The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
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The Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face tight-knit group of musicians who epitomized the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into a the ultimate rock’n’roll extravaganza. Their live shows involved mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing ‘White Punks On Dope’, exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers. In the tradition of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, the Tubes were one of the first bands to write and perform songs in a head-on theatrical onslaught.
Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” And about the Hollywood Bowl concert in 2012, The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like “Only The Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” For Martha Davis, the most important thing has always been the songs she writes.
The Heart of Rock & Roll brings to life all the hits of the 80’s super group Huey Lewis & the News. The concept was born in late 2012 when brothers Tony & Roger Langdon, guitarist & front man respectively, for a variety cover band were performing their usual weekend shows. For years the song The Heart of Rock & Roll was a set list staple mixed in among their band’s other classic rock, pop & R&B songs. One particular night, a show guest made the comment that Roger, “Kind of looks & sounds like Huey Lewis.”
Tony suggested to Roger to go ahead and try a full blown Huey Lewis impersonation to see if there was something to that fan’s comment. After working out a few songs, it became clear that there was something special going on. Roger brings the sound, image & style of Huey Lewis to life with such great detail he’s fooled more than a few fans.
10-Time GRAMMY Award Winners!!!
Voted Best Country & Western Band by Rolling Stone
Awarded “Touring Band of the Year” by Academy of Country Music
Americana Music Association honored Asleep at the Wheel
with the Lifetime Achievement Award
Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2017. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!
With the monumental task of performing signature compositions spanning Frank Zappa's entire career, Dweezil has developed a new way to present this year's live show. The concerts will feature a specialized medley approach inserted throughout the setlist. Layers of Mothers Of Invention material will represent the early years, with special attention focused on "Freak Out". The musical transitions are designed to effortlessly guide the audience through the depth and variety within Frank Zappa's musical universe, allowing for a "live chronological overview" of a broader stretch of Zappa's career.
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with the music of one of the best loved bands of all time? "Bee Gees Gold - The Tribute" have performed in over a dozen countries world wide and they were recently featured on the national TV show, "World's Greatest Tribute Bands" on AXS TV. They'll play all the hits including:
"To Love Somebody" - "Nights on Broadway" - "How Deep is Your Love"
"I Started a Joke" - "Stayin' Alive" and so much more!
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.
“Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”).
In the last couple years, Mencia chose to go back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy stores throughout the country – allowing him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences.
Eclectic multi-instrumentalist David Lindley has long championed the concept of world music to legions of dedicated fans. His electro-acoustic performances effortlessly combine folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Asian, Celtic and Turkish musical sources. There is something for everyone! Incorporating an incredible array of stringed instruments, David's uncanny vocal mimicry and sense of humor make his onstage banter a show highlight. David has fronted his own band El Rayo-X, collaborated with Ry Cooder and Jackson Brown and lent his skills to Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby & Nash, Ben Harper and Warren Zevon.
Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a world-renowned guitarist from Stockholm, Sweden.
As a young boy, Yngwie originally had no interest in music, but that all changed on September 18th, 1970 when he saw a TV special on the late Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched in awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.
Yngwie Malmsteen's career has spanned over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi, Yngwie is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock.
Dog 'N' Butterfly performs all the 70's hits loved by die-hard Heart fans worldwide as well as the chart-toppers that brought Heart back into the lime light in the 80's. The members of Dog ‘N’ Butterfly painstakingly recreate every harmony & nuance of Heart’s memorable music down to the last detail. This coupled with their dynamic stage show & retro-inspired costumes makes them a virtual tour-de-force of talent and dedication, providing fans with exactly what they promise.
A Tribute to the Three Great Ones with Mariachi Los Camperos. Offering Mexico’s treasure, with the musician’s expertise and the variety of voices that pay tribute to three of the greatest composers and singers in the history of Mariachi and Mexican Regional music. This performance will highlight songs from Jose Alfredo Jimenes such as: Ella, El Rey, Si Nos Dejan. Joan Sebastan: Tatuajes, Juliantla, Secreto de Amor. & Juan Gabriel: Se Me Olvido Otra Vez, Querida, Amor Eterno and much more.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds show also includes hits from southern rock legends like The Allman Brothers, .38 Special and the unforgettable Molly Hatchet. With a recent appearance on the nationally televised AXSTV show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” Southbound has brought the sound of Skynyrd to a whole new level.
Four seasoned musicians from four corners of the country make up South Bound. The band, born and bred on Classic Rock, dedicate their nightly shows to an exciting true blend of Southern Rock, Country Rock, R&B and Classic Country, all performed with a rural California attitude.
Laurie Morvan’s unique, fiery guitar style has been highlighted in feature articles in the world’s top guitar magazines. “Morvan singes the strings with fast, clean chicken pickin’, reaches heights of lyrical ecstasy through liquid bends, and kicks the rhythm in the pocket with propulsive comping” (Guitar Player). “Fearless and fresh...Morvan plays with plenty of imagination” (Vintage Guitar). “Stunning California axe slinger...exhilarating electric blues guitar style” (Modern Guitars).
“Morvan is a stellar guitar player with consummate phrasing and respect for both the music and the spaces between the notes. She is one of the rising stars in the blues guitar world and anyone who wants to hear the future of blues guitar should pick up one of her CDs and check her out.” - Blues Blast
“Guitarist Laurie Morvan and crew make a strong case for more awards to fill their trophy case. With Morvan’s muscular, yet lyrical, guitar lines leading the charge…” - Blues Source
In short, the Laurie Morvan Band plays red hot blues rock that feeds your soul!
Since suffering a near-fatal illness at the age of six, George Anderson has had a special relationship with the souls in the Hereafter who depend on his ability to bring peace and comfort to their grieving families. George has conducted more than 35,000 sessions and is the most scientifically tested medium in the world. He has earned the respect and acclaim of those in the scientific, medical and religious fields. In 1982, George became the first medium to appear weekly in a television series (Psychic Channels). In 1987, his book We Don't Die became the first best-seller by a medium. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. George's work is referenced in more than 60 books and has been filmed for dozens of television programs including his own primetime network special Contact: Talking to the Dead. He continues to work with people from all over the world.
Join world-renowned medium and New York Times best-selling author George Anderson for a Live seminar and group reading where he will be talking about his ability and delivering messages from the Hereafter to members of the audience. George will also be signing copies of his latest book "Life Between Heaven and Earth" following the seminar.
$74.50 ticket includes a reserved copy of "Life Between Heaven and Earth"
*Limited* additional copies of the book will be available
for purchase at the event on a first come, first serve basis.
***purchase of ticket does not guarantee a reading***
Two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, sat in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, caught her recent appearances at The Grand Ole Opry, or recognized her as Al Pacino’s sax player in the movie Danny Collins.
Aja Vu has long performed the music of Steely Dan and now they've added a generous set of Chicago favorites to a show of stellar and totally classic music. That's right: one great band, two great tributes.
Now you can hear songs you know and love played live! From Reelin in the Years and Hey 19, to Saturday in the Park and 25 or 6 to 4, they perform the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.
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