You may be wondering what you’re going to do this Saturday, but “The Search is Over.” Get ready to rock out Aug. 18 with Survivor at Fremont Street Experience. You already know their 1982 hit song “Eye of the Tiger” from the movie “Rocky III,” but imagine what it would be like to hear it live. That reality is yours for the taking this weekend in downtown Vegas. The best part is, it’s free. Survivor starts at 9 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.
This concert is part of the 100-day Rock of Vegas summer concert series happening downtown through Labor Day. It started May 26 with a free concert by Vince Neil. the legendary singer from Mötley Crüe. Rock of Vegas will come to a close on Sept. 1 with a concert by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik formed Survivor in 1977 in Chicago. Their first two records, “Survivor” and “Premonition” built a steady fan base for the group. Their big break came in 1982 with the release of “Eye of the Tiger.” The title track was written for “Rocky III.” Starring Sylvester Stalone, the movie was a huge success and launched the band to mega stardom.
The single “The Eye of the Tiger,” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, won a Grammy, an Oscar nomination and was voted “Best New Song” by the People’s Choice Awards. From there the band embarked on a worldwide tour.
After the success of “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor released several more hit songs including “The Moment of Truth,” the theme song for the movie “The Karate Kid” (1984). Their next string of hit songs came with the release of their album “Vital Signs,” which contained the hits “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You” and “The Search Is Over.”
Survivor has continued to perform and release songs over the years, but none of them have experienced the same success as “Eye of the Tiger.” Everyone knowns that tune. Maybe you’ve even sung it on Rock Band. Well, save your singing for this weekend because Survivor is performing a free show in downtown Vegas.