Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
Take a look back at the great music events which have occurred across Southeast Texas through the years. Here are some of the events from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28.
• Jan. 23, 2010 Orange, Texas native, pianist and blues vocalist Marcia Ball performed at the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame concert at the Robert A. Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame prior to her performance.
• Jan. 24, 1989 Heavy metal band Metallica brought the “Damaged Justice” tour to Southeast Texas for a concert at the Beaumont Civic Center in support of its multi-platinum album, “....And Justice for All,” featuring the popular songs “One,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” and “Blackened.” The opening act was Queensryche, which was touring in support of its critically acclaimed concept album, “Operation: MindCrime.”
• Jan. 24, 1977 Canadian progressive rock band Rush performed in Beaumont as the trio toured in support of its album, “2112,” which was released in April 1976. Opening the show were the groups Head East and Artful Dodger.
• Jan. 25, 1964 Country music icon Johnny Cash performed at a special March of Dimes event in Beaumont, Texas.
• Jan. 26, 2011 Country music legend Merle Haggard returned to Southeast Texas with a performance at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.
• Jan. 27, 2012 Bryan Adams brought his rescheduled “Bare Bones” acoustic tour to the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. This concert was originally scheduled during the previous fall.
• Jan. 28, 2006 Beaumont natives and siblings Johnny and Edgar Winter performed a rare concert together as the brothers performed at the Carl A. Parker Center at Lamar State College in Port Arthur.