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  • Bruce Cockburn at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 04/18/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 04/18/18

    Bruce Cockburn
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    04/18/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $55.00
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    Bruce Cockburn

    For 40 years, this Canadian musical legend has been capturing in song the essence of human experience – while fiercely striving to make it better. by Nicholas Jennings One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 40 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth. Throughout his career, Cockburn has deftly captured the joy, pain, fear, and faith of human experience in song. Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems, they’re going to get worse.” For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honoured with 12 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. But he never rests on his laurels. “I’d rather think about what I’m going to do next,” says Cockburn. “My models for graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stop working till they drop, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings.” His commitment to growth has made Bruce Cockburn both an exemplary citizen and a legendary artist whose prized songbook will be celebrated for many years to come. .

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Get The Led Out at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 03/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 03/24/18

    Get The Led Out
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    03/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.00-$42.00
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    Get The Led Out

    GTLO's mission is to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life in concert. In the studio, Led Zeppelin layered many guitars, vocals, keyboards, and various other instruments in a process known as "overdubbing." Quite simply, it's physically impossible for only 4 people to recreate those amazing recordings in a live performance. Zeppelin themselves never attempted replicating their recorded work in concert, as it would have required hiring additional musicians, and they just weren't about that. Get The Led Out however, is ALL about that! With an "all hands on deck" approach, GTLO in some cases will call upon members of their crew, management team, and of course the lovely Diana DeSantis in an effort to bring you the songs of Led Zeppelin just the way you remember them!

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Daniel O'Donnell at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 02/18/2018 03:00 PM EST: 02/18/18

    Daniel O'Donnell
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    02/18/2018 03:00 PM EST
    $49.00-$79.00
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    Daniel O'Donnell

    Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist, born 12 December 1961.

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • ABBA MANIA at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 02/09/2018 08:00 PM EST: 02/10/18

    ABBA MANIA
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    02/09/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $49.75
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    ABBA MANIA

    2015 tour of ABBA MANIA the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute show. This pack should hopefully assist you with marketing the show at your venue as there are a number of sample tools and reference information available in the enclosed. However if you feel that you are missing anything please do not hesitate to contact Handshake (see below) and we will do our best to help. ABBA MANIA formed in 1999 and has toured extensively worldwide since that date. Amongst the many places to play host to this ultimate ABBA concert are France, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, Venezuela, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Russia, Tahiti, USA and Australia! In December 2007 the show played a 5 weeks residency at the Star Theatre in Sydney, Australia and grossed over a million dollars! It has since returned to Australia playing this time in Brisbane where it completed a 6 months residency from October 2008 – March 2009 at the ‘Old Gold Club’ at Conrad Jupiters. Autumn 2009 saw ABBA MANIA embark on its first tour of the USA playing over 20 dates in 3 weeks before heading off to play the Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong. ABBA MANIA returned to the USA in 2010 for 4 week sell out tour ! Impressive dates in 2011 included a 40 date tour of France, Switzerland and Belgium , many many shows in the UK, ABBA MANIA returned to Singapore and grossed in excess of $500,000 over 4 shows & performed at the New Years Eve Ball for the W hotel in Doha, Qatar. During 2012 the show performed sell out shows in the UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Belgium with a 20 date tour of Holland. In 2002 it played 18 weeks in The Strand Theatre in London’s West End and throughout the UK ABBA MANIA consistently sells out week long performances and one night shows. Fans simply can’t get enough of this infectious sound recreated with integrity and respect. “Beware of imitations...this is the real musical tribute!” Polly Graham, Sunday Mirror

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • ABBA MANIA at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 01/31/2018 07:30 PM EST: 02/1/18

    ABBA MANIA
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    01/31/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $49.50 - $59.50
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    ABBA MANIA

    2015 tour of ABBA MANIA the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute show. This pack should hopefully assist you with marketing the show at your venue as there are a number of sample tools and reference information available in the enclosed. However if you feel that you are missing anything please do not hesitate to contact Handshake (see below) and we will do our best to help. ABBA MANIA formed in 1999 and has toured extensively worldwide since that date. Amongst the many places to play host to this ultimate ABBA concert are France, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, Venezuela, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Russia, Tahiti, USA and Australia! In December 2007 the show played a 5 weeks residency at the Star Theatre in Sydney, Australia and grossed over a million dollars! It has since returned to Australia playing this time in Brisbane where it completed a 6 months residency from October 2008 – March 2009 at the ‘Old Gold Club’ at Conrad Jupiters. Autumn 2009 saw ABBA MANIA embark on its first tour of the USA playing over 20 dates in 3 weeks before heading off to play the Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong. ABBA MANIA returned to the USA in 2010 for 4 week sell out tour ! Impressive dates in 2011 included a 40 date tour of France, Switzerland and Belgium , many many shows in the UK, ABBA MANIA returned to Singapore and grossed in excess of $500,000 over 4 shows & performed at the New Years Eve Ball for the W hotel in Doha, Qatar. During 2012 the show performed sell out shows in the UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Belgium with a 20 date tour of Holland. In 2002 it played 18 weeks in The Strand Theatre in London’s West End and throughout the UK ABBA MANIA consistently sells out week long performances and one night shows. Fans simply can’t get enough of this infectious sound recreated with integrity and respect. “Beware of imitations...this is the real musical tribute!” Polly Graham, Sunday Mirror

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Get The Led Out at Warner Theatre on 01/18/2018 07:30 PM EST: 01/19/18

    Get The Led Out
    Warner Theatre
    01/18/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $35.00
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    Get The Led Out

    GTLO's mission is to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life in concert. In the studio, Led Zeppelin layered many guitars, vocals, keyboards, and various other instruments in a process known as "overdubbing." Quite simply, it's physically impossible for only 4 people to recreate those amazing recordings in a live performance. Zeppelin themselves never attempted replicating their recorded work in concert, as it would have required hiring additional musicians, and they just weren't about that. Get The Led Out however, is ALL about that! With an "all hands on deck" approach, GTLO in some cases will call upon members of their crew, management team, and of course the lovely Diana DeSantis in an effort to bring you the songs of Led Zeppelin just the way you remember them!

    Venue Information
    Warner Theatre
    811 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm

  • Michael Bolton at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 12/05/2017 07:30 PM EST: 12/6/17

    Michael Bolton
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    12/05/2017 07:30 PM EST
    $49.00 - $79.00
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    Michael Bolton

    An unforgettable evening with: Michael Bolton – the multi-Grammy award-winning,iconic voice on over 53 million records sold, with hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “How am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “Time, Love and Tenderness,”“How Can We be Lovers”, “Georgia on my Mind”, and many more!

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • The Wizards Of Winter at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 11/17/2017 08:00 PM EST: 11/18/17

    The Wizards Of Winter
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    11/17/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $39.00-$49.00
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    The Wizards Of Winter

    Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the winter of 2009 as a way to give back to their hometown community. The local town's food pantry was in severe financial straits and in response, band leader Scott Kelly was looking to hold a holiday concert event to support the cause. Kelly was keenly aware of the success that symphonic-rock monolith Trans-Siberian Orchestra had acquired with their perennial Christmas pageantry. Kelly, multi-talented keyboardist took it upon himself to create a TSO tribute project, one that featured world-class musicians to emphasize his deep love for the arena-level prog-rock avatars that inspired him as a player. He approached his wife Sharon Kelly (Lead Vocal/ Flutist) and Bassist, Steve Ratchen regarding the concept, and both liked the idea. With the three of them as a nucleus, they scoured their personal address books and convened a team of stellar musicians from seasoned professionals to well-respected locals whose capability for excellence filled the projects needs. Under the banner Wizards of Winter, the ensemble was able to give back to the community with several performances of holiday music of The Trans- Siberian Orchestra in late 2010. As expected, the events were a success and the Wizards were able to help the struggling food bank. But in the process, something else happened. “We did a couple of shows that first year and people wanted to buy our album,” says Kelly. “We didn't have one.” The seed was planted. In 2011 the band embarked on writing their own holiday rock opera, “Tales Beneath a Northern Star”. What was once a tribute group created solely to call attention to a charity in need has now turned into a musical force of its own design. “For many, Christmas rock music is associated with TSO or even Mannheim Steamroller” says Founder, Scott Kelly. “There is room for something in between the extravagant production of TSO and more reserved presentation of Mannheim.” Kelly continues. “It is “here” that I see the Wizards fit”. In 2013, Kelly became friends with original TSO member Tommy Farese (“The face of TSO”), who introduced him to several other former members of that ensemble, Guy LeMonnier, Michael Lanning, and Tony Gaynor. Tommy and the others listened to The Wizards original material and really liked what they heard. The Wizards and former TSO members decided to join forces and tour together that holiday season. The band's decibel-laden philanthropic acts gave back to the community, but maintaining a constant, stable lineup proved difficult in the beginning. Eventually, the Kelly’s and Ratchen were able to put together a lineup, one Scott describes as “musicians with Masters degrees to regular self-taught rock guys that can play at the level that is required.” The WOW lineup is now fortified with vocalist Vinny Jiovino, guitarists Fred Gorhau (formerly of heavy-metal outfit Explorer) and TW Durfy, drummer Tommy Ference, bassist Greg Smith ( Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rainbow), pianist/vocalist Mary McIntyre, violinist Jen Hamilton, as well as former TSO members Guy LeMonnier (vocals), and Tony Gaynor (narration) . Wizards of Winter's 2014 self-titled debut was a startling holiday prog-rock throwback that simultaneously conveyed optimism and wonderment (“Just Believe”) and flooring metal crunch (“The Journey”). “It's a Christmas rock opera,” Kelly enthuses. “You travel on a musical journey aboard the metaphysical Arctic Flyer in search of the meaning of Christmas. If you're a science-fiction fan, it's like Dr. Who, where you board his Tardis and travel anywhere in space and time. Some spaces are happy, some are melancholy; our music encompasses the vast range of feelings people experience during the holidays. We take you on a two-and-a-half-hour emotional roller coaster, from ballads to prog-metal.” The Wizards released their second album in November 2015, titled " The Magic of Winter", to rave reviews globally. One reviewer went so far as to call it a masterpiece. Indeed, the 12-strong Wizards are starting to make heads swivel with their synergy of the symphonic and the serendipitous, touching hearts and raising a psychic goblet to the roots of progressive rock. Co-founder, Lead Vocalist/ Flutist, Sharon Kelly states, “I never anticipated writing and performing our own songs would be so emotional. They are like one of your own children. You create it, nurture it, protect it and then when ready, you let it fly on its own. People in the audience, feeling the same raw emotion that inspired us to write the songs is very moving.” Sharon adds, “The whole experience of bringing music to people is very rewarding. Especially since we see such a wide range of age in the people that attend our shows.. Our music crosses generational boundaries. “I personally find our young audience so inspiring. Reaching out their hand to me when I am singing in the audience, seeing them smile, it’s very humbling. I have had countless school age children come up to me after the show, excited to share with me that they play the flute too. “It’s not just a concert/marching band instrument" I joke with them. They usually leave saying they hope to get the opportunity to play flute in a "cool" band like the Wizards some day. Those young people are why this is so meaningful and rewarding to me. “ Says Kelly about his group's creative trajectory, “during a Wizards performance, there are many interesting highlights. We like crowd interaction; members go out into the audience, which really makes for a great performing dynamic. In the early years of TSO when they were playing theaters, there was a very relaxed, touch-the-band atmosphere. When they moved into arenas, they emphasized the light show and the show became so rehearsed and rigid”. He continues “Our audiences love the interaction that we have with them.” Lead Guitarist, Fred Gorhau explains, “There are moments every night, at every show, where things are really firing on all cylinders. It's like lightning in a bottle. This show is very much about the fans and the audience and we feed off of their reaction that we get - both during & after the show”. Gorhau adds” For me there is probably no better feeling that I get from the fans as, when they tell me, that we are their "new yearly tradition. That shows me we earned a fan for life.” Co-Founding Bass player, Steve Ratchen notes, “Having a theater full of people on their feet, knowing the lyrics to songs you've written or arranged is quite humbling”. Ratchen adds” We make it a point to stay as long as necessary after every show until we've met, chatted with and accommodated every person who's kind enough to have waited for us. I believe I speak for the entire organization when I say none of us consider it an obligation, but rather a privilege." Co-Founder, Composer, and Music Director Scott Kelly, realizes, “To watch the band grow from its humble beginnings to what it has now become today, brings a huge unending smile to my face. WOW has grown beyond our dreams and based upon the audience reaction to our original music, this is only just a start. There is a magical feeling that comes over me when I see and hear the audience sing along to our songs”. Kelly adds “Throughout my musical career, I have never performed with such a collectively talented team of people than the group of musicians that currently comprises the Wizards. I am proud to share the stage which each and every one of them.” While Team Wizards has helped make a difference through both charitable gestures and passionate performances, there's also a greater cultural arc at play. Rock music has been through a lot of permutations over five decades: Technological advancements and the internet have allowed fans to interface with all of that musical history. To that end, Wizards Of Winter are simultaneously recalling a heyday of classically tinged rock that's part and parcel of older listeners' mythology, while also amping it up in aggressive ways appealing to young rock fans. Kelly hopes that WOW will continue to bridge generations—and their attendant tastes—for something that is both commercially viable and honest. But more importantly, to make some gesture toward how music should be respected than merely “browsed,” a stance Kelly keeps a hard-line on. “I do feel that way,” he says. “You can feel it in the audiences that come to our shows. They range from eight to 80. We try to create music that has the pageantry of the late-70s, early-'80s rock shows and present ourselves accordingly. You're not going to find us showing up to play in jeans and a T-shirt. Then again, I don't want to get on the gratuitous prog side of things where you're changing time signatures just for the hell of it and making things prog madness. I want things to be accessible without being a mindless pop band.” If the next year is any indication, Kelly and his team will be putting new meaning to the term “WOW factor.” Sure, the pun is trite, but it's the best way to describe Wizards of Winter's determined drive. There's the new Christmas album coming later this year, as well as several projects that fall outside the realm of holiday commemoration, from a full-blown rock opera to an album of rock songs free from any narrative. Kelly's primary concern is for WOW to execute good work on terms they can be comfortable with. “I listen to a lot of things from Metal to Broadway shows to Drum line /Marching music,” says Kelly. “I still have a soft spot in my heart for classic prog-rock, as well. I want our music to reference all those things and reflect both precision and passion.” He starts to laugh. “Now that I'm thinking about it, this is one weird band! Additional band quotes: Guy LeMonnier (original TSO member) “I am so excited for the band's future. They have gold on their hands, whether they realize it or not and I am thrilled to be a part of the growth. I am in love with the music and really enjoy performing it” Tony Gaynor (original TSO member) “Performing with the Wizards has renewed my faith in the spirit of Christmas, and reminded me just how much great music and great musicians, touch the very souls of people….. Standing on the stage with the Wizards, as the audience erupted in applause, takes me back to my early days with TSO, just before they exploded and became a holiday tradition for family's everywhere…. I'm glad to be doing it again… Here comes the Wizards of Winter "

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Gaelic Storm at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 11/12/2017 07:00 PM EST: 11/13/17

    Gaelic Storm
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    11/12/2017 07:00 PM EST
    $42.00
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    Gaelic Storm

    After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works.Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show." Those live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" (where they performed "Irish Party in Third Class") and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band's 20th anniversary on the horizon, they're putting even more emphasis on those newer directions. "We'll push the envelope, then reel it back in, then push it again," says Murphy. "There's a lot of variety here, and that's why we can play country festivals, bluegrass festivals and rock festivals, and still fit in perfectly with each one. We wanted Matching Sweaters to reflect that range, so people could buy the CD and hear everything we're able to do in concert." When it came time to write Matching Sweaters' 12 songs, Murphy and Twigger teamed up with longtime friend and co-writer Steve Wehmeyer. Together, the three found inspiration in everything from old Irish newspapers ("The Rustling Goat Gang," whose details were gleaned from an article about a vanishing goat herd from Waterford) to bits of conversation overheard in local pubs ("Paddy's Rubber Arm"). In addition to writing new songs, the musicians have continued to play new markets every year, taking the chance to stretch their boundaries — and widen their audience — whenever possible. It helps keep them on their toes. "Playing for a new crowd is great," says Twigger. "It takes you back to those early days, where you've got something to prove. We could just do Irish festivals, but why not play a crossover show where 90% of the audience doesn't know you, and you have to make them know you? That's what makes your band good." Matching Sweaters follows in that hard-working tradition, dishing up all the ingredients fans have come to expect from Gaelic Storm — the drinking songs, sea shanties, furiously-strummed instrumentals and sing-along melodies — while spiking the mix with newer flavors. Eat it up, but make sure to save some room! There's plenty more where this came from. music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience.

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Marshall Tucker band at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 11/10/2017 08:00 PM EST: 11/11/17

    Marshall Tucker band
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    11/10/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $42.00-$49.00
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    Marshall Tucker band

    THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music. The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals. In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations. In 1980, Tommy Caldwell died as a result of injuries from an auto accident. In 1984, Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle, and Paul Riddle decided to retire. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks with the blessings of the other three continued to record and perform as The Marshall Tucker Band. 1n 1993 Toy Caldwell, who wrote the majority of their songs, passed away, as did George McCorkle in 2007. Jerry Eubanks retired in 1996 and Doug Gray continues to lead the current band of fine musicians winning new young fans as well as satisfying the loyal fans of several generations. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows. “The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock & roll" says Gray. "They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, rock & roll and all things in-between. As we've become older," Gray grins, eyes twinkling, "our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But, no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off." Gray also notes that people have gotten "married and buried" to classic MTB songs like "Desert Skies" and "Can't You See". After 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring. More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year. CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The MTB’s debut
album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album.UltimateClassicRock.com crowned the MTB's "Can't You See" as the #1 Southern Rock Song and in 2013, GRAMMY® Magazine named the group's logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Peter Yarrow at Rex Theater on 11/03/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 11/4/17

    Peter Yarrow
    Rex Theater
    11/03/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $45.00 - $50.00
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    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • ZZ Top at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 11/01/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 11/1/17

    ZZ Top
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    11/01/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $89.00 - $400.00
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    ZZ Top

    ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing. It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ TOP coalesced from the core of two rival bands, Billy’s Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dusty’s American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Top’s First Album and Rio Grande Mud that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973’s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit “La Grange,” still one of the band’s signature pieces today. The song is unabashed elemental boogie, celebrating the institution that came to be known as “the best little whorehouse in Texas.” Their next hit was “Tush,” a song about, well, let’s just say the pursuit of “the good life” that was featured on their Fandango! album, released in 1975. The band’s momentum and success built during its first decade, culminating in the legendary “World Wide Texas Tour,” a production that included a longhorn steer, a buffalo, buzzards, rattlesnakes and a Texas-shaped stage. As a touring unit, they’ve been without peer over the years, having performed before millions of fans through North America on numerous epochal tours as well as overseas where they’ve enthralled audiences from Slovenia to Argentina, from Australia to Sweden, from Russia to Japan and most points in between. Their iconography – beards, cars, girls and that magic keychain – seems to transcend all bounds of geography and language. Following a lengthy hiatus during which the individual members of the band traveled the world, they switched labels (from British Decca’s London label to Warner Bros.) and returned with two amazingly provocative albums, Deguello and El Loco. Their next release, Eliminator, was something of a paradigm shift for ZZ TOP. Their roots blues skew was intact but added to the mix were tech-age trappings that soon found a visual outlet with the nascent MTV. Suddenly, Billy, Dusty and Frank were video icons, playing a kind of Greek chorus in videos that highlighted the album’s three smash singles: “Gimme All Your Lovin’, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs.” The melding of grungy guitar-based blues with synth-pop was seamless and continued with the follow- up album Afterburner as they continued their chart juggernaut. ZZ TOP had accomplished the impossible; they had moved with the times while simultaneously bucking ephemeral trends that crossed their path. They had become more popular and more iconic without ever having to be “flavor of the week.” They had become a certified rock institution, contemporary in every way, yet still completely connected to the founding fathers of the genre. They stayed with Warner for one more album, Recycler, released in 1990 and switched to RCA where they debuted with Antenna and followed with Rhythmeen, XXX and Mescalero. Beyond that, both a lavish four CD box set compilation, Chrome, Smoke & B.B.Q. and a two-CD distillation of that package, Rancho Texicano, were released by Warner prior to The Complete Studio Albums set. In 2012, ZZ TOP unveiled LA FUTURA, their first studio album in nine years. Produced by Rick Rubin and Billy F Gibbons, and released on American Recordings, it reflected the solid blues inspiration that has powered the band since the very beginning with a contemporary approach that underscored the group’s inclination to experiment and explore new sonic vistas. The album included the widely lauded “I Gotsta Get Paid” that has become both a video and in-concert sensation. ZZ Top’s rich history became the subject of a box set release the following year. ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 offered no fewer than 10 of the band’s most lauded albums all with the original mixes restored. ZZ TOP’s brand new career retrospective The Very Baddest spans the entire course of their London, Warner Bros. and RCA years. Listeners can follow the evolution of the band’s sound from the early 70s into the 00s on either a 40 track double CD or a 20 track single CD. Live at Montreux 2013, just released on Eagle Rock Entertainment on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, showcases their live act, leaving no doubt as to why they have been such a huge concert draw for the last several decades. When it comes to the live experience, they’ve still got it. The elements that keep ZZ TOP fresh, enduring and above the transitory fray can be summed up in the three words of the band’s internal mantra: “Tone, Taste and Tenacity.” Of course, the three members of the band have done their utmost to do their part in assuring that ZZ TOP prevails. As genuine roots musicians, the members of the band have few peers. Billy is widely regarded as one of American finest blues guitarists working in the rock idiom. His influences are both the originators of the form – Muddy Waters, B.B. King, et al – as well as the British blues rockers who emerged the generation before ZZ’s ascendance. In his early days of playing, no less an idol that Jimi Hendrix singled him out for praise. Part mad scientist, part prankster, he’s a musical innovator of the highest order and a certified “guitar god.” He’s a recurring small screen presence in the hit TV series Bones in which he plays a bearded, gruff, rock guitarist. No type casting problems for Billy. Dusty has long had an affinity for rock’s origins; his earliest performances as a child included Elvis songs convincingly performed. Not only is he a bass virtuoso in his own right, his vocal prowess is awe-inspiring. He’s the lead voice you hear on “Tush” and his ferocious vocals are heard, to great effect, on his idol Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” these days, often a concert encore number and recorded by the band on Fandango! Good natured and diligent, Dusty is the rock solid bottom of ZZ TOP. Frank has also been keeping the beat in that great tradition. As both a roots and progressive drummer, he has been acknowledged as key to the band’s powerful on-stage and in-studio presence. He and Dusty, in their early years together, served as Lightnin’ Hopkins’ rhythm section which, as Frank tells it, was a life changing experience. Frank, despite his last name, is the guy in the band without a beard. But when you’re with him, you’re with a Beard. He’s a rockin’ paradox who provides the pulse of ZZ TOP. ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ TOP that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the “Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ TOP’s support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ TOP.

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    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at Warner Theatre on 10/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/22/17

    Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
    Warner Theatre
    10/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $29.75
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    Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

    "In its 25th year of successful touring, this year's Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular features "The Dark Side of the Moon"! The second half of the show features The Best of Pink Floyd including "The Wall"! There are new additions to the show list in honor of the Laser Spectacular's 25th anniversary. It's all the excitement of a live concert, with a giant video screen presentation, special effect lighting, and state-of-the-art laser technology, all choreographed to the greatest band of all-time. The LaserSpectacular continues to delight and entertain audiences worldwide. Come experience the Music of Pink Floyd as you've never seen before!"

    Venue Information
    Warner Theatre
    811 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm

  • Arlo Guthrie at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 10/20/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/21/17

    Arlo Guthrie
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    10/20/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $59.50 - $75.00
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    Arlo Guthrie

    Arlo Guthrie’s father Woody hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations. The Re:Generation tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo’s children Abe and Sarah Lee will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations.

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Wishbone Ash at Rex Theater on 10/07/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/8/17

    Wishbone Ash
    Rex Theater
    10/07/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $27.00 - $35.00
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    Wishbone Ash

    Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour Acoustic versions of beloved classics featured alongside hard-hitting numbers Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. “A great song is a great song, however it's delivered,” says bandleader Andy Powell (guitar, lead vocals). “Playing acoustically allows people to hear the 'bones' of a song and how it might have been conceived in the first place.” Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Powell. “We laid down strong musical roots in the '70s, and these roots continue to prove productive,” he says. “Also, we nurtured our fan base as much as possible through fan club conventions, newsletters and the like; but this was all given a great boost once the digital age came into being, with websites and social media.” Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth. True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth. “The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.” The fruitful results of near-constant touring are evident on the latest DVD release, “Live in Paris,” recorded in May 2015 during a three-day residency at Le Triton Theatre in Les Lilas, Paris. Powell says, “We recorded three nights of material, including current versions of some classic songs, plus some deep tracks that people won't necessarily expect.” The band recently released a four-disc “Road Works” box set, a compilation of four separate shows recorded in Germany and the UK. In October 2015, Powell completed his autobiography, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with Irish music journalist Colin Harper. The book, published by Jawbone Press, has met with public and critical acclaim. “Our concept was to root my musical story and that of the band's to the times in which I came of age,” says Powell. “That is to say, relating it to those times, decade by decade, so that the reader could get a picture of how I was impacted by the social and musical trends and how I weathered those changes. We also wanted to keep it breezy and poke a little fun at this music game at the same time.” In addition to the “Tough & Tender” Tour, Fall 2017 will also see the release of a 32-CD deluxe box set, “Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years,” on Snapper Music. There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash. Be sure to catch them on tour this September. Tour dates and more information can be found at www.wishboneash.com.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Olate Dogs at Warner Theatre on 09/30/2017 04:30 PM EDT: 09/30/17

    Olate Dogs
    Warner Theatre
    09/30/2017 04:30 PM EDT
    $25.00-$75.00

    Olate Dogs

    THE OLATE DOGS The Olate Dogsare the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.tv) are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dogtricks, human acrobatics and humor. Embodying the American Dream, Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. He got his start as a young boy of 10when he rescued his first street dogs and found he had a gift. He combined this gift of training dogs and compassion with incredible hard work. This enabled him to support his entire family by age 12 with his dog troupe. He came to the attention of a circus group and found himself performing in the United States at age 33. That is when the rise of the Olate Dogs began in earnest. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 was the beginning of their dreams comes true. Opening doors previously only imagined they are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. They command Standing Ovations performing at high profile sporting events nationwide, including NBA, College Division 1, WNBA, MLB, MiLBand more. Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a praisednew Variety Show touring the U.S.. Theyhave even taken on a new type of performance, starring in a series of acclaimed short online films promoting shelter adoptions. They are also seen on National Television for programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and the Tonight Show. Nicholas Olate started working with his father at age 6 and for the family, while having a home base in Texas, home is truly on the road. The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked out trailer. A singer and talent in his own right, Nicholas Olate has his debut album Think Big available on ITunes. The Dogs themselves have their own “Olate Dogs Christmas” CD barking the holiday classics, also available on ITunes. You can find the Olate Dogs touring the country year round. Find out where at www.olatedogs.com.

    Venue Information
    Warner Theatre
    811 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm

  • Olate Dogs at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 09/29/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 09/29/17

    Olate Dogs
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    09/29/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $75.00
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    Olate Dogs

    THE OLATE DOGS The Olate Dogsare the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.tv) are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dogtricks, human acrobatics and humor. Embodying the American Dream, Richard grew up in South America in a poor family. He got his start as a young boy of 10when he rescued his first street dogs and found he had a gift. He combined this gift of training dogs and compassion with incredible hard work. This enabled him to support his entire family by age 12 with his dog troupe. He came to the attention of a circus group and found himself performing in the United States at age 33. That is when the rise of the Olate Dogs began in earnest. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 was the beginning of their dreams comes true. Opening doors previously only imagined they are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. They command Standing Ovations performing at high profile sporting events nationwide, including NBA, College Division 1, WNBA, MLB, MiLBand more. Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a praisednew Variety Show touring the U.S.. Theyhave even taken on a new type of performance, starring in a series of acclaimed short online films promoting shelter adoptions. They are also seen on National Television for programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and the Tonight Show. Nicholas Olate started working with his father at age 6 and for the family, while having a home base in Texas, home is truly on the road. The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the family and travel in their own air conditioned, tricked out trailer. A singer and talent in his own right, Nicholas Olate has his debut album Think Big available on ITunes. The Dogs themselves have their own “Olate Dogs Christmas” CD barking the holiday classics, also available on ITunes. You can find the Olate Dogs touring the country year round. Find out where at www.olatedogs.com.

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Robert Cray at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/19/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/20/17

    Robert Cray
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/19/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00 - $59.00
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    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/19/17

    Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $59.00 - $84.00
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    Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

    50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Still met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remainsa transformative era for the two artists. This summer, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint summer tourmarks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, due out Summer of 2017, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build. Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote and demoed his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Still is best known for the hits “ For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield and “Love The One You’re With” from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield). Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She’s earnedfive Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has published two memoirs, one novel, and,in 1975, was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman.Collins is also a lifelong activist.

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Ann Wilson at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/16/17

    Ann Wilson
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00 - $75.00
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    Ann Wilson

    American musician and songwriter, born 19 June 1950 in San Diego, California, USA. Sister of Nancy Wilson (2).

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Dick Dale at Rex Theater on 08/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/14/17

    Dick Dale
    Rex Theater
    08/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $40.00
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    Supporting Acts: Atomic Mosquitos

    Dick Dale

    The Dick Dale Phenomenon. His style is something different and unique. Since his first appearances Balboa, Ca. at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom, he has set and broken attendance records everywhere he's performed. His appearances at the Rendezvous Ballroom broke every existing record for the Ballroom by drawing capacity crowds of over four thousand screaming dancing fans every weekend each night down on the Balboa peninsula. Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before. Leo Fender gave the Fender Stratocaster along with a Fender Amp to Dale and told him to beat it to death and tell him what he thought of it. Dale took the guitar and started to beat it to death, and he blew up Leo Fender's amp and blew out the speaker. Dale proceeded to blow up forty nine amps and speakers; they would actually catch on fire. Leo would say, 'Dick, why do you have to play so loud?' Dale would explain that he wanted to create the sound of Gene Krupa the famous jazz drummer that created the sounds of the native dancers in the jungles along with the roar of mother nature's creature's and the roar of the ocean. Leo Fender kept giving Dale amps and Dale kept blowing them up! Till one night Leo and his right hand man Freddy T. went down to the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Balboa, California and stood in the middle of Four Thousand screaming dancing Dick Dale fans and said to Freddy, I now know what Dick Dale is trying to tell me. Back to the drawing board. A special 85 watt output transformer was made that peaked 100 watts when dale would pump up the volume of his amp, this transformer would create the sounds along with Dale's style of playing, the kind of sounds that Dale dreamed of. BUT! they now needed a speaker that would handle the power and not burn up from the volume that would come from Dale's guitar. Leo, Freddy and Dale went to the James B. Lansing speaker company, and they explained that they wanted a fifteen inch speaker built to their specifications. That speaker would soon be known as the 15'' JBL -D130 speaker. It made the complete package for Dale to play through and was named the Single Showman Amp. When Dale plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the new Showman Amp and speaker cabinet, Dale became the first creature on earth to jump from the volume scale of a modest quiet guitar player on a scale of 4 to blasting up through the volume scale to TEN! That is when Dale became the "Father of Heavy Metal" as quoted from Guitar Player Magazine. Dale broke through the electronic barrier limitations of that era! Dale still wanted to go further, and as the crowds increased, Dale's volume increased, but he still wanted a bigger punch with thickness in the sound so that it would pulsate into the audience and leave them breathless. The JBL-D130 was doing its job until Dale froze it in the frame that held the speaker, the speaker cone would twist from the heavy playing from Dale and it would soon twist and stop to fluctuate back n forth. Leo, Freddy and Dale went back to the JBL speaker company and told them to rubberize the front ridge of the speaker allowing it to push forward and backward from the signal of Dale's guitar without cocking and twisting. The new updated version was called the JBL D-130F; the F stood for Fender. Leo, Freddy and Dale designed a speaker cabinet and in which they installed 2 -15''-JBL-D130F's. This caused Leo Fender to have to create a new and more powerful output transformer, they would call it the Dick Dale Transformer and it was made by the Triad Company. This became the 100 watt output transformer that would actually peak 180 watts. Nothing like this had ever been done before in the world of guitars and amplifiers. This became known as the Dual-Showman Piggy Back Amp. This is why Dick Dale is called the Father of all the power Players in the world! It is a Phenomena, that Dale is still playing with not only the same vengeance as he did in the 50's, but his playing is unleashed and shredding into the 90's with a focus and power as if from mother nature. He shares the stage with fellow players of all generations up into the alternative's of the 90's. Being completely self taught, Dick Dale plays left handed upside down which was a result of holding the guitar left-handed. The strings became upside-down, chords are designed for right handed players making it very difficult for a left handed player unless he were to change the strings for a left handed guitar, something that Dale never did. Dale is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars'. As well as the Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Piano, Organ, Electronic Keyboard, Harpsichord, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Harmonica, Xylophone and, believe it or not... the Accordion! Dale was also responsible for another creation to the world of guitar players, "The Fender Tank Reverb". As Dale sang in his shows, he found that he did not have a vibrato in his voice, and he did not like the straight flat dry sound. to sustain his vocal notes, he turned to an old Hammond organ and found a reverb unit and showed it to Leo Fender and together they came up with the "Fender Tank Reverb". Dale then plugged a Shure Dynamic Bird cage Microphone into it and as Dale sang, his voice took on a very rich, sexy and full sound. Later, Dale then plugged his Fender Stratocaster guitar into the Reverb Tank to sustain his guitar notes which became Dale's trademark sound.) (NOTE) Dale had already been titled "King of the Surf Guitar" by his surfer friends before his creation of the Fender Reverb, Dale's first album called "Surfer's Choice" was the first Surfing album to be commercially sold with a picture of Dale surfing by the pier in San Clemente, Ca. with a surfing title on it. This album alone sold over eighty-eight thousand albums in the late 50's and today in the 90's it would be like 4 million. There was not one song on that album that had a Reverb for effects, everything was played with nothing but Dale's sheer force and power. A bit of trivia, Dale's recording of "Miserlou" became the title song for Quentin Tarantino's Blockbuster movie "Pulp Fiction". Dick Dale has been called one of the hardest working men in show business. In the past five years he has maintained a heavy concert tour and public appearance schedule throughout the world. Focusing in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, South America and the U.S. He makes time to endorse some of his favorite products, including Dean Markley strings, Dale's string sizes are 16p, 18p, 20p. 38w, 48w, 58w...they use to be 39w, 49w, 60w.....he says he's getting lazy now. Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Graphtech String Saddles, Billabong clothing and Australia's Ugg Boot Company. Perhaps his most prominent endorsement would have to be for Fender Musical Instruments. Because of the popularity of Dale's signature playing, Fender added to their inventory of guitars, the making of the Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster which seems to be a favorite amongst the Dick Dale guitar players. John English, Fender's custom guitar maker set out to the task of building Dale's Signature Stratocaster guitar with Dale being the overseer. To be included with his favorites was the honor distinction to be the first musician ever to be endorsed by Telex Corp. Using the Telex FMR450 Digital Wireless which has made it possible for Dale to play his guitar walking into the audience. Along with his Dual Showman Fender Amps, Dale is particular in what tubes that he uses to help create his sound, he has chosen Ruby Tubes from a company called Magic Parts located in Point Reyes Station, California (800) 451-1992 Dale has also recorded original material for Disneyland's Space Mountain roller coaster ride, and the soundtrack for the History of NASA video shown in Space Mountain. Dale's music is being used in all the Disneyland's throughout the world along with being featured in a Disneyland Music album which is being sold by Disneyland. May 21, 1998 a historical day for Disneyland, Dick Dale was chosen to be the person to highlight the grand opening of Tomorrowland by standing on top of Space Mountain (without the use of a safety harness) with his Gold Fender Stratocaster guitar (the beast) and play for all to hear throughout Disneyland "Ghost Riders"& "Miserlou" - Dale's music has gone down in the annals of Disneyland history. Being a unique and versatile artist, Dick Dale is not limited to his musical skills. He has proved to be a respected Home designer and builder, personally designing and hand drawing the elevations and building his parents 7,000 square foot single story dream home in the California high desert so that he can be within easy reach to them. As of January 24, Dale's parent's celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, his dad is 86 and his mother is 81 years young. Dale is an accomplished Horseman, Exotic Animal Trainer, Surfer, Martial Arts Expert, Archer, and Pilot. His favorite plane is a Cessna 337B Super Skymaster, a twin tailed, front and rear engine aircraft which was also flown in the military and also sold to the general aviation pilots. Dale has a twin engine pilot rating. Featured in various articles including the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, Guitar World Magazine, Guitar and Guitar Player Mag and just recently the back cover of Fender Frontline Magazine with his 5 year old son Jimmy Stix holding their Fender Strats. And in 1981, Dick Dale was awarded Guitarist of the Year by Guitar Player Magazine. 2007 Dick Dale Presented 3rd only Personalized Medallion in 40 Years from Guitar Player Magazine as ''Guitar Legend''. 2006 Dick Dale Inducted the First Presidential Historical Society Lifetime Member in Quincy Massachusetts into the Presidential Historical Building. 2006 Dick Dale voted No. 1 Top Concert in 400 concerts and 400 Bands and Artists in Madrid Spain. 2000 Dick Dale Presented "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 2000 Dick Dale inducted into the "White House Congressional Hall of Records" by Congressman "Jerry Lewis" (NOTE) The Complete Dick Dale White House Congressional Records File can be viewed by entering the Personal File listing on the Dick Dale Home Page... 1999 Dick Dale Nominated for "Lifetime Achievement Award" by "The L.A. Weekly Magazine" 1998 Dale Performed on top of "Space Mountain" for Grand Opening of "Tomorrowland" 1997 Dale Recorded and Performed the Music for Disneyland "Space Mountain" 1996 Dale Inducted into the "Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame" - Hollywood, California 1996 Dale presented a Platinum Record award for his performance recording of Miserlou, the guitar instrumental that gave Quentin Tarantino the energy force to create the the all time award movie Pulp Fiction. Miserlou was made the Title song. Dale awarded the Lifetime Pop Music Culture Award from UC Berkeley with Ice-T, John Lee Hooker and Mick Fleetwood (Drummer of Fleetwood Mac) 1989 Dale Inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame located in the Hall of Champions building in San Diego, Ca.. 1988 Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn Nominated for a Grammy Award for the music in the motion picture Back to the Beach. 1986 Dale was named Forefather of Rock and Roll by Thirty Years of Rock and Roll, 1963 Dale was the first power rock guitarist to be featured in a double page layout in Life magazine. 1963 Dale was the 1st rock guitarist to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, The nation's number one national show. Dick Dale was the first person to create the surf music sound. The first to take a sport and develop a music for it. He was also the first to have more than one record on the Top Ten charts at one time, and also to have five songs from a single album on the charts at once. He was first to sell out the Los Angeles sports arena. Dick Dale's Performance Movie Credits: "A Swinging Affair" Featured role as Dick Dale "Let's Make Love" Starring: Marilyn Monroe "Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Muscle Beach Party" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale "Back To the Beach" Starring: Annette Funacello & Frankie Avalon, featured role as Dick Dale Dick Dale's Music for Movies: Movie - "Pulp Fiction" - Title Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Escape From L.A." - (starring"Kurt Russell") Song:'Scalped' Movie - "Space Jam" - Song: 'Miserlou' Movie - "Kid in King Arthur's Court" - Song: 'Surf Beat' Movie - "The Heavyweights" - Song: 'NiteRider' Movie - "Barbed Wire" - Song: 'Nitro' Movie - "American Vampire" - Song: Movie - "Jesus's Son" - Song: Surf Buggy' ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Television Commercials: TV - "Domino's Pizza" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Mountain Dew" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Nisson Maxma" - Song: 'Miserlou' TV - "Barclay's Bank of London" - Song: 'Nitrus" TV - "Philips Flat Screen TV" - Song: 'Esperanza' TV - "Bartles n Jame's" - Song: 'Surf Beat' TV - "Paramount Great America Amusement Parks" - Song: 'Nitro' TV - "Soloflex Workout Station" - Song: 'Take it Off' TV - "PBS" Public Broadcasting System - Rock n Roll Documentary - Dick Dale as a Rock n Roll Innovator- ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Yamaha World Racing Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Denver Colorado Avalanch Hockey Team" - Song: 'Scalped' "Long Beach California Ice Dogs Hockey Team" - Song - 'Miserlou' (many more to be updated, 'I'm taking a break') ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MUSIC FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION SHOWS 2001 - THE WEBER SHOW - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - FRIENDS - Song: 'Miserlou' 2001 - PULP FICTION - Song: 'Miserlou' 2000 - STAR TREK VOYAGER - Song: 'Lets go Trippen' 2000 - SUPER BOWL - Song: 'Miserlou' ------------------------------------------------------------ Dick Dale's Appearance TV Credits: "Rosie O' Donnell Show" "David Letterman Show" "Conan O'Brian Show" "MTV" "PBS Special" "Beverly Hills 90210" "E" "CNN" "VH1" "Beavis & Butthead" MTV "Jools Holland'' BBC England with Eric Clapton, Dr. John, "Ed Sullivan Show" "Some guitar players play great, but Dick Dale is a great player." "Some people are talented guitarists, but Dick Dale is a guitar talent." "Some people play to sound great, but Dick Dale plays a great sound."

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Don Felder at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/06/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/7/17

    Don Felder
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/06/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $59.50 - $75.00
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    Don Felder

    Don Felder is renowned as former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated to music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit - the iconic, Grammy-studded smash "Hotel California" - along with fan favorites like "Victim of Love" and "Those Shoes." He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like "Hotel California," "One of These Nights," "New Kid In Town," and numerous more. After leaving the group in 2001, Felder also became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008. Growing up in the Gainesville, FL local music scene, Don Felder would incongruously encounter a number of the greatest talents that would go on to change rock and roll history. In high school, he formed a band with a young Stephen Stills; Felder also gave guitar lessons to a teenaged Tom Petty at the local music store, and The Allman Brothers were also local pals. "Duane Allman was first person I ever saw play electric-slide guitar," Felder recalls. "I said, 'You've got to show me how to do that,' so we sat on his mother's floor in Daytona Beach and Duane taught me how to play slide." Florida is also where a young Felder would first meet Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles who would be instrumental in bringing his childhood friend into the band. In fact, it was Leadon who encouraged him to come out to Los Angeles, where Felder found himself working both with The Eagles and in both sessions and live performances for numerous music legends spanning the musical spectrum: The Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand - and even and old friend, Steven Stills. Putting all the tumult and glory he'd experienced to that point into perspective gave new urgency to the creation of Road to Forever - only Felder's second solo effort in a storied, four-decade-plus sojourn through rock history. Road to Forever represents the culmination of a personal journey of introspection that Felder began over ten years ago. In 2001, he suffered an emotionally-devastating double blow - separating acrimoniously from The Eagles for the last time while facing the end of his first marriage, which had lasted 29 years and produced four children. "Every identity I'd been attached to - musician, husband, and father - was being taken away," he says. To heal, Felder began writing down as many memories as he could, putting his past in perspective. Finding these musings compelling, Felder was inspired to write a book, and connected with legendary Hollywood deal-maker Michael Ovitz to set it up. "Two weeks later, I went to New York with a three-page synopsis, and received four offers from publishers," Felder says. "Now I was forced to reflect on my life." That introspection inspired him to "write out the stories of my life as songs. After I collected myself, I found I needed to go out and play music again, and that's how I began recording the upcoming album "Who would ever thought that a guitar player from Gainesville would go on to be in The Eagles, and then become a best-selling author?" Felder continues. I had to figure all that out for myself, and I'm glad that I did. In the process of making the upcoming album, I found out who I really am - I had to find out what happened when I almost lost it all."

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Corey Feldman & The Angels at WYNFIELDS SPORTS BAR on 07/25/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/26/17

    Corey Feldman & The Angels
    WYNFIELDS SPORTS BAR
    07/25/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $75.00
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    Corey Feldman & The Angels

    The Tour: Corey Feldman is launching a very ambitious world tour starting 1 city at a time right here in the USA. This will mark the 5th time the Iconic performer has toured the United States both as a solo artist, and also with his band Truth Movement. Although Corey performed all over the US multiple times with his band over the past decade, This will be his 1st "Solo" tour in 14 years! Returning to the stage as a solo artist with the worlds most Beautiful and Angelic backing band ever created. Featuring 1 of EDMs up & coming premier DJs DJAC aka Angel Courtney Anne. This tour will also be A career spanning performance of all of his greatest solo classics, and all of the wellknown hits off of his newest CD (Angelic 2 The Core). Corey will be performing rare songs from all of his solo albums and classic originals from his film soundtrack catalogue, and covers of some of the hits from his own films, including songs off iconic motion picture film soundtracks such as Dream a Little Dream, Lost Boys, The Goonies, & more. Featuring the worlds 1st All Female Angelic Band! This high energy performance is packed with classic songs from 5 decades, and some of the biggest Billboard and Chart topping hits in pop culture this year. Don't miss your chance 2 witness a part of History, and become part of the experience. VIP Golden Circle Meet & Greet Experiences are available.

    Venue Information
    WYNFIELDS SPORTS BAR
    190 HIGHWAY a1a
    Satellite Beach, FL 32937

  • Ace Frehley at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 07/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/22/17

    Ace Frehley
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    07/21/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00-$59.00
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    Ace Frehley

    Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and postKISS work including 2009 Anomaly, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original band. A career in music was in the cards for Ace from the very beginning. “I decided when I was sixteen yearsold that I wanted to be a professional musician,” Frehley asserts. “Not only did I decide that but I always felt that I was gonna make it. I’ve always had the power of foresight and I felt it was destiny for me. I knew it was gonna happen, if it wasn’t with KISS it would have happened with someone else. I distinctly remember seeing Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Who, all groups who I admired tremendously, but at the same time there was a little voice in the back of my head going, “You can do that too.” Early on, Ace recognized the importance of fusing explosive musicality with “look at me ma” showmanship. “The Who was a big inspiration on me. The day I saw The Who play for the first time in 1967 at the RKO Theater changed my life. Seeing Pete Townshend made me realize playing live onstage wasn’t just about peeling off impressive licks but you have to entertain too. I knew then that I wanted to do something musical and theatrical. I remember playing in high school bands and lighting off smoke bombs (laughs). I painted dayglo flowers on my drummer’s drums and put a black light in front of the kit so it would glow. I put lights in a guitar when I was eighteenyearsold.” Heavily inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend, Ace Frehley was a devoted student of rock and roll, practicing his craft by studiously listening to records by those classic players and treating them as sacred music scrolls. Little did the Bronx born musician know that years later the tables would be turned and his revolutionary sixstring axe work as a member of KISS and a solo artist would inspire millions of guitars players around the globe to follow in his footsteps. Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, Lenny Kravitz and the late Dimebag Darrell of Pantera are amongst the numerous artists whom have pointed to the legendary guitarist as a profound inspiration. It’s an honor that Frehley acknowledges with characteristic modesty. “I don’t think much about how I influenced a whole generation of guitar players because that idea is so big (laughs). I’m not egotistical and I try to be humble about all facets of my life but it’s kind of mind blowing to know I was a huge influence on a new crop of guitar players in the same way that people like Hendrix, Page, Beck and Townshend had an impact on me. I was influenced by all those players and now I’m lucky enough to have that kind of influence on guitar players younger than me that grew up listening to KISS and Ace Frehley. It goes full circle and it’s the way that rock and roll evolves. It’s a good feeling and it makes me feel proud. I hear my influence on some players and it just puts a smile on my face and gives me a little hop in my step.” (laughs) More than four decades ago, Ace Frehley was rewarded with that life changing, big break that all aspiring musicians can only dream about. Answering a "Guitar Player Wanted" ad in New York's Village Voice weekly newspaper, the struggling 22yearold musician showed up to an audition for a new hard rock band at a seedy downtown loft with egg crates hastily plastered to the walls to act as a noise buffer for the sonic commotion unfolding inside. Ever the individualist, Frehley famously turned up wearing one red and orange sneaker and dutifully blasted off some of his signature fiery licks, leaving proverbial jaws on the ground and reducing all other candidates to dust. Having "aced" his tryout, he joined forces with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss and KISS was born. Signed to fledgling new label Casablanca Records, KISS took the music world by storm. Wearing garish makeup and decked out in outrageous costumes, love them or hate them KISS was a band you would never forget. Borrowing elements of their look from shockrock master Alice Cooper and comic books, and horror films, the band's glorious tsunami of sound drew sweaty inspiration from the best of Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, The Who, Rolling Stones and others. Defying critics who slammed them as talented clowns in black leather and sixinch heels, KISS kicked down the doors of convention with the perfect triumvirate of explosive music, unforgettable image and spectacular stage show. “Once we started playing live and we found our niche, I really got the sense that it was gonna go somewhere, Frehley recalls. “Everyone in the band was on the same page back then. Everyone was committed in their own way. Gene did a lot on the publicity end because at the time we didn’t have a publicist. (laughs) In essence, in the beginning Gene was our publicist. I was more of the design guy—I designed the KISS logo; I suggested Paul put one star on his eye. We all worked together as a team.” The group's tireless work ethic and unshakable commitment to do anything to make it helped catapult KISS to stardom on the heels of their seminal 1975 album, Alive! For the next several years, through such albums as Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over and Love Gun, KISS became an international phenomenon, racking up multiplatinum records and sold out concerts around the globe. For Frehley, the realization that KISS was now one of the biggest bands in the world came “when we played three nights at Madison Square Garden. That was a pretty special three days. It was our hometown and here we are playing Madison Square Garden. It was where we struggled in our early days rehearsing in a small loft and playing small clubs. That’s when it really sank in that we had made it big.” As both a showman and musician, Frehley made an indelible impact on popular culture as a member of KISS. Whether firing rockets off his guitar, bringing crowds to delirium with his smoking guitar effect or impressing fans with his explosive fleet fingered sixstring guitar work, in a band not renowned for its playing ability, he drew critical and public accolades for his accomplished musicianship. Taking a break from KISSmania, in September of '78 the band members released four separate solo albums. Ace Frehley's debut solo album was by far the runaway biggest seller, spawning the smash hit, "New York Groove." “Eddie Kramer’s assistant suggested we cut ‘New York Groove’, recounted Frehley. “When I first heard the song I wasn’t too keen on tracking it but Eddie pushed me and said, “C’mon Ace, you should try it.” After we recorded it I still didn’t think that it was really the right song for me to do. It’s not the kind of song I would ever write. But what do I know, it turned out to be my biggest hit!” (laughs) The ramifications of his surprise success as a solo artist were far reaching as Ace explains: “The success of my ’78 solo album definitely planted the seed for my eventually leaving KISS to pursue a solo career. I felt I was more creative apart from the guys than with them. The success of my solo album opened my eyes and made me a little more cocky. It made me realize that I had the ability to do it on my own.” Splitting from KISS in the early eighties, the first fruits of Ace’s creative efforts came in 1987 with his new band, Frehley's Comet and eponymous debut album, which yielded the FM radio hit, "Into the Night," a track penned by Russ Ballard who also wrote Frehley's signature '78 smash "New York Groove". From there, Frehley was on a roll, issuing a string of wellreceived solo albumsSecond Sighting, Live + One and Trouble Walkin'each demonstrating his spectacular sixstring abilities and immense gift for crafting imaginative and arena ready rockers was safely intact. Looking back Frehley observes: “I enjoyed the freedom of going solo but it was scary. Once I’d actually left KISS and it sank in, I realized that the other three guys in the group did more than I thought. I soon found out it’s a much bigger undertaking to go solo than I’d anticipated. I have fond memories of the Frehley’s Comet days. That first lineup was great and it evolved over the years. We put out some good music and were a really good live band. It was a lot of fun playing with those guys. If I wouldn’t have run into trouble with drugs and alcohol I think the band would have gone a lot further. But we all have our demons and we deal with them in different ways.” Reuniting with KISS in 1996, Frehley teamed up with his old mates for a spectacularly successful fiveyear run numbering sold out concerts around the globe and high profile appearances at the Super Bowl and the Olympics. Splitting from the group in 2001 after their "Farewell Tour", Frehley needed to recharge his creative batteries and took a much needed sabbatical after decades in the rock and roll circus. Eight years later, to the eternal joy of his loyal fan base, in 2009 "Space Ace" returned to the music scene with his first new studio album in twenty years. A commercial and artistic triumph, Anomaly, proved to be his highest charting album since his classic 1978 solo debut. In 2011, he added yet another accolade to his mantel as a New York Times best selling book author with No Regrets, a hard hitting and honest account of his tumultuous career. Having battled substance abuse for decades, in 2014 Frehley is seven years clean and sober and driven by a newfound commitment and focus to his artistry. On December 17, 2013 Ace and the original lineup of KISS was nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in the 2014 class. Entertainment One Music is proud to announce the addition of the legendary Ace Frehley to its roster. His new solo album, as yet untitled, is due for release in the spring of 2014 and promises to forge yet another exciting chapter in the life of one of rock's most influential and distinctive artists. “Fans can expect something closer to my ’78 solo record,” Frehley reveals. “Over the past couple of months I’ve been listening to my old records and trying to find that formula that I’ve captured so many times in the past. I recently played some of my new music for a few people at my label and they were blown away. It reaffirmed in my mind that I’m on the right path and I think my fans are going to love the results. It’s gonna be a great record.”

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/

  • Don Felder at King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL) on 07/17/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/18/17

    Don Felder
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    07/17/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00-$59.00
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    Don Felder

    Don Felder is renowned as former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band's record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated to music and co-wrote The Eagles' biggest hit - the iconic, Grammy-studded smash "Hotel California" - along with fan favorites like "Victim of Love" and "Those Shoes." He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like "Hotel California," "One of These Nights," "New Kid In Town," and numerous more. After leaving the group in 2001, Felder also became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008. Growing up in the Gainesville, FL local music scene, Don Felder would incongruously encounter a number of the greatest talents that would go on to change rock and roll history. In high school, he formed a band with a young Stephen Stills; Felder also gave guitar lessons to a teenaged Tom Petty at the local music store, and The Allman Brothers were also local pals. "Duane Allman was first person I ever saw play electric-slide guitar," Felder recalls. "I said, 'You've got to show me how to do that,' so we sat on his mother's floor in Daytona Beach and Duane taught me how to play slide." Florida is also where a young Felder would first meet Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles who would be instrumental in bringing his childhood friend into the band. In fact, it was Leadon who encouraged him to come out to Los Angeles, where Felder found himself working both with The Eagles and in both sessions and live performances for numerous music legends spanning the musical spectrum: The Bee Gees, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Kenny Loggins, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand - and even and old friend, Steven Stills. Putting all the tumult and glory he'd experienced to that point into perspective gave new urgency to the creation of Road to Forever - only Felder's second solo effort in a storied, four-decade-plus sojourn through rock history. Road to Forever represents the culmination of a personal journey of introspection that Felder began over ten years ago. In 2001, he suffered an emotionally-devastating double blow - separating acrimoniously from The Eagles for the last time while facing the end of his first marriage, which had lasted 29 years and produced four children. "Every identity I'd been attached to - musician, husband, and father - was being taken away," he says. To heal, Felder began writing down as many memories as he could, putting his past in perspective. Finding these musings compelling, Felder was inspired to write a book, and connected with legendary Hollywood deal-maker Michael Ovitz to set it up. "Two weeks later, I went to New York with a three-page synopsis, and received four offers from publishers," Felder says. "Now I was forced to reflect on my life." That introspection inspired him to "write out the stories of my life as songs. After I collected myself, I found I needed to go out and play music again, and that's how I began recording the upcoming album "Who would ever thought that a guitar player from Gainesville would go on to be in The Eagles, and then become a best-selling author?" Felder continues. I had to figure all that out for myself, and I'm glad that I did. In the process of making the upcoming album, I found out who I really am - I had to find out what happened when I almost lost it all."

    Venue Information
    King Center of the Performing Arts (Melbourne, FL)
    3865 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32934
    http://www.kingcenter.com/