Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix in July
Music fans celebrate the best music of the sixties and seventies when The Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix at Celebrity Theatre on Friday, July 21st featuring the biggest hits of the era. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, February 27th.
This year the tour will include six headline artists with 53 Billboard hits amongst them. The acclaimed yearly summer tour that is going into its eighth consecutive year delivers the best music of that time, alongside first-class multimedia production. Fans are offered the unique opportunity to relive that legendary time in culture and music. The incomparable lineup includes The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Box Tops, The Cowsills and The Archies’ Ron Dante.
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie are the signature headliners of the Happy Together tour and act as your musical hosts with their crazy antics, satire and boatload of hits. Led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, known as Flo & Eddie, The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their hits include “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “You Showed Me.”
The Association is one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the sixties. They have sold millions of records and have seven Grammy Award nominations. They are best known from their number one hits “Windy,” “Cherish,” and “Never My Love.”
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, brings his rock star energy to the stage every night. He performs the group’s biggest hits including “Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Shambala,” “One,” and “Easy To Be Hard.”
The Box Tops from Memphis, Tennessee, are the newest addition to the Happy Together lineup. The Box Tops recorded a string of Top 40 hits including the worldwide #1 smash song “The Letter,” and others including “Cry Like A Baby,” “Soul Deep,” “Neon Rainbow,” and more. During the 2017 HT Tour, the Box Tops will be celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of “The Letter.”
The Cowsills have been dazzling crowds the last two years on the Happy Together tour with their effervescent brand of contagious pop magic. Bob, Paul and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s The Partridge Family. Best known for songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake,” and “Love American Style,” The Cowsills appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Rounding out the lineup and another newcomer to Happy Together is The Archies’ Ron Dante. Dante is the lead singer for the group which is best known for the classic #1 hit of 1969, “Sugar, Sugar.” Other well-known songs include “Bang-Shang-A-Lang” and “Jingle Jangle.” Ron Dante had another top 10 hit in the summer of 1969 with “Tracy.”
The Happy Together Tour began in 1984 with mainstays The Turtles. It started up again in 2010 and this is its eighth consecutive year. The passion for the music has withstood the test of time, and The Happy Together Tour brings that magic back to fans, night after night. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets ($65 and $38) go on sale on Monday, February 27th at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.