Murphy USA presents Foghat w/special guest deFrance! Wednesday, September 20th in the First Financial Music Hall. Seating is reserved.
MAD Member Sale: July 12 @ 10am, CDT (with promo code)
Venue Sale: July 13 @ 10am, CDT (with promo code)
Public Sale: July 14 @ 10am, CDT
Foghat, the legendary rock band known for their hits such as “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City,” will be performing at the First Financial Music Hall on Wednesday, September 20th. Presented by Murphy USA, this highly anticipated concert will coincide with the El Dorado Shootout, a prestigious women’s EPSON Tour golf tournament held September 18th – 24th at Mystic Creek Golf Club. Doors to the event will open at 6pm with the concert starting at 7pm featuring opening act deFrance. Ticket prices range from $29 to $89 and go on sale to the public Friday, July 14th at 10am, CDT. Seating is reserved.
“We are thrilled to bring Foghat to El Dorado for what promises to be an exceptional evening of rock music,” said MAD President and CEO Pam Griffin. “With the support of our presenting sponsor, Murphy USA, we aim to create an unforgettable experience for attendees.”
Formed in 1971 when “lonesome” Dave Peverett & Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. And they continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They sadly lost lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging & kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.
The iconic band from the past is rocking just as hard as they did decades ago, if not more! Foghat’s thunderous blend of blues, boogie and rock ‘n’ roll are shaking walls and fans everywhere. Lead vocalist/lead guitarist Scott Holt played with Buddy Guy for over 10 years, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet. Bass player Craig MacGregor who had been with the band since the ’70s, unfortunately became ill in 2015 and was unable to play, and sadly died in February of 2018. Craig had recommended the very talented & personable Rodney O’Quinn as a ‘fill-in’ who came to Foghat via the Pat Travers band where he proved he knew how to lay down a solid groove. O’Quinn viewed MacGregor as a mentor and is a great permanent addition to the band. On drums is founding member Roger Earl, who’s positive attitude and solid drumming style and pure joy of playing has been an inspiration to all. If Foghat had only given us ‘Slow Ride’, the band’s place in rock history would be secure. But the band is so much more than that. As stated by Roger Earl, “we are still a ‘work in progress’, writing and recording and plan to be until the day we depart this earth”.
Tickets for the event will go on sale to MAD members Wednesday, July 12th at 10am, CDT and to the public on Friday, July 14th, at 10am, CDT. Tickets will be available for purchase at eldomad.com or by calling the box office at 870-444-3007. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office (101 East Locust Street), Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.