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Three Dog Night Set to Bring “Joy” to EIU Family Weekend

Sep-18-2015

The general public is invited to enjoy a night of joy with rock music icons, Three Dog Night as part of EIU Family Weekend festivities. The concert will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 10 in Lantz Arena on EIU’s campus with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the general public are on sale for the general public.

Some of the legendary rock band’s hits include “Joy to The World,” “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” “One,” “Liar” and “Celebrate.”

After 40 years of making music to sold-out crowds, the band’s career includes 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three #1 singes, 11 Top 10’s and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPS.  The rock band, known for its eclectic taste, formed in 1968, still consists of the founding members including Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, original band mate Michael Allsup (guitar) and Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums).

The founding members recorded music with the best new songwriters of their time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton, among many others.

The name of their band comes from the Australian hunters who, on cold nights in the outback sleep with their dogs for warmth. The coldest evenings are known as “three dog night.”

Recently, the band added new songs with the release of a double A-sided single in 25 years. The songs are “Heart of Blues” and “Prayer of the Children.”

Tickets for the general public are $25, and they can be purchased from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Business Office in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Tickets are available at www.universityuniontickets.com or by calling (217)581- 5122.

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