Grand Funk Railroad

The Avalon Theatre
Grand Funk Railroad

Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO
YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”. Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be
touring in 2021 marking a 52-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996
to 2020, Grand Funk’s SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2021 will continue to reach both new and
long-time fans.
Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA
this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer
and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God
of Thunder”. Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars”. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special.
Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack
Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist
Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf
and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.)
Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately
called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man
Robert Palmer.
Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its
signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact
that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape fifty years after its 1969 birth in Flint,
Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits We’re an American Band, I’m
Your Captain/Closer to Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful still receive continuous airplay on
Classic Rock radio. We’re an American Band has received notoriety in recent years being used in movie
sound tracks and in television/radio advertising. The huge hit was featured in a General Motors national TV
ad campaign and in Disney’s animated feature film The Country Bears. We’re an American Band was
featured in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film RADIO, and also in the swashbuckler SAHARA starring Matthew
McConaughey.
Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan
and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The
group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand
Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re an American Band and
Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10
platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD
award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.
The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of Grand Funk hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy
of Grand Funk Railroad. GFR drew 25,000 people to their Molson Canal Series Concert outside Buffalo
20,000 in Albany, New York, and 20,000 fans to downtown Orlando, Florida. EMI/Capitol (Universal Music)
released a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package that includes a bonus DVD of rare concert footage. Grand
Funk’s 2019 FIFTY YEARS OF FUNK TOUR was a huge success and now, with the group’s SOME KIND
OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2021, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the
group for the first time will be able to celebrate with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!

Details

Grand Funk Railroad
Event starts on Jan 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Event ends on Jan 27, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Ticket Prices:
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Originating from Flint, Michigan in 1969, this top selling American rock group of the 70’s is “COMIN’ TO
YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN”. Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to be
touring in 2021 marking a 52-year milestone. After playing to millions of fans on the band’s tours from 1996
to 2020, Grand Funk’s SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2021 will continue to reach both new and
long-time fans.
Known as “The American Band”, the high-energy five-piece group will play forty shows all over the USA
this year. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer
and singer of the multi-million selling hit, We’re an American Band) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God
of Thunder”. Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars”. Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special.
Max penned and sang 38’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack
Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet. Lead guitarist
Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf
and Billy Squier. (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.)
Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami. Affectionately
called “Dr. Tim”, his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man
Robert Palmer.
Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its
signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact
that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape fifty years after its 1969 birth in Flint,
Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power. Mega-hits We’re an American Band, I’m
Your Captain/Closer to Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful still receive continuous airplay on
Classic Rock radio. We’re an American Band has received notoriety in recent years being used in movie
sound tracks and in television/radio advertising. The huge hit was featured in a General Motors national TV
ad campaign and in Disney’s animated feature film The Country Bears. We’re an American Band was
featured in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film RADIO, and also in the swashbuckler SAHARA starring Matthew
McConaughey.
Internationally acclaimed Grand Funk has toured the world, selling out in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan
and South America. A 1971 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles. The
group’s widespread appeal is also evident in its prestigious recording achievements. Over their career, Grand
Funk has had 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (We’re an American Band and
Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10
platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. The most recent gold CD
award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.
The multi-talented band carries on the tradition of Grand Funk hits and creates a new chapter in the legacy
of Grand Funk Railroad. GFR drew 25,000 people to their Molson Canal Series Concert outside Buffalo
20,000 in Albany, New York, and 20,000 fans to downtown Orlando, Florida. EMI/Capitol (Universal Music)
released a new Grand Funk Greatest Hits package that includes a bonus DVD of rare concert footage. Grand
Funk’s 2019 FIFTY YEARS OF FUNK TOUR was a huge success and now, with the group’s SOME KIND
OF WONDERFUL TOUR 2021, seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock fans discovering the
group for the first time will be able to celebrate with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD!

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