Cheap Trick, Journey and Foreigner Vets Lead New ‘Rock Pack’ Concert Experience
Promising "hit after hit after hit" with "iconic singers and iconic songs," a new package concert dubbed the Rock Pack has united current and former members from a list of veteran acts that includes Cheap Trick, Journey and Foreigner.
The lineup currently boasts Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander, Santana vet Gregg Rollie, Tubes frontman Fee Waybill, ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, former Journey vocalist Steve Augeri and former Asia member John Payne — the latter of whom spearheaded the project out of a desire to "create a unique concert concept that was start to finish full of monster hits by iconic vocalists."
For more information, and details regarding the Rock Pack's Dec. 16 performance at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, visit the group's site.
The Rock Pack isn't Payne's first foray into combo shows. After leaving the Asia lineup when the original members reunited in 2006, he was involved in the Las Vegas-based jukebox musical Raiding the Rock Vault, which he helped put together before being fired from the show in 2014. A subsequent lawsuit was settled in 2015, freeing up Payne to assemble the Rock Pack.
"I wanted the classic rock fans of Phoenix to enjoy the hit songs of some of our most iconic bands," said Payne of the show, which will include between-song monologues from the performers about their experiences with the songs. "If you like Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick, Asia, Santana and the Tubes, then Comerica Theatre on Dec. 16 is the place to be."
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