Indian Ranch in Webster, MA today announced three new shows as part of Mike’s Hard Lemonade Summer Concert Series.
Lost 80’s Live with Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Stacey Q, Tommy Tutone and Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow arrive at the Indian Ranch on Sunday August 7 and Boston’s own Extreme will visit the lakeside concert venue on Friday August 2 september. 2022.
Tickets for these shows will go on sale this Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, returns to Indian Ranch on Saturday, August 13 and goes on sale this Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. Indian Ranch tickets are available at www.indianranch.com. A limited number of Low Dough Early Bird General Admission tickets will be available for one week.
Lost 80’s Live features some of the most recognizable acts of this great decade. This Reagan-era show is filled with all your favorite ’80s songs performed by the artists you know and remember. The Lost 80’s Live tour has been described by thousands as the biggest hit of the 80s and a rare opportunity to experience so many great bands in one gig, one night, on stage. The show will feature artists such as A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Stacey Q, Tommy Tutone and Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow.
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and eclectic band to emerge from any stage, anywhere, ended with the singer’s untimely death, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, bad fisha tribute to
Sublime continues to channel Sublime’s spirit with a fury unfelt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they replicated the essence of Sublime, developing a dedicated stage and following most often reserved for label-focused mainstream artists. Badfish marks the public by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They don’t work like Sublime would or would have, but like Badfish does!
It all started when four Boston-raised kids joined forces in the late ’80s to form Extreme. With an original new sound and groundbreaking records, the quartet were immediately recognized as innovators in the world of rock & roll. The band called their music “Funky Metal” in their early days, but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s, mixing classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock.
Fueling Extreme’s popularity are guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock-solid bass and hard-hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums. Their unwavering songcraft and diverse musical approaches have earned the band multi-platinum albums with chart-topping hits and sold-out tours around the world.
The eponymous,Extreme, was the first of the group studio album and was released in 1989. It produced four singles: “Little Girls”, “Me as a child“, “Mutha (I don’t want to go to school today)” and “Play with mewhich years later would introduce Extreme to a whole new generation of fans with its inclusion in the popular video game Guitar Hero. The disc foreshadowed the extraordinary technical prowess on the guitar of Portuguese-born guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
Based on the enthusiasm of rock aficionados and diehard fans who have followed the band since their eponymous debut, Extreme have continuously toured the world, showcasing material from their illustrious career. The group had their greatest success with their 1990 album pornograffitiwhich peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified multi-platinum. But it was the acoustic ballad Single “more than words“, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the United States and landed Extreme its first hit song. The next single, “Hole in the heart“, another acoustic track, was also successful, peaking at #4 on the same popular music chart. “Decadence Dance” and “Get the Funk Out” were also released as singles, both reaching the bottom half of Billboard’s rock chart and become fan favorites.
“Even though we love recording, for me, I’ve always loved performing live for the fans,” Cherone says. “We can’t wait to get out there and perform our music live.”
Nuno explains. “We always look forward to going on tour, to putting on a show. This is really where the band shines.
To date, Grammy-nominated EXTREME has released six albums, plus a greatest hits set and a recent live DVD, selling over 10 million records worldwide.
Insiders Club memberships and GA season passes for the 2022 Summer Concert Series are on sale now. The Indian Ranch Insiders Club offers members exclusive access to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. GA Season Passes include a general admission ticket to every show in the Indian Ranch Summer Concert Series. Both programs come with a range of other benefits and are available at www.indianranch.com/memberships.
Indian Ranch offers music lovers the chance to see some of the biggest bands in country, classic rock and pop just steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the opportunity to view the stage from anywhere in the audience. More than a music venue, Indian Ranch has opened the Samuel Slater Restaurant and is also home to the Indian Princess paddle steamer and the Indian Ranch Campground. Already on sale, concerts with Trace Adkins on June 5, The Outlaws on June 11, The Mavericks on June 19, Michael Franti & Spearhead on July 2, Get The Led Out on July 8, Scotty McCreery on July 9, Little River Band July 17, Ann Wilson of Heart July 23, Three Dog Night July 24, The Pike Hairfest July 30, TESLA July 31, “Weird Al” Yankovic August 5, Collective Soul and Switchfoot August 6, ABBA The Concert on August 12 and Home Free on August 20. More shows will be announced soon.
Tickets for Lost 80’s Live on Sunday, August 7, 2022 and Extreme on Friday, September 2, 2022 will go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for Badfish on Saturday August 13, 2022 will go on sale Saturday April 16 at 10:00 a.m. The Indian Ranch Insider Club presale for Lost 80’s Live and Extreme takes place on Thursday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and Friday, April 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Badfish. A limited number of Early Bird GA tickets will be available for Lost 80’s Live and Extreme, through April 21.
Tickets are available online at www.indianranch.com, by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) or at the Indian Ranch Box Office. All events are rain or shine. No refund. Indian Ranch is located at 200 Gore Road in Webster, MA, outside of Worcester and less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Providence, Hartford and Springfield. For more information, visit www.indianranch.com.
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