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Warrant, FireHouse geared up to rock Honeywell

Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018

96.3XKE and the Honeywell Center welcome two sensational rock bands, Warrant and FireHouse, with special guest Downtread to perform on the Ford Theater stage on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.  The legendary powerhouse bands will combine for an explosive night of rock! Corporate sponsorship is provided by Frederick’s Photography.

At its core, WARRANT, is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, California based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. This album produced Radio and MTV chart toppers “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries” and the massive hit “Heaven” which reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in a row. The single “Heaven” enjoyed Gold sales and the album went Platinum in Canada as well, eventually selling over three million copies.

WARRANT’s sophomore album Cherry Pie was released in September 1990. This album, which spawned the MTV & Radio hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and “I Saw Red,” all reached the Top 10 in the United States and went on to sell three million copies, reaching Platinum sales in Canada and Australia. Over the course of their career, WARRANT has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The song “Cherry Pie” has taken on a pop culture life of its own, being featured in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and the hugely popular video game Guitar Hero II.

FireHouse reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like “Reach For the Sky,” “Don’t Treat Me Bad” and “All She Wrote,” as well as their signature power ballads “I Live My Life for You,” “Love of a Lifetime” and “When I Look into Your Eyes.”  At the 1992 American Music Awards, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist.

The band continued to release new material through the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, and continued to tour internationally as of 2007. FireHouse is estimated to have sold over seven million albums worldwide since their debut. Formed in 2007, Downtread specializes in aggressive riffs, titanic drums and ferociously catchy songwriting. Riding high on lofty, classic rock vibes, the Minneapolis group loves to perform modern rock with, what they call, a “mean streak.”

Tickets are $100 (orchestra pit), $39 (main floor) and $29 (balcony), and may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at (260) 563-1102.