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Grand Funk Railroad 2014 Tour Schedule

The Grand Funk Railroad is back on track this year. The legendary rock band is heading out on tour to share its impressive catalog of songs that kept Grand Funk Railroad a fan favorite for over forty years. The Grand Funk Railroad is playing numerous venues across the United States and the schedule on StubHub will help you to find a concert near you. Some of the stops along the 45 Years of Grand Funk tour includes the following: Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario; The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas in Nevada; Northern Lights Casino Hotel in Walker, Minnesota; Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center in Verona, New York; Shawnee Bluff Winery in Eldon, Missouri. Get your tickets now to see Grand Funk Railroad.


About Grand Funk Railroad

The Grand Funk Railroad is a band native to Flint, Michigan and was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher. Over the years, the band's lineup changed and even more recently by adding members Max Carl, Tim Cashion and Bruce Kulick in 2000. The additions over the years, and more recently, have helped to make Grand Funk Railroad the beloved band as it is known. The band debuted in the same year of its genesis at the Atlanta Pop Festival. It quickly became known as a wonderful band to see live with some of the best new performers in the rock music scene. The audiences enjoyed the band and continued to ask for more despite the critics being more particular than the fans. It is clear that audience attendance, or the community, made a larger impact on the future success of the band than the critics.

What is clear is that Grand Funk Railroad has maintained an impressive lineup over a significant number of years with some of the best musicians in the business. This changed in 2000 when the band added three new members with just as remarkable band mates: Bruce Kulick, who was previously a guitarist for KISS; Max Carl, who collaborated with big names in the industry like Elton John and Dusty Springfield; and Tim Cashion, who worked with Bob Seger and Robert Palmer. These three great additions, along with Don Brewer and Mel Schacher are on tour now with the Grand Funk Railroad.


Grand Funk RailroadBreakthrough

Following the Grand Funk Railroad's breakout gig at the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1969, the band kept winning the hearts and ears of its followers. The initial show was such a crowd-pleaser that the Atlanta Pop Festival asked for Grand Funk Railroad to play more performances. Following the festival, the band released its first album, entitled On Time. It definitely captures the early sound of Grand Funk Railroad and has sold millions of copies. One of the hit singles on the album is the song "Time Machine." The members of Grand Funk Railroad kept up its stamina of writing and recording songs to produce the following albums by 1970: Grand Funk (The Red Album), Closer to Home and Live Album. The release of the whirlwind number of albums in such a short time led to a quick rise in popularity. Each album became more and more popular than the next. One of Grand Funk Railroad's most popular songs, "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home), come off the album, Grand Funk (The Red Album). The band's popularity kept the members on tour, traveling from one sold out stadium show to the next. The year of 1970 was a fruitful year for the band with having one of the top selling albums in America. It was five years later that Grand Funk Railroad released the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!. The album included the song "Some Kind of Wonderful," which has become a classic hit. From that point, Grand Funk Railroad was well on its way. Unfortunately, the quick success and flurry of hit songs and albums, along with constant touring, added stress to the lives of the band members. The stress led to the temporary break up of the band toward the end of the 1970s. During the break, the members set out on new projects and side bands that led to personal and professional growth for the individual band members. Between 1981 and 1983, Grand Funk Railroad reunited for a short period of time before disbanding. It was in 2000 that Grand Funk Railroad decided to start playing again by adding new members to the lineup.


Grand Funk Railroad Trivia

Since Grand Funk Railroad's inception, it has experienced changes to its lineup. Some of the former members not yet mentioned include: Craig Frost, Dennis Bellinger and Howard Eddy, Jr.. Despite the changes in the band, the Grand Funk Railroad has stayed on track to be one of the fans favorite bands of all time as new generations discover its sounds. In the early years, Grand Funk Railroad experienced challenges with its first manager, Terry Knight. It led to a legal battle, making it a priority for Grand Funk Railroad members to be mindful of any experiences that may lead to a similar outcome. When put in the spotlight, Grand Funk Railroad prefers being in a concert hall than in a courthouse. Despite receiving little critical acclaim during its peak, the band made it to the spotlight and continued to remain there. What is quite impressive about Grand Funk Railroad is how the band's success has truly come from the fans.


Grand Funk Railroad Concert Experience

In an interview with U-T San Diego, Don Brewer recalls the incredible amount of shows they played to audiences in its early days, "I can vaguely remember going through San Diego in the '70s and '80s. We used to do 40 shows in 40 days, and you don't remember a thing. Now, we do 40 shows a year, so it makes it a lot easier to recall." While the frequency of shows decreased, the quality of the live show experience has not. The Grand Funk Railroad is a fan favorite that has always been known to put on a great live show and the experience remains the same. The Grand Funk Railroad was branded as the "peoples' band" during what was the "hippie" movement of the 70s. During the same newspaper interview, Don Brewer discussed the band's brand, "I'm not exactly sure how that started. At the time, there was 'the people's this' and 'the people's that' flying around in the hippie movement […] It was part of the hippie movement where the public was trying to reclaim everything as belonging to 'the people.' It was kind of a Lenin/Marxist thing!" One thing is for certain; a live show will take everyone back to a time when community and happiness was paramount to the people without posters of Lenin.

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Fri
02 Jan 2015
Jan 02, 2015 9:00 PM
Casino Rama
Rama, ON
9:00 p.m. EST
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10 Jan 2015
Jan 10, 2015 8:00 PM
8:00 p.m. PST
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11 Jan 2015
Jan 11, 2015 8:00 PM
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17 Jan 2015
Jan 17, 2015 7:00 PM
7:00 p.m. CST
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Fri
17 Apr 2015
Apr 17, 2015 8:00 PM
8:00 p.m. EDT
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06 Jun 2015
Jun 06, 2015 8:00 PM
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