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Survivor, John Waite to rock the Egyptian

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 11:38 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:45 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Legendary rockers Survivor and John Waite will perform at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in a concert presented by the Egyptian and ProSound Productions.

Tickets went on sale March 28. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $59.50 and include a meet-and-greet with Survivor. Premium reserved seats are $49.50 and regular reserved seats are $39.50.

Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger,” a song Sylvester Stallone requested to be written for Rocky III in 1982, shot the band to national attention. “Eye of The Tiger” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the U.S., won a Grammy, received an Oscar nomination and was voted “Best New Song” at the People’s Choice Awards. 

Survivor’s 1984 album Vital Signs kept the band on the charts for more than 40 weeks in 1984 and 1985, achieving multi-platinum status with a string of hit singles.

Current band members are Jimi Jamison, Frankie Sullivan, Marc Droubay, Billy Ozzello and Walter Tolentino.

Englishman John Waite has risen to rock fame as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, as part of super-group Bad English and as a solo artist.

The Babys had two pop hits that each peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Waite’s 1984 solo album, “No Brakes,” was a Top 10 Billboard album in the U.S.

In 1988, Waite joined former Babys bandmates Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips, along with Journey’s Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo, to form Bad English.

Tickets are available online at www.egyptiantheatre.org, by calling 815-758-1225 or at the theater box office from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

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