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Clyde Theatre invites Righteous Brothers

Also news from Burial Party, Stryper, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, pro wrestling

The Righteous Brothers will be at The Clyde on Dec. 17.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 19, 2022

On Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., The Clyde Theatre will welcome the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo The Righteous Brothers to the big stage. 

The group topped the charts for four decades, and now, Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Head, to take the group back on the road. 

Following years of sold-out shows on the Las Vegas Strip, Medley and Head have been bringing their unique musical magic to concert stages across the country. The evening will include classics such as “Unchained Melody” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” and perhaps a holiday twist. 

Reserved seating tickets are available at clydetheatre.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound.

Burial Party celebrating release at the Rail

As reported in Local Band Beat last week, the local outfit Burial Party will release a new EP titled Burial Party this month. 

More details have come out regarding their release party which takes place Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. at The Brass Rail. Joining the list of performers that evening will be Cavalcade of Lansing, Michigan, and local standouts The Holy Nothing and Making Enemies

Burial Party will have cassettes on hand, some new merch, and you might as well come in costume being so close to Halloween. 

Honeywell welcomes Shepherd, Stryper

Honeywell Center announced a couple of worthy concerts coming in 2023. 

First up, on Wednesday, March 22, they will welcome The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, who will be bringing their Trouble Is 25th Anniversary Tour to Wabash. 

Shepherd has an enviable résumé as an accomplished recording artist, riveting live performer, and one of the most distinctive guitarists of his generation. It will be an evening of blues-infused rock n’ roll that you won’t want to miss. 

Then, on Tuesday, May 16, Eagles Theatre will bring Christian rockers Stryper to the 600-seat facility. 

The band burst on the ’80s scene with their groundbreaking “heavenly metal” genre. The group sold more than 10 million albums and garnered Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly,” and “Always There for You.” 

Tickets for both shows go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at honeywellarts.org.     

3-day wrestling event pounds into Coliseum

It seems like a while since we have had some good ole wrestling in town, but soon that will change. 

On Oct. 28-30, Heroes and Legends XVIII returns to town for what is being hailed as the biggest wrestling event to come to Fort Wayne. 

Things kick off Friday with a special Fan Fest at the Holiday Inn, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive, from 4 p.m.-midnight and will feature meet and greets with your favorite wrestlers, vendors, costume contest, and pro wrestling movie screenings. 

There will be more fan fest activitites on Saturday, this time at Memorial Coliseum from noon-7 p.m., followed with wrestling getting under way at 7 p.m. 

Finally, on Sunday, there will be a Murder Mystery Breakfast Show at the Holiday Inn at 9 a.m. 

Throughout the duration, you have the chance to see wrestlers such as Scotty 2 Hotty, Tony Atlas, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Erik Redbeard, Dru Skillz, and more. 

For all the details and ticketing opportunities, go to heroesandlegendswrestling.com. 

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