posted 10 October 2014
In Memory of Paul Revere - January 7, 1938 to October 4, 2014
Sadly, and with deep regret the family of Paul Revere confirms his passing at his beloved home the afternoon of October 4th in Garden Valley, Idaho. With his wife, Sydney, and son, Jamie, by his side, he died peacefully after an 18 month battle against a brain tumor. In spite of the debilitating effects of the tumor and because of his great love for his fans, he valiantly continued to perform with grace and dignity until his final performance in St. Charles, IL on
April 13th of this year.
Paul and his band the Raiders were inspirational to generations of fans and bands including Head East. Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd made the following statement upon learning of Paul's passing.
"Paul and the Raiders were the first concert I ever went to after getting my drivers license ... what a show! Watching his performance on the keys turned out to be an influence on my stage performance development. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing and visiting with Paul after his shows many times over the last 6 to 7 years ... what a wonderful guy ... one of the best in the business. He loved it all and will go down as one of the greatest bandleaders of all times. Rock & Roll has lost another of its irreplaceable all-time greats."
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 13, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, ID. A private family burial will follow. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 pm on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Summers Funeral Homes, 1205 W. Bannock St., Boise, ID. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Paul's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Read Paul Revere's Obituary on Legacy.com at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahopress/obituary.aspx?pid=172740939
posted 1 October 2014
Head East and Kansas Will Rock South Bend, Indiana on Halloween Night
Head East and Kansas will rock the Morris Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in South Bend, Indiana on Oct. 31st. The show begins at 7:30 pm when Arc & Stones take the stage. Head East will play at 8:15 pm followed by Kansas who is headlining the show.
Advance tickets are available to Morris Fan Club members beginning October 1st at 10:00 am. Fans can join the Morris Fan Club for free by signing up on the MPAC Homepage and then responding to the confirmation email that will be sent to you. Tickets which range in price from $29 to $59, go on sale to the public on 3 October and can be purchased at the Morris Box Office, by phone at (800) 537-6415, online, or at authorized ticket outlets in South Bend and Goshen that are listed on the MPAC website.
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
updated 1 Oct 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 has being rescheduled. The concert will now be held on 29 January. The time and location have not changed.
According to the Southern Illinois University Box Office, fans who bought tickets to the September 23rd concert have the following options:
* To talk with someone at the SIU box office call (618) 453-2000 and select option 1.
- Keep your ticket, it will be honored on the new date. Your seat selection will remain the same.
- Call or visit the box office and exchange your ticket for another symphony performance (without Head East).
- 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.
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: