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Classic rockers Foghat and Savoy Brown play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 1

Classic rockers Foghat and Savoy Brown play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 1
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From a press release:

After performing at The Woodlands last year, it was announced today that English blues rockers Foghat will return to Wilkes-Barre to play at the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Savoy Brown.

Tickets, which are $32.50, $42.50, and $52.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m.

Owners of eight gold records, as well as one platinum and one double-platinum album, Foghat continues to tour the world, satisfying their longtime followers and making new fans along the way.

Foghat released a new studio album titled “Under the Influence” in June of 2016 and followed it up with “Live at the Belly Up” in June of 2017, some 35 years since their self-titled debut record was released.

But it’s on the road and on the stage that Foghat continues to make the most noise.

“The band just wants to make sure that, after every show, they are all convinced that they just got rocked, from the second we start the first song to the end of the show,” said lead singer Charlie Huhn.

Foghat was formed back in 1971 after Dave “Lonesome Dave” Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues rock band Savoy Brown. Sadly, Peverett passed away in 2000 and Rod Price followed in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging and kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.

If Foghat had only given us “Slow Ride,” the band’s place in rock history would be secure, but there is so much more than that. As stated by Earl, “We are still a ‘work in progress,’ writing and recording, and plan to be until the day we depart this Earth!”

Founded in 1965, Savoy Brown continues rocking more than 50 years after bursting onto the scene in London, England. Founding member Kim Simmonds has a star on the Rock Walk of Fame and is recognized globally as one of the world’s finest blues/rock players.

Many of the band’s original songs continue to be played on radio, television, and in movies. Shows including “CSI,” HBO’s “Vinyl,” and a recent Jimi Hendrix biopic film “Jimi: All Is By My Side” gave new life to Billboard hits such as “Tell Mama” and “Train to Nowhere.”

These songs, and many others from nearly 50 album releases, all hit high on the Billboard charts, while Top 40 albums such as “Hellbound Train” made the band a major concert headlining act.