Luhrs to bring singers: Daughtry, Thorogood
Students looking for live entertainment do not have to search far for the fall semester.
Big names such as Daughtry, George Thorogood and more will captivate audiences this fall in Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown Tour will take the Luhrs stage Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The performance features three big ’90s country singers: Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye. Together, they have more than 40 top radio smash hits and 25 million albums sold, according to the Luhrs website.
The Official John Denver Celebration Concert will take its SU audience home to the place where they belong on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
Known for songs such as “Country Roads Take Me Home” and “Rocky Mountain High,” the former members of Denver’s touring band will carry on his memory by playing live to a recording of Denver singing.
Daughtry will take the stage on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. to promote its new album “Cage to Rattle.” The band, led by the American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, has released four albums since its debut in 2007.
“Cage to Rattle has been the most fun yet most challenging album we’ve ever made,” Daughtry said in an interview posted on rcarerecords.com. “It’s a musical stew we’ve been cooking up for more than two years and we can’t wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who’ve been patiently waiting for this record.”
“Flatley presents: Lord of the Dance — Dangerous Games” is coming to SU for two shows to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic dancer Michael Flatley becoming an international sensation. According to the Luhrs website, the show features a radiant flat-screen as wide as the stage, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world champion acrobats. The group will perform on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers will visit SU on their “Rock Party Tour” Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Famous for songs like “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” Thorogood and the Destroyers have been playing what they love for more than 40 years.
“We play for a different audience every night and that keeps it fresh,” Thorogood said. He wants to impress new fans and surprise old fans. “I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever,” Thorogood said.
Tickets are on sale at www.luhrscenter.com under “Event Schedule” and “Event Listing.”