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L.A. Guns coming to Eclectic Room in Angola

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna stopping by later in year

80s rocker L.A. Guns will be at The Eclectic Room in Angola on July 13.
Chris Hupe

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 3, 2023

The Eclectic Room in Angola has announced some shows that may be of interest to fans of ’80s-era hard rock. 

L.A. Guns, who recently released Black Diamonds, will perform July 13. Later in the year, Journey tribute band, Beyond Frontiers, featuring singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, will perform Oct. 14. 

L.A. Guns have sold more than 6 million records since their formation in 1983, including their self-titled 1988 debut album and the follow-up Cocked & Loaded. Both albums were certified gold.

Beyond Frontiers are a band Bella­donna formed simply because he likes the music of Journey. 

“I’ve liked the band forever,” he said in an interview posted on Blabbermouth. “And I just wanted to do it because I think it’s a cool challenge and it’s just fun music. I can’t think of many bands that I’d like to do a whole evening of without trying to dress up and do everything they do. We just wanna be a band that plays that music. I don’t care about the whole lookalike-type stuff. It’s just about music. That’s really all it is.” 

Tickets are on sale for both shows.

Volbeat stopping by Gary

Rockers Volbeat have announced an 18-date North American summer tour in support of their eighth studio album, Servant of the Mind

The kings of “Elvis Metal” have one stop in our region, a July 30 show scheduled at the Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana in Gary. 

Opening the show will be Halestorm, supporting the recently released deluxe edition of Back From the Dead.

Tour to aid Sevenfold album

With a new album set to drop June 2, Avenged Sevenfold have revealed the details of the first leg of what is rumored to be an extensive Life Is But a Dream … Tour, featuring support from Alexisonfire

Predictably, much of the early part of the tour will focus on the summer sheds, including Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit on July 26 and Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre (formerly Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre) in Chicago suburb of Tinley Park on July 28. 

Expect more dates to be announced soon.

Old 97’s get intimate

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Old 97’s have announced a handful of summer dates.

Pioneers of the alt-country genre, Rhett Miller and Co. have released 12 albums with 1999’s Fight Songs being their most commercially successful. 

A superb live band whether you like alt-country or not, they will stop by Thalia Hall in Chicago on Aug. 19, Rumba Cafe in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21, and Hi-Fi in Indianapolis on Aug. 22.

Greta hyping new album

Ever-popular Greta Van Fleet recently announced they would be releasing a new album, Starcatcher, on July 21. 

Along with that announcement, they have booked a tour to support it. The current itinerary has the band playing large arenas in most cities, stopping at Allstate Arena in Chicago on Aug. 6, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Aug. 8, Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Aug. 22, and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Aug. 23. 

Opening for Greta Van Fleet will be Surf Curse.

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