Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see The Rock Show Band: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian on Friday, January 19, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Choose between the following reserved seating options:
- For $13, you get one ticket for balcony seating (up to a $26 value, including all fees).
- For $15, you get one ticket for main-floor seating (up to a $30 value, including all fees).
Steve Perry is never coming back. It’s a fact of life that many Journey fans have learned to cope with while they cuddle up with their worn-out copy of Escape. Filling the void that Steve left with flashy fun and feathery wigs, The Rock Show Band carries the torch of sentimentality in its energized and dedicated tribute to the arena-rock legends. Mirroring the look and bombast of Journey in its 1980s heyday, the dedicated tribute band takes fans on a sojourn through the greatest hits of the Steve Perry era. The song list timewarps to the golden days of shoulder pads and leopard prints as the band loves, touches, and squeezes out all the greatest hits. Lighter drainers such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” make audiences get out of the way of people named “Believin’,” whereas “Any Way You Want It” shakes hips and gets feet moving. The Rock Show Band keeps the “Wheel in the Sky” turning between rockers and ballads such as “Faithfully” and “Open Arms” as the leviathan Steve Perry surrogate achieves Perry’s notoriously difficult range.
Live performance from May 2011
Croswell Opera House
Although it’s the oldest continuously running theater in Michigan (and the third oldest in all of the United States), Croswell Opera House has more vibrancy than most venues half its age. Renovated over the last two decades with a new stage floor, an enlarged orchestra pit, and burgundy and gold medallions atop a fresh coat of paint, the historic venue has lost none of its old-fashioned charm as it continues through its second century.
Originally constructed in 1866, the downtown epicenter of Lenawee County arts and culture has played host to a rich timeline of American entertainment. The 1800s featured vaudeville acts, musicians, and orators such as Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and the early 1900s saw silent movies swallowed by the next wave of cinema: loudies. Although it was nearly demolished in 1967, the opera house persevered with the loving care of its staff and patrons, and today continues to host a wealth of musical acts, Broadway shows, and children’s theater.