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The Guess Who set to perform at Riviera Theatre


Mon, Oct 10th 2022 03:55 pm

Legendary rock group The Guess Who will bring “Clap For the Wolfman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “These Eyes” and more to the historic Riviera Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

A press release noted The Guess Who has “connected with the masses throughout an exultant hit parade, including ‘These Eyes,’ ‘Clap For the Wolfman,’ ‘Hand Me Down World,’ ‘No Time,’ ‘Star Baby’ and ‘Share the Land.’ Add in fellow classics and double-sided singles like the rock anthem ‘American Woman’ and ‘No Sugar Tonight,’ plus ‘Laughing’ and ‘Undun,’ and fans are likely to get a steady stream of hit songs.

“You’re going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played,” founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson said. “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all-time high for how the music was initially recorded, and remains at an all-time high for the fans.

Joining Peterson onstage is a host of veteran musicians: keyboard player/flutist Leonard Shaw, lead guitarist Will Evankovich, bass legend Rudy Sarzo, and lead guitarist Derek Sharp. Together, the press release added, the quintet “annually launches an ambitious North American tour to adoring audiences, and selling out venues with their awe-inspiring execution, deft meticulousness and decades of radio penetrating smashes.

“As the house lights fade down and the stage spots flair up, the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll with classic sensibilities and progressive nuances permeate the crowd. At first, a familiar chord strikes everyone’s attention; then comes a catchy chorus, followed by a memorable solo or remarkable moment of improvisation. Such an ear-pleasing arsenal carries into a nonstop evening of precise performance taking fans on a rollercoaster ride of electric instrumentation, timeless balladry, unpredictable jamming, and the ultimate sing-along experience. It’s a position held by a troupe of true musical luminaries who, through over four decades in show business, have been loaded with more hits than members can count.”

The Riviera Theatre is located at 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Go online to purchase tickets (https://rivieratheatre.org) or call 716-692-2413.

This is a Latshaw Productions show.

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