Mon 12:05 p.m.: Joe Walsh to perform in Warren
Back in the late ’60s, a band made up of Kent State University students known as The Measles used to play at Packard Music Hall.
Its guitar player, now a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will return to Packard Music Hall on Sept. 18 as Joe Walsh will open his fall solo tour in Warren.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster.
The tour will reunite Walsh with one of his Barnstorm band members, keyboard player and drummer Joe Vitale. Other band members will be Gannin Arnold, guitar; Tommy Simms, bass; and Drew Hester, drums.
In a statement released with the tour announcement, Walsh said, “I’m going back in the catalog to dig out some songs that I haven’t ever played live, but everything everyone’s coming to hear will also be in the show. I’ve got a great band and I’m excited to play with my old friend Joe Vitale again. I also love being able to go into smaller venues. I’ve missed it … the interaction with the audience is much better, everybody has a good seat and it reminds me of the old days. I think I play my best in a small venue when the bass drums are kicking me in the pants. I’m really looking forward to it all.”
With the James Gang, which also played at Packard, Walsh recorded such classic rock radio staples as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away” and “Midnight Man.”