Editor’s Note: It was such a glorious night for music as legendary classic pop/rock band Three Dog Night graced the stage on the night after Valentine’s Day for a night filled with hits and reminiscing about the days of yesteryear.
Three Dog Night is currently composed of original vocalist Danny Hutton, original guitarist Michael Allsup, Paul Kingery on bass, Pat Bautz on drums, David Morgan, formerly of The Association on vocals, and Howard Laravea, formerly of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, on keyboards. During their set, fans immediately noticed that the band has a lot of chemistry even without Chuck Negron or Cory Wells on vocals. This gig was a bit different in the sense that the original guitarist couldn’t make the show and Paul Kingery would take over the bass duties.
The set was a great smattering of hits as Three Dog Night took people back to the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s with songs such as “Shambala”, “Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Mama Told Me Not To Come”. There were a few covers thrown into the mix, including songs Out In The Country(originally done by Paul Williams), “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here (originally done by John Hiatt), and “Liar” (originally done by Argent). The harmonies and melodic arrangements were a nice change of pace from the hard rock/metal world and it reminded me of a time when hits where hits because they were good songs, not just because the radio is forcefeeding us.
The encore was fantastic with Howard providing a wonderful keyboard solo, and they sang “Eli’s Coming” and “Prayer For The Children”. They couldn’t end the night without singing their smash hit “Joy To The World”, which was absolutely a crowd favorite and people pay good money to hear and sing along to that song. What a great night for music!
Three Dog Night has some shows coming up. Check out the dates below:
Thu. 2/21- Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina
Fri. 2/22- Crown Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Sat. 2/23- Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, Georgia
Sat. 3/16- L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sun. 3/17- 1st Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Thu. 3/21- Cheyenne Civic Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Fri. 3/22- Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sat. 3/23- The Good Life Festival in San Tan Valley, Arizona
Thu. 4/4- Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, Florida
Fri. 4/5- Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sat. 4/6- Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Thu. 4/11- Fox Cities PAC in Appleton, Wisconsin
Sat. 5/13- Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield, Illinois
Thu. 5/2- Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina
Fri. 5/17- Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sat. 5/18- Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas
Sun. 5/19- Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas
Fri. 5/31- Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, Nevada
Sat. 6/15- Edgewater E Center in Laughlin, Nevada
Thu. 6/27- SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska
Fri. 6/28- Chesterfield Amphitheater in Chesterfield, Missouri
Sat. 6/29- Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri
Sat. 7/13- Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, Michigan
Sat. 7/27- Jam at the Ridge in Le Roy, New York
Sun. 8/18- Darke County Fair in Greenville, Ohio
Thu. 8/19- Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts
Fri. 9/20- The Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut
Sun. 9/22- American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Fri. 9/27- Levitt Pavilion in Denver, Colorado
Thu. 10/17- Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana
For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here.
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