After enjoying packed performances in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Desert, California, former Hells Angels leader George Christie is set to bring his new one-man show, “Outlaw,” to the Art Square Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 22-24.
The production, which chronicles Christie’s nearly 40-year reign as head of the Ventura chapter of the Hells Angels, will be his first public appearance in the city since last fall, when he appeared at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (a.k.a. the Mob Museum) to sign copies of his memoir, “Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel…and Beyond.” The book served as the basis for the new theatrical production.
“The book has a lot of inside information about the Hells Angels, but the one-man show is more personal,” Christie said. “I also talk about what’s happened in my life, since I left the club in 2011.”
During his years with the Hells Angels, Christie survived prison, multiple investigations, prosecutions and assassination attempts. Through it all, he considered himself to be a peacemaker in the outlaw biker community.
Written and directed by Richard La Plante, “Outlaw” received standing ovations during its world premiere run in Southern California.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially in Ventura, where I was controversial for many years,” Christie said. “I tried to keep things peaceful, when I ran the Ventura chapter of the Hells Angels, but a lot of people, especially in the local business community and law enforcement, didn’t like us. I was pleasantly surprised to receive such a positive reception in my old stomping ground.”
“I think most people who had a problem with George in the past, realize that it was a long time ago,” La Plante said. “George has put the controversies behind him. That’s what the show is about.”
“Outlaw” is produced by Charles Lago in association with DTLA Entertainment Group.
George Christie‘s “Outlaw” will be performed at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S 1st St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, on Friday, June 22, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $34 and can be ordered by calling (725) 222-9661 or by visiting www.ArtSquareTheatreLV.com.
A split in the Comancheros bikie gang’s Canberra chapter has been blamed for a string of offences, including a shooting, arson and drive-by shooting.
The claim was revealed in the ACT Magistrate’s court today after a 28-year-old man was charged over possession of a sawn-off rifle, ammunition and drugs.
Alexander Victor Miller, of Kingston, was driving his mother’s BMW when police stopped him on the Federal Highway on Tuesday.
Police told the court they believe the shooting of a Comanchero associate in Chifley in March, and an arson and drive-by shooting in Page were linked to the gang’s rift.
They also told the court Miller is believed to be a junior member of the club.
In court documents, police allege Miller drove past the home of the president of the rival Comanchero faction.
Police said when Miller was asked about items in the car, which also included a balaclava, a sheet and face mask, he said “they are not mine”.
Miller asked for bail, offering to live with his mother interstate.
His lawyer Tom Taylor acknowledged the gravity of the charges.
“It’s serious, there’s no way to sugar coat it,” he said.
Mr Taylor said his mother would offer surety, and strict reporting conditions could ensure any breach of bail would be quickly apparent.
Magistrate Peter Morrison refused bail.
“I have evidence he belongs to the Comancheros and is a person likely to come under pressure to commit criminal acts,” Magistrate Morrison said.
“I can’t be satisfied that his being required to reside [interstate] would place him outside the reach of the Comancheros.”
Mr Morrison also raised concerns about Miller’s alleged drug use, and how it might interfere with him keeping to bail conditions.
The case will return to court next month.
President Trump on Saturday expressed optimism about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but warned that the opportunity won’t happen again, calling it a “one-time shot.”
Trump made his remarks in Charlevoix, Canada, at the end of the G-7 summit in a press conference as he prepared to depart for Singapore where he will meet with Kim on Tuesday to discuss issues such as North Korea denuclearization and an end to the Korean War.
Trump expressed hope that the summit would be good for world peace but also for the dictatorship.
“We think North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time,” he said.
He added that the North Korean government was “working very well” with the U.S. and said: “so far so good.”
“We’ll have to see what happens and we’re going to know very soon.”
The road to the summit has been bumpy, with Trump pulling out of the summit last month after aggressive language from the hermit kingdom.
“You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” he said in a letter to Kim.
Trump days later announced that the summit was back on but has remained only cautiously optimistic about how the historic meeting would pan out. On Saturday, he told reporters that while he was optimistic, Kim would only get one chance.
“It’s unknown territory in the truest sense, but I really feel confident,” he said. “I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity and he won’t have that opportunity again.”
“It’s a one-time shot and I think it’s going to work out very well,” he said.
At the end of the presser, he said that the minimum he was hoping for was a relationship and a dialogue. When asked how quickly he will know if something good will come of the summit and if Kim was serious, Trump said he’d know very quickly.
“Within the first minute I’ll know,” he said.
As for what issues would be raised at the summit, Trump said everything will be on the table:
“We’re going to raise every issue, every issue will be raised,” he said.