Rock ‘n’ Roll lovers get ready for a little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul … the one and only Grand Funk Railroad is bringing its American Band Tour and chart-topping hits to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 22, 2024. Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are on sale now, starting at $19.
Known as “The American Band,” the high-energy five-piece group will play more than 40 shows all over the United States in 2024. Grand Funk Railroad includes original, founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, “We’re an American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher, “The God of Thunder.”
Joining Don and Mel are true “All Stars.” Singer Max Carl is a rock veteran from 38 Special. Max penned and sang 38 Special’s biggest hit “Second Chance” and was co-founder of California’s legendary Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Don refers to Max as “the best blue-eyed soul singer on the planet.”
Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier (KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were influenced early on by Grand Funk.) Keyboardist Tim Cashion has a master’s degree in music from the University of Miami.
Affectionately called “Dr. Tim,” his credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and English soul man Robert Palmer.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Grand Funk Railroad to Rivers and to experience the energy the band will bring to The Event Center,” said Vice President of Marketing Shannon Redmond. “We can’t wait to relive the iconic group’s musical journey when they perform their classics hits in March.”
Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two Number One singles (“We’re an American Band” and “The Loco-Motion” both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales exceeding 25 million copies worldwide. The most recent gold CD award was presented to the band for their greatest hits package, “Grand Funk Railroad the Collectors Series.”
Must be 21 years of age or older to be on Rivers Casino property. No refunds.