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Head East News

A Message To Our Fans - June 12, 2021

We are excited to return to live performances for our fans, who are like family to us. This last 15 months has been especially traumatic for those who have lost loved ones or personally suffered from COVID-19. We extend our most sincere sympathy to those who have suffered great losses.

As we emerge from the pandemic, it is important to exercise caution as we greet each other. Until further notice we will follow these practices:
1. Follow local mandates for distancing, group size, and mask-wearing.

2. We may not have merchandise sales or autograph sessions at all shows. Local mandates and venue size will be used to make this decision. AND we may not know this until we arrive at the venue.

3. For now we will greet fans after the show from a distance. As fun as hugs, handshakes, and photos are, we don't feel these are safe at this time.
Help kick COVID-19, get your vaccine. While the vaccines are safe and effective not everyone can get vaccinated, most notably kids under the age of 12. Also no vaccine is 100% effective. If you aren't feeling well or have a cough or fever, please don't attend the show. We will catch you next time around.

Head East & Missouri ~ New Location - Pine Dell Farms

The Head East concert on Saturday, August 14th has now moved to Pine Dell Farms at 19909 East 175th Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Gates open at 5:30 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Rock & Roll Never Forgets (Bob Seger Tribute), and the Damien Gunn Band will kick off the music followed by Missouri and Head East who will close the show. This is an outdoor concert. Tickets which are $40 plus fees are now on sale online through Tix.com at the address linked below. Fans who have questions should call (816) 738-7386.

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Wildey Theatre Concerts - July 2021

The Head East concerts initially scheduled for Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois have been rescheduled. The concerts will now be held on Friday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 24th. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates (Friday to Friday, Saturday to Saturday). If you are unable to make the new date please call the Wildey Box Office at (618) 307-1750 for refund optioins.

All seats for both performances are $50 plus fees. Fans who have not purchased tickets yet may do so through the Wildey Theatre Box Office or online on at the addresses linked below. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit the Wildey Theatre Website at the addresses linked below:

Wildey Theatre Homepage:

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2021 Door County Fair - Sturgeon Bay, WI

Head East will headline the Midway Music Stage on Friday evening, July 30th at the 150th Door County Fair in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Head East was originally scheduled to perform at last year's fair which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening this year's show will be special guests Richrath Project 313 featuring the music of REO Speedwagon and honoring legendary REO guitarists Gary Richrath. Admission to the concert is free with paid fair admission.

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Waterford River Rhythms Concert Photos

Concert photos from the June 24th Waterford River Rhythms show in Waterford, Wisconsin may be viewed in our 2021 Concert Gallery at the address linked below.


Madison Co. Fair & Rodeo Concert Canceled

* UPDATED - July 10, 2021

Head East regrets to announce that tonight's show (Saturday, July 10, 2021) with REO Speedwagon at the Monroe Co. Fair & Rodeo in Madison, Nebraska has been canceled due to both recent and pending inclement weather which would make it unsafe for fans and the bands and their crews to do the show. Ticket holders should check with the Madison Co. Fair & Rodeo for refund options.

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New Fury Media Concert Photos & Review - Aurora, IL

Read a review and view the photo gallery of the July 1st Head East and REO Speedwagon Concert at River Edge Park in Aurora, IL on New Fury Media's website at the address below:

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Retro Rock Roundup Interviews Roger Boyd

Retro Rock Roundup's Mike and Jeremy Wiles talk with Head East founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd. Listen to the interview on the player below or use the link below the player to listen on the Retro Rock Roundup website:

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Kane County Chronicle Interviews Roger Boyd

The Kane County Chronicle recently interviewed Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd. Fans can read the article, “Head East Founding Member Roger Boyd Reflects on Career, online on the Kane County Chronicle Website at the address linked below:

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Chicago Concert Reviews Interviews Roger Boyd

The ChicagoConcertReviews.com website recently featured the article “Since You’ve Been Gone,” Head East to RiverEdge Park for a flashy, classic rock re-opening, which features an interview with Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd. Fans can read the article and interview online at the address linked below:

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95.9 The River Interviews Roger Boyd

In conjunction with Head East's upcoming show on July 1, 2021 at River Edge Park in Aurora, Illinois, Head East band leader and keyboardist Roger Boyd talks with radio personalities Scott Mackay and Danielle Tufano from 95.9 FM, The River.

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Kearney Amphitheater Concert - August 2021

Head East will headline the show at Kearney Amphitheater in Kearney, Missouri on Saturday, August 21st. Opening the show will be special guests The Goddesses of Rock (Tribute to Female Icons). The gates will open at 7:00 pm and The Goddesses of Rock will start the show at 8:00 pm followed by Head East who will close the show. All tickets are general admission and are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online through the Amphitheater's website or from the Kearney City Hall (Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm except Holidays). Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information or to buy tickets visit the Kearney Amphitheater website at the addresses below:

Kearney Amphitheater Website:

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Head East & Carl Dixon - Riviera Theatre

* UPDATED - APRIL 9, 2021

See Head East in concert with special guest Carl Dixon (formerly of Coney Hatch, The Guess Who, and April Wine) at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, NY on August 29, 2021. Carl Dixon will open the show at 7:00 pm and Head East will follow and close the show. Tickets are $29 for all seats and are now on sale online. For more information or to buy tickets online visit the websites linked below:

Riviera Theatre Website:

Carl Dixon Website:

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Roof Garden Ballroom Concert - Arnolds Park, IA

* UPDATE - APRIL 12, 2021

Head East returns to Arnolds Park's Roof Garden Ballroom on Friday evening, September 3, 2021. Doors open at 6:30 pm and The Jade Murphy Band will open at 7:30 pm. Head East will follow and close the show. Tickets are now on sale with Individual tickets selling for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Booth prices (8 tickets) sell for $360. For additional information or to buy tickets to this event visit the websites at the addresses below:

Roof Garden Ballroom Website:

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* Once on the ticket page, scroll down until you see Head East Concert Ticket and Concert Booth listed.

Fall Classic 2021- Bonnie & Clyde's Gangster Park

See Head East on the main stage at Fall Classic 2021 at Bonnie and Clyde's Gangster Park in Harshaw, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, September 18, 2021. Also performing will be Boogie & the Yo-Yoz. Daily admission to Gangster Park during Fall Classic 2021 is $10. For additional information visit the Gangster Park website at the address below:

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Monroe Co. HNS Concert Fundraiser Update

* UPDATED - July 10, 2021

Head East will perform at the The Monroe County House of Neighborly Service fundraising dinner and concert on Friday, October 1, 2021. This event will be held at The Falls Reception and Conference Center In Columbia, Illinois. Tickets sales for this event have resumed and are now available through the Monroe Co. HNS Website. Once on their website, click on the "BUY NOW" button to order tickets for this event. If you have purchased tickets for one of the previously scheduled dates your tickets are still good. If you have any questions, please call the Monroe County House of Neighborly Service at (618) 939-8900 or e-mail Tina at hns.tina@gmail.com or Kelly at KellyLLerch@gmail.com.

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Wildwood Springs Lodge Reunion Concert

* UPDATED - MAR 03, 2021

Head East will return to the Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, Missouri on Saturday, October 23, 2021. This is a Reunion Concert which will feature original members performing on stage along with the current line-up of Head East. Ticket holders for last fall's canceled shows should address any questions to the Wildwood Springs Lodge. Several ticket options are available for this show to include packages that include dinner and lodging. Fans who have not yet purchased tickets can purchase tickets online for the October 23rd show at the address linked below:

Wildwood Springs Lodge Website:

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Peoria Civic Center Theatre Concert Rescheduled

* UPDATED - AUGUST 05, 2020

The REO Speedwagon and Head East concert originally scheduled for April 1, 2020 at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre in Peoria, IL has been rescheduled and will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 show and are $46 & up for balcony seating and $71 & up for floor seating (plus fees and taxes). Tickets that were already purchased for the April 1, 2020 show will be honored on the new date. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit the Peoria Civic Center Website or Ticketmaster at the addresses below:

Peoria Civic Center Website:

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Northern Lights Casino Show Postponed

* UPDATED - MAY 20, 2021

The Head East and Loverboy concert scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota has been postponed. We will announce the new date once the show has been rescheduled. The casino will be honoring previously purchased tickets for the Head East and Loverboy concert on the new date. Those wishing to request a refund should contact the Casino's Call Center, 7 days a week, 8:00 am - 9:30 pm, at (844) 554-2646.

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