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!

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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.

Fans can find THREE DOG NIGHT at the following locations:





  • Photo Credit:  Crios Valentino at Crios Photography.  Contact Crios at www.criosphotography.com if you want information on his photographs or his photography sessions.

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