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The Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan are coming to Cincinnati

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27th
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Riverbend Music Center
  • Ticket prices: $15.25 - $215.50
  • Tickets go on sale Friday, January 12th at 10 a.m.
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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers announced today their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour. The legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, June 27.

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977’s sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including “Album of the Year”) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band’s biggest hits, with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Listen To The Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Dayton

  • Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: The Rose Music Center at The Heights
  • Ticket prices: $23.50 - $107
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Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed to Huber Heights, OH to appear at Rose Music Center for one night only on Saturday, May 26. The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. His latest play, Meteor Shower, will premiere on Broadway this November 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti; and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, The Long-Awaited Album, on Rounder Records.Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including Damages, Primetime Glick, Merlin and SCTV Network 90. Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show Maya & Marty.

Foreigner is coming to Cincinnati

  • Date: Tuesday, June 26th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Riverbend Music Center
  • Ticket prices: $25 - $350
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Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, are getting into the holiday gift-giving spirit early with the announcement of their 2018 29-city summer “Juke Box Heroes Tour”. Nothing warms up the chilly holiday season like the promise of a hot summer tour, and concert tickets make the perfect gift.

The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 26th. All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock, and will bring a summer of great music across the country. Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary tour was one of last summer’s bestselling runs.

“I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K. countrymen, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham, for what’s sure to be a rockin’ summer tour in the States,” says Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.

As Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale says, “We are truly excited and looking forward to playing in 2018 with our friends, Foreigner and Jason Bonham, on their North American tour.” Says Jason Bonham, “Being part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour last summer was wonderful. Opening a show like that was very special to me, so when Mick asked if I’d do it again in 2018, I said yes without hesitation. I’m excited that Whitesnake will be filling out the middle slot this time as I’ve known David since I was 14 years old. It’s going to be a WHOLE LOTTA FUN!”

Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, Foreigner has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts forty years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart success. Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith, and most of their Classic Rock peers. (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17). Foreigner’s catalog sales were recently celebrated in Business Insider as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, and Bon Jovi.

Throughout this tour, Foreigner will continue their long-standing partnership with The Grammy Museum, by which local school choirs are invited to join the band on stage in almost every market they play. Through this program over the past several years, the band has raised well into the six figures for music in school programs, and given thousands of students a life-changing experience to rock on stage with one of the most well-known bands of all time.

The band recently released a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features 40 tracks tracing their distinguished career. Entitled 40, the album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup, with Kelly Hansen on vocals. All tracks were recorded between 1977 and 2017. The current line-up is Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, saxophone, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar), and Chris Frazier (drums).

Founded in 1978 by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, Whitesnake has earned multi-Platinum status for numerous albums, including ‘Trouble’, ‘Lovehunter’, ‘Ready and Willing,’ and ‘Come An’ Get It’, as well as the album that introduced the explosive hard rock revamped Whitesnake sound with Slide in it. The band is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987’s self-titled multi-Platinum smash hit album, Whitesnake. From these albums came multiple Top 10 hits worldwide, including two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love,” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night,” all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2018. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) are currently in the studio recording their tentatively titled new studio album ‘Flesh & Blood’.

Following his participation in the monumental reunion of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 arena in 2007, drummer Jason Bonham decided to take the music his father was such a huge part of out on the road. The result became Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Best described as a band that perfectly recreates the music of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening not only celebrates one of music’s most iconic bands but also the life of Bonham’s late father, who died in 1980.

When asked why he decided to start the project, Jason said, “It was medicine to relieve myself from the amount of Led Zeppelin that I had studied and rehearsed prior to the O2 show and then dealing with the realization that it wasn’t going to go anywhere beyond that one concert. It originally began as me just wanting to put together a show, but once I realized I could make it more than just the music it became something more. It gave me the opportunity to give a little nod to what everyone knows about my dad’s wild side but also show his sensitive side as well. For me, he was always dad at home and this was an idea to show a deeper side of that.”

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to town — and here’s how to get your tickets

The famous actor-comedy duo Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed to Huber Heights to appear at Rose Music Center for one night only on Saturday, May 26, 2018, and at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

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Tickets for the Huber Heights show are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Rosemusiccenter.com. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine. 

Tickets for the Cincinnati show are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.PNCPavilion.com. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.

>> 6 great places to eat near Rose Music Center

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Steve Martin has won an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including “The Jerk,”” Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “Roxanne,” “Parenthood,” “L.A. Story” and “Father of the Bride.” 

As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel “An Object of Beauty,” the play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a collection of comic pieces “Pure Drivel,” a best-selling novella “Shopgirl” and his memoir “Born Standing Up.” 

His latest play, “Meteor Shower,” will premiere on Broadway this Nov. 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. 

Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, “Love Has Come For You,” a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. “Love Has Come For You” won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical “Bright Star.”

Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, “So Familiar,” was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, “The Long-Awaited Album,” on Rounder Records. 

Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy “Innerspace,” “Three Amigos” and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the “Father of the Bride” series. 

He has appeared in Broadway productions including his 2006 revue “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s “Little Me.” 

Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including “Damages,” “Primetime Glick,” “Merlin” and “SCTV Network 90.” Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show “Maya & Marty.”

Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull’s 50th Anniversary Tour

It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way. To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH on Wednesday, September 5th.  

  • Date: Wednesday, September 5th 
  • Time: 7 p.m. 
  • Location: Rose Music Center 
  • Ticket Prices: $23.50 - $83.00
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The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year. Founder, front man and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece!  

Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.  

Anderson says: “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”  

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests.  

ABOUT JETHRO TULL 

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.  

For more on Jethro Tull:  www.JethroTull.com 

 

Rose Music Center announces first show for next concert season — and it’s legendary

One of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time is celebrating the big 5-0!

The celebration includes a world tour that includes a stop at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights next September, the Rose Music Center announced. This is the venue’s first concert announcement for the 2018 concert season.

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Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Anderson is the group’s founder, front man and flautist. 

Anderson will be accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests. 

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. 

>> Grab these holiday hot tickets

Ticket prices will range from $23.50 to $83 plus fees.

Tickets for the Huber Heights show went  on sale to the public beginning 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Rosemusiccenter.com. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

>> Who’s coming to one of the region’s biggest country music parties?

You can still get tickets to Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” tour stopping near here 

Taylor Swift announced the first round of dates for her new “Reputation” stadium tour on Monday, Nov.13, just after the release of her sixth album of the same name. 

The tour kicks off in May and will travel to stadiums across North America throughout the summer and into early fall.

>> Who’s coming to Country Concert ‘18?

The tour includes a few stops in Ohio, plus a few more still close to home or a quick escape away:

  • June 2: Soldier Field in Chicago
  • June 30: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville 
  • July 7: Ohio Stadium in Columbus
  • July 17: First Energy Stadium in Cleveland
  • Aug. 25: Nissan Stadium in Nashville
  • Aug. 28: Ford Field in Detroit
  • Sept. 15 – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 13, though fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance via the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program.

>> WATCH: Taylor Swift rocks two songs from “Reputation” on SNL

Registration is currently open and continues until Thursday, Nov. 28. 

Additional dates will be announced at a later date for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 

>> Celebrity spottings: Some of the stars we’ve seen in Dayton

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade star lineup announced

Big-named stars will headlining this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 2017.

Jimmy Fallon, Smokey Robinson, Wyclef Jean and Leslie Odom, Jr. will be joining 98 Degrees and the Goo Goo Dolls for the annual New York City spectacular, People reported.

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Broadway will also highlight new shows like “Anastasia,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Once on This Island” and “Spongebob Squarepants.”

Don’t forget about the massive balloons the parade is known for.

This year Olaf will join the parade, along with Chase from “Paw Patrol.”

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

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REO SPEEDWAGON IS COMING TO HOBART ARENA

REO Speedwagon  with special guests The Steel Woods are coming to Hobart Arena on Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm. Tickets on sale now. Click here for all the details. 

  • Date: Saturday, December 2nd 
  • Time: 8 p.m. 
  • Location: Hobart Arena in Troy
  • Ticket Prices: $175.00-$55.00 
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Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. 

 

Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band. 

 

By the early ‘70s, the band’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jumpstarted the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity. REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles. 

 

In 1994, when many rock bands of their era had either broken up, or were feeling like their days were numbered, the REO team came up with a co-headline tour concept that breathed new life into the world of touring. The “Can’t Stop Rockin’” amphitheater tour featuring Fleetwood Mac, REO, and Pat Benatar was a huge success and blazed the trail for the very popular co-headline tours that are seen nationwide today. 

 

Today, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. The band has gone on stage and in the studio to work– dozens of albums, thousands of concerts, and countless radio spins. Their eyes have always been on the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live, thrilling fans with hit filled sets.

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