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Iconic ’70s rockers Three Dog Night play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 8

Iconic ’70s rockers Three Dog Night play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Feb. 8
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From a press release:

It was announced this week that legendary rock music icons Three Dog Night will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $44 for regular reserved seating and $49 for premium reserved seating, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Celebrating five decades, Three Dog Night claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more Top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night.

Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio, where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials, or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize their continuing popularity.

This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on their legacy alone. Always working to expand their audience, Three Dog Night has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. New fans buy their music on iTunes as well as at record stores. In fact, their releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million and a half albums, and the band is still releasing music, including the songs “Heart of Blues” and “Prayer of the Children” in 2009.

Three Dog Night also pushed boundaries by recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, giving fans new and old a chance to experience their dynamic performances. The project, recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London and released to coincide with the band’s 35th anniversary, added exciting new orchestral arrangements to their signature sound.

Three Dog Night maintains an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 70 dates a year. The band, which includes Danny Hutton (founder/lead vocalist), Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Eddie Reasoner (keyboards), and David Morgan (vocalist), takes pride in performing their hit-filled concerts for generation-spanning audiences. The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights, the coldest being a “three dog night.”

Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three No. 1 singles, 11 Top 10s, 18 straight Top 20s, seven million-selling singles, and 12 straight RIAA-certified gold LPs. Their hits appeared on bestselling charts in all genres (pop, rock, and country). Their records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the United States into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain, and elsewhere. Tens of millions of Three Dog Night records have been sold through the years.

They also recorded the music of the best (and mostly undiscovered) new songwriters of their time, including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams, and Hoyt Axton, among many others. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with their ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive, and appealing style, resulted in them dominating bestselling charts for years.

Now, as they mark 50 years on the road, Three Dog Night continues to grow their fan base and develop new ways of doing business. Since 1986, they have performed over 2,200 shows, including two Super Bowls.