Eagle Mountain Casino is continuing its 2014 concert series with 38 Special headlining an 8pm show on August 8.
After more than three decades together, the band continues to bring its signature blast of Southern Rock to more than 100 cities a year. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’” and “Second Chance.” Their many gold and platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of this legendary group.
Guitarist, vocalist and founding member Don Barnes explained that it’s all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We’re a team, and it’s always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.
“And the magic’s still there,” Barnes added. “It’s an emotional high for us to keep ‘bringing it’ after all these years. That’s what you hear on the new live stuff, that sense of urgency and power. When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head. It feels like we’re getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there.”
Tickets ($30, $45) are available at www.eaglemtncasino.com and at the casino gift shop, (800) 903-3353.