Monday, December 4, 2017

Rockin' Chair
Friday, January 5th & Saturday, January 6th
The Listening Room Series
Doors 6:30  Show 7:30
$20 Reserved $15 General Admission
All Ages
(On-Sale Wed. 11/15 @ 5pm)

Rockin' Chair is a reunion of members from 70’s regional bands Mesa and Nickels. This eight member band performs a show that celebrates the music of Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the groups that were later formed by their members. These musicians and songwriters created the supergroups of the 70's including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Eagles. Other performers from the period included Firefall, Loggins and Messina, Little Feat, Poco and Jackson Browne. Rockin' Chair performances also include music by The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Andrea Gibson
Wednesday, March 7th
Doors 7pm   Show 8pm
$18 Advance  $20 Day of Show
All Ages
(On-Sale Fri. 11/17 @ 10am)
“Do you want to hear the best story you’ve ever heard in your life?” Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. “So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her.” She pauses, “already a great story.” The audience erupts with laughter, a happy juxtaposition after being so quietly captivated. Smirking into the spotlight, Andrea continues, “…So we’re about to kiss for the very first time. And right before our lips touch, she jumps from the bed, runs to the closet and grabs a stethoscope, puts the ear thingies in my ears and slides the knob down her shirt onto her heart and says, ‘I want you to listen to my heart speed up when you kiss me.’ And I kissed her! And her heart got faster and faster y’all.” By this point the room itself almost feels like a stethoscope pumping with the galloping hearts of the fans. “Moral of the story, buy a stethoscope,” Gibson says, and there’s that laughter again, followed by music, and they launch into a love poem – with the members of the audience mouthing along. You’re not alone if when you hear, “poetry show” and don’t envision a scene like this. But then chances are you’ve never seen Andrea Gibson perform live. One of the most celebrated and successful poets in the field began their career in 1999 with a break-up poem at an open mic in Boulder, Colorado. Gibson then leaped into the forefront of spoken word poetry on the national scene in 2008 when they won the first ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam. Author of three collections of poetry and currently working on an illustrated collection of their most memorable quotes for Penguin (Winter 2018), Andrea (they/them/their) has also released seven (7) full-length albums.

Juke Box Heroes Tour

with special guests 

July 18 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10am

Lawn Tickets just $20 including all fees while supplies last

Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2017) 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,” produced by Live Nation.
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 at
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. 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 tou r was one of last summer’s
best-selling runs.
Tickets for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning Friday,
December 8th at 10am local time at Tickets for Foreigner VIP packages
including Meet & Greets with the band will be available at
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour.” As such, Citi®
cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 5th
at 10am local time until Thursday, December 7th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private
Pass® program. For complete presale details visit
“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
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 IT IN. 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."
Check out the tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the
coming weeks and posted on FOREIGNER‘s official website. Fans can also check out for updates on tour dates and news.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Family Arena Logo New (Black)


Alabama Comes To The Family Arena

WHAT:         It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music.
                       ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country's audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The fact that some of the heirs of that legacy--Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and Florida Georgia Line--are among the stars paying tribute on “Alabama & Friends” is part of their legacy as surely as the awards and plaudits they've earned through the years. And those, of course, have been legion. They include more than 150 major industry nods, including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the latter's Artist of the Decade award. They earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century.
WHEN:         Saturday, January 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm
WHERE:       The Family Arena - 2002 Arena Parkway * St. Charles, MO 63303
Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at
To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314-534-1111.  For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636-896-4234.


special guests Jon Pardi
and Ashley McBryde
Tickets available at
or the Scottrade Center box office

with SIR SLY
December 3 @ The Pageant
Synthesis Live with Orchestra
December 3 @ Peabody Opera House
December 8 @ The Pageant
December 12 @ Delmar Hall
December 12 @ The Pageant
December 13 @ The Pageant
December 14 @ Peabody Opera House
A Special “HoHo Local Show”
December 16 @ Delmar Hall
Red Pill Blues Tour
with Julia Michaels

September 13 at Scottrade Center

Maroon 5’s Highly Anticipated NEW Studio Album RED PILL BLUES debuted November 3rd via 222/ Interscope
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 have announced the first details of their upcoming 2018 world tour produced by Live Nation, which is happening in conjunction with the release of their highly anticipated new studio album, Red Pill Blues. The first leg of the band’s Red Pill Blues world tour will kick off on May 30, 2018 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. Tickets for the multi-city tour went on sale Saturday, November 4
Maroon 5’s 6th studio album, Red Pill Blues, is set to debut on November 3, 2017 (222/
Interscope). Executive produced by J. Kash and Adam Levine, and featuring special guest
appearances by SZA, Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky and LunchMoney Lewis, the album includes both a 10-track standard edition, as well as deluxe version. The band kicked off the release week for their new album with a series of television appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, TODAY and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Maroon 5 recently debuted the album’s irresistible new single, What Lovers Do, which
features Top Dawg Entertainment artist SZA. The song has quickly climbed into the top 10 on
both the Top 40 and HOT AC radio charts, as well as clocking 143 million streams on Spotify
and nearly a combined 75 million views on YouTube. In addition to their new hit single, the
band also just premiered two eagerly awaited unreleased songs from the album, the undeniably
catchy Help Me Out, which features Julia Michaels making a show-stopping cameo, and the
cinematic rhythmic track Whiskey ft. A$AP Rocky.

Friday, May 11 at Peabody Opera House

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1 at 10am
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a WritersGuild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.
Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special “Afraid of the Dark in February 2017 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer's award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It's True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African
American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for "Personality of the Year" at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor's success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5continents.
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
In November 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audibles highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also recently received two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by aDebut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.
The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him.
These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor Noah is currently available from Audible Studios.