San Diego Business Journal

House of Blues to Power Pechanga Concerts

By Brad Graves Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Live Nation’s House of Blues entertainment division will book acts to play at Pechanga Resort & Casino near Temecula under a new deal announced recently.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The one-year deal may be renewed.

Pechanga bills itself as the largest casino in the western United States, with more than 3,800 slot machines and upward of 130 table games. It is a short distance from Pala Casino Spa Resort and other San Diego County casinos. Pechanga’s concert space holds 1,200 people.

It has hosted acts such as Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Miranda Lambert, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh and Julio Iglesias. Sarah Geronimo, a Philippine artist, performed earlier in the month. Pechanga boasted the only California appearance of Matchbox 20 during 2011.