WABASH — Radio station 101.9 ROCKS will welcome heavy metal bands “Dokken” with special guest “Jack Russell’s Great White” on the night of their performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater.
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“Dokken” exploded out of the boiling hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. 1983s “Breaking the Chains,” with its catchy title track, set the stage for “Dokken” becoming the most dominant creative and commercial force in the world of Melodic Hard Rock for the following years.
Such classic albums as “Tooth and Nail,” “Under Lock and Key” and “Back for the Attack” all became multi-platinum selling smashes and the live “Beast from the East” went gold in Europe and Japan. Songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “In My Dreams,” “Unchain the Night,” “Dream Warriors,” “Burning like a Flame” and “Heaven Sent” are still nowadays regarded among the genre’s finest.
Performing the same night will be “Jack Russell’s Great White,” a band that also touts the heavy metal genre.
“The music is dynamic and I’ve gone where I’ve never gone before,” said Jack Russell, founder of the band.
So rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, “Jack Russell’s Great White” first bared its teeth with a sharp and soaring eclectic album entitled “He Saw It Coming” that boasts a bluesy hard rock stomp.
Tickets to see this concert are $100, $30 and $29, and may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at (260) 563-1102.