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The Monkees

The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group’s first new album in 20 years, appropriately titled GOOD TIMES! The tour will include a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Tuesday, June 14.

GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). GOOD TIMES! will be available June 10 on CD ($13.98) and digitally, with a vinyl version ($19.98) coming out on July 1.

Much like The Monkees’ early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world’s most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave). The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith (“I Know What I Know”) and Tork as well as producer Schlesinger. 

To help bring the anniversary full circle, The Monkees completed songs for GOOD TIMES! that were originally recorded and written for the group during the 60s, including “Love To Love” by Neil Diamond, which features a vintage vocal by Jones. Harry Nilsson wrote the title track “Good Times!” which he recorded at a session with Nesmith in January 1968. The production was never completed, so the band returned to the original session tape (featuring Nilsson’s guide vocal) and have created a duet with his close friend Dolenz. “Good Times!” will mark the first time Dolenz and Nilsson have sung together since Dolenz’ May 1973 single “Daybreak.” Other vintage 1960’s tracks included on GOOD TIMES! feature L.A.’s famed “Wrecking Crew” of session musicians.

“This is one of the most exciting Monkee projects I’ve been involved in for decades!” says Dolenz. “Working with Adam Schlesinger has been a pure delight and the opportunity to sing a duet with my old buddy, Harry Nilsson, is just beyond cool!”

In addition to the new album, Dolenz and Tork will launch a Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour on May 18. The jaunt boasts nearly 50 North American dates through the end of the year including a homecoming gig at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on September 16.  Tickets go on sale February 12 and all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will come with a digital download of GOOD TIMES!.

In other Monkees news, the band will release the entire series of “The Monkees” television show on Blu-ray for the very first time. All 58 episodes have been painstakingly restored in high-definition from the original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection also includes the 1968 cult-classic “Head,” along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. 

Limited to 10,000 individually numbered pieces, the set will be available April 29 and can be purchased exclusively at Monkees.com for $199.98.

During the band’s time together, The Monkees amassed a dozen Top 40 hits, including a trio of tunes that soared to #1. Between September 1966 and December 1967, “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Daydream Believer” collectively occupied the top position for 12 weeks. Sales of their LPs were more phenomenal still: The Monkees occupied the #1 position for 13 consecutive weeks, and More Of The Monkees for 18 weeks. Both Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. went to the top as well, for a four-in-a-row feat in the incomprehensible space of 13 months. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere 2 1/2 years.

Ticket Information


Reserved Pavilion Seating
$52.00*, $47.00*, $37.00*, $23.50*

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine.

DATE
Jun 14, 2016
TIME
7:00 PM
DOORS OPEN
6:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE
Feb 12, 2016
11:00 AM
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Widespread Panic

 

Innovative rock band Widespread Panic has announced their 2016 spring tour which will include a stop in Huber Heights, Ohio at Rose Music Center on Sunday, May 1.

For almost 30 years, Widespread Panic has been known for their masterful improvisational style, but their core has always been built around songwriting. Incorporating a vast range of styles, Panic’s songs run the gamut from compelling narratives to poignant ballads to southern blues to progressive jazz and rock.

With 2016 marking three decades since forming their original line-up in 1986, Widespread Panic is still hungry to be the best band they can be, every single night, for their loyal fan base. Their accomplishments over that time are well-documented. During their impressive, now 30-year run, the band has released 12 studio albums (including Street Dogs) and 43 live albums, selling more than 3 million copies as one of the most successful touring acts in the world. Widespread Panic has broken attendance records at major venues throughout the country, including a staggering 48 sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. A banner hangs in the rafters at Philips Arena in Atlanta where the band has 18 sellouts, with records also set at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Oak Mountain Amphitheater near Birmingham, AL and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival where Panic has headlined eight times, breaking the single day attendance record with 63,000.

Widespread Panic’s music and live shows have become a rite of passage for multiple generations who continue to pack venues and follow the band throughout the U.S.

Vince Gill

Presale begins: 10am on Thu, January 28
Presale ends: 10pm on Thu, January 28
Offer Code: MUSIC
 
Event URL: http://www.ticketmaster.com/vince-gill-huber-heights-ohio-05-07-2016/event/16005027B5AA21A4?artistid=768989&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2
 
VINCE GILL

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Country music icon Vince Gill is headed to Huber Heights, Ohio for a special night full of all of his legendary hits. See him live at Rose Music Center on Saturday, May 7.

ABOUT VINCE GILL
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year award as well as a Grammy. Since then, Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards and 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August of 2012.

Ticket Information


Reserved Pavilion Seating
$57.00*, $50.00*, $46.00*, $38.00*, $23.50*

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine.

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The Golden Boys Feat

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 will be The Golden Boys Feat, Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Ohio Stadium

 
Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures – a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies – announced today that La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid will battle Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 ET at Ohio State University’s Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio as part of the 2016 International Champions Cup. 

ZZ TOP/GREGG ALLMAN

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

PNC Pavillion

NEEDTOBREATHE presents TOUR DE COMPADRES featuring NEEDTOBREATH, MAT KEARNEY, JOHN MARK MCMILLAN and WELSHLY ARMS at the PNC Pavillion in Cincinnati on Friday, August 26th, 2016.

Trombone Shorty/Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Coming to the Rose Music Center on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Toad The Wet Sprocket

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights on Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Please visit their website for more information on this concert and others at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Go Go's

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. For more information on this concert and upcoming concerts, please visit their website @ www.rosemusiccenter.com.

The Beach Boys

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Thursday, August 18th. For more information on this concert and other upcoming concerts, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com

Tecumseh

Tecumseh, the ultimate outdoor drama experience will be June 10th through September 3rd, 2016. For ticket information, please visit their website www.tecumsehdrama.com. 

 

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle is coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. For more information on this concert and others, please visit their website: www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard to perform at the Rose music Center in Huber Heights on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. For more information on this conert and upcoming concerts, please visit their webiste at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight is to perform at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Friday, May 6th, 2016. For more information on this concert and upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Goo Goo Dolls

Coming to the Rose Music Center at the Heights (Hubert Heights, Ohio) on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. For more information on this concert and upcoming concerts, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com.

Weird Al Yankovic

Coming to the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Sunday, August 28th, 2016. 
For more information on this concert and others, please visit their website at www.rosemusiccenter.com. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band

 Tedeschi Trucks Band brings their wildly praised Wheels of Soul tour back on the road this summer, adding Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars to their list of “rock ‘n soul” collaborators. Performing at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country, including Rose Music Center on Friday, July 29.

Hailed as “a magical night of soul-inspired music” (LA.com),“a show that eclipsed five hours and perhaps every other tour going on this summer” (Vegas Seven), and “THE rock 'n' soul tour for the summer” (USA Today), Wheels of Soul 2015 set the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible 2016 run. 
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