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Head East and Firefall - Medina Entertainment Center

Head East returns to the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota on Saturday, February 22nd. Doors open at 7:00 pm and Firefall will open the show at 8:00 pm followed by Head East who will headline and close the show. Advance tickets are $29, $41, and $48 (does not include tax and fees). Tickets are $5 more on the day of the show. Pre-Sale (for Medina Entertainment Center Email Club Members Only) is Thursday, October 24th at 11:00 am (ONLINE ONLY). Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 25th at 11:00 am and are available online (see link below) or through the Medina Entertainment Center Box Office in person or by calling (763) 478-6661.

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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Illinois Rock & Roll Museum Hall of Fame ended on Dec. 31, 2019. Eligible nominees for the Hall of Fame class of 2020 will be voted on by museum members beginning in late January. Inductees for 2020 are scheduled to be announced by February 28th. An inducton ceremony is currently scheduled for March 20, 2020. The Museum which will be located at 9 West Cass Street, Joliet, Illinois is currently under construction / renovation. The Museum hopes to open at least a portion of the 3-story building to the public by the summer of 2020. For more information visit the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum website linked below:

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Head East, Styx, and REO - Romeoville, IL

Head East will open for Styx and REO Speedwagon at the 2020 Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest on Thursday, July 2nd. The Ribfest which in previous years was held in Naperville, IL is moving to Deer Crossing Park, 1050 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL in 2020. Head East will take the Navistar main stage at 6:00 pm for a 60 minute set and will be followed by Styx at 7:30 pm and REO Speedwagon at 9:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale and start at $45 for Navistar Main Stage General Admission. Front of Stage tickets are $75, VIP Gold tickets are $200, and Skybox tickets are $250.

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Historic Recording Studio Documentary Now on YouTube

The long awaited and recently completed Golden Voice Recording Company Documentary is now available for viewing on YouTube. The 3 hour documentary is broken in to 18 parts on YouTube so that viewers can watch the lengthy documentary a few parts at a time. Parts 8 and 9 which can be viewed at the addresses linked below talk about Head East and feature interviews with former Head East guitarist Michael Somerville and Head East founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd.

As many of you know, Head East recorded their first two studio albums at Golden Voice Recording Studio in South Pekin, Illinois. Sadly, the facility was gutted by fire in 1978 and never re-opened. Many musicians passed through its doors over the years including Dan Fogelberg, Jonathan Cain (born Jonathan Leonard Friga), who recorded as Johnny Lee years before becoming a member of The Babys and Journey, and the members of Head East, Heartsfield, Styx, and REO Speedwagon to name just a few.

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Knock-Off Copies of Head East 50th Anniversary Shirts

It has come to our attention that replicas of the Head East 50th Anniverary T-shirts have been sold online by websites that have not been authorized to sell our copyrighted designs. Please be advised that Official Head East T-Shirts are only currently sold at Head East concerts. For a short period in February and November of 2019 we contracted with Silkworm, Inc. to have our 50th Annniversary shirts sold online through their website. Silkworm Inc. is the only business who we have authorized to sell our shirts. If you come across any other websites who are producing and selling new Head East 50th Anniversary T-Shirts (other than Silkworm, Inc) please do not purchase from these sites. Fans who have purchased these unauthorized re-creations of our copyrighted design have been very displeased with the quality of the shirts and the unauthorized recreated design.

As we have stated before many times, if Head East sells any of their merchandise online in the future we will make an announcement ahead of time on our Official Website and social media sites. If you find a site that you think is procuding and selling unauthorized versions of our shirts, please contact us using the online form on the Contact Page of this website.

Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest Concert Photos

Photos from Head East's September 14th Concert at the Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest in Oakland, Kentucky (near Bowling Green, KY) can be viewed in our 2019 Concert Gallery at the address below.


Rock Legends Cruise VIII - Sold Out

Head East has been added to the band line-up of Rock Legends Cruise VIII which sails from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL. on February 27, 2020 and returns on March 2, 2020. 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.

UPDATE: Rock Legends Cruise VIII is now sold out. Their next cruise (Rock Legends Cruise IX) will be from February 18-22 in 2021. Bands have not yet been announced for this cruise. Cabin Sales for the 2021 Rock Legends Cruise IX are scheduled to go on sale beginning October 9, 2019. For more information visit the Rock Legends Cruise IX website at the address linked below:

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Wildwood Springs Lodge October 2020 Reunion Shows

Head East will return to the historic Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, Missouri in 2020 for reunion shows on October 23rd & 24th. The reunion concerts will feature special guest appearances by the classic A&M Records era members from the 70s along with the current line-up of Head East. You won't want to miss these great concerts at the intimate Wildwood Springs Lodge. Several ticket options are available including packages that include dinner or dinner and lodging. For more information visit the Wildwood Springs Lodge website linked below:

Wildwood Springs Lodge Website

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Head East: A Labor Of Love - By Steve Huston

Steve Huston's book Head East: A Labor of Love is available online through the Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million websites. His book is also available at the band's merchandise table at most Head East concerts. 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 "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 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

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