3DN will pay tribute to successful 60s-70s band
■ Susan Carrier / Contributed
Tickets are going fast for the upcoming Tribute to Three Dog Night, featuring “3DN” on Saturday, Sept 22 at the Historic Hemet Theatre.
Three Dog Night was one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, recording 21 consecutive Top 40 hits and earning 12 gold albums. Unlike most classic bands, Three Dog Night wrote only a handful of their own hits. Their classic hits include “One” written by Harry Nilsson, “Easy to Be Hard” by Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermot, “Eli’s Comin’” by Laura Nyro, “Mama Told Me Not to Come” by Randy Newman, “An Old Fashioned Love Song” (by Paul Williams), “Joy to the World” and “Never Been to Spain” by Hoyt Axton, “Black and White” by Arkin & Robinson, and “Shambala” by Daniel Moore.
Veteran performers John Gebhardt, Bradley Ford and Dave Alcantar have joined up to create this memorable tribute to the music of Three Dog Night with a group named “3DN.” HHT fans will remember Ford as the lead singer for Fortunate Son, the tribute band for Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fortunate Son has performed two sold out shows at HHT and will be back in November for their third appearance.
Meanwhile, there are still tickets left for the Tribute to Supertramp featuring Fools Logic on Saturday, Sept 8.
Showtime for all Tribute Mania concerts is 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 presale and $25 day of show. Tickets for the Tribute to Supertramp are selling quickly, but are expected to be available through day of show.
Season Three of the Tribute Mania Concert Series continues with Tribute to The Cars with Heartbeat City (Oct 6), Tribute to Foreigner featuring 4NR (Oct 20), Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival with Fortunate Son (Nov 3), Tribute to Neil Diamond with Dean Colley and Hot August Night (Nov 17), Tribute to Queen featuring Queen Nation (Dec 8), and Cash, Killer and the King: a tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis (Dec 15).
Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, (951) 658-5950. A weekly email blast of upcoming events is available by enrolling on the website.
Event tickets are available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St.