Holding up lighters at concerts dates back to medieval times, when villagers gathered with torches to frighten the loudest person in town. Face the music with this GrouponLive deal to see Pride of Lions featuring Jim Peterik and Toby Hitchcock at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine on Saturday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get one ticket for general admission (up to an $18.38 value, including all fees).
- For $33, you get a concert package for two (up to a $66.75 total value), which includes:
- Two tickets for general admission (up to a $36.75 value, including all fees)
- Four drink tickets, good for draft beers, well drinks, and wine (up to a $7.50 value each; a $30 total value)
Drink tickets must be redeemed at Smith Street Station, located next door to Durty Nellie’s.
At any given moment around the world, somebody is rocking out to one of Jim Peterik’s outrageously catchy super-hits. In his first band, The Ides of March, he wrote the horn-drenched No. 1 single “Vehicle” when he was barely old enough to drive one. Later, he became the guitarist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for the multiplatinum ’80s band Survivor. That chug-to-choppy riff that launches “Eye of the Tiger”? He won a Grammy and received an Oscar nomination for that. He also co-penned all of .38 Special’s biggest hits, all while somehow finding time to write ditties for Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and REO Speedwagon, and best Steve Perry in an arm-wrestling match.
The hookmaster claims that his latest band, Pride of Lions, is his “vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the ’80s.” Although the songs have the sheen of 21st-century production, they wouldn’t sound out of place in a Karate Kid montage. In Pride of Lions, the prolific pop maestro has found the mouthpiece for his melodies in powerhouse vocalist Toby Hitchcock. Reared on Southern gospel and Sinatra, Hitchcock’s larynx is attuned to both tender crooning and full-force gale, the perfect fit for Peterik’s triumphant anthems. Touting their latest album, Immortal, which features the inspirational single “Delusional,” the band treats Durty Nellie’s to an evening of old-fashioned pop craftsmanship delivered with zeal and go-for-broke passion.
Pride of Lions – “Delusional” (Official Video)