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JUST ANNOUNCED: Luke Combs’ new concert tour includes stop here

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

Luke Combs will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY PRESTON LEATHERMAN
Preston Leatherman
Luke Combs will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY PRESTON LEATHERMAN(Preston Leatherman)

Luke Combs extends his sold-out fall headlining “Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour” to spring 2018, adding 25 shows including a stop at Hobart Arena in Troy.

Combs will perform at Hobart on Feb. 8, 2018, with special guest Ashley McBryde.

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Nashville’s artist Luke Combs stormed onto the Country music landscape as a force to be reckoned with.

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Luke Combs will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy on Feb. 8, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY PRESTON LEATHERMAN

The 27 year-old Asheville, North Carolina native released his critically-acclaimed debut album This One’s For You on June 2 which remains the largest selling debut country album to release in 2017. The album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and remained inside the Top 10 on the same chart since release.

Combs’ debut PLATINUM-certified smash radio single “Hurricane” set Country radio history topping both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart for two consecutive weeks — rendering Combs the first debut country artist to hold a multi-week No.1 since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and the first new solo Country male artist to accomplish the feat since Blake Shelton with “Austin” in 2001.

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Luke Combs will perform at Hobart Arena in Troy on Feb. 8, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LOUIS BROWNE

Combs made history once more when “When It Rains It Pours”, the GOLD-certified second single off his debut project, landed at No. 1 at two-weeks at Country radio; the last debut male to achieve back-to-back chart toppers off a debut album was Sam Hunt.

In 2017, Combs earned nominations for CMT Awards Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, CMA Award New Artist of the Year and MusicRow Breakthrough Artist/Writer Of the Year.

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Nookie alert: They say Limp Bizkit is playing the Sunoco again, today ...

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

The Limp Bizkit show at Sunoco was epic. Sad you missed it. Video by Amelia Robinson.

Tonight could be the night that chocolate starfish and hot dog flavored water flow at a Dayton gas station. 

>> Facebook event claims Limp Bizkit coming to Sunoco on Wayne Ave.

As the annual 4/20 rumor has it, the rap rock band Limp Bizkit will play the Wayne Avenue Sunoco tonight at 10 p.m.

Limp Bizkit is still not playing the Wayne Avenue Sunoco. Seriously, in what world could that ever happened?(Photos: and Mike Campbell, staff)

Nearly 10,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page they will attend the show. Another 5,400 saythey are interested.  (Note: Organizers annually change the date from the original 2016 event post.) 

But guess what...

No nookie for you. 

But here’s a cookie. 

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It is 4/20... get it, 4/20. 

You know what the date means, right?


The show is a hoax that dates all the way back to 2016 when a group of wisenheimers created a Facebook event for an April 20th Limp Bizkit show at the gas station. 

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Both Limp Bizkit and Dayton police were whipped up in a frenzy and released statements denying the fake concert. 

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Dayton police, Limp Bizkit tweet statements about Limp Bizkit at Sunoco. (Screen grab courtesy of The News Wheel)

Back on April 20, 2016, a lot of people showed up at the gas station to see if anyone else showed up.

The whole thing got a ton of media attention around the country. 

It was something else. 

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Since then, a few other pranksters have tried to create buzz around fake concerts at the Sunoco and other businesses. 

Did you hear the one about Dave Chappelle playing at the Legacy Pancake House last February? 

“Laugh, and then laugh some more over a plate of pancakes, local realtor ads on the placemats, and the comedy of Dave Chappelle for this once in a lifetime appearance at Dayton’s Legacy Pancake House. Sit back, order some grits and pancakes, and enjoy the comedic stylings of Dave Chappelle.” 

That didn’t happen either. But the Legacy does serve some delicious grub. 


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Chart-topper Brantley Gilbert brings rockin’ country show to town

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

            Brantley Gilbert, currently on The Ones That Like Me Tour with special guests Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips, returns to The Nutter Center in Fairborn on Thursday, April 26. CONTRIBUTED
Brantley Gilbert, currently on The Ones That Like Me Tour with special guests Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips, returns to The Nutter Center in Fairborn on Thursday, April 26. CONTRIBUTED

While Brantley Gilbert is more rock ’n’ roll than your average Nashville star, he has been enthusiastically embraced by fans and radio programmers of modern country music. The Georgia native, returning to the Nutter Center in Fairborn on Thursday, April 26, has placed a total of 17 songs on Billboard’s country charts: four number one hits and five Top 10 singles.

Gilbert recently discussed new music and his current The Ones That Like Me Tour with special guests Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips.


“We actually did something on this tour we haven’t done before. We wanted to make sure the fans that stuck by us were seeing what they wanted to see and hearing what they wanted to hear so it was socially media-driven. We asked folks to list songs we haven’t had in the set in tours past or something they wanted to see. A lot of folks wanted to see an acoustic set, so we’ve brought one back into the show and we added a couple of songs they wanted to hear that we’d taken out of the set. The feedback has been absolutely amazing and the shows have been more than we could’ve ever known to ask for.”


“We started this tour more digitally-driven. We tried to do some bigger screens and different aspects of that but I missed all my fire so we brought all of those effects back. It’s been awesome. The guys have put together some awesome content. We always change the set a little bit and change the production a little bit. I’ve got a wonderful organization that comes together as a big family and a big team. They make the process pretty easy most of the time.”


“I always start the writing process again the minute a record comes out. I’ll write lightly in the beginning and more so as time moves forward as I start centering in on what this chapter of my life is and what songs tell the stories the best. We’ve been writing for a while and we’re starting to put the story together now and really see which songs tell the story the best. We’re starting to center in on what could be the next record. I don’t know how close we are to going into the studio but we’re definitely moving in that direction.”

When The Ones That Like Me wraps in August, Gilbert is joining Kid Rock and Wheeler Walker Jr. for the Red Blooded Rock N Roll Extravaganza Tour.


Who: Brantley Gilbert presents The Ones That Like Me Tour with special guests Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips

Where: The Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26

Cost: $29.75-$59.75

More info: 937-775-4789 or

Artist info:

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Local country artists come together for K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 AM


These homegrown, up-and-coming country musicians are coming together for a good cause.

Miami Valley Gaming will host a country music inspired charity benefit, K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause, on Wednesday, April 25.

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From the concert, 100 percent of profits will be donated to Moms 4 Miracles, a component fund of The Dayton Foundation that supports children with cancer around the Dayton-area. 

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The music lineup includes headliner Clark Manson, a Covington native who recently returned home to Ohio and couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this event.

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“They’re so strong, and they don’t even know what’s going on, [they] put a smile on, no matter what. When I heard what the charity was, I was like, ‘this is great!’ Every chance we can help kids, we do,” Manson said.

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Additional acts include The Kate Hasting Band, Wyatt McCubbin and Ashley Martin. Each of the country musicians hail from Ohio, some from the Dayton-area. 

Kate Hasting Band
Wyatt McCubbin

Ashley Martin

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In the last eight years, Moms 4 Miracles has paid for a new Chemotherapy Room at Dayton Children's, bought games and a movie theater for children to enjoy while in the hospital, helped pay medical bills and have made wishes come true for heroes.

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Want to go?

WHAT: K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause

WHERE: Miami Valley Gaming, 6000 Ohio 63, Lebanon

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

COST: $10

INFO: Facebook

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Rock band YES has set a Dayton tour stop -- here’s how to get tickets

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

10 live performances

One of rock’s legendary groups, YES, comes to Dayton this summer. 

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YES kicks off their schedule this summer in Warsaw, Poland and heads back to the states in August, touring through September until their stop at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights September 9

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UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: NEW THEATRE Photo of Alan WHITE and Steve HOWE and Rick WAKEMAN and YES and Jon ANDERSON and Chris SQUIRE, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Alan White - posed, group shot (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)(Mick Hutson/Redferns)

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Tickets go on sale April 20 at 11 a.m. Prices start at $20.

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The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are known for their progressive rock sound, and will be unveiling their first new music in 28 years featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. Lee Pomeroy will be on bass and Louis Molino III on drums.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour

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

WHEN: 7 p.m. September 9

TICKETS: 1.800.745.3000Ticketmaster

INFORose Music Center

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