Adaven 2 Year Celebration

Adaven 2 Year Celebration

Sat, December 30, 2017

9:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV


This event is 21 and over

Michael Valentine and Friends
Michael Valentine and Friends
Michael Valentine and Friends are a group of friends who grew up in Las Vegas in the 1990s playing in rock bands and dreaming of becoming international pop stars. Centered around the friendship between Rod Pardey (AKA Michael Valentine and the subject of the Killers song "The Ballad of Michael Valentine) and Clayton Scrivner (renowned percussionist and currently of Salt Lake City), the night of music will feature luminaries of the Las Vegas music scene.

Pardey and Scrivner met at Kenny Guinn Junior High in the spring of 1991, when on Hat Day Scrivner noticed Pardey wearing a chapeau similar in style and tone to the one Michael Stipe had been wearing in promotion of the seminal REM album Out of Time. The pair realized a mutual love of music and spoke of playing music together one day.

That day came in August of 1994 when Clayton joined Rod's band Chapter Eleven. Though success eluded them, there were some great memories and friendships formed.

Starting out as a reunion, the upcoming show sadly has also become a commemoration: It was discovered that Chapter Eleven bassist Steven Berntsen passed away in his sleep on Election Night last fall. We plan a loving tribute to the man who brought joy to so many with his music and angelic singing voice.
Venue Information:
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101