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December 18, 2012

Canadian rockers coming to Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Local favorites April Wine, Sweet, and Head East will be performing on Feb. 9 at Kewadin Casinos DreamMakers Theater.  Ticket prices are $38.50 and $35.

Canadian rock group, April Wine, has released more than twenty albums and forges a live performance reputation that still sees those drawing devoted crowds across Canada and around the world more than forty years after taking their first steps into the hard rock spotlight.

April Wine began in late 1969 in Waverley, Nova Scotia (a suburb of Halifax). They recorded and released their debut self-titled album April Wine in 1971. The album spawned their first single, "Fast Train", which received fairly steady airplay on radio stations across Canada and established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter. The single's success gave the band's label confidence and work began on a second album.

Legendary rock band Sweet (aka The Sweet) shot to the top of the charts in the 1970s with such hits as Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Love is Like Oxygen, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Teenage Rampage, Blockbuster and Action.

Formed in the U.K. in 1968, the original lineup featured vocalist Brian Connolly, bassist/vocalist Steve Priest, drummer Mick Tucker and guitarist Frank Torpey (later replaced by Mick Stewart and, subsequently, by Andy Scott). In 1973, the band produced their first number one hit, Blockbuster, which went on to achieve platinum status. Sweet toured extensively and continued to chart with Chinn and Chapman compositions.

The classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, good-time rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work, and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, "Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life)" is considered by many radio stations to be the "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America; "As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we'll keep rockin' on!" according to founding member, Roger Boyd.

Three amazing classic rock bands…one amazing show.  Tickets are on sale now for $38.50 and $35.  Call the box office at 800-KEWADIN or click www.kewadin.com for more information or visit http://www.aprilwine.ca/, http://www.thesweetband.com/index.html, and http://www.head-east.com/ .

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