule. Now that he's back to full-time touring, he regularly sells out concerts in major cities across the US and Canada.
For more information: www.rodneycarrington.com and www.Facebook.com/rodneycarrington