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Tickets on sale for Ron White, Van Halen
by Tribune Staff
May 17, 2012 | 951 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Shows were announced this week for funnyman Ron “Tater Salad” White and rock legends Van Halen.

White will bring his act to the Grande Exposition Hall at the Silver Legacy on July 28. White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon.  With two Grammy nominations, a Gold record, three of the top-rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List and CD and DVD sales of more than 10 million units, White has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past five years he has been one of the top three grossing comedians on tour in the United States.

White has always been a storyteller, relaying stories from the time he was a boy growing up in a small town in the middle of Texas oil country to selling windows for a living in Arlington to performing in sold-out theaters and arenas as a headlining comedian all across the country. For two decades he lived the life of a struggling comedian bouncing around to comedy clubs before hitting the bigtime as part of Jeff Foxworthy’s “Blue Collar Comedy” team.

White performs at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 28. Tickets cost $55 with premium seating for $70. Reserve seats by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 325-7401 or visit or

Also announced this week, rock legends Van Halen will perform Aug. 30 at the Reno Events Center. Known throughout the 1980s and 1990s for hits such as “Jump,” “Panama” and “Janie’s Crying” with original frontman David Lee Roth and “Why Can’t This Be Love” with Sammy Hagar, Van Halen has always relied on the world-class guitar playing of Eddie Van Halen. Now back with Roth, Van Halen is on a world tour that will include August’s stop in Reno.

Tickets cost $149.50, $99 and $69.50 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 325-7401 or visit or
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