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Head East & Loverboy - Herrinfesta Italiana

See Head East and Canadian rockers Loverboy on Sunday, May 26th at Herrinfesta Italiana in Herrin, IL. This week-long festival features great Italian food, family fun, an array of contests for every family member and a fine arts and crafts exhibit to spotlight the creative talents of regional artists and craftsmen. The Piazza, located behind the Herrin Civic Center, houses the Quality Connection Piazza Concert Stage, and the Piazza Beverage and Wine Gardens where you can enjoy your favorite adult beverages.

The Piazza gates will open at 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 26th. The Great Affairs will kick off the music at 6:30 pm, followed by Head East at 8:00 pm and Loverboy at 9:30 pm. General admission tickets are $15, standing room only Pit tickets are $30, and premium reserved seating tickets are $35 (plus fees for online purchases). Tickets are now available online through the eventbrite.com website linked below.

Herrinfesta Italiana Website:  www.herrinfesta.com

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Rock Legends Cruise VIII - 27 Feb to 2 March

Head East has just been added to the band line-up of Rock Legends Cruise VIII which sails from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL. on Feb. 27th and returns on Mar 2nd. More than 20 legendary acts will perform on the cruise aboard Royal Carribean's Independence of the Seas cruise ship. The following bands and solo performers are currently scheduled to perform on the cruise:

Roger Daltry, Paul Rodgers, Roger Hodgson, Robby Kreiger, UFO, Uriah Heep, Jonny Lang, Sebastian Bach, Elvin Bishop, Mark Farner, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Immediate Family, Wet Willie, The Artimus Pyle Band, Head East, Gary Hoey, Angel, Larkin Poe, Two Wolf, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Steve Rodgers, Cour Supreme, and Goose.

The cruise is close to being sold out and a limited number of cabins remain for this cruise which was first announced in 2018. Tickets have been on sale since October 2018 and bands have been added to the line-up periodically since the announcement. Fans interested in this cruise should reserve their cabin now before they are all sold out. There is a wealth of information about the cruise on their official website and interested fans should read through the information prior to making a purchase. For more information visit the Rock Legends Cruise VIII website at the addresses linked below:

Rock Legends Cruise VIII Homepage:

Rock Legends Cruise Cabin Pricing:

Rock Legends Cruise Reservations:

Little River Casino Concert Photos

Photos from Head East's May 4th Reunion Concert at the Little River Casino in Manistee, Michigan can be viewed in our 2019 Concert Gallery at the address below.


Fort Dodge Fireworks Celebration Concert @ Fort Frenzy

See Head East live in concert at the Fort Dodge Firewroks Celebration at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Wednesday, July 3rd. Gates open at 4:00 pm and the music kicks off at 5:00 pm with Scott Kirkhart followed by Lone Tree Revival at 6:30 pm, and Head East will headline at 8:30 pm. The fireworks show will begin shortly after Head East's performance.

Food & beverages will be available to purchase inside the gates. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and enjoy the show! For additional details visit the Fort Dodge Fireworks Celebration Facebook page linked below.:


Dixon, Illinois Concert Photos

Photos from Head East's concert in Dixon, Illinois can be viewed in our 2019 Concert Gallery at the address below.


Head East 50th Anniversary T-shirts

Do you remember the first time that you heard Head East? Many fans have vivid memories of first hearing the band on the radio or live at a show. Or playing that Head East LP, 8-track, or cassette for the first time. The front design of a new Head East 50th Anniversary T-shirt is based on this concept.

The design pays tribute to Head East's debut album Flat As A Pancake. The front of the shirt shows the album cued up on a turntable with the tag line, I remember the first time…, paying homage to the opening line from Jefftown Creek written by founding member and original drummer Steve Huston. The design on the back of the shirt has an updated version of the clock with Head East milestones and the heading 2019, 50 years and still rocking!

A second 50th Anniversary T-shirt is available in both a short and long sleeve women's garment and has the words 50th Head East in gold Rhinestuds in tribute to Head East's Golden Anniversary. Both of the new shirt designs will be available for purchase at live shows on our 50th Anniversary Tour this year.

View each new design linked below:

View Large 50th Anniversary Turntable Design Front

View Large 50th Anniversary Clock Design Back

View 50th Anniversary Rhinestud Women's Long Sleeve Design

View 50th Anniversary Rhinestud Women's Short Sleeve Design

Iconic Fest Concert - Brainerd, Minnesota

See Head East live in concert at the 2019 Iconic Fest held on the grounds of the Green Lantern Bar & Grill in Brainerd, Minnesota. This two-day outdoor festival will be held on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th. Head East will play on Friday evening, July 12th only. On Friday the Rock-A-Billy Revue will perform at 5:00 pm followed by Head East at 7:00 pm and the Kentucky Headhunters play at 9:00 pm. Several ticket options are available and camp sites are also available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-595-4849, in person at one of several ticket outlets listed on the festival's website, or online through the Iconic Fest Website. Advance tickets for July 12th are $30 plus fees and are $35 plus fees on the day of the show. For additional information or to buy tickets visit the Iconic Fest website at the addresses below:

Iconic Fest Homepage:  www.iconicfest.com

Buy Tickets Online:  www.iconicfest.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4912

Ohnward Fine Arts Center Concert Photos

Photos from Head East's April 27th Concert at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, Iowa can be viewed in our 2019 Concert Gallery at the address below.


Port Fish Day - Port Washington, Wisconsin

Originating in 1964, Port Fish day is held each year on the third Saturday in July in Port Washington, Wisconsin. This event includes an Arts and Craft Festival, a Classic and Late Model Car Show, live entertainment on four stages, and much more. Main Stage entertainment will kick off at 3:30 pm with Brecken Miles, followed by SFO (Journey, Foreigner, & Kansas Tribute) and Head East who will take the stage at 8:00 pm. A fireworks show on the lakefront will begin at approx. 9:30 pm.

There is no charge to enter the Port Fish Day grounds. However, to enter the Main Stage area where Head East is performing you will need a Fish Day Button. Fish Day Buttons can be purchased at Fish Day for $5.00 each or are available in advance from many of the event's sponsors. For additional information or to view a list of sponsors visit the Post Fish Day website at the addresses below:

Port Fish Day Website:  https://portfishday.com

Port Fish Day Sponsors:  https://portfishday.com/sponsorship

Devils Lake Rockfest - Rockin' The Cove

Head East will headline Friday night's entertainment at Devils Lake Rockfest in Devils Lake, North Dakota. This two-day outdoor festival will be held on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. Head East appears on August 9th only. On Friday the gates will open at 5:00 pm and Jay Ricochet and the BFD Band will kick off the music at 5:30 pm. They will be followed by SFO (Journey, Foreigner, Kansas Tribute) and Head East will close the show starting at 10:30 pm. This is an outdoor show held at Proz Lakeside at the Cove on Woodland Resort. Tickets are $42.95 for a weekend pass and are available online though the ticketbud.com website linked below:

Devils Lake Rockfest Website:

Buy Tickets Online Through Ticketbud.com:

Classic Moonfest - Quilcene, Washington

Head East will headline Saturday night's entertainment at the Classic Moonfest on August 10th. Classic Moonfest is a Rain or shine outdoor Classic Music and Classic Car show held on August 9-10, 2019. The festival is conveniently located near Quilcene Washington at the Lake Leland Amphitheater at the base of the Olympic Mountains. Just 13 miles west of the Hood Canal Bridge, then 5 miles south from the Hwy.101 / Hwy. 104 intersection.

Early bird tickets are on sale now through July 25th. Ticket prices will increase beginning on July 26th so get your early bird tickets now and save. Several ticket options are available including daily and weekend admission passes. Camping at the festival is encouraged.and daily RV or tent camping reservations are also available for purchase. For more information visit the Classic Moonfest website or their ticket vendor website at the addresses linked below:

Classic Moonfest Website:

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Centralia Balloon Fest

See Head East at the Centralia Balloon Fest in Centralia, Illinois on Saturday, August 17th. Head East will perform on the main stage from 8:30 - 10:00 pm. Admission to the festival is $3.00 payable at the gate. Parking is $3 per day at the north gate. Free parking is available at the old Centralia High School at 1000 E. Second Street. The South Central Transit (SCT) Shuttle is $1 per person - to and from the park on Friday and Saturday from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm.

The Centralia Balloon Festival is held at Centralia Foundation Park. Family activities scheduled throughout the weekend include a craft fair, food vendors, free kids games and bounce houses, car shows, cardboard boat races, musical entertainment, and main stage bands. For additional information visit the Balloon Fest page of the Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce linked below.


Head East and The Sweet at the Riviera Theatre

Head East returns to the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York on Saturday, September 7th. Head East will co-headline with The Sweet best known for the hits Little Willy, Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, and Love is like Oxygen which all reaced the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in the 70s.

Tickets may be purchased on-line, over the telephone at (716) 692-2413 or in-person at the Theatre's Box Office. On-line sales are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Box Office is open for telephone and in-person sales Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to all events at the box office. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit the Riviera Theatre Website linked below.

Riviera Theatre Homepage

Purchase Tickets   (Tickets go on sale to the public on Jan. 25th at 10:00 am (EST).

Vette City Motorcycle Music Festival

* UPDATED 7 March 2019

Please note that the location for the Vette City Motorcycle Music Festival has moved from the National Corvette Museum Amphitheater in Bowling Green, Ky to Edge Hill Farm in Oakland, Kentucky. See the Festival's Facebook page linked below for more information.

See Head East live in concert on September 14th at the Vette City Motorcyle Music Festival. This four day event from 12-15 September features over 20 bands and will be held at 13101 Louisville Road on Edge Hill Farm in Oakland, Kentucky. Head East will perform on Saturday, September 14th only along with Great White, Jackyl, and other bands yet to be announced. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit the events website and Facebook page linked below:

Vette City Motorcycle Music Festival Official Website

Vette City Motorcycle Music Festival Official Facebook

But Tickets - Vette City Motorcycle Music Festival

Head East: A Labor Of Love - Now Available

Steve Huston's new book Head East: A Labor of Love is now available online through the Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million websites. His book will also be available at the merchandise table at live shows beginning in January 2019. Steve is a founding member of Head East and the band's original drummer. The book contains 236 pages, 23 photographs (several in full color) and 33 stories about Steve's adventures with Head East. Steve will be available to sign books at any 2019 "Reunion Show" or any other Head East concert where he is making a special guest appearance. Fans who have already purchased Steve's book prior to attending a concert may bring their books to the concert for Steve to sign. To learn more about Steve and his newly released book visit his official website at the address below:


The book is available in paperback and ebook formats (Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook). To order Steve's new book online go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the Books-A-Million websites linked below:

Head East: A Labor of Love @ amazon.com

Head East: A Labor of Love @ barnesandnoble.com

Head East: A Labor of Love @ booksamillion.com

Head East 50th Anniversary Tour

Head East's 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 will feature the band's debut album Flat As A Pancake played in its entirety during headlining shows. The band will also perform hits and fan favorites from "Flat" through their most recent release Raise A Little Hell. Additionally, some shows will be "Reunion Shows" with band members John Schlitt, Mike Somerville, and Steve Huston from the band's A&M Records years joining Roger Boyd and the current Head East line-up for the performance of the Flat As A Pancake album and a few additional Head East songs from the band's A&M Records era.

Dates and locations for the 2019 reunion shows are forthcoming and will be annotated as "Reunion Shows" on our website once posted. Check our tour dates page periodically for updates to the 2019 schedule.

Head East Tour Page

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