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Head East News

Midwest Classic Rock Bands Head To Missouri State Campus

Head East, Styx, and REO Speedwagon will take the JQH Arena stage at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday, March 24th. All three bands originally hail from Illinois and have a long history of sharing the stage together. This will be a great show that you won't want to miss!

Tickets range from $23 to $147 (higher priced ticket packages are also available) and may be purchased at Missouri State Tix, by calling (417) 836-7678 or at OMB ticket windows at JQH Arena. This event has a $10 parking fee which can either be paid at the lot entrance (cash or card) or can be pre-purchased online inconjunction with your ticket purchase using the link above.

KBACK Rock Radio - Roger Boyd Interview

Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd was recently interviewed by KBACK Rock Radio serving greater Sioux Falls, SD in conjunction with the band's upcoming show at Grand Falls Casino on March 3rd. Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

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Riviera Theatre Concert Photos

Concert photos from Head East's recent appearance at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York can be viewed in our 2018 Concert Gallery linked below. The gallery contains photos of Roger Boyd playing the Riviera Theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ during "Jefftown Creek" and special guest and former Head East Alumnus Tony Gross on guitar during "Never Been Any Reason".


Wildey Theatre Concert Photos

Concert photos from Head East's recent appearances at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois can be viewed in our 2018 Concert Gallery linked below:


Head East Returns To Ballwin Days Celebration

Head East returns to Ballwin, Missouri to headline the 2018 Ballwin Days celebration on Saturday, June 9th. The band previously performed at Ballwin Days in 2013 and looks forward to returning to the city that once was their home. After signing with A&M Records in the mid-70s, the band moved their base of operations from Champaign, Illinois to the St. Louis area and lived in Ballwin for a few years. The concert will take place in Ballwin's Vlasis Park. Additional information will be announced as it becomes available.

Head East Anthem Featured in Upcoming Film

The Head East anthem "Never Been Any Reason" will be featured in the upcoming film "High On The Hog". The movie is an action-packed grindhouse crime thriller starring Sid Haig, Joe Estevez, and Robert Z'Dar. Written and Produced by Kevin Lockhart, this exploitation film features some of the most controversial topics of our time. Shot in beautiful Northwest Illinois, the story shows the difficulties of the life of a simple hog farmer who has chosen the illegal route of growing marijuana in order to keep his family farm and the choices he has to make to ensure the safety of his "family".

Visit the movies official website at:  www.highonthehogthemovie.com/

View a short promo video for "High on the Hog"

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Golden Voice Recording Studio Documentary

Head East recorded their first two studio albums (Flat As A Pancake and Get Yourself Up) in their home state at Golden Voice Recording Studios in South Pekin, Illinois. Golden Voice Recording Company, which was started by Mary Ann Milam and her husband Jerry in the early 60s, will be the subject of a documentary expected to be completed later this year.

Golden Voice was the studio of choice for several local Illinois bands and solo artists, many of which would go on to greater success, including Dan Fogelberg, Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon), Jonathan Cain (Journey), and Head East. For more information on this upcoming documentary visit the Pekin Daily Times newspaper article linked below:

Pekin Daily Times Newspaper Article

Special Guest Appearances at Carlyle Lake Concert

Fans who attended the Carlyle Lake 50th Anniversary Celebration Music Festival on Sunday, June 11th were treated to special guest appearances by several former band members. Former crew members from the band's heyday in the 70s were also in attendance. Fans flew in from as far away as Washington State to see and meet with the current and former Head East band members and crew.

Former band members John Schlitt, Steve Huston, Larry Boyd, Dan Odum, Steve Riker, and Jim Murphy were in attendance as were former crew members Dennis Fisher, Lenny Hortter, Darrel Pruehsner, and Stan Gill. Former Head East Manager Alan Traylor and wife Debbie Gautreau Traylor who provided backing vocals on Head East's "Choice of Weapons" album were also present for the event. View concert photos from this event at:


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