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Eric Burdon & The Animals

Venue: Ovation

Genre: Classic Rock

Date:  Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $19.95, $27.50 and $37.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Eric Burdon’s recording career began in Newcastle, England, where he first covered songs by his idols such as Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker, among others. His band, Eric and The Animals, quickly gained notoriety as England’s best R&B band when they were selected by the pirate radio station Radio Caroline as the feature for the first broadcast to the U.S. By 1964, The Animals gained international fame with the release of an electrified version of the traditional folk number, “The House of the Rising Sun.” Afterwards, they followed with such classics as “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “See See Rider.” Following The Animals, Burdon joined the funk band WAR and in 1970 released the hit album Eric Burdon Declares WAR, which includes the hit songs “Tobacco Road” and “Spill the Wine.” One year later, he left the band to pursue a solo career. In 1995, Burdon and the original Animals were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Burdon released solo albums Soul of a Man in 2006 and Mirage in 2008. He currently tours with the new Animals and released the album Super Star with them in 2008.

All ages welcome- Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song

Featuring Tim Nichols and Bob Dipiero

Venue: Ovation

Genre: Country

Date:  Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Doors at 7:15 p.m. featuring “Songs from a Hat”

Ticket Prices: FREE

Artist Info: Aptly called Nashville Unplugged, this show is based on the concept of getting to know what’s behind the song, similar to the famed Bluebird Café in Nashville. Each month features a songwriter who goes through the process of what went into writing a particular song and then performs it at the show. November’s songwriters are Tim Nichols and Bob Dipiero. Nichols has written many famous songs, like Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Lee Ann Womack’s “I’ll think of a Reason Later” and Trace Adkin’s “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” earned Nichols and Craig Wiseman, the song’s other co-writer, the Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the 47th Grammy Awards, as well as the Song of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music. Dipiero has penned country favorites such as Ricochet’s “Daddy’s Money,” Montgomery Gentry’s “She Don’t Tell Me To” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Indian Summer.” In 2007, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for his career success.

Each month is hosted by singer/songwriters Brian McComas who wrote and sang “99.9% Sure (I’ve Never Been Here Before)” and Aaron Benward of Blue County who wrote and sang “Good Little Girls.” Another fun aspect of Nashville Unplugged is “Songs from a Hat” where guests that arrive between 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. can make up a title to a song and place the suggestion in a hat. The songwriters will pick one title from that hat and then pen a song throughout the course of the evening, to be performed at the end.

Must be 21 years and older


Darryl Worley

Venue: Ovation

Genre: Country

Date:  Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $24.95, $34.95 and $44.95 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Country singer and songwriter Darryl Worley first got his start after graduating college where he signed with Fame Publishing for his songwriting abilities. In 1994, he moved to Nashville where he met record producer Frank Rogers who helped cut his first demo. Five years later, Worley released his first major label album, Hard Rain Don’t Last, and in 2002 released I Miss My Friend which soared to the No.1 spot on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked in the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, Worley was nominated for the Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. He also visited and performed in Afghanistan for the US troops in 2002, which transformed him and inspired the song “Have You Forgotten?” which received nominations for Single of the Year and Song of the Year by the Country Music Association. He has since released two more albums, including 2006’s Here and Now and his latest, Sounds Like Life, from Stroudavarious Records in 2009.

All ages welcome- Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult



Skid Row

Genre: Rock

Venue: Club Madrid

Date: Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees -Advance Sales

                        $25 plus tax and applicable fees –Day of Show

Artist Info: Heavy metal band Skid Row formed in 1986 by bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave “The Snake” Sabo. In 1989, the band released its first album Skid Row, which was a huge success, reaching platinum status five times over with hits including “Youth Gone Wild,” “18 and Life” and “I Remember You.” Two years later, the band released the No.1 album Slave to the Grind, receiving a two times platinum status. Following the worldwide Slave to the Grind Tour, Skid Row took a break and reformed in 1999. The band has been touring since and has released three more albums, including Revolutions Per Minute in 2006.

Must be 21 years or older




25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour

Genre: Glam/Heavy Metal

Venue: Chrome Showroom

Date: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $24.95 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Originally formed in Orange County, Calif. in 1983 as the band Roxx Regimine, singer/guitarist/main songwriter Michael Sweet, drummer Robert Sweet, lead guitarist Oz Fox and bassist Timothy Gaines put a different twist on heavy metal music by pairing it with Christian lyrics. After renaming the band Stryper (“Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness”), they were signed by the Enigma label in 1984 and produced a full length release, Soldiers Under Command. The album sold more than half a million copies worldwide and stayed on Billboard’s Top 200 chart for 40 weeks. The band’s sophomore album, To Hell with the Devil, reached platinum status and was the highest chart topper of Stryper’s career, peaking in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986. “Honestly,” a ballad from that album became the most requested video on MTV that year. The band also produced three more albums before splitting temporarily in 1992. Stryper’s second greatest hits collection titled 7: The Best of Stryper was released in 2003 and the band agreed to sporadically reunite for a “Stryper Expo.” The event became an annual occurrence and the band released Reborn in 2005. Stryper’s latest album, Murder by Pride, was released in 2009 in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary.

Must be 21 years or older



30th Anniversary Tour

Genre: Jazz

Venue: Chrome Showroom

Date: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $27.95, $33.95 and $39.95 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Hiroshima formed in 1979 with the goal of bringing different cultures together through their music. They are an instrumental group that merges jazz, R&B and world music together to create a unique sound. They also feature a wide variety of instruments including flute, saxophone, piano and koto (a Japanese stringed musical instrument). Throughout the years, Hiroshima has released several chart-topping albums, including Third Generation in 1983, Go in 1987 and Urban World Music in 1997, among others.  In May 2007, the six-member band released its 14th album called Little Tokyo. The band is currently touring in celebration of it 30th anniversary.

All ages welcome- Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult




The Buckinghams

Genre: Oldies

Venue: Club Tequila

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $9.63 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: The Buckinghams formed in Chicago in 1966 and became one of the top-selling acts of 1967 with the No. 1 hit single “Kind of a Drag.” The band also had several songs peak in the Top10 on the Billboard Hot 100, such as “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Don’t You Care” and “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song.” Original guitarist Carl Giammarese and bassist Nick Fortuna have since revived The Buckinghams and tour as part of American “oldies” shows. In 2009, The Buckinghams performed at the Bipartisan Illinois Agricultural Ball for the inauguration of the nation’s 44th President, Barack Obama.

Must be 21 years or older



Craig Morgan

Genre: Country

Venue: Access Showroom

Date: Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $24, $34 and $44 plus tax and applicable fees

Artist Info: Nashville native Craig Morgan had big dreams of singing country music since childhood. After enlisting in the military and performing for fellow troops in his spare time, his dream became a reality. Morgan made a deal with Atlantic Records and released his self-titled debut album in May 2000. Morgan has since released three additional albums on Broken Bow Records: 2002’s I Love It, 2005’s My Kind of Livin’, and 2006’s Little Bit of Life, an album that produced two No.1 singles, “Redneck Yacht Club” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” a song that ended 2005 as the most played single of the year. His latest album, That’s Why, was released in 2008 and features the Billboard Country Top 10 hit “Love Remembers.”

All ages welcome- Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

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