38 Special headlines next 'Tuesday in the Park'by jmaloni
When: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12
Opener: Dave Constantino Band
After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of southern rock to more than 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are blindsided by the explosive power of the band's performance.
The band's many gold and platinum album awards stand testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," "Second Chance" - timeless hits that have become a staple at radio and paved the way to the group's present-day touring regimen, with songs that are immediately recognizable from the first opening chord.
The co-founders of the group, vocalist Donnie Van Zandt and guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes, say it's all about maintaining that intensity at the live shows.
Barnes says, "We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We're a team, and it's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don't slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win."
Van Zant is a unique driving force for the band, with an unending spirit that propels the rest to consistently take it up a notch. His name is synonymous with southern rock royalty as the brother of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, the late Ronnie Van Zant, the iconic singer and founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
38 Special onstage - rounded out by guitarist Danny Chauncey, bassist Larry "L.J." Junstrom, drummer Gary Moffat and keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Capps - is a celebration of camaraderie and brotherhood, a precision team of seasoned veterans, each of whom brings dedication and honesty to a long history of classic, timeless songs, as well as surprisingly fresh new material.
Since 1976, the band has released more than 15 albums. And from the start, it's toured relentlessly, bringing a signature brand of "muscle and melody" to fans worldwide.
Visit 38 Special online at: http://www.38special.com.