Fans of glam metal and 1980s hard rock have an opportunity to see some of the era’s representative bands when the SiriusXM Hair Nation Tour comes to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Jack Russell’s Great White, Bulletboys and Enuff Z’nuff are scheduled to play Clyde Theater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Clyde Theater is located at 1808 Bluffton Rd. The show will take place Sunday, October 21, 2018. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the all-ages show went on sale June 8. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 the week of, and $30 the day of. According to the show’s social media page, a four for $40 pack is available.
This is exciting news for fans of 1980s hard rock (of various types). Whether a person grew up listening to the bands, or were introduced to them through SiriusXM, YouTube, or their local classic rock station, the show is bound to capture the essence of 1980’s cool. Hearing albums’ worth of songs for roughly $25 in the company of likeminded fans is a good deal, too.
Jack Russell’s Great White
For those who remember the late 1980s, this is the version of Great White that was heard on the albums “Once Bitten” (1987) and “Twice Shy” (1989). Songs like “Rock Me,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Once Bitten Twice Shy” and others permeated rock airwaves or were shown in video form on Music Television.
The California band’s blues-based roots were obvious. The hard-driving guitars and nuanced, rock drums made some of their songs more danceable than those of other bands.
After a breakup, the band split into Great White (which still performs and records) and this version. Both groups have their merits.
Another California band, the Bulletboys rose to prominence at what is now known as the end tail-end of the glam metal era. The band was known for powerhouse vocals, and turning classic songs into glam metal gold, case in point, “For the Love of Money,” the O’Jays’ classic r&b hit, also became immensely popular as a cover tune by Bulletboys.
This Midwestern band from Illinois struck a chord with listeners via their hit, “New Thing” (1989). The way the lead and backing vocals interacted with each other prompted some to label the band Beatles-esque. Visually stunning videos mixed with 1960s cool made the band irresistible for some audiences.
Tickets for the show can be purchased at http://www.clydetheater.com. They can also be purchased by calling 800.514.3849, or by visiting the Clyde Theater box office, Wooden Nickel Records, Neat, Neat, Neat Records and Sweetwater Sound.