October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 - $18
- Saving Abel
(Minors under 18 must attend with their parent or legal guardian)
Tickets = $15 (in advance), $18 at the door
Formed in 1997, Chicago Heavy Rock band SOiL quickly took the scene by storm. The band has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and is best known for the hit singles “Halo”, “Unreal”, “Redefine”, “The Lesser Man”, and “Shine On”.
With the song “Halo” gaining major radio attention, a major label bidding war broke out in an attempt to sign SOiL. The band would ultimately be signed to J Records by music industry legend Clive Davis, responsible for signing such acts as Pink Floyd and Aerosmith, who stated that “you’re gonna be my only rock band for now. You’re going to be a priority, and I want to break this band.” SOiL experienced mainstream success with the major label debut “Scars” released in September 2001. This achievement was aided by the popular singles “Halo” and “Unreal” which gained the band exposure on MTV. The success resulted in the band winning Metal Edge magazine’s 2001 Readers’ Choice Award for “Next Big Thing”. The band gained silver award status in the UK for the album and consistently toured in support of top name acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie which propelled the group into arena sized venues and crowds.
In 2004, the band released their second major label album “re.de.fine”. The group toured for a year straight in support of the album and returned home to begin writing follow up material and finish various live dates.
The band released the next two albums “True Self” (2006) and “Picture Perfect” (2009) and proved that they were a mainstay in the Hard Rock world with non stop touring and by spawning yet another top charting hit single with “The Lesser Man” in 2010.
The band’s first ever live album and DVD “Re- LIVE-ing the scars” (2012) was recorded at the band’s sold out 2011 concert in London, England and prompted the band to begin writing and recording their next studio album.
SOiL released its sixth studio album, entitled “Whole”, on August 20, 2013. The album is a “Return to form” for the band and has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the album that could have come directly after the “Scars” album.
The band continues to tour and stay active in the music industry.
Since 2008, Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country, making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves. Simple, down home, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top. The band was signed by A&R wizard Jason Flom to Capitol records and their first single, “Addicted” did just that, reaching number one on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. They toured heavily in support of this album, playing with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold, and later on Nickelback, in arenas across North America. Night after night, the boys would go back to the bus with their ears ringing from 15,000 fans screaming their lyrics.
Knowing that they would need something great to follow up with, the boys set out to write their sophomore album on Capitol, “Miss America.” Topping the Active Rock and Hard Rock charts yet again with “Sex is Good” and “Stupid Girl” solidified Saving Abel’s place both on the radio and live. Setting out on their own tour this time, Saving Abel headlined theaters around the country for almost 2 years non-stop. They toured with several artists and made a lot of friends along the way, but always kept their focus on the fans, and their eyes toward the future.
Kirra is a rock and roll band based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with a strong emphasis on the word “Rock” meaning “Straight up and raw” as guitarist Daxton Page puts it when referring to their new upcoming debut album titled “Run Away.” Some of the bands influences range from Chevelle, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, or simply stated, “Rock Music” in general.
The band was created when guitarist Daxton Page left a rock school program and was interested in starting a band. The EP “Sounds from an Empty Room” which was released digitally included the song called “Downfall” that immediately grabbed the attention of internet radio and social media fans. Shortly after, the band decided to continue writing for an album as lead singer Jesse Williamson recalls. “At the beginning we were just writing machines and still are, we write as often as we can whether it’s riffs, chorus ideas, breakdowns, etc. We just like to constantly be writing and we had had these songs for a while and figured we should record them.”
Kirra’s first live performance show was with Freddy Salazar and his band, and not long after they found themselves being invited to open for such acts as 3 Doors Down, Primer 55, Screaming for Silence, Saving Able, and Kill Devil Hill with new invitations on the horizon with such bands as Puddle of Mudd and venues like House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. “The people that are fans have always treated us well at shows, and even people that have never seen us before usually end up liking us. Which is great to know that there are still fans of rock music that isn’t extreme/death/black metal.
“It’s true no matter what Gene Simmons or anyone says. Rock is NOT dead.”