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Grand Funk Railroad
- Saturday | Nov 16, 2024 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD/THE AMERICAN BAND
“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!” David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine
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”. Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be touring in 2024 marking a 55-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996 to 2023, Grand Funk’s 2024 Tour – celebrating 50 years of The Loco-Motion – will continue to reach both new and long-time fans.
Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play shows all over the USA this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members vocalist / drummer Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder.”
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 fifty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan 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 2023 AMERICAN BAND TOUR was a huge success and, now, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the group for the first time will be able to celebrate the 50thANNIVERSARY OF THE LOCO-MOTION with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!