Big news is coming next week about the casino's planned opening date and what entertainment it might be bringing in to celebrate the grand opening.

We have been spying hard on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, hanging on every tidbit of information about one of the most anticipated openings in Atlantic City's history. We've been speculating what celebrities and musicians they might have tapped for this momentous occasion -- and it looks like we're very close to learning all we need to know.

In a statement released today, we learned that the big reveal will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, at 11AM with a simultaneous three-city announcement in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and New York.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has opened it's Preview Center off Michigan Ave. in Atlantic City at Tanger Outlets, which is where the AC announcement will officially take place.

The Hard Rock marks a new chapter in Atlantic City introducing a new mecca for musical entertainment as the resort destination's first-ever music-inspired hotel.