For those about to rock, Hawktober is here on 95.9 The Hawk

Photo by SAM HOWZIT via Flickr, St. George News

FEATURE — Normally known for ghastly chills and thrills, October has once again been officially Halloween hijacked by 95.9 the Hawk KZHK for a month of rock and roll mayhem and giveaways.

October is Hawktober at 95.9 radio, St. George News

For over 20 years the Hawk has been blasting out the best hits on Southern Utah airwaves, and in celebration, the station is going to be showering listeners with amazing concert tickets all month long.

Morning show deejay Bill Cash said listeners have a great chance of winning the station’s latest promotion, “Get a Pair.” Listeners should tune in every morning from 6-10 a.m. for information and the possibility of getting two tickets to awesome concerts like Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac and Billy Idol.

The Hawk is also holding the “Hi-Lo Game” each morning sponsored by Quality Lenders, where listeners call in and try to guess the amount of money in the “bank” with Bill and Peter giving clues as to if the caller’s guess is too high or too low.

This fall has some epic shows happening in the region for any musical taste, ranging from the smooth “island escapism” rhythms of Jimmy Buffet to the final world tour from the “Prince of Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne.

The recent changing weather is a sure sign that indoor concert venue season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of the best artists coming to the area this month. Here is the top five concert countdown of shows coming to a venue near you this Hawktober.

Ozzy Osbourne, with Stone Sour — Oct. 13

Photo courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment, St. George News

What Halloween would be complete without a visit from the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne?

His new tour is considered to be his farewell bow and will continue around the world into 2020.

Throughout his career as a singer and songwriter, Osbourne has sold over 100 million albums and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner.

In a recent press conference interview with Live Nation, the company producing his “No More Tours 2” show, Osborne said he felt extremely blessed to have had two musical careers, and the new tour is a huge celebration for his fans and anyone who has enjoyed his music over the past five decades.

“There’s nothing in the world – sex, drugs or anything – that comes anywhere close to the way you feel when you’re doing the best show,” Osbourne said.

Osbourne with special guest Stone Sour will be rockin’ the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Oct.13. Tickets start at $108 and can be ordered here.

Jimmy Buffett with Boz Scaggs — Oct. 20

Photo courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment, St. George News

Due to a last minute cancellation by performer Huey Lewis because of severe hearing damage, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will now perform with special guest Boz Scaggs as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor” Tour 2018 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for one night only: Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this laid-back show range from just $40 to $212.

In a recent Facebook post, Jimmy Buffet said he likes to remind people of the day-to-day funny things, and as a songwriter he looks for interesting little innuendoes or pieces of situations everybody has experienced.

“All through American history populist singers and humorists have served as the nation’s tickle spot, people like Will Rogers and Mark Twain. I see myself in that vein and fulfilling that sort of responsibility,” Buffet said.  “I give people a few shots. It’s as much a satirical pinprick as anything else.”

Night Ranger — Oct. 26

Photo by SAM HOWZIT via Flickr, St. George News

Night Ranger was one of the most successful bands of the ’80s, with a string of well-known singles and hit albums. The band consistently packed stadiums with crowds until they finally broke up for several years in 1989.

The band came back together in 1997 to begin recording music again and embarked on another massively successful world tour. They have not stopped rocking since, with hits including “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,”  “Sister Christian,” “When You Close Your Eyes” and “Rock in America.”

For additional information call the Golden Nugget at 866-946-5336 or buy tickets here.

Phil Collins — Oct. 27

Legendary drummer and hit maker Phil Collins has embarked on his first major tour in over 12 years and will be hitting the MGM Grand Garden arena on Oct. 27. His “Not Dead Yet, Live” show will be a celebration of his long career and is billed as a sequel experience to his recently released memoir “Not Dead Yet.”

Photo courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment, St. George News

In a career that began in the ’60s as an extra in a Beatles movie, Collins has reinvented himself on several occasions, becoming an enduring fixture in both music and film and now finally the author of his autobiography.

The original Genesis drummer has been credited with selling 100 million records with his former band mates and at least 100 million more albums as a solo act, with hits “Take a Look at Me Now,” “Against All Odds,” “In the Air Tonight” and several movie soundtracks.

Collins will be accompanied on stage by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte and his 16-year-old son, Nicolas, on drums, as well as a horn section and an array of backup singers.

For complete tour and ticket information visit his website or concert promoter Live Nation

Santana — Oct. 31

Photo courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment, St. George News

For the past four decades Carlos Santana has uniquely blended African rhythms, Latin-infused rock, jazz, rhythm and blues and salsa into soul-filling tunes that stand the test of time.

Growing up on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, Santana was drawn to the music of John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed and blues legend B.B. King and honed his guitarist skills to become among the greatest ever to pluck a string.

Santana has sold more than 100 million records to date, has three Latin Grammy awards and 10 Grammy awards, including nine from his 1999 breakthrough “Supernatural,” which earned him album Album of the Year. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2013 for his eclectic and diverse career that bridges all music genres and has allowed him to collaborate with a variety of talented artists.

An “Intimate evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!” will hit the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Oct. 31.

For more information on 95.9 The Hawk, check out the station’s website or Facebook page.

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1 Comment

  • iceplant October 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The Hawk is easily one of the worst radio stations I have ever heard in my life.
    You can almost set your watch by what artist or song they are going to play at specific times during the day.
    I miss real rock radio.

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