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DONNIE IRIS TO CELEBRATE 75TH BIRTHDAY
WITH SHOW AT PALACE THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 3

The iconic Pittsburgh singer will celebrate turning 75 with a live performance with his band The Cruisers -- along with presentations, guest appearances and other surprises.

Pittsburgh, PA -- (November 7, 2017) -- Rock musician Donnie Iris, best known for his number-one hit “The Rapper” with The Jaggerz in 1970 and many great songs with Donnie Iris and The Cruisers during the 1980s, will celebrate his 75th birthday with a concert presented by 102.5 WDVE at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA, on

Saturday, February 3. Tickets for the special show will go on sale this Saturday --November 11 -- at 10:00 a.m. via TicketMaster.com and the Palace Theatre box office.

In Pittsburgh, Iris is an icon the city is proud to call one of its own. With his band, The Cruisers, he released five albums during the first half of the 1980s: Back On The Streets(1980), King Cool (1981), The High And The Mighty (1982), Fortune 410 (1983), and No Muss No Fuss (1984). Those records include scores of hits and fan favorites -- such as: “Ah! Leah!” “I Can’t Hear You,” “That’s The Way Love Ought To Be,” “Love Is Like A Rock,” “Tough World,” and “Do You Compute.”

Donnie Iris and The Cruisers have continued to sell out shows well into the 21st century, which speaks volumes about the enduring quality of the music and Donnie’s showmanship. The band’s most recent offering, entitled Ellwood City (in honor of Donnie’s hometown), was released in May of 2006. It includes great songs such as “River of Love,” “Little Black Dress” and the title track -- “Ellwood City.”

“This show is going to be an absolute blast,” Iris said. “Me and the band -- Mark Avsec, Marty Lee Hoenes, Paul Goll and Kevin Valentine -- are really looking forward to celebrating my 75th birthday with all of the fans who have followed us over the years.”

Fans can begin to take part in the celebration right away on the Donnie Iris and The Cruisers Facebook page. There they can interact with each other by sharing photos and memories they have from seeing this Pittsburgh legend perform live over the last 50 years.

For more information on Donnie Iris and The Cruisers, visit www.donnieiris.com.
Members of the media seeking more information, or an interview with Donnie Iris, should contact Morgan Nicholson of Live Nation at (412) 258-1427 and morgannicholson@livenation.com or Jim Lachimia at (412) 708-9301 and
jlatch@zoominternet.net.

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Long time, no post, need to get back at it. Will be coming to the show for sure, thanks to my ticket broker! :lol: This is going to be a very special show, wouldn’t miss it for the world!!

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As many of you are probably aware, this show sold out soon after tickets were available.

Due to overwhelming demand, the band is playing an ENCORE CONCERT the following Saturday, February 10th, at the same venue -- the PALACE THEATER in downtown Greensburg, PA.

This promises to be a VERY exciting show for long-time fans!

See separate post for info…


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75th Birthday show was fantastic.
Great setlist, Donnie still has incredible vocal range.
Does anyone know what style of guitar Donnie played?


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cyffer wrote:
75th Birthday show was fantastic.
Great setlist, Donnie still has incredible vocal range.
Does anyone know what style of guitar Donnie played?


Classic Fender Stratocaster

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Did anyone get a complete set list, I have about a 90% er! Got some really great video and some good pics. Been so long since I've posted pics, may have to have Glenn remind how to do it again!! :crazy:

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2/3/18 Set List
Back on the Streets, Agnes, Do You Compute?, I Can't Hear You, That's the way Love Ought to be, Pretender, Tough World, Broken Promises, You're only Dreaming, Sweet Merilee, This Time it Must be Love, My Girl, Riding Thunder, Love is Like a Rock, Ah! Leah! The Rapper / Hush A Little Help From my Friends

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Thanks Les.

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That was the show of shows, needless to say! So great to see material dug out of the archives! Posted many videos to the P-T Facebook page and a couple of pics, would have done more, both Deb and I got sick on Monday (well, she already had the cough) and have been totally under the weather all week, this is a bad one, we are both on antibiotics for possible infections (sinus), UG! D:) Plus trying to get ready to head out of town for 10-12 days for vacation. Crazy timing! Slowly getting better over last 4 days, wish us luck on our road trip!!! :-y

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