orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

April 1, 2014

Rockers Dokken and Warrant set Coushatta date

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

KINDER, La. — Three bands which dominated MTV and radio airwaves nearly 25 years ago are uniting for another tour.

American rock acts Dokken, Warrant and Firehouse will perform on Saturday, June 28, at The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino and Resort in Kinder, La. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets. All seats are general admission.

Dokken, which features original members in vocalist Don Dokken and drummer, Mick Brown, is best known for its songs “Alone Again,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love,” “Burning Like a Flame,” “Heaven Sent,” “Breaking the Chains” and more, all of which were in heavy rotation on MTV during the 1980s.

The band, which also features guitarist, Jon Levin, and bassist, Sean McNabb, are touring in support of its September 2012 release, “Broken Bones.”

Warrant is best known for its early career hits such as “Down Boys,” “Heaven,” “I Saw Red,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” “Machine Gun,” and the well known “Cherry Pie” which was a staple on MTV.

The group features original members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet and Joey Allen, along with new vocalist Robert Mason.

The band had a brief reunion with original vocalist Jani Lane in 2008, but once things soured the group called on Mason to fill the void in September 2008.

Sadly, in August 2011, Lane was found dead in a hotel room in Los Angeles, Calif. Lane reportedly died of acute alcohol poisoning.

The North Carolina-based rock act Firehouse arrived at the tail end of the Glam rock movement in the early ’90s, and found success with hit songs such as “Don’t Treat Me Bad” and “Love of a Lifetime.”

The band, which features original members C.J. Snare, vocals; Bill Leverty, guitar; and Michael Foster, drums, released its most recent studio album, “Full Circle,” in July 2011.