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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
TONIGHT CONTINUE THEIR 2022
“SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TOUR”
THE LEGENDARY ROCK & ROLL POWERHOUSE’S
ITINERARY INCLUDES SHOWS
AS ‘SPECIAL GUESTS OF KID ROCK’
Grand Funk Railroad (Pictured L-R: Bruce Kulick (guitar), Mel Schacher (bass guitar), Max Carl (vocals), Don Brewer (drummer), Tim Cashion (keyboardist))
Photo credit: Allen Clark
“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!”
–David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD tonight (January 26) continue their 2022 “Some Kind Of Wonderful Tour,” performing multiple shows across the country and dynamically underlining their trademark “Rock and Soul” classics. As part of this year’s itinerary, the legendary rock & roll powerhouse will be the “special guests” of KID ROCK for an array shows including April 16 at Van Andel Arena in Michigan, the state where both artists hail from.
Original founding member DON BREWER (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the #1 multi-million selling hit, “We’re An American Band”) says: “In August of 2021 we were invited by Bob (Kid Rock) to play a show with him at the Soaring Eagle Amphitheater in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan not far from our hometown of Flint. We were excited to play this show with Bob and everyone loved it. The show was a Michigan Rock Extravaganza!
“So when I got a call from Live Nation’s Rick Franks telling me that ‘Rock’ wanted to have us (GFR) on some of his Bad Reputation 2022 Tour, we were happy to be part of it.
I worked with Bob a few times when he was a guest on several Bob Seger shows and I was Seger’s Tour Drummer. ‘Rock’ is a great singer and Entertainer and a great guy as well! This is going to be “Some Kind Of Wonderful” for all. Don’t miss it!”
Recently, BREWER took the time to talk about building the perfect set list and also discuss highlights of the GRAND FUNK RAILROAD set list, which is packed with one hit after another. His Q&A can be viewed here.
2022 Grand Funk Railroad Tour Dates
1/26 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
1/27 Grand Junction, CO The Avalon Theatre
1/29 Laughlin, NV Edgewater Casino Resort
2/25 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
2/26 Minneapolis, MN Rock From The Heart
3/4 Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Resort and Casino
3/11 Crockett, TX Crockett Civic Center
3/12 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center
3/19 Queen Creek , AZ Good Life Festival
3/24 Tampa, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
4/1 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
4/2 Wilmington, NC Wilson Center
4/6 Evansville, IN Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Ford Center
4/8 Omaha, NE Kid Rock’s Special Guest at CHI Health Center Omaha
4/9 St. Paul, MN Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Xcel Energy Center
4/15 Columbus, OH Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Nationwide Arena
4/16 Grand Rapids, MI Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Van Andel Arena
4/29 French Lick, IN French Lick Resort Casino
6/1 W. Palm Beach, FL Kid Rock’s Special Guest at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
6/11 Tampa, FL Kid Rock’s Special Guest at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/15 Atlanta, GA Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/17 Charlotte, NC Kid Rock’s Special Guest at PNC Music Pavilion
6/18 Raleigh, NC Kid Rock’s Special Guest at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/5 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
ABOUT GRAND FUNK RAILROAD:
After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2021, GRAND FUNK will continue to reach both new and long-time fans on the “Some Kind Of Wonderful Tour,” named in honor of their 1975 Billboard pop smash. Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top-selling American rock group of the 70’s is “Comin’ To Your Town To Help You Party It Down.”
Known as “The American Band,” the high-energy five-piece group GRAND FUNK RAILROAD includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, “We’re An American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder.” Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet.” Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and has credits with Michael Bolton, Meat Loaf and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.
Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape more than 50 years after is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits “We’re An American Band,” “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind Of Wonderful” still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. “We’re An American Band” has received notoriety in recent years being used in movie soundtracks and in television/radio advertising. The huge hit was featured in a General Motors national TV ad campaign and in Disney’s animated feature film The Country Bears. “We’re An American Band” was featured in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film Radio, and in the swash buckler Sahara starring Matthew McConaughey.
Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (“We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion,” both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales exceeding 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.
The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of Grand Funk hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy of Grand Funk Railroad. GFR drew 25,000 people to their Molson Canal Series Concert outside Buffalo, 20,000 in Albany, New York, and 20,000 fans to downtown Orlando, Florida. EMI/Capitol (Universal Music) released a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package that includes a bonus DVD of rare concert footage. Grand Funk Railroad’s 2019 “50 Years Of Funk Tour” was a huge success and now, with the group’s 2022 “Some Kind Of Wonderful Tour,” seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate more than 50 Years of Funk with Grand Funk Railroad.
Grand Funk Railroad 2022 Tour Dates
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