Above: Little River Band. Below, top: Foghat. Bottom: Peter Noone, "Herman" of Herman's Hermits
Concerts include Foghat, Little River Band, Herman’s Hermits
Tickets will go on sale for performances in Trine University’s Summer Concert Series beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17.
All events will be held in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the concerts beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at trine.edu/furth.
The series opens June 9 with legendary rock band Foghat, followed by Little River Band on July 14 and Herman’s Hermits on Aug. 4. Ticket prices for Foghat and Herman’s Hermits range from $30-$55, while ticket prices for Little River Band range from $40-65.
Loved by everyone from Baby Boomers to younger generations who know the lyrics to “Slow Ride” thanks to Guitar Hero III, Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want.
Launched in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. The band continues to release new music every few years, the most recent being its “Under the Influence” album last year. They sadly lost Lonesome Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Earl kept banging and kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.
Lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn played with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore & Humble Pie, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet. Bass player Craig Macgregor has been with the band since the ’70s and founding member Earl, according to a recent review, continues to dazzle with wicked drum solos.
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975, Little River Band is one of the great vocal bands of the ’70s and the ’80s. Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included the following singles: “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Man On Your Mind,” “We Two,” and “The Other Guy.”
Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years, the first band to achieve that mark. LRB was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance.
At age 15, child actor Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Wonderful World,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “No Milk Today,” “The End of the World,” “Leaning On A Lamp Post” and “Dandy.”
Herman’s Hermits has sold more than 52 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold.
As “Herman”, Noone performed on hundreds of television shows and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. His acting career since has included successful starring roles on Broadway, television and in feature films. Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone currently performs more than 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year.”
For more information on the Summer Concert Series, call (260) 665-4990 or visit trine.edu/furth.