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Metal Mayhem: Legends of Rock will jam, rain or shine!

April 20, 2012
Melissa Schneider - Editor (mschneider@breezenewspapers.com) , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

We've been counting down the days until local-concert-planner Rob Lyons' next wild and crazy show. And, finally, we're down to the days! Do you miss leopard-print spandex pants, slouch socks, bangs hair-sprayed 10 inches high and denim jackets rockin' your favorite band's patches that you stitched on it by hand? Make sure you dig those puppies out of the closet and prepare yourself for metal, as Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White three of the biggest, wildest, most sensational hair-bands of the 1980s headline the upcoming Legends of Rock show, taking place all day long, Saturday, April 21, on the grounds of the German-American Club, 2101 Southwest Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with gates opening at 2 p.m., music starting at 3 and going all night long.

This all-day music festival will feature Los-Angeles' Hear Kitty Kitty, along with local rock sensations A200, PUSH, and 10,000 Views, featuring another legendary metal-band superstar, WASP drummer Stet Howland.

Concert coordinator Rob Lyons, hair-band-lover and no stranger to booking amazing entertainment locally, is eager to get this show on the road.

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Get ready for metal, as Skid Row (above), Quiet Riot and Great White hit the Southwest Florida arena Saturday, April 21! Read on for details!

"Plans have been coming along really well with this show, and we're really pumped to get it going. People love taking a little trip down memory lane with awesome bands of the 1980s and these three hairbands are sure to help with that trip," he said. "I'm so excited to introduce Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White to Southwest Florida."

Rob is the concert organizer who is responsible for bringing Warrant, Steelheart, Winger and Firehouse to Southwest Florida last year, as well as Coolio and the wild and crazy hip-hop rocker Vanilla Ice, who recently rocked down the Dixie Road House back in February.

During the all-day music festival, more than a dozen food vendors will be on-hand, offering anything from funnel cakes, giant pretzels and hot dogs to hamburgers, lobster rolls, pizza and Philly cheesesteaks.

Fact Box

The Legends of Rock

AT THE GERMAN-AMERICAN CLUB, CAPE CORAL

What: Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White, all rocking together, with Hear Kitty Kitty,

A200, PUSH and 10,000 Views kicking it off

When: Saturday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: 2101 SW?Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Tickets:?$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Budweiser and Jagermeister will be keeping the crowd cool and refreshed throughout the day with $4 drafts and other drink specials, and, while taking in all the fantastic music, peruse the gift and craft vendors, offering anything from motorcycle accessories and leather pieces to fun crafts and great gadgets.

Plus, be sure to swing by the bands' merch tables, overflowing with concert T-shirts and other great rock memorabilia to remember the day.

The official line-up is as follows, with music starting at 3 p.m. that afternoon: Hear Kitty Kitty, A200, 10,000 Views, PUSH, Great White, Quiet Riot, then Skid Row, with music ending with a big Skid Row finale around 11:30 p.m. (Don't forget to call for an encore!)

Tickets to the show are just $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online by visiting PurchaseTicketsNow.com, or stopping by any one of the mentioned ticket locations on the site.

VIP passes are available for $100, which includes plenty of bang for your buck.

"VIP entry includes free food; free beverages; meet-and-greet sessions with the bands; as well as very special, up-close-and-personal seating," Rob said. "If you're a drinker, it's an even better deal, as $4 beers add up pretty quick!"

Don't wait around until the day of the show to get your tickets it's better to pick them up sooner than later. After all, pre-purchasing the tickets saves you an entire $5 each enough to get you a draft beer with $1 left over for your chance at the lottery!

The after party

After the show, the boys of all three metal bands will be hitting Dixie Road House for an all-night after party. For more information, visit Lykel.com.

"We've had some amazing shows in the past, and this upcoming Legends of Rock show is going to be just as amazing if not more," Rob said. "The line-up is phenomenal we have four of biggest local bands in Southwest Florida opening the show, and they bring a lot to the table. They're the perfect addition for this type of venue. Not to mention, 10,000 views got rave reviews from everyone that was at the Vanilla Ice show a couple months back. They've really opened up eyes for people that have never seen them before that show. We're so happy to have them back on the line-up. Stop by and rock with us this Saturday!"

 
 

 

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