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  posted 17 Sept 2014

Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA

Head East performed this past Saturday, September 13th at the Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The annual Fall Ride raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Pictured below with Head East are Corey Reed (the MDA child in the wheel Chair), his Mother Lori Reed, and two caregivers.

  posted 16 Sept 2014

End of Summer Rally Concert Photos

Concert photos from Head East's recent show at the End of Summer Rally in Keosauqua, Iowa can now be viewed in our 2014 Concert Gallery linked below:

Head East 2014 Concert Gallery

  posted 15 Sept 2014

Rescheduling of Symphony Show - Ticket Options For Those Who Already Bought Tickets

The Rockin' The Symphony concert scheduled for 23 September at the Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale, IL is being rescheduled. The new date has not been confirmed at this time. We will announce the new date as soon as it is available.

According to the Southern Illinois University Box Office, fans who already bought tickets to the September 23rd concert have the following options:
  1. Keep your ticket, it will be honored on the new date. Your seat selection will remain the same.
  2. Call or visit the box office and exchange your ticket for another symphony performance (without Head East).
  3. Call or visit the box office and ask for a refund. If you made your purchase with a credit or deibit card your card will be re-credited.
* To talk with someone at the SIU box office call (618) 453-2000 and select option 1.

  posted 9 Sept 2014

Head East Bassist takes the Sky Jump off the Stratosphere In Vegas

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall building in a single bound. No it's not Superman, it's Head East's very own G-Man, bassist Greg Manahan. Greg might not be Superman, but he does some pretty adventurous things in his spare time including jumping off of tall buildings in a single bound. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, Greg took the Sky Jump off the Stratosphere Casino and Hotel tower. A leap of over 800 feet starting at the 108th floor of the tower. And just for fun Greg also rode the Voodoo Zip Line soaring nearly 500 feet above ground at speeds of up to 33 MPH on the zip line at the Rio Casino and Hotel tower. Greg's Sky Jump at the Statosphere was captured on video and can be viewed below.

  posted 9 Sept 2014

Head East Alumnus and Sons will open for Head East in Keosauqua, Iowa

Head East Alumnus Steve Riker and sons Stephen and Seth, collectively known as the Riker Band, will open for Head East this Friday, September 12th at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua, Iowa. Riker will play a variety of well known songs from several musical genres including a heavy dose of classic rock covering hits from ELO, CCR, Queen, and Bob Seger to name a few.

Steve Riker played drums for Head East in the early 90s but performs bass duties in the Riker Band. His son Seth plays the drums and son Stephen plays guitar and keyboards. All three contribute vocally. Be sure to come out early and check out Riker who will kick things off at 8 pm. Head East will follow at about 10 pm.

  posted 28 Aug 2014

Sangamon River Music Festival & Rocktastic 2014 Concert Photos

Head East performed at the Sangamon River Music Festival in Mahomet, Illinois on Friday, August 22nd and at Rocktastic 2014 at the Stuart Speedway in Stuart, Iowa on Saturday, August 23rd. Concert photos from these two shows can now be viewed in our 2014 Concert Gallery linked below:

Sangamon River Music Festival Photos   Rocktastic 2014 Photos

  posted 19 Aug 2014

Roger Boyd Interview with 1003.5 FM

In conjunction with Head East's upcoming concert in Stuart, Iowa, keyboardist and band leader Roger Boyd was recently interviewed by Jack Emerson of 100.3 FM in Des Moines, Iowa. Head East will be co-headlining Rocktastic 2014 with Firehouse at he Stuart Speedway on Saturday, August 23rd. OREO Meatwagon opens the show at 3:30 pm, followed by Head East at 5:30 pm and Firehouse at 7:30pm. Visit the Rocktastic 2014 website for additional information.

Click the following link to listen to the interview:   Play Interview

  posted 14 Aug 2014

Head East Drummer Wil Be Featured Percussionist at St. Joseph School District Event

Head East drummer Eddy Jones will be the featured percussionist at the St. Joseph Civic Arena when he performs on August 15 with the Benton High School Drum Line.

The performance will be part of the St. Joseph Missouri School District Convocation which begins this Friday morning at 8:00 am CDT. The convocation is an annual tradition which the school district describes as a pep rally for teachers.

The event will be aired next Monday on the St Joseph School District TV Channel in the St. Joseph viewing area and will also be available at a later date on YouTube.

  posted 14 Aug 2014

A Former Bandmate, An Audio Engineer, and a Fellow Classic Rocker Visit with Head East in Florida.

Roger Boyd and Dan Odum   Dennis Elliott and Darren Walker   Tom Byler and Roger Boyd

While in Florida for their show at the Englewood Event Center on August 1st, the members of Head East were visited by some very important people from their past. Dennis Elliott, founding member and drummer for the band Foreigner from 1976 to 1992, paid a surprise visit and stopped in backstage before the show to talk with and take photos with the band.

Former Head East percussionist and vocalist Dan Odum stopped by to say hello but was unable to stay for the show due to a previous obligation. Dan first joined Head East in the early 70s on drums and vocals but left when he was drafted into the Army. He was originally an Army medic, but was able to join an Army Choir shortly after being assigned to Germany and had the opportunity to perform throughout Germany and many parts of Europe. Dan returned to Head East as their lead vocalist in 1980 and can be heard on the US 1 and Onward and Upward albums.

Audio Engineer Tom Byler also visited the band members and took in the show. Tom was the audio engineer at Golden Voice Recording Studios in South Pekin, Illinois where Head East recorded their first two studio albums. This was the first time that Tom and Roger Boyd had seen each other in over 30 years. When asked about Tom's contributions to Head East's first two records Roger Boyd stated, "Priceless!!! We were a great team. He primarily handled the drums and bass and I the rest."


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