ROLAND, Okla. – Considered one of the longest-running American self-contained bands, Exile is bringing 59 years of rock and country music to the stage at Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland on April 8.
Exile’s free show starts at 8 p.m.
Exile formed in 1963 playing small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, before topping both the pop and country charts during their illustrative career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over,” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the 1980s, Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts, the band had 10 No. 1 singles, including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” Overall, they have amassed three gold albums, sold 8 million records and were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2013.
The hit song “Kiss You All Over” was used in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie “Happy Gilmore” and in the 2006 film “Employee of the Month.” They have toured with such acts as Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds.
The five original Exile members reformed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman.
Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland and the Cherokee Travel Plaza and Gaming Center are located on Cherokee Blvd., just off the intersection of I-40 and Highway 64. For more information, visit www.cherokeecasino.com and click on the Roland tab, or call 800-256-2338.