(Orange, Texas)


March 21, 2013

This Week in Local Music History 3.21.13

ORANGE — Spring is arguably the busiest time of year for bands and musicians as they tour the United States after a long winter. Many of those acts traveled to Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana too.

• March 21, 1987 Country music singer Louise Mandrell was in concert inside the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange.

• March 22, 2005 Denver grindcore outfit Cephalic Carnage performed at The Art Studio in Beaumont, Texas in support of its new album, released just 10 days earlier, “Anomalies.”

• March 22, 2004 Throw Rag, a punk rock group from California, rocked Islands Bar and Grill in Beaumont.

• March 22, 1986 Christian rock band Stryper performed at the Montagne Center of Lamar University in Beaumont as the group toured in support of its May 1985 release, “Soldiers Under Command.”

• March 22, 1976 Rock band Kansas arrived at the Lake Charles Civic Center for a concert in support of its September 1975 release, “Masque.” Bad Company also performed as the group toured in support of its third album, “Run with the Pack.”

• March 23, 2004 Tantric arrived in Beaumont as the band performed at Antone’s on Crockett Street in support of its February 2004 sophomore effort, “After We Go.” Special guest act was Silvertide.

• March 24, 2005 Saliva, touring in support of its August 2004 CD, “Survival of the Sickest,” performed at Antone’s on Crockett Street in Beaumont.

• March 25, 2011 Multi-platinum rock act REO Speedwagon delivered an astounding concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas.

• March 25, 2004 Country music legend Merle Haggard performed at Dixie Dancehall in downtown Beaumont to a near-capacity crowd in support of his September 2003 release, “Haggard Like Never Before.”


• March 27, 2003 Legendary country music singer Willie Nelson performed at Dixie Dancehall in Beaumont to a sold out crowd as the musician toured in support of his January 2002 release, “The Great Divide.”

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