The Wallflowers with Better Than Ezra come to the Island Event Center

Red Wing, MN (May 22, 2017)  The American rock band The Wallflowers and alternative rock band Better Than Ezra will bring their music to Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

California has been the starting point for many American bands and this is the case for The Wallflowers. Jakob Dylan, and Tobi Miller formed the band in 1989 and by 1992 they released their debut album.

However it was their 1996 album release that put the band on the charts with their highest-selling album, Bringing Down the Horse. The album also produced three top 10 hits; “6th Avenue Heartache,” “The Difference” and the #1 chart topper “One Headlight.” Their success continued with this album when in 1998 they won two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for “One Headlight.”

The Wallflowers have had other hits such as the lead track, “Heroes” from the movie Godzilla and the album (Breach), which is certified gold.

To date the band has released six studio albums including the 2012 release, Glad All Over.   May 2016 was the 20th anniversary of the platinum certified album Bringing Down the Horse which The Wallflowers reissued on vinyl.

Better Than Ezra released the album Deluxe, on their own label in 1993 but it caught the attention of a major record label who signed the band and reissued the album along with the single, “Good.” The single was a hit and reached #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and propelled Deluxe to platinum.

The bands next album, Friction, Baby, produced two hits for The Wallflowers, “Desperately Wanting” and “King of New Orleans.” Overall the band has released eight studio albums with the most recent being the 2014 album, All Together Now.

Don’t miss your chance to see these hit rock bands as they perform for you here at The Island!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 26 at 10am. Tickets are $33, $43 and $55 each. For tickets visit or come to the Island Box Office to purchase your seats. The Saturday show begins at 8pm. Must be 16 years of age or older to attend and ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s facility features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 7-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 494-room hotel and enjoy The Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa. Take in a show with national entertainers in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge.