Grand Funk Returns, Sells Out Michigan Show
Grand Funk Railroad has announced the rescheduled dates of their “Some Kind of Wonderful” United States tour.
The 30-date trek kicks off on July 2nd in Fayetteville, Georgia, hitting amphitheaters, casinos, state fairs and more venues across the country until the scheduled dates wrap up November 6th in Florence, South Carolina. If that’s not enough for you, there are five more shows yet to be announced that will extend the run until December 3rd.
Grand Funk Railroad will be joined by Blue Oyster Cult, the Guess Who, and Little River Band – and in Mount Pleasant at the Soaring Eagle Casino, they’ll be supported by Michigan native Kid Rock, but that show has already sold out according to the Soaring Eagle web site.
The Flint based trio, initially compromised of Mark Farmer, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, became a huge rock sensation in the early '70s, rolling out a string of hit singles like "Footstompin' Music", "Closer To Home" and a number one remake of Little Eva's "The Locomotion".
The band was named after a takeoff on the Grand Trunk Railroad which ran through Mid-Michigan.
Despite the band's lack of critical acclaim, the boys were best known for their hard charging concerts, which won over a bevy of fans.
The band hit their zenith in 1973 after musical legend Todd Rundgren took over production of their albums, We're An American Band and Shinin' On, which shot them to the top of the rock album charts and national success.
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