You are here: Home Listings Details - Saga with the Raw Dogs
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Search

L.A. Beat

EMail Print

Listings

Event 

Title:
Saga with the Raw Dogs
When:
Sat, Feb 14
Where:
Lethbridge
Category:
Rock

Description

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Cover: $30

You may not be able to buy your sweetheart a rock for Valentine’s Day, but you will be able to treat her to a “Rock” concert on February 14th. The legendary Canadian rock group Saga will be on stage at The Joe. Saga emerged from Ontario in the early 1980’s. Their first Top 40’s hit was Wind Him Up. In 1982 they won the Juno for Most Promising Group of the Year. In 1983 their album, Worlds Apart was certified Gold in the USA. The band broke up for a time but got back together in 1995. They maintain a hectic touring schedule and to date have put out 21 albums.
Opening for Saga will be Lethbridge’s own hard rockers, the Raw Dogs. This Saturday, February 14th Valentine’s Day concert will start at 8:30 P.M. Tickets are $25.00 and are available on line at www.thejoe.ca, or can be picked up at Average Joe’s Sports Bar, 420 – 6th street south. Available tickets on the day of the show will be $30.00.

http://sagaontour.moonfruit.com/

Michael Sadler - Vocals
 
Jim Crichton - Bass, Keyboards
 
Ian Crichton - Lead Guitar
 
Jim Gilmour - Keyboards, Clarinet, Vocals
 
Mike Thorne - Drums, Vocals

Saga are a rock quintet, formed in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is the band's guitarist; apart from his work with Saga, he has recorded several solo albums as well as sessions with Asia. The band's keyboardist, Scottish-born Jim "Daryl" Gilmour, joined Saga in December 1979 after Greg Chadd left the band in August 1979 (Chadd joined Saga in December 1978 after original member Peter Rochon left the band to become a full-time music equipment company executive shortly after the band's first album was released).

After the 2003 Marathon tour, Steve Negus announced his retirement as Saga's original drummer. Christian Simpson, a Canadian-American, replaced Negus for 2004's Network album, until sidelined by a neurological condition that affected his drumming. In late 2005, former Helix member Brian Doerner became Saga's third drummer in as many years. Doerner suffered a heart attack in 2007 and was replaced by Chris Sutherland (of the Kim Mitchell Band) for the 10,000 Days Tour and Contact DVD. Lead singer Michael Sadler left Saga for family reasons at the end of the 2007 tour. Rob Moratti replaced Sadler in April 2008, after an Internet talent search, spanning Europe and both Americas, failed to yield a potential lead vocalist. On January 28, 2011, an official statement was made announcing Michael Sadler's return as the lead singer of Saga. Saga have been awarded gold and platinum albums worldwide and have sold more than 8 million albums.

 

Venue

The PlaceMap
Venue:
The Place
Street:
420 - 6 Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2B8
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

The place is an arcade/nightclub— 420 - 6 Street South.

The ONLY Gig Guide that matters
<<  November 2021  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
212223242526
29    

Departments

Music Beat

ART ATTACK
Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews





Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News