Former 'Hells Angels' leader takes outlaw story on the road
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
“Hells Angels” is a name that incites both fear and curiosity but for George Christie, it consumed a major part of his life.
“Being a member of any outlaw bike club hold a lot of sway,” said Christie, who describes himself as a man with few regrets.
“Outlaw bike clubs aren’t criminal organizations, they’re organizations with criminals in them,” he said.
Christie spent 40 years of his life with Hells Angels, most of that time he served as the leader of the Ventura Chapter in California.
“You know that bomb, it hit its target, killed a Mongol right in the back of the shop,” Christie says in a performance he is taking on the road called “Outlaw.”
Christie says at one point during his tenure with Hells Angels, he tried to introduce a culture of nonviolence between rival biker clubs, including the Mongols.
“My vision kind of failed,” he said.
The truce between outlaw biker gangs was shattered after incidents like the 2002 River Run Riot where three people were killed at a casino in Laughlin, Nevada.
“We were doing everything we could to put an end to what had re-erupted but we didn’t have much success,” said Christie.
Christie left Hells Angels in 2011, which was easier said than done.
“There have been a couple attempts on my life over the years... but some people are just offended that I left the organization,” said Christie.
Christie is staring in a one-man show this weekend in Las Vegas.
“Outlaw” will be performed at the Art Square Theater, 1025 S 1st St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 on Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $33 and can be ordered by calling (725) 222-9661 or online at www.ArtSquareTheatreLV.com.