Rock fans traditionally hold up lighters at concerts during ballads so that heartbroken moths know where they can go and, for once, not be judged. Get drawn in with this GrouponLive deal to see April Wine with special guests Shooting Star, at Honeywell Center in Wabash on Saturday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m. A free preshow party takes place at Honeywell Center’s outdoor plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Choose from the following reserved seating options:
- For $24, you get two tickets for balcony seating (a $48 value).
- For $48, you get four tickets for balcony seating (a $96 value).
- For $38, you get two tickets for main-floor seating (a $76 value).
- For $76, you get four tickets for main-floor seating (a $152 value).
- For $75, you get two tickets for orchestra-pit seating (a $150 value).
- For $149, you get four tickets for orchestra-pit seating (a $300 value).
In 1969, Canadian hard-rock group April Wine adopted its moniker because it thought the two words sounded good together. It’s a philosophy the band has continued to adopt across 43 years, 20 albums, and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame: it combines things that sound good together. And, like a good wine, the years have made its straightforward formula of guitars, bass, drums, and football-stadium falsetto vocals even stronger.
April Wine rocks out in a triumphant live performance of turbo-charged ‘70s stompers such as “Roller” and “I Like to Rock” rip and roar like Thin Lizzy becoming Fat Lizzy after gorging on lightning. The group's most successful album, 1981’s The Nature of The Beast, showcases dashboard-light anthems such as “Just Between You and Me” that alternate with faster-paced rockers, from the nostalgic soloing of opener “All Over Town” to the stalled power-chord crunch of “Enough is Enough.” The show starts with a set from Kansas City classic rock-horses Shooting Star, who joust with guitars during early-‘80s hits such as “Touch Me Tonight” and “You’ve Got What I Need.” A preshow party in the Honeywell Center’s outdoor plaza preps fans for their April Wine tasting with food, drink, and tunes spun by DJ Wade Weaver of 105.9 The Bash FM.