Fabulous Armadillos Return for the 13th Season!
The Fabulous Armadillos are returning to Pioneer Place in 2018-2019 with four fantastic themed shows. The Dillos are the most popular band in Central Minnesota and beyond, performing to sell-out crowds everywhere they take the stage. At Pioneer Place, each show carries a unique theme and features several special guests performing with the core band consisting of Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Jay O’Donnell, Mike Zeleny, Greg Armstrong, Pamela McNeill, and Billy Scherer. This coming season will continue a tradition of memorable hit shows and will thrill audiences with many musical surprises.
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November 12 – 16, & 26 – 30 Shows start at 7:30pm
This is the Fabulous Armadillos fifth installment of the “From The Grave” series since 2006. Unfortunately, over the last couple years and months since the last “From The Grave” themed show, we lost many more of our greats. Featuring songs from artists who have passed on and left us with their music which lives forever in all of us. Artists we’ve lost recently such as Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin and Chuck Berry as well as those who left us many years go. A light hearted look back over many years and many genres of music. You never know which stone they will turn, which song they will resurrect, which artist they will breathe new life into. Keeping these musical legends alive, the Fabulous Armadillos welcome back the ghosts of our musical past in From The Grave: Songs From Those Who Have Passed On.
January 21 – 25, & February 4 – 8. Shows start at 7:30pm
The Fabulous Armadillos present one of their favorite themed shows: Stadium Rock! This theme features the music of rock icons whose audiences filled massive stadiums around the world and some that still do today! Celebrate the big anthemic songs of rockers such as The Who, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, KISS, Journey, Styx, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Boston, Queen, Aerosmith, Heart and many, many more! You’ll be singing along with your lighter (cell phone!) in the air as the Fabulous Armadillos bring you back to the golden era of BIG songs and even BIGGER bands that sold millions of albums and drew millions to their live STADIUM concerts!
April 1 – 4, & 15 – 19. Shows start at 7:30pm
The Wrecking Crew was a moniker coined by famous studio drummer, Hal Blaine. It was a nickname for an incredible group of musicians who played anonymously on hundreds of huge hits in the 60’s and 70’s as well as countless TV Show themes and commercials. These studio musicians wrote the arrangements and played on some of the most successful recordings in all of popular music history. These musicians, some of whom would become huge artists in their own right like Glen Campbell, Leon Russell and Dr. John…were hired hands who recorded songs everyday, punching the clock so to speak, not knowing these songs would be hits, and ended up being the “back up band” on huge recordings by the Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and Papas, The Monkees, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, The Righteous Brothers, Jan and Dean Neil Diamond and hundreds more. Most people did not know their story until a film about their musical journey entitled “The Wrecking Crew” was produced and released in 2015, it is now available on Netflix and DVD. The Fabulous Armadillos will be showcasing some of the Wrecking Crew’s best known songs and TV themes in this fun look back at a much simpler time.
June 10 – 14, & 17 – 21. Shows start at 7:30pm
For a brief period of time their songs ruled the airwaves and everybody knew their name…then they disappeared into the One Hit Wonder vault! ONE…and DONE! Through the years, there have been countless One Hit Wonders…great songs everyone knows and loves, but the artist never seemed to achieve that huge chart success again. The Fabulous Armadillos have compiled a two-hour show of those great ONE HIT WONDER memories, with their own Armadillo sense of humor thrown in, and spot-on recreations of your favorite One Hit Wonders through the decades. What is your favorite One Hit Wonder?