IUP alumni will receive a $20 discount for the Steve Miller Band and Greg Allman concert on April 27, and also for the Stone Temple Pilots concert on April 22, 2011, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
Book of Dreams was released in 1977, and it followed the equally successful Fly Like an Eagle, which was released the previous year. These two multi-platinum-selling albums launched the Steve Miller Band to superstardom in the mid-70s. Now, the Steve Miller Band has booked a national tour with Gregg Allman and will play the Kovalchick Complex in Indiana, Pa., on April 27.
Let Your Hair Down followed the number-one blues album Bingo! with the second new Steve Miller Band album of the twenty-first century. Steve Miller started the progression of open-highway rock in the late 1960s, making his way to chart toppers like “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock ‘n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” “Swingtown,” and “The Joker.”
As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Gregg Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues marks the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s seventh solo recording, and the first in more than thirteen years.
A dominant force in rock music since their inception, the group’s impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time. Stone Temple Pilots (STP) will play the Kovalchick Complex on April 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up fifteen singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1994 for Plush, and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.
At first, the ironic swagger of Sex Type Thing brought them onto MTV and radio, but it was Plush that blew the doors wide open for the band, establishing them as multiplatinum act in 1993. A pair of subsequent singles were released from Core—“Wicked Garden” and the spooky, acoustic “Creep”—before they delivered Purple in 1994.
A large, eager fan base snatched Purple up upon its opening week, sending it to number one, but Purple wasn’t a one-week wonder: it grew as the record spun off hit after hit. First there was the majestic, cryptic “Big Empty,” taken from The Crow soundtrack, then there was “Vasoline,” which was followed by the modern rock classic “Interstate Love Song,” a radio smash that stayed on the top of Billboard’s Album Rock charts for fifteen weeks, besting the record set by the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up.”
Global Spectrum—the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field, with more than ninety facilities throughout the United States and Canada—manages the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at IUP in Indiana, PA. The 5,000-seat, multipurpose venue is home to the IUP Crimson Hawks.
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