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Embassy to host Dark Side of the Moon show


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published December 12, 2019

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, we are blessed to have an act like Pink Droyd in our area. With a combined fifty years of cover band experience, these cats are a force to be reckoned with. They’re not a band you’re going to catch each and every weekend, but whenever you do, it’s an event to be had.

Whether they’re performing The Wall in its entirety or recreating Live at Pompeii, they perfect the unique and psychedelic sound of the legendary rock band like no other.

You can witness for yourself on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 13, when Pink Droyd takes to the Embassy Theatre stage, this time accompanied by the Purdue Fort Wayne’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Singers. The unique pairing will perform Dark Side of the Moon, front to back, in addition to a stunning light and laser show. The album will receive treatment like you’ve never heard before in an amazing venue.

If you’ve been scratching your head on where to take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, your prayers have been answered. Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $25. Don’t miss this one!

Rising star of Bluegrass to visit the Clyde

Billy Strings has graced the Grand Ole Opry stage with his genre roots that bloom into memorable hybrids of rock and folk. He’ll soon bring his talents to the Clyde Theatre on Saturday, April 18.

The 27-year-old Lansing, Mich., native was named Top Ten New Country Artists to Know in 2017 by Rolling Stone and has already shared stages with the likes of Dierks Bentley, The Marcus King Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Widespread Panic, and more. In late September, Strings released Home which has been gaining rave reviews.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear some of the new material when Strings and his band bring their live show to The Clyde. Tickets are currently on sale for this general admission standing room show.

Get ready for wild live country show

Another recent announcement from The Clyde is country singer-songwriter Lee Brice, who will embrace the big stage on Friday, Feb. 21. The two-time CMA, ACM, and Grammy Song of the Year nominee is known for his wild live shows.

When he’s not writing his own country chart-toppers such as, “I Don’t Dance,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Love Like Crazy,” Brice is writing hits for heavy hitters like Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Blake Shelton.

Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.

School of rock hits local scene

The Fort Wayne School of Rock have a couple of worthy shows to round out the year.

First, on Saturday, Dec. 14, the SOR Adult Group will be at Mitchell’s Sports Bar to perform a set of songs from bands that grew to success and changed the face of music during the British Invasion. Things will get under way at 6 p.m. and the best thing about it is it’s free admission.

Then on Dec. 15, the SOR will head to Flashback Live. From 1-8 p.m., students will perform hits from your favorite Ladies of the ’80s, hard rock tunes by Black Sabbath (both Ozzy & Dio years), and several songs from the Blues Revolution. In addition, the Rock 101 will hit the stage throughout the day.

This too is all ages but requires a ticket. They are $10 in advance and $12 day of show and can be picked up at the SOR or from your favorite student.

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