When: May 13th, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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Two great groups, Nazareth and Head East, are coming to Paramount Theatre! You don’t want to miss this great show!

NAZARETH is without a doubt is the biggest Rock Band to emerge from Scotland. They were the pioneers, eventually acquiring legendary status, who took Scottish Rock international and paved the way for many other great Scottish bands that came later: the likes of Big Country, Simple Minds etc.

The original members first came together in Pete Agnew’s band “The Shadettes,” which he had formed with some school mates in 1961, the line up being: drums, bass, 2 guitars and keyboard added later. Pete was lead singer and rhythm guitarist. Darrell Sweet joined in 1963 replacing the original drummer. Dan McCafferty joined in 1965 and now the band had twin lead vocals. Manny Charlton joined in 1968 replacing the original lead guitarist. In 1969, Pete started playing bass for the first time and they were now down to the four guys who changed their name to Nazareth in 1970. It was when they toured America with Deep Purple in 1972 that they met Roger Glover who went on to produce their breakthrough album Razamanaz in 1973 that included the hits Broken Down Angel and Bad Bad Boy.

The next album Loud’n’Proud was released in 1974 and featured the single This Flight

Tonight, a song written by Canadian, Joni Mitchell, which became a massive hit throughout Europe. It was also a huge hit in Canada where the band became the first non-Canadian band to do a coast to coast tour of the country. Later came Rampant and the massive tour in support of its release seeing the band play 50 shows in 9 countries throughout Europe and Scandinavia putting 3 albums (Razamanaz,. Loud’n’Proud and Rampant} into the top 20 at the same time.

The classic album that brought them American success and international acclaim was Hair of The Dog and its title track popularly, though incorrectly known as ‘Sonofabitch,’ due to it’s hook lyric. The American version of the album contained the beautiful Love Hurts which became a worldwide hit, reaching No.1 in many countries and famously staying at No.1 in Norway for 14 weeks, making it one of the world’s ‘longest at No.1 singles’.

During the Soviet years, Russians considered Nazareth one of the world’s biggest bands and on their first Russian tour in 1990 they started out with 10 shows in Moscow’s Olympic Stadium and 12 shows in St. Petersburg’s Olympic Sports Palace.

Since 1971, Nazareth has recorded 23 studio albums, earning them platinum, gold and silver awards worldwide, with 3 platinum and 8 gold albums coming from Canada alone. It was and still is an incredible time for Nazareth!

The line-up today consists of:

Carl Sentence (Vocalist since 2015 after Dan McCafferty’s retirement due to ill health)

Jimmy Murrison (Longest serving NAZ Guitarist in the band’s history)

Pete Agnew (Bassist and founding member)

Lee Agnew (Drummer since Darrel Sweet’s death in 1999)

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “NEVER BEEN ANY REASON” with notable chorus “Save my life I’m going down for the last time” has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” This year Head East will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary by performing most cuts off of their iconic record “Flat As A Pancake”. The band has brought classic arena rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”

Their music has been featured in the cult movie classic Dazed and Confused, as well as Sahara and The Education of Charlie Banks, Emmy award winning TV shows Friday Night Lights and That 70s Show. Their newest release (April 2013), Raise A Little Hell, contains several Head East classic party rockers, including their monumental classic ‘There’s Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life),’ along with new, soon-to-be HE classics, that capture all of the excitement, energy and magic of their live shows.

Head East is a 5-piece band consisting of Roger Boyd (keyboards & vocals), Greg Manahan (bass, lead guitar & vocals), Glen Bridger (lead guitar & vocals), Eddy Jones (drums & vocals), and Darren Walker (lead vocals & bass). They have always been one of the friendliest, most approachable, professional bands in rock and roll who are willing to make themselves available at all times for interviews and “meet and greets”.

Head East maintains a close bond with their loyal fans through their official website, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages, and their official newsletter. The band is popular throughout the world and regularly receives fan correspondence from many nations and from across the United States.