Up-and-coming country songwriter Justin Moore will perform an early set at the stadium on Fri. Aug. 17. Atlanta-based alt-rock band Collective Soul will be on hand to open the show on Sat. Aug. 18. Local acts Early Ray, Southwood, and the Blue Dogs (who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this summer) will perform an afternoon showcase on Saturday as well.
The Homegrown Concert Series is designed to raise funds and collect back-to-school supplies for the Charleston County School District. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster outlets and the Family Circle box office by phone at (800) 745-3000.
"After 40 years, North Charleston has grown into a thriving city, bustling with business and prime for young families and professionals," Summey stated at the press conference. "To mark the advancements we have made, we are going first class in our 40th anniversary celebration. Both born of the ’70s — the City of North Charleston and Earth, Wind & Fire — we will be celebrating together with an exciting evening of shear entertainment combined with exceptional musicianship."
Earth, Wind & Fire formed in Chicago in 1969 and developed a brassy funk style infused with elements of soul, pop, rock, and fusion. The band’s powerful brass and woodwind players were known as the Phoenix Horns. They reached the top of the charts in the 1970s and early ’80s with such hits as "Mighty Mighty," "Shining Star," "September," "Boogie Wonderland," and "Let’s Groove." They were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Led by three longtime members — vocalist Philip Bailey, bassist Verdine White, and percussionist Ralph Johnson‚ EW&F embark on their Guiding Lights Tour this summer in support of a new studio album titled Then and Forever (Legacy). They’ll perform at the Coliseum with the North Charleston Pops Orchestra with support from local pop/rock band the Explorer’s Club.
Tickets go on sale for between $25 and $45 at 10 a.m. on Fri. March 30 at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum box office, via Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800)745-3000. Tickets are $25-$45. Visit northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com and earthwindandfire.com for more.
Acoustic singer/songwriter Tony Talley, Asheville, N.C.-based indie band the Honeycutters, Indianapolis-based improv combo the Wade Baker Jazz Trio, and local Americana/rock band the Shatterdogs will share the bill.
The concert is co-presented by the Bridge at 105.5 and supported by GrowFood Carolina, the Sustainability Institute, the Coastal Conservation League, and Palmetto Distribution. Music starts in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Food will be provided by Home Team BBQ. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well.
Ghoulish singer and Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper will lead his No More Mr. Nice Guy World Tour 2012 to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Mon. June 11.
Cooper’s musical career began more than 40 years ago. His big hits include “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Elected,” and “I’m Eighteen.” He’s credited with creating the concept of the theatrical rock concert in the early 1970s with elaborate (and often disturbing) stagecraft, macabre special effects, and colorful showmanship.
Many fans and critics refer to his style as "shock rock" or “rock horror” in reference to his monster imagery, guillotines, decapitations, snakes, and heavy guitar riffs.
Cooper brings his whole show to the Bonnaroo Festival on June 9 before joining British metal band Iron Maiden on a summer tour of North America, which includes shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte. N.C. on June 21 and Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, Ga., on June 23.
Cooper’s latest album, 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, is a sequel to 1975’s Welcome to My Nightmare. Tickets for the show go on sale for $55, $45, and $35 on Fri. March 16 at the Coliseum box office, ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The North Charleston Coliseum has issued a parking advisory for the event. Attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and arrive early. The parking lots will open at 4 p.m. Doors for Montague Terrace will open at 6 p.m. Doors to the Coliseum will open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Free parking and shuttles will be available at the North Charleston Fire Museum and Tanger Outlet Mall parking lots starting at 5:30 p.m.