Trace Adkins returning to Dayton for summer concert

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Trace Adkins performs at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Saturday, July 16, 2011. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Great news for country music fans.

Trace Adkins returns to Dayton this summer for a concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Friday, July 7.

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Adkins has had over 11 million in album sales, three Grammy nominations, and dozens of major motion pictures and television credits to his name, Trace Adkins always has something going on. The tour will support Something’s Going On – his 12th studio album – scheduled for release on March 31.

The show will feature support by Parmalee and Jordan Rager.

Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 11 a.m. Friday, March 24 at, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Corey Feldman and his ‘Angels’ are in Dayton next week

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Corey Feldman and the Angels latest tour includes a Dayton stop at Oddbody’s Music Room on July 3, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

Corey Feldman is coming to Dayton.

We repeat, Corey Feldman is coming to Dayton.

The popular ’80s actor turned musician will bring his Corey’s Heavenly Angels:Angelic 2 the U.S. tour to Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton on Monday, July 3, 2017.

The child star of the “Goonies” and “The Lost Boys” has been making music for decades.

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What to expect? Feldman’s work with the all-female group Angels has certainly made headlines. An article in LA Weekly sums it up well, from the jokes and public ridicule to crazy album sales and hot-selling tickets for the expanding concert tour.

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Tickets to the Dayton show are on sale now for $30 general admission. Upgrade to a VIP Meet and Greet ticket for $105. Buy tickets online here.

Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon to play show in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

Skillet will headline the opening night of SpirtSong. JOSEPH CULTICE/CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer

Want to see two Grammy nominees with an American Idol alum? Well, here’s your chance to ring out your summer on a positive note.

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Food for the Hungry presents the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour featuring GRAMMY® nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole, American Idol alum Colton Dixon, and special guests Tauren Wells and GAWVI. The tour will visit 29 cities including a stop in Huber Heights, OH at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, September 27.

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Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 10:00am on Friday, June 30th at,, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. 

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Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. 


WHAT: AiR1 Positive Hits Tour

WHERE: The Rose Music Center at the Heights, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27th

Paul Schaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band concert at Fraze Pavilion canceled

Published: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 2:36 PM

Paul Shaffer (fourth from left), the longtime David Letterman bandleader, brings the World s Most Dangerous Band to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, June 23. CONTRIBUTED

UPDATED: Tonight’s Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band concert at Fraze Pavilion has been cancelled, according to the Fraze.

The Fraze has posted the following message on its web site:

Due to scheduling conflicts, this show has been canceled. The date will not be re-scheduled this summer. Ticket refunds available via original point of purchase.

ORIGINALLY POSTED 6/17/17: It’s been about 37 years since Paul Shaffer did his last big tour as part of the Blues Brothers Band. However, that gap didn’t stop the former band leader for David Letterman from hitting the road this summer with the World’s Most Dangerous Band.

The occasion, which brings Shaffer to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, June 23, is his new album. He recently answered some questions about his new career options, which opened up when Letterman retired in 2015.

Q: It’s been a while since you toured. How is the road treating you?

A: “The tour has been such that we go out and do weekends and then come back home. It’s still a little different doing this all these years later at my age. I can’t lie, the traveling is a little difficult when you have to play the same day. But the cliché is all true: when you finally get on stage, it’s all worth it. It’s really been a lot of fun.”

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Q: What have you liked best?

A: “The best part, I guess, is having Valerie Simpson as my special guest. She is not only a classic and a legend as a songwriter and performer, but she also just raises everyone’s game. She is inspiring. She may even be a little older than I am and when I look at her I say, ‘Stop claiming and get out there and perform.’”

Q: What has surprised you most?

A: “The people have been really attentive. After all these years, I have a lot of funny behind-the-scenes things and I tell a number of stories on my favorite artists before I play the song. The people love to hear these stories that I tell and they laugh in all the right places. Not only is it gratifying, every night I learn a whole bunch about what to do and what not to do. The audience really tells you what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s been a great learning experience for me.”

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Q: How is this different from working with Letterman for 30-plus years?

A: “There’s a big difference in being a guy’s sidekick for 33 years and being the frontman because it’s all on you. Not only that, when the song ends, you don’t goof off while the emcee talks, it’s you — so you have to continue with the talk and entertain. It’s a solid hour and a half of performing, talking and playing all at once, and I just love it.”

Q: You seemed suited for it, both musically and personality-wise.

A: “Well, I thank you for saying that. David showed up all those years and he was encouraging and generous with air time. He said, ‘Whenever you have something, jump in.’ It’s wonderful for a boss to say that, but he’s still the one carrying the whole show on his shoulders. When I got to jump in and host the show for him a couple of times I said, ‘Oh my God, this is what he’s been doing all this time?’ There’s a big difference and I’m experiencing all of that now. It’s all on me and it’s very thrilling to be in that position.”

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Q: What was your first thought when Sire Records head Seymour Stein approached you about making a new album?

A: “I was thrilled to do it and it got me back into the studio and playing the piano again. It really showed me what I’m supposed to do with my life. I’d been working every night with Letterman for 33 years and I thought it was time to slow down a little bit. Well, that didn’t work at all. I got so bored, right away. This got me going again and really showed me that I’ve got to keep playing the piano because that’s what keeps me happy. My next thought, of course, was, ‘What now? What am I supposed to record? Being the studio musician I am, I pride myself on being able to play any style. What will be style? I had to figure out what I really love the most and it’s the songs I love the most. It was a simple as getting the songs that get me going and stir up my emotions and hopefully it will work for the audience.”

Want to go?

WHAT: CANCELLED -- Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band with special guest vocalist Valerie Simpson

WHERE: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23

COST: $30-$45 in advance, $35-$50 at the door. More info: 937-296-3300 or

Looking for an acoustic alternative? Give Lioness a try

Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Lioness, Nathan Peters (with lawn ornament) and most of the members of the acoustic-based band plus a couple of kids, releases its debut album at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton on Saturday, June 24. CONTRIBUTED

Lioness is an acoustic act, but this ain’t your grandpa’s folk music. The local group, releasing its debut album at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton on Saturday, June 24, embellishes its pop-rock with elements of prog-rock, jazz, Americana, choral music and more.

Lioness, which made its debut at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in August, features Nathan Peters (vocals, guitar), Dave Shields (acoustic guitar), Evan Davell (mandolin), John Lardinois (violin), Scott Loy (cello), Kevin Passmore (piano), Burris Dixon (bass), Ian Kaplan (drums), with singers Elizabeth Peters, Maria Dixon and Kimberly Passmore.

The members, with the exception of Lardinois and Loy, recently sat down in the back yard of the Passmore’s suburban home to share their thoughts on the new album coming out on Dayton-based Magnaphone Records. The material was recorded with Micah Carli at Popside Recording in Troy.

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Here’s what they told us:

Nathan Peters: “We actually recorded all the new record in an hour-and-a-half. We basically did it all live. We went back and re-did some vocals and added a few things. I’m really proud of it. We’ve been waiting on some certain things get done and that has happened now so we made plans for a release show.”

Burris Dixon: “It’s rare that we have everybody at practice. We don’t have a three-strike rule or anything if you don’t show up to practice. I’ve been in bands like that.”

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Kevin Passmore: “Everybody is really passionate about the band. We’re all doing what we can do to keep things moving.”

Nathan Peters: “We’re all older so playing all the time doesn’t really make sense. We try to be selective about shows so we’ve done some awesome ones that were fun and there were a lot of people there. Most bands in Dayton play too much. We don’t want to be the house band at Blind Bob’s, even though I like that club.”

Kimberly Passmore: “We all recognize what everybody’s situation is. Everybody cares about everybody else in the band. We’re not just here for fun, which it is, but we enjoy being together and playing this music together. We really want to get revved up now, get our new songs together and record again.”

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Nathan Peters: “We’re more than halfway through writing for the next record and the songs are better. I think this record is really good so I’m excited about where we’re going from here. If we could go in and do a record live in an hour-and-a-half, we can go in and do that again and it’ll be way better this time. That’s pretty exciting to me.”

Want to go?

WHO: Lioness with Happy Chichester and Pseudo

WHERE: Jimmie’s Ladder 11, 936 Brown St., Dayton

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 24

COST: $7

MORE INFO: 937-424-1784 or