Tomorrow begins October, which means that it’s time for Oktoberfest celebrations, the Arizona State Fair, Halloween and other reasons to go outside. But if you want to stay inside and catch a concert or two, October is offering up some pretty good shows. Here’s the classic rock schedule for the Valley during October.
October 1, 2014 8 p.m. THE EAGLES at the Gila River Arena, formally the Jobing.com Arena, in Glendale. Do you take it to the limit? Hide your lying eyes? Are you already gone? Live life in the fast lane? Well if so, this is the concert for you. This one is pretty much sold out but there are always tickets out there. Face value tickets ran from $43.55 to $183.55, plus fees.
October 3, 2014 8 p.m. NILS LOFGREN at the Talking Stick Resort Showroom in Scottsdale. He’s been a successful solo artist. Toured and recorded with Neil Young. Since 1984 he’s been a guitarist in the E Street Band as in Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Those are some serious credentials. This one is also nearly sold out but ticket prices are listed as $15 to $45, plus fees.
October 5, 2014 7:30 p.m. THE ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. You’ve never heard of him you say? Don’t answer me. I wouldn’t want to be like you. That’s just the games people play. He’s had 8 top 40 singles. Siriusly, you’ve heard his music on the radio. It’s even better live. Tickets run from $35 to $68 plus fees.
October 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. ASIA at the Pressroom in Phoenix. One of the 1980’s first supergroups. In the heat of the moment only time will tell if seeing them live is in your wildest dreams. They just released a new album, “Gravitis” this year. Tickets are priced at $35 and $20 plus those nasty fees.
October 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. KRIS KRISTOFFERSON at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. He might be considered more country than rock, but songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and “For the Good Times” found their way to rock radio as well. Tickets are priced from $32 to $62 plus fees.
October 18, 2014 8 p.m. ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS at the Pressroom in Phoenix. Perhaps he came onto the stage a little late to be considered classic rock, but classic rock fans love him. Besides, he’s from Tempe and wrote the theme song to “King of the Hill.” That’s cool enough to buy a ticket. Tickets range are $35 and $45 plus fees.
October 18, 2014 8 p.m. JOHN FOGERTY at the Arizona State Fair Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. He was a fortunate son, born on the bayou, who helped Suzie Q and Proud Mary down on the corner. Later he saw the old man down the road play centerfield. He is a songwriting legend. This being at the Arizona State Fair, admission is free with fair admission. However, you can buy reserved seats for $20, plus fees but you’ll still need to pay to get into the fair as well.
October 24 2014 8 p.m. KANSAS at the Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations LIVE! Showroom. It’s not just dust in the wind if you carry on my wayward son. They’re celebrating 40 years in the business, which is way beyond the point of know return. Tickets range from $30 to $77 with fees to be tacked on.
October 25, 2014 6 p.m. BERLIN, TOM KIEFER OF CINDERELLA AND JOHN WAITE at the Arizona State Fair Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. These three 1980 hit makers are part of the Dave Pratt’s 1980 Something show. Terri Nunn and Berlin tore it up earlier this year in the East Valley with hits like “Take My Breath Away,” and “The Metro.” Cinderella was one of the top hair bands of the late 80’s with songs such as “Gypsy Road,” and “Shake Me.” John Waite was the voice of The Baby’s (“Every Time I Think of You,” “Isn’t It Time”), Bad English (“When I See You Smile’) and did pretty well as a solo artist with “Missing You.” It’s an MTV extravaganza. This also being at the Arizona State Fair, admission is free with fair admission. You can buy reserved seats for $15, plus fees. You’ll also need to buy a fair admission as well.
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
Talking Stick Resort: Tickets for shows at Talking Stick Resort can be purchased online through ticketmaster.com, in person at the Talking Stick Resort box office and by phone at (480)-850-7734. Further information can also be obtained from Danny Zelisko Presents.
Wild Horse Pass Casino: Tickets for shows at Wild Horse Pass Casino can be purchased online through the Wild Horse Pass Casino website, by phone at 1-800-WIN-GILA Ext. 7370, or in person at the box office. Players Club Card discounts are available when purchasing in person at the box office.
The Celebrity Theatre: Tickets for shows as the Celebrity Theatre can be purchased in person at the Celebrity Theatre box office or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. Further information can also be obtained from Danny Zelikso Presents.
Arizona State Fair: Tickets for concerts at the Arizona State Fair can be purchased through the Arizona State Fair website, azstatefair.com, or through Danny Zelisko Presents
The Pressroom: Tickets for shows at the Pressroom are available through ticketfly.com or Danny Zelisko Presents.
Enjoy professional tribute bands? Check out October’s tribute band shows.
Casino Arizona’s lineup for October includes tribute bands for ZZ Top, AC/DC, Chicago and Kiss.
Gila River Casino presents tribute bands dedicated to the music of Bob Seger and The Eagles, at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Stevie Nicks and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Vee Quiva Casino.
The Celebrity Theatre will host the Beatles tribute, 1964, The Tribute, on October 18.