Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Created by keri.musgraves
2200 Encore Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
While quite a few arena rock acts of the '70s found the transformation into the '80s quite difficult, several acts continued to flourish and enjoyed some of their biggest commercial success: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and especially Foreigner....
Although they began as an artsy prog rock band, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for bombastic rockers and soaring power ballads....
Began playing guitar when he was 14. First two songs that he learned on the guitar: Metallica's "One" and Cat Stevens' "Father and Son." Was a pro surfer during high school, but decided to pursue more grounded activities after a surfing accident left him with more than 150 stitches, a broken nose and missing teeth....
Philadelphia singer/songwriter who took inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and '70s folk. ~ Rovi
Masterminded by songwriter/guitarist Tom Scholz, Boston became one of the biggest bands of the 1970s with their immaculately produced brand of classic rock. By combining the epic scale of prog-rock with the immediate impact of killer pop hooks, Boston's debut immediately rocketed up the charts and made the band an arena-headliner, but it would take them years to issue follow-up recordings....
The archetype for the gentle, inward-looking singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s. ~ Rovi
The son of a preacher, musician Vincent Furnier spent most of his formative years in Phoenix, AZ. It was here that Furrier formed his first rock band, the Earwigs, in 1965. He later changed the group's name to the Spiders and later the Nazz, enjoying only moderate success each time....
Mötley Crüe were one of the most influential hair metal bands of the '80s, boasting a striking visual presence and hedonistic reputation rivaled only by Guns N' Roses. By combining Alice Cooper's shock rock with the bluesy, metallic stomp of the New York Dolls and Aerosmith, they helped establish hair metal as a commercial genre, sending their first five albums to platinum status in the process....
Began playing a ukulele at age 3, guitar at 6 and was winning country-music talent shows by 8. Moved from Australia to Nashville in 1992 and formed the three-man band the Ranch before developing his solo career....
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