Bryan Adams headlines six news shows added to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts’ 2013-2014 season organizers announced today. Other artists that will hit the stage in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) include Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson, Foreigner, Brian Setzer, and Aimee Mann and Billy Collins.
Tickets go on sale next week. Performances will take place at the Ruth Finley Person Theater.
“As we re-open the Ruth Finley Person Theater tonight after a three-month long renovation, we are thrilled to add such diverse shows to our season,” says Rick Nowlin, Executive Director. He continues, “These new shows exemplify the diversity we are proud to bring to this community, and represent opportunities to welcome new people into the renovated space.”
Celebrated rocker Bryan Adams has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries playing rock n’ roll favorites like “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ’69,” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” On Thursday, October 17 Adams will bring his critically acclaimed acoustic tour to Santa Rosa in Bryan Adams: Bare Bones Tour.
Coming to Santa Rosa fresh off the release of their acclaimed collaboration, Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell are joined by songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson on Saturday, November 2. On Thursday, November 7, after performing to sold-out shows on a recent world tour, the rock band Foreigner will perform favorites including hits from their 10 multi-platinum albums in An Evening with Foreigner. Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, and continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans with larger-than-life rock hits including “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” and “Cold as Ice.”
On Thursday, November 21, the top ten finalists from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance will make their Sonoma County debut with all the sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they expect from the hit television show.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra returns to Santa Rosa this holiday season for the first time since 2009 with Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on re-imagined holiday classics and hits such as “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” and “Jump, Jive and Wail”.
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Last, added to the season’s 2014 line-up is Aimee Mann and Billy Collins: An Evening of Acoustic Music and Spoken Word on Friday, April 18. Having first met at a 2011 White House event paying tribute to the art of American poetry, Aimee Mann and Billy Collins now come together for a rare evening of poetry and music, celebrating the marvels of their companionable crafts.
6 Shows Added to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 2013-2014 Season:
Bryan Adams: Bare Bones Tour
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Richard Thompson Meet & Greet Package: $200; Richard Thompson Tour Package: $125
An Evening with Foreigner
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8 p.m.
So You Think You Can Dance Live!
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8 p.m.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour!!
Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Aimee Mann and Billy Collins: An Evening of Acoustic Music and Spoken Word
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8 p.m.