The “Owensboro” Icemen Hockey team?

Posted onJanuary 15, 2016
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9646951_GLooks like the Evansville Icemen Hockey team have a new option on the table with is long dispute with the city of Evansville and the Ford Center. It appears Owensboro KY is now bidding for them.

From WFIE:

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) –

Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne tells 14 NEWS that he’s in negotiations to bring the Evansville IceMen to Owensboro.

We’ve learned the City of Owensboro has been negotiating with the IceMen for the past several weeks.

Mayor Payne says the city will have a decision early next week.

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Evansville Aerosmith concert review!

Posted onJune 25, 2015
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Aerosmith Blue Army Tour  Aerosmith rolled into Evansville Indiana last night and what a freaking awesome sold out show!  I saw people from all walks of life attending it. From little kids to folks that were probably great grand parents!

The opening act was the band “Living Colour”! Everyone should be familiar with their hit “Cult of Personality” from 1988. Not to bore the average reader about the musicianship in the band but look them up here. This band is an ensemble of talent!

What I liked most about the show was the fact they were having fun at it. Corey, the lead singer got down into the audience and was high-fiving as many people as he could and taking photographs with them while handling the vocals! It’s been a long time since I have seen this happen. He even ran up into the seats in the first level! A topnotch band that was well received!

Aerosmith! So much to say and man what a great band! Joe Perry and Steven Tyler rose up out of the stage in a hail of smoke and fog as the band  kicked into “Draw the Line” and it was one classic new and old Aerosmith song after another! Steven Tyler always the entertainer! He was gyrating all over the stage like an expensive Bourbon street hooker! Aerosmith rolled thru hit and hit. “Love in an Elevator”, Back in the Saddle”, “Cryin”, “Toys in the Attic”, “Dude looks like a Lady” just to name a few! It was  drummer Joey Kramer’s birthday so Steven brought out a cake and the sold out audience sang Happy Birthday to him!

Truly one of the last all American kick ass rock bands! They played their instruments. I didn’t hear anything “flown in”. A real deal of a show!

From Youtuber:MooreMusicEV

For the encores, Steven came up out of the floor in a fog of smoke playing a grand piano. He broke out into “Dream on” and Joe Perry stood on top of the piano during the guitar solo! “Sweet Emotion” was the last song of the night! Aerosmith didn’t disappoint. With a catalog of great music spanning 40 years it has to be hard to pick out what to play and what to leave out. I would have loved to have heard “Kings and Queens” but by no means was I not satisfied.

Joe Perry did have several guitar issues throughout the show. It kept his guitar tech busy to say the least. After several false starts on a song  Steven Tyler said “”It sounds fine play that SHIT” as Joe was tweeking his sound on his guitar.

Great time was had by all. I had won my tickets so we only spent $ 13.50 on two beers so it was a “cheap date” night for my wife and me.

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waiting in line!

Only drawback I can think of is this. The Ford Center has a great staff. Always polite. Always helpful. The small stadium seats blow. They are too small. I am not tall at all but my knees where almost touching  the people in front of me. When someone had to leave their seat the entire row in the direction they are heading has to stand up in order for them to pass. For a tall or big person, the seats have to be a problem. Zero leg room.Zero walking room. Horrible. Other than that. I am glad they hosted this ROCK SHOW!

chuck

Aerosmith Evansville, Indiana… June 24th! Ford Center

Posted onFebruary 26, 2015
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Finally someone is getting the hint that books for the Ford Center…If this show doesn’t sell out, well, the Tri-State is deep country poo poo and they should lose their right to carry a ROCK CARD! Go see a real band people…These guys are the real deal. They have so much more to offer than FGL and all the other baby fed country hick bands that seem to graze in Evansville ALL THE FREAKIN’ TIME! Click the YouTube links and check out some of these badass songs by Aerosmith!

Walk this Way, Kings and Queens, Back in the Saddle, Sweet Emotion, Jaded, Toys in the Attic, Dream on,Crazy, Don’t want to miss a thing, Love in an Elevator, Come Together, Train Kept a Rollin, Last Child, Mama Kin, etc!

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103GBF’s Mike “The Sandman” interviews Rob Halford of Judas Priest! !

Posted onAugust 22, 2014
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[hmtad name=”Additional Ad Unit 2″ align=”center”]Do you have your tickets yet for October 22nd??? Check out this great interview from Evansville’s own Rock Radio Legend Mike “The Sandman”Sanders with the Metal God himself “Rob Halford” and show some METAL SUPPORT! \m/

 

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Judas Priest Evansville Oct 22… Here’s your chance. \m/ \m/

Posted onJuly 15, 2014
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Ok Tri-State…Are you like me and overtly sick and tired of all the Country Crap shows that come through the area and sell out over and over? Tired of hearing songs about redneck hip hop, pick up trucks, KC lights, watermelon crawling, checking for ticks, turnip greens, wagon wheels, mudding, etc.???

 

Evansville used to be known as the “Rock” City. But somewhere from the late 90’s on, it turned into a hot bed for Country Acts… Anyone from Garth Brooks to Brad Paisley have come through here and sold out their shows. Well, now it is time for us “Rock/Metal” guys/gals to show that this town still “KNOWS HOW TO ROCK”. You want more shows like this? Buy a ticket to this one. Buy two tickets and take your wife/kids/friend/ or Jimmy’s ghost (no one will get that reference but maybe D. Lutz?)…Let’s sell the show out. Let’s see your true metal colors. Let’s show the country bands that” They got another thing comin’ ” this time”! That you are “Hell Bent for Leather” and you are going to “Ram it Down” and support Rock shows in Evansville  too! So…

“YOU HAVE BEEN NOW OFFICIALLY SUMMONED BY THE GODS OF METAL…

WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?’

 

SHOW OF HORNS?

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Mike Adams, Pens and Badges (You gotta read this)

Posted onApril 14, 2014
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Mike Adams

1690191_10152187311976508_1992777768_aGuns and Hoses last night in Evansville was terrible and I’ll never attend this event again. My kids and I sat next to a group of police officers that I suspect were from Boonville Police Department because of their enthusiastic and highly inebriated support for Jordan Saltzman. Not only were these guys drunken idiots, but one of them even had the nerve to ask my 14-year-old daughter “what the fuck she was looking at” when she looked over at him during his booze fueled tirade. Of course, she didn’t tell me this until later or else I would have likely gone to jail for beating this bastard in front of all his law enforcement bros. Also, one of the officers used a stripped down pair of binoculars to sneak in hard liquor to Ford Center… one side was filled with booze and the other with a chaser. I watched several of them take a swig from this contraption. It was one thing after another from these supposed officers of the law. And while it was clear that these imbeciles were cops because they couldn’t seem to stop bragging about strong-arming the average citizen, what they didn’t realize is that I am a nationally recognized journalist with the power to stir a heaping pot of shit. So, if anyone has any information about the pigs that were sitting in Section O & P, Seats 9-12, I would like to hear from you. SHARE THIS STATUS!

Barry Manilow is coming to the Ford Center June 20th

Posted onApril 24, 2013
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In A7M this is pretty heavy to get Barry to come to Evansville. Congrads to the Ford Center and whom ever is booking the shows there!20130423110407-BarryManilow_Featured

http://www.thefordcenter.com/events/view/1268

 

Neon Trees Tomorrow night Ford Center

Posted onApril 11, 2013
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These guys (and girl) aren’t a bad band at all. Got kinda a “fun” sound to them. I really dig the “everybody talks” video. Check it out below. Tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s show (April 12th) at the Ford Center in Evansville Indiana.

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Click here for tickets:

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Evansville Ford Center

chuck

chuck@kickacts.com

Tom Petty Ford Center May 16th enough said

Posted onFebruary 28, 2013
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I am glad Ford center is expanding their format from from only Country 🙂 This is going to be a great show!

A classic rock legend is coming to Evansville.

From WFIE

It was just announced that Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are going to play the Ford Center on Thursday, May 16.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM.

They have scored hits in five different decades such as “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “The Waiting,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” And they have sold tens of millions of records along the way. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during their first year of eligibility and have garnered accolades and awards too many to mention. Through it all their uncompromising integrity has never wavered while their concert tours have become things of legend.

Tom Petty has said the Heartbreakers are first a live band. Critics have said they are one of the few great live rock ‘n roll bands still playing today. The audience spoke loudest of all in 2010 when Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ last major North American tour was their most successful, attended by more people than ever before.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 16 date at 10:00 AM.

Reserved seat tickets ($117.00 / $74.50 / $52.50 / $29.50) will be available for purchase at the Ford Center ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations, Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club ticket pre-sales will begin on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:00 AM. To learn more about the Highway Companions Club, please visit HighwayCompanions.com.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Premium Ticket Packages, which include premium seating and exclusive band merchandise, will also be available for this show via Ticketmaster.com. Full details can be found at TomPetty.com.

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LoverBoy and Journey Photos

Posted onFebruary 13, 2013
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From the show at the Ford Center last night 02/12/2013. Photos by David Lutz. I heard it was freaking amazing!

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