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Grand Funk Railroad - The 2014Tour

Hard rock legends and overwhelming crowd favorites Grand Funk Railroad are back, bringing a catalog of over 40 years of songwriting and hits back to the stage. Grand Funk Railroad currently has shows planned for Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska; and Shawnee Bluff Winery in Eldon, Missouri. With new shows constantly being announced for their 45 YEARS OF GRAND FUNK tour, be sure to keep up to date on StubHub for a date near you.

About Grand Funk Railroad

Originally formed around 1969 in Flint, Michigan by members Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, the band would pick up Max Carl, Tim Cashion, and Bruce Krulic over the years to form the Grand Funk Railroad that we know and love today. They would debut at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival, where they would establish their reputation for being some of the best performers on the rock scene. While they would receive praise and huge ovations from crowds and fans, Grand Funk would constantly be at odds with critics who were little impressed by their work. Their fanbase - and their huge concert turnouts - were the real drivers to Grand Funk's phenomenal success.

Grand Funk Railroad's lineup is made up of some of the most well known musicians in the business from the last three decades. Grand Funk's lineup changed significantly in 2000, with the addition of three new members. This includes lead guitarist Bruce Kilick, former guitarist for KISS with a considerable solo career before joining up with GFR; Max Carl, who had collaborated across the industry with such names as Elton John and Dusty Springfield; and Tim Cashion, who would play keyboards with Grand Funk after previously playing with big names like Bob Seger and Robert Palmer. These three would join longtime band members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher to continue to bring Grand Funk Railroad's jams across the country.

Previous Hits

Grand Funk Railroad would break out in a big way when they played their first major show in 1969 at the Atlanta Pop Festival. After an electrifying first day performance they would be invited back for two more back to back performances. Their first album, On Time, would sell into the millions and be a staple of GFR's early sound, encapsulated by the infectious single "Time Machine".

Grand Funk would go on a flurry of songwriting and recording, following up On Time with Grand Funk (The Red Album), Closer to Home, and Live Album, all in 1970. Grand Funk's popularity would snowball, with each album becoming more successful than the last. "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)", off of Grand Funk (The Red Album), would become their number one hit and would hold be one of the most popular songs of the entire decade. With their flurry of releases Grand Funk was also constantly touring and promoting, becoming the number one selling album in America for 1970 and shattering attendance records at stadiums across the country. 1975 would see the release of All the Girls in the World Beware!!!, which included the classic hit "Some Kind of Wonderful". Grand Funk was on the roll with hit after hit.

The constant touring and pressure from nearly a decade in the spotlight would put stress and tension on the band, resulting in a temporary breakup in the last 1970s. The various band members would grow individually in their own solo projects and side-bands for a number of years, briefly reuniting in 1981 but disbanding again in 1983. By 2000, Grand Funk reunited with some new members and has been hitting the tour circuit ever since.


Grand Funk has constantly been going lineup changes since its inception in 1969. While many members have come, gone, returned, and gone again, the heart and soul of Grand Funk has always remained.

Grand Funk went through difficult times with its original manager Terry Knight. After disagreements between the band and Knight ended in a protracted legal battle, GFR has steered away from legal battles whenever possible.

GFR has always had a strange place in the spotlight, somehow cultivating a huge following and selling out concerts while at the same time receiving little airplay or critical acclaim during their peak. For GFR, their success has been more about their connection with fans than how many articles are written about them in Rolling Stone.

The Grand Funk Railroad Concert Experience

Get ready for a life changing experience that transcends generations. With over 40 years performing and a roster full of some of the most talented artists in Rock & Roll, Grand Funk Railroad puts on a show so full of heart and emotion that the crowd can't help but clap, dance, and sing along. Whether you were there with them when they were playing their first gigs in the 70s or you've become a loyal fan via the rock and roll airwaves, Grand Funk Railroad are rock icons that embody the roots of the 70s Rock & Roll movement - an opportunity you do not want to miss.

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