The Rio Grande Valley will be rockin' April 20 as Three Dog Night performs its greatest hits and new releases to benefit The University of Texas-Pan American.
The 8 p.m. concert at the La Villa Real Special Events Center will be held in conjunction with the Pan Am Classic golf tournament April 20-21 at the Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg. King Pin, a Rio Grande Valley band noted for its electric blues, will be the opening act.
Ticket prices are $100, $50, $30 and $20 general admission, with 10-person VIP tables available for $1,000. Proceeds will go toward UTPA student scholarships through the UTPA Foundation.
From 1969-1974, nobody had more Top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. During this period, Three Dog Night was undoubtedly the most popular band in America with 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, 18 straight Top 20s, 11 Top 10s, seven number 1s, seven million-selling singles and 12 straight gold albums. By late 1975, the band had sold nearly 50 million records.
Since 1986, Three Dog Night has toured regularly. Its records continue to sell in great numbers and the band receives regular airplay on radio stations around the world.
The current Three Dog Night lineup features founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals as well as original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and Michael Allsup (lead guitar). Paul Kingery (bass) and Pat Bautz (drums) have joined the group since it reformed in 1981 after a six-year hiatus.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting La Villa Real at 956/687-2121 or at Rage Records and Melhart's Music in McAllen, the Rodeo House in Edinburg, Lionel's Western Wear in Weslaco, Mission Western Wear in Mission, Sound Advice in Harlingen and The Work-Out in Brownsville.
For information on the Pan Am Classic, contact UTPA at 318-5301, write to Pan Am Classic, 1201 W. University Drive ITT 1.210, Edinburg, Texas 78539 or fax to 318-5308.