Thunder From Down Under Receive  Key to the Las Vegas Strip

The longest-running male revue in the history of Las Vegas, Thunder From Down Under, was recognized with a Key to the Las Vegas Strip. The show is also believed to be the longest-running male revue in the world since its creation in Australia.

Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft presented Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment and producer of Thunder, with the key in a ceremony at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Thunder from Down Under performers also attended.

July 5 is the anniversary of when Thunder opened at the Excalibur in 2002 and when Thunder opened at the New Frontier in 2001.

“Thunder from Down Under has been performing at Excalibur for 20 years and 21 years before that at the New Frontier on the Strip,” Commissioner Naft said. “It is the longest-running male revue worldwide and more than 1 million people have seen this show. Visitors often make reservations months in advance. This is an achievement and a cultural phenomenon that benefits Las Vegas and I’m happy to recognize the show. I’m particularly pleased that they have signed a new contract with MGM Resorts that guarantees that Thunder will be at the Excalibur at least 10 more years.” The resort is in Naft’s Commission District A.

"On behalf of Thunder From Down Under and my business partner, Billy Cross, I would like to thank the Clark County commissioners and especially Commissioner Michael Naft for this honor,” said Adam Steck, co-owner of Thunder and CEO of SPI Entertainment. “We are excited and humbled to receive the Key to the Las Vegas Strip. It's an incredible feeling and we love being part of ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World.’ We will cherish this honor"

All cast members are from "Down Under” with 90 percent being Australian and  a few dancers born in New Zealand, but living in Australia. Thunder is a "destination show" with guests celebrating bachelorette, birthday and divorce parties along with those people just wanting to have fun and see an award-winning male revue.

Numerous celebrities have attended Thunder shows including Demi Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum, Chrissy Teigan, Gene Simmons of KISS, The Property Brothers and dozens of others.

Thunder has appeared on numerous talk shows such as "Ellen," "Jimmy Kimmel," "The Real Housewives" series,  "The View,” TV series  such as "Drop Dead Diva," and the  Disney movie, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, which was a first for Disney to have dancers from a male revue appear in a Disney film. Thunder also appeared on the Country Music Awards dancing in a number with Kelly Clarkson.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.