Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
The end of summer and the beginning of fall traditionally feature numerous tours and plenty of those treks have found their way to venues across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Take a look back at some of the shows which have been held through the years.
• Sept. 19, 2012 The band Black Light Burns, featuring guitarist Wes Boreland of Limp Bizkit, rocked out to a small but appreciative crowd at The Gig in downtown Beaumont with special guest act, Psychostick.
• Sept. 19, 1989 Riders in the Sky performed at the Lutcher Theater in support of its June release, “Riders Go Commercial.” The group’s real claim to fame would come in 1999 with the inclusion of the song, “Woody’s Roundup,” in the movie “Toy Story 2.”
• Sept. 20, 1984 Chet Atkins held a concert at the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange.
• Sept. 21, 2004 Rock group Seven Mary Three performed at Wild Bill’s on College Street in Beaumont in support of its May 2004 release, “Dis/Location.” Also appearing was The Burden Brothers.
• Sept. 22, 2012 Country singer and songwriter Sara Evans performed at the Isle of Capri in Lake Charles, La. in support of her March 2011 release, “Stronger.”
• Sept. 22, 2011 Rock band Saving Abel performed in Southeast Texas for the third time in 2011, touring in support of its June 2010 CD, “Miss America,” but the result was a sparsely attended concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.
• Sept. 22, 2011 Rising country music star Easton Corbin performed to a standing room only crowd at Whiskey River in Beaumont.
• Sept. 23, 2011 Classic rock act Three Dog Night performed at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.
• Sept. 23, 2006 The great Chubby Checker “twist”-ed his way into Southeast Texas with a near-capacity concert at the Jefferson Theater in Beaumont.
• Sept. 23, 2004 Country music singer Tracy Lawrence performed at the Dixie Dancehall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont in support of his March 2004 release, “Strong,” featuring the hit single “Paint Me a Birmingham.”
• Sept. 24, 1979 Aussie rockers AC/DC arrived in Beaumont on the “Highway to Hell” tour with a concert at the City Auditorium. This was the last tour featuring vocalist Bon Scott, who died in early 1980. Special guests included Molly Hatchet, touring in support of its forthcoming October 1979 release, “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” and Riot.