Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
February is arguably the best month for live music featuring national acts in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Below is a list of events which occurred during the week of Feb. 19 - Feb. 25.
• Feb. 19, 2012 Pop star Daughtry performed to a near capacity crowd inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.
• Feb. 19, 2011 Georgia band Rehab, best known for its 2008 hit, the “Bartender Song,” made its way to Beaumont, Texas, for a concert at The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.
• Feb. 19, 1989 L.A. rockers Ratt returned to Southwest Louisiana for a concert at the Lake Charles Civic Center in support of its platinum-selling album, “Reach for the Sky,” which featured the hit song “Way Cool, Jr.” Opening the show were rock acts Britny Fox and Kix.
• Feb. 22, 2004 Singer-songwriter and rocker Kenny Loggins performed inside the historic Jefferson Theater in downtown Beaumont.
• Feb. 23, 2012 Saliva, featuring new vocalist Bobby Amaru, rocked out The Gig in downtown Beaumont with special guests Siva Addiction and Fallen Within.
• Feb. 23, 1985 Iron Maiden, touring in support of its 1984 release “Powerslave,” returned to Southeast Texas as the “World Slavery Tour” arrived at the Beaumont Civic Center. The band’s Beaumont show was just one in the 75-city U.S. tour as the band trotted the globe. Opening the concert was L.A. shock rock outfit, WASP, touring in support of its self-titled debut.
• Feb. 24, 2012 Country music singer Trace Adkins performed at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie as the musician toured in support of his August 2011 release, “Proud to Be Here.” Opening the show was David Grace.
• Feb. 24, 2004 Finger Eleven performed a showcase at Antone’s on Crockett Street in Beaumont as the group toured in support of its June 2003 self-titled album and fourth overall release.
• Feb. 24, 1980 Popular American singer and songwriter John Denver performed inside the Lake Charles Civic Center as the artist toured in support of his newly released album, “Autograph.”
• Feb. 25, 2012 Michigan rockers Pop Evil returned to Southeast Texas for a headlining concert at Dixie Dancehall in support of July 2011 release, “War of Angels.” Special guests included Otherwise and Man Made Machine.