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Eagles and Stevie Nicks tribute bands play together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 17

Eagles and Stevie Nicks tribute bands play together at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 17
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From a press release:

It was announced today that FriendlyHart Productions will present The Fast Lane: A Tribute to the Eagles and supporting act Gypsy – Celebrating the Music of Stevie Nicks at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, and $49.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, May 4 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 Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m.

The Fast Lane is widely considered to be the truest-sounding Eagles tribute band in the world. Performing flawless reproductions of songs by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh, the experience of hearing the band in concert is matched only by seeing it. According to the International Press Association, “If you didn’t know better, you’d swear you were really at an Eagles concert!”

Their renditions of Eagles’ classics have been recognized by many in the industry, and the band has quickly risen through the ranks of the tribute scene, going from opening act to headliner almost overnight. One listen to The Fast Lane is all it will take to make even the most diehard Eagles lover a fan for life.

Similarly, Gypsy celebrates the music of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac with a production value that gives their audience a stellar experience second only to the real thing, faithfully recreating Stevie Nicks’ live show with striking accuracy. Janet Soluri gives a stunning performance as Stevie Nicks with spot-on vocals and visuals that magically capture Nicks’ stage presence.

The feel of authenticity in Soluri’s performance is enhanced by the lush backing vocals of Deanna Carroll and Terry Pavia. The ever-talented Adam Ditre fills the roll of a Stevie Nicks guitarist with effortless fidelity and musicianship.

From the other side of the stage comes authentic synth textures and keyboard parts tastefully executed by Brian Connolly, who has all the right sounds from Nicks’ biggest hits. A blazing performance by Adam Tese on saxophone is matched by his skills around the array of percussion instruments he plays throughout the show. Anthony Lombardo’s melodious bass playing and the steadfast drumming and exceptional vocals of Steve Stewart complete the eight-piece lineup.