Glam rock megastars headed to Lima


By Josh Ellerbrock - jellerbrock@limanews.com



The four members of FireHouse: (from left to right) bassist Allen McKenzie, lead vocalist C.J. Snare, drummer Michael Foster and guitarist Bill Leverty.

The four members of FireHouse: (from left to right) bassist Allen McKenzie, lead vocalist C.J. Snare, drummer Michael Foster and guitarist Bill Leverty.


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Winger is comprised of (from left to right) rhythm guitarist John Roth, drummer Rod Morgenstein, lead guitarist Reb Beach and front-man Kip Winger.

Winger is comprised of (from left to right) rhythm guitarist John Roth, drummer Rod Morgenstein, lead guitarist Reb Beach and front-man Kip Winger.


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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Winger with special guest, FireHouse

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Crouse Performance Hall, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, downtown Lima

TICKETS: $29-$125. 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.

LIMA — Get ready for a blast from the past as two major players in early ’90s glam rock are heading to Lima this weekend. Both Winger and FireHouse are taking the stage at Crouse Performance Hall to play some of their hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

“We’re going to have a big loud night. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Abe Ambroza, CEO of Veterans Memorial Civic Center said. “These are two really popular bands from the ’80s and early ’90s. Both had quite a bit of success. If you don’t know them now, you hear their songs, you know them right away.”

FireHouse’s hit singles from the early ‘90s include “Reach For The Sky,””Don’t Treat Me Bad” and “All She Wrote.” The band also grabbed the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist at the 1992 American Music Awards. Since their rise to fame in the United States, the band has achieved international stardom primarily in Asia, where they continue to tour.

The band released its eighth studio album, “Full Circle,” in 2011.

In similar fashion, Winger — named after front-man Kip Winger — also charted major singles, such as “Seventeen,” “Headed for Heartbreak” and “Miles Away” that rose to popularity by the early ’90s. Winger was also nominated for an American Music Award in 1990.

As the years passed, the band’s popularity began to fade as grunge replaced glam rock, and Winger disbanded in 1994. Their latest tour is part of the band’s reunited act, which began in 2001. Since its reunification, the band has gone on to release three more studio albums.

“If this concert was held in 1991, this would have been in front of 25,000 people at Nationwide Arena,” Ambroza said.

The four members of FireHouse: (from left to right) bassist Allen McKenzie, lead vocalist C.J. Snare, drummer Michael Foster and guitarist Bill Leverty.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/11/web1_FireHouse-Promo-2.jpgThe four members of FireHouse: (from left to right) bassist Allen McKenzie, lead vocalist C.J. Snare, drummer Michael Foster and guitarist Bill Leverty. Submitted
Winger is comprised of (from left to right) rhythm guitarist John Roth, drummer Rod Morgenstein, lead guitarist Reb Beach and front-man Kip Winger.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/11/web1_winger-band-photo.jpegWinger is comprised of (from left to right) rhythm guitarist John Roth, drummer Rod Morgenstein, lead guitarist Reb Beach and front-man Kip Winger. Submitted

By Josh Ellerbrock

jellerbrock@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Winger with special guest, FireHouse

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Crouse Performance Hall, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, downtown Lima

TICKETS: $29-$125. 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.

Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.

Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.

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