Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Up-Coming Shows

Three Dog Night (the Two-Dog Version) hits The Arcada Theatre this Friday Night ... and we can't wait to see them.   
Danny Hutton and Cory Wells tore things up on a very rainy and soggy night in Elk Grove Village last year ... and we're really looking forward to these guys recreating all the hits live on stage at the intimate Arcada Theatre.   

They sold the place out a couple of years ago ... we couldn't even get in!!!  So if you're looking for tickets, I suggest you grab them now!  

Catch our review of last year's show here: http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/2013/07/three-dog-night.html   

The missing third, Chuck Negron, returns to the area in August when Chuck performs as part of the 2014 Happy Together Tour.  One of our readers recently saw Chuck in Connecticut and filed this report ...

Meanwhile, have you heard who's touring as the new lead vocalist of Blood, Sweat and Tears?!?!?  

Call it "idol gossip" if you like, but American Idol runner-up Bo Bice (who did that GREAT version of "Vehicle" on the show the year he lost to Carrie Underwood) is now serving that honor ... so this, too, may be a show you'd like to see when it hits your area.  (Check out this video clip of Bice performing the hits ... he's cleaned-up nicely, hasn't he?!?!  And he sounds pretty damn good, too!!!)  kk

Here is a list of scheduled tour dates for this year:
March 28: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, VA
April 4:  Macomb Center for the Arts, Clinton Township, MI 
***NOTE:  Bo Bice is NOT appearing on this show   
April 5:  Jackson Community College-Potter, Jackson, MI  ***NOTE:  Bo Bice is NOT appearing on this show   
May 7:  City of Morganton Municipal, Morganton, NC   
May 23: River Spirit Casino, Tulsa, OK  (7:00 pm show)   
June 28: Gerge Williams College of Aurora University - The Ferro Pavillion, Williams Bay, WI   
July 19: Lakeside Association - Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, OH   
July 31: Blue Ocean Hall, Salisbury, MA - Two shows  6:00 pm & 9:00 pm   
August 1:   Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, New Bedford, MA   
August 2:   Hall Auditorium, Petoskey, MI   
August 14: Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba, MI   
August 21 & 22 : Minnesota State Fair - Bandshell Tonight, St.Paul, MN - Two nights    
September 13: Kenley Amphitheatre, Layton, UT  September 25: South Plains Faire, Lubbock, TX   
October 10: Struthers Library Theatre, Warren, PA   
October 11: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Patchogue, NY      
Be sure to check the Blood, Sweat and Tears website for more dates as they become available.     

Speaking of tour dates, The Eagles have added another fifteen dates to their never-ending "History Of The Eagles" tour ... believed by most to be the last hurrah for this great band.     
New stops have been added here:  
08/25 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
08/27 - Portland, OR - MODA Center
08/29 and 8/30 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheatre
09/02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
09/05 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
09/06 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Center
09/08 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
09/10 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
09/12 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
09/13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09/15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/01 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
10/03 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
10/04 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena

And if you're one of those who just can't get enough of "Jack And Diane", you might want to catch John Mellencamp at one of his mini-tour stops: 
06/20 and 6/21 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
07/03 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino 
07/05 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 
07/06 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Casino 
07/18 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Nights 
07/19 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair 
07/30 and 7/31 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama 
08/01 - Windsor, ON - Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Casino

One show that I DO think would be fun to see is the pairing of Lionel Richie and Cee Lo Green.  They hit Chicago on September 29th ... but have several other dates planned, too ... 
09/18 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live 
09/21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 
09/22 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods MGM Grand Theater 
09/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 
09/25 - Washington, DC - Patriot Center
09/27 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater 
09/28 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 
09/29 - Chicago, IL - United Center 
10/02 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama 
10/03 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor 
10/05 - Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino 
10/06 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits 
10/09 - Mexico City, Mexico - Area de Ciudad de Mexico City 
10/12 - Hoston, TX - Woodlands Pavilion 
10/13 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits 
10/17 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion 
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl

And I WILL admit that there is a part of me that is a little bit more than curious enough to want to see Queen + Adam Lambert when they hit town on June 19th.  (In fact, the tour STARTS in Chicago!)
19 - United Center, Chicago
21 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg
23 - Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon
24 - Rexall Place, Edmonton
26 - Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
28 - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
1 - SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.
3 - The Forum, Los Angeles
5-6 - The Joint, Las Vegas
9 - Toyota Center, Houston
10 - American Airlines Center, Dallas
12 - The Palace at Auburn Hills, Detroit
13 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
14 - Bell Centre, Montreal
16 - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
17 - Madison Square Garden, New York
19 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
20 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington, D.C.
22 - TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
23 - Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
25 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
26 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
28 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ont.

Times Square Gossip ran a great review of this past weekend's Monkees Convention in New Jersey, which was also attended by Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith (as well as their families!)  We told you a couple of days ago that The Monkees are back on tour ... and headed to our area on May 31st to perform at The Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, IN.  (I'm hoping to attend that one as, believe it or not, I have NEVER been able to see Nesmith live in concert!) More details below:
Despite the implication in this report that there MIGHT be a Monkees tour, we're here to tell you that there absolutely IS a Monkees tour!!!  (Check the schedule and see if they may be comin' to your town!)
In fact The Monkees are scheduling dates around already booked solo appearances by Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith so that fans like us (Micky's here solo on May 2nd at The Arcada Theatre, appearing with The Cowsills ... and then again on May 31st at The Star Plaza with The Monkees) have ample opportunities to see their favorites.
More dates are reportedly still being added ... but here's what we know so far ...
May 22nd - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton, NH
May 23rd - Borgata Music Box - Atlantic City, NJ
May 24th - New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall - Newark, NJ
May 25th - Paramont Theater - Huntington, NY
May 27th - Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
May 28th - Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
May 30th - Fox Theater - Detroit, MI
May 31st - Star Plaza Theatre - Merrillville, IN
June 1st - Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
June 2nd - Weesner Family Ampitheater - Minneapolis, MN
June 4th - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
June 5th - Fox Theater - St. Louis, MO
June 6th - PNC Pavilion At The Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
June 7th - Hard Rock Rocksnio - Northfield, OH