Chippendales® is Pumping Up To Celebrate 35 Years as The #1 Male Revue in the World with a Celebration Featuring Performers From The Last Three Decades

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1979 was the year that the Chippendales began gyrating their way into the hearts and laps of women everywhere. By putting a new twist on an old profession, the striptease, the Men of Chippendales, one of the most exclusive fraternities in the world, became the first all-male dance troupe for women.

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1979 was the year that introduced the world to the Sony Walkman, Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” won the Oscar for Best Song, “The Dukes of Hazard” and “Dallas” dominated the small screen and Bo Derek made her famous jog on the beach in the film “10”. It was also the year that the Chippendales began gyrating their way into the hearts and laps of women everywhere. By putting a new twist on an old profession, the striptease, the Men of Chippendales, one of the most exclusive fraternities in the world, became the first all-male dance troupe for women.

On September 20, 2014, the iconic brand will celebrate its 35 years of ‘making women happy’ with an invite only event that will reunite more than three decades of Chippendales performers (from 1979 – 2014) at the show’s flagship location, the Chippendales Theatre inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition, the evening kicks off a year-long celebration of events and projects that will include performances in Europe, Asia, and Australia; as well as a 35-city USA tour (including New York, Chicago, Dallas and San Diego among others) in partnership with LiveNation; and the beginning of production of a Las Vegas based reality show and Alan Ball’s highly anticipated film, “I Am Chippendales,” the true-life, and often scandalous story of how the brand became one of the most famous adult entertainment shows in the world.

Named after the Chippendales-style classic furniture that adorned the original club in Los Angeles, the brand quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The success of the Los Angeles club spawned a New York club as well as other permanent locations and touring troupes that traveled the world, producing shows across Europe, the UK, Australia and Asia. Over the last 35 years of Chippendales, the men have performed for more than 100 million women in over 100 countries, have traveled more thank 6.7 million miles while touring, have torn away over 1.2 million tank tops, worn 56,000 bowties and cuffs and have been photographed more than 70 million times. The famous Chippendales calendar became the first all-male calendar targeted to women and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and has been printed in over nine languages.

The Chippendales perform nightly in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. For a list of touring cities, please visit http://www.Chippendales.com. You can follow the Chippendales on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chippendales #Chippendales.

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Named “the most-wanted men in Vegas!” by ET’s, The Insider, Chippendales captures the perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, eliciting waves of screams from their excited audience. This high energy, fully choreographed, interactive show features some of the most physically elite men in the world who playfully dance and sing their way into the hearts of birthday girls, bachelorettes and girlfriends who just want to have fun. In March 2014, for the third consecutive year, Chippendales was named the “Best Male Strip Show” for the Las Vegas Review Journal’s prestigious “Best of Las Vegas Awards.” The cast, a very exclusive fraternity with only 20 members, is split across two productions – one based in Las Vegas at the Rio and the other currently touring the world. The Chippendales have been featured on numerous national television shows, including the Emmy Award-winning CBS series, The Amazing Race, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Chippendales, one of the world’s most recognized brand names, is the premier provider of entertainment for women. The Company produces Broadway-style shows worldwide and licenses its intellectual property for select consumer products ranging from apparel and accessories to slot machines and video games. The company also operates Chippendales.com, an on-line lifestyle and entertainment destination for women. Chippendales® was established in 1979 and has headquarters in New York, with offices in Las Vegas and London. For additional information visit http://www.Chippendales.com; find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chippendales #Chippendales.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests prime Strip views and an all-suite Las Vegas hotel experience with 2,522 suite-style accommodations including 380 newly designed Samba suites. The VooDoo Zip Line, an adrenaline-rushing thrill ride that boasts a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip from 490 feet above the ground. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and premium nightlife experiences including the now open Hash House A Go Go, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub, an incredible venue offering open-air Strip views from 50-stories high. The resort also features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and Crown Theater. Rio Secco Golf Club, recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” is an 18-hole championship course and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit http://www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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