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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 created by our Webmaster, Drew Willis.

The design pays tribute to Head East's classic 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 was developed from a concept created by Rita Boyd, wife of Head East band leader Roger Boyd. This new design is available on both a short and long sleeve women's garment. It 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 sale at live shows beginning with the Wildey Theatre show in Edwardsville, IL on Friday, January 25th. Special thanks goes out to Silkworm Inc. for taking our concepts and creating these wonderful designs for the band's 50th Anniversary Tour.

View each new design linked below:

View Large 50th Anniversary Turntable Design Front

View Large 50th Anniversary Clock Design Back

View Large 50th Anniversary Rhinestud Design

Head East Reunion Shows - Steelville, MO.

* UPDATED 17 January 2019

Due to poplular demand, an additional Reunion Show has been added to Head East's appearance at the historic Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, Missouri. Tickets are now on sale for this show which will be held on Friday, March 29th. Head East will also perform the following night at the previously announced March 30th Reunion Show at Wildwood Springs Lodge. Both concerts will feature the A&M Records era line-up of John Schlitt, Steve Huston, Mike Somerville, and Roger Boyd who will perform the band's classic debut album Flat As A Pancake in its entirety and other select songs from the band's A&M tenure from 1975 to 1980. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see John Schlitt, Steve Huston, Mike Somerville, and Roger Boyd who are all performing together live for the first time in 39 years.

The Reunion Shows at the Wildwood Springs Lodge will feature a special 90 minute plus set of more than 20 songs. In addition to all the songs from Flat As A Pancake, fans will hear a mix of new and classic Head East songs from the band's 50 year career along with a few classic covers. It is going to be an exciting night so get your tickets now before they sell out. Tickets can be purchased through the Wildwood Springs Lodge website linked below:

Wildwood Springs Lodge Concert Series Page

Buy Tickets For March 29th - Wildwood Springs Lodge Website

Wildwood Springs Lodge Home Page

Wildwood Springs Lodge Head East Concert Poster

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Concert

Head East returns to the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Larchwood, Iowa on Saturday, March 2nd. Doors open at 5:00 pm and show time is 8:00 pm for this free concert held in the casino's Show Lounge. This is a 21 and over show.

For more information visit the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort websites below:

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Website

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Facebook Events Page

Ohnward Fine Arts Center Concert

Head East will be live in concert at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, Iowa on Saturday, April 27th. The Lexi Parr Duo will open the show at 7:00 pm. Head East will follow with two 45 minute sets beginning at 8:00 pm. There will be a 20 minute intermission between Head East's 1st and 2nd sets. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Advance tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the Ohnward Fine Arts Center at (563) 652-9815 or online through the Ohnward Fine Arts Center website at the address below:


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, or in person at one of several ticket outlets listed on the festival's website. For additional information visit the Iconic Fest website at the addresses below:

Iconic Fest Homepage:  http://www.iconicfest.com/

Ticket Pricing and Ticket Outlet Info:  http://www.iconicfest.com/tickets.html

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).

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

All Tickets Sell Out for Wildey Theatre Shows

Head East will kick off their 50th Anniversary Tour to a pack house at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th. There will be a total of three shows with one show on Friday evening at 8:00 pm and shows on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. All three shows have sold out. These shows will be the first of many in 2019 that will feature the band's classic debut album Flat As A Pancake played cover to cover along with a selection of hits and fan favorites. Founding member and original Head East drummer Steve Huston will make a special guest appearance at these shows. Steve will perform with Head East during each show and will be available after the shows during the open meet and greet held in the Theatre's lobby. Limited copies of Steve's new book Head East: A Labor of Love will be available for purchase at the Wildey Theatre through the band's merchandise table. Steve will sign any copies purchased at the show or any that are brought to the show that were previously purchased online or in book stores.


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

Golden Voice Recording Co. Documentary Coming Soon

The long awaited Golden Voice Recording Co. documentary will be available soon on DVD. The 2 hour plus documentary looks at the South Pekin, Illinois recording studio which spawned the careers of a number of notable bands and musicians including Head East. Get more information on this upcoming release and view the trailer for the documentary on the Golden Voice Recording Co. website at the address below:


(Read our original story on the documentary below)

Head East recorded their first two studio albums (Flat As A Pancake and Get Yourself Up) in their home state at Golden Voice Recording Studios in South Pekin, Illinois. Golden Voice Recording Company, which was started by Mary Ann Milam and her husband Jerry in the early 60s, will be the subject of a documentary expected to be completed later this year.

Golden Voice was the studio of choice for several local Illinois bands and solo artists, many of which would go on to greater success, including Dan Fogelberg, Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon), Jonathan Cain (Journey), and Head East. For more information on this upcoming documentary visit the Pekin Daily Times newspaper article linked below:

Pekin Daily Times Newspaper Article

Hard Rock Hotel & Casinio Concert Photos

Photos from Head East's August 18th appearance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa can be viewed in our 2018 Concert Gallery at the address below.


Web Design - Drew Willis
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