Jan 22, 2016
Joan Jett still loves rock and roll, and the 57-year-old Hall of Famer will prove that this summer with a concert at Darien Lakeâs Performing Arts Center.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will perform as part of a triple bill of nostalgia rock acts at 6:30 p.m. July 27, the concert venue announced late last week. They will join Heart and Cheap Trick on the Rock Hall Three For All tour.
The tour is a combination of Hall of Famers that blasted out of the 1970s with wondrous guitar play and a âweâre here, deal with itâ attitude. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, Heart in 2013. Cheap Trick will be inducted later this year.
âMy whole career, I had been dismissed,â Jett said during her Hall of Fame induction speech. âIt wasnât just a case of, âWe donât like her.â It was, âYou shouldnât exist.ââ
âItâs great to be accepted, but it doesnât make me feel any less of an underdog. I feel like Iâve always got to keep pushing. Thatâs the way Iâve seen it. And I probably always will.â
The black leather-clad rocker focused her anger through her music in a nearly 40-year career that produced two platinum albums and some iconic rock songs. Her cover of The Arrowsâ âI Love Rock and Rollâ topped singles charts in seven countries and is still considered one of the greatest guitar tracks ever.
Heart marked 40 years since the release of its debut album, âDreamboat Annie,â in 2015 and has never stopped touring. The group released a pair of live albums in 2014 featuring much of the music that helped the group reach its peak in the late-80s. Heart has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
With hit songs like âI Want You to Want Meâ and the teen anthem âSurrender,â Cheap Trick is considered one of the best hard rock bands ever.
Tickets for the concert range from $25 for lawn seats to $95 for reserved and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Lawn four-packs are available for $75.
Stooge Fest announced for Riviera Theatre
NORTH TONAWANDA â The historic Riviera Theatre will serve up seven films worth of nyuck nyucks for Stoogefest XXV Winter Edition on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., the theatre will show seven Three Stooges films, it announced earlier this week.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and are available at www.rivieratheatre.org, by phone at (716) 692-2413, or at the box office, 67 Webster St.
Spring Fling tour set for Buffalo, Rochester
Tickets are on sale now for the Spring Fling Rock AF tour featuring Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, and Bear Hands.
The rock groups will play Rochesterâs Main Street Armory on March 26 and Buffaloâs First Niagara Center on March 28. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the Rochester show are $29.50 for general admission and are available through TicketWeb.com. Tickets for the Buffalo show are $29.50 for reserved seats and $39.50 for the floor and are available through Tickets.com.
by Matt Krueger - The Daily News (1/21/2016)
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