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. 29 through Feb. 4.
• Jan. 29, 2010 Rising country music star Jason Aldean performed a sold out concert at Ford Arena in Beaumont in support of his April 2009 release, “Wide Open,” featuring the smash singles “Crazy Town,” “Big Green Tractor,” and “She’s Country.” Special guests included Luke Bryan and Ash Bowers.
• Jan. 30, 1986 ZZ Top brought the “Afterburner World Tour” to Southwest Louisiana as the band performed a sold-out concert at the Lake Charles Civic Center in support of its multi-platinum October 1985 release, “Afterburner.”
• Jan. 31, 2007 The Exies performed at Antone’s on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont as the group toured in support of its forthcoming May 2007 release, “A Modern Way of Living With the Truth.”
• Jan. 31, 1976 English rock group Foghat arrived in Lake Charles and performed a concert at the Lake Charles Civic Center in support of its September 1975 release, “Fool For the City,” featuring the single of the same name as well as the hit song “Slow Ride.” Main support act was Styx, which was touring in support of its December 1975 release, “Equinox,” featuring the hit single “Lorelei.” Head East opened the show.
• Feb. 1, 2007 Frank Hannon, the guitarist for Tesla, brought the Frank Hannon Band to Antone’s on Crockett Street in Beaumont.
• Feb. 2, 2011 New Jersey metal band Ill Nino arrived in Beaumont for a concert at The Gig as the group toured in support of its October 2010 release, “Dead New World.” Special guests included Anew Revolution, Ekotren and Fashion Bomb.
• Feb. 4, 2009 Kentucky rock outfit Black Stone Cherry returned to Southeast Texas for a showcase at Scout Bar on Crockett Street as the group toured in support of its sophomore CD, “Folklore and Superstition,” which was released in August 2008.